Beginning in April, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design in the US will be holding an exhibition of clothing drawn from its archives and borrowed from sources around the world – including our own, inimitable Guy Hills and customers of cutter Kathryn Sargent.
And a rather exotic banyan worn by George IV when Prince of Wales in the 1780s. A banyan is a quilted and printed robe, cut loosely and used in the same way as a house coat or dressing gown. Worn in parts of India and the Middle East.
In the article, there is a mention of Gieves & Hawkes as offering fully canvassed. That is true… but not for RTW. These are glued/fused.
True regarding Huntsman though.
There may be different lines, but I checked a few jackets and they all had some floating canvas
I believe G&H RTW is all half-canvassed.
Yes, that what I say in the piece. The comment made above is incorrect.
A great article, some more eccentricities please!
Also two questions:
Would it now be too pretentious to wear a house coat, or even a banyan?
Also I am off to Jodhpur today, any tailor that sticks out worth getting a few shirts made at? I may get a Nehru vest made as well
I think in the privacy of your own home there is far less of a role for propriety. Wear what you want. I prefer a flannel dressing gown and my gomminos, but I am really not much of a dandy at heart.
No good tailors to recommend in Jodhpur I’m afraid. If you want to buy things look in the shop of the Umaid Bahwan Palace though – they had the best quality weaving, cloth etc of anywhere, and at the same price as the street markets.
What a shame, not even worth getting a few cheap shirts made for the cheap price?
I didn’t see anywhere so couldn’t speak to the quality I’m afraid. And in my experience it’s not worth buying poor quality anywhere, no matter how cheap the price