Mr. B. Scott Robinson· Registered
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If one can't play like Clapton, one can at least dress like him, if one is a 40R...
That one waistcoat looks a might strange. It'd stay in the closet...Those large pockets lend me to think this suit was intended for the field. I dig it.
I can't even imagine how the conversation would go.Maybe it's an age thing, but if I'm going to spend that much for a suit, I want to be the first owner to wear it! LOL.
It is an excellent shooting suit. The two waistcoats is a nice touch, one for the field and one for drinks afterward at the pub. I would have thought EC would have commissioned a pair of breeks as well.It's a nice and interesting suit. With all the functional details, it would seem this was commissioned with the intent of wearing it for the sport, not for playing dress up.
If one was actually in a position to wear it, shooting in the English countryside, then I can imagine it being worn. However $2300 for a used suit? I don't think so. It's only bespoke for the original owner, for anyone else there will need to be a good deal of tailoring done. All in all not a practical purchase. One would do better spending that sum on commissioning their own bespoke suit of equal materials from a very skilled but less notable local tailor.
The only reasonable justification for spending $2300 on a used suit that I can think of, is if one was a well heeled, dedicated collector of Clapton memorabilia.
Have a nice blue herringbone tweed jacket and waistcoat from Christie, OTR mind you, but very nice. Also a couple of pieces from Walker Slater OTR equally as nice and I thought quite reasonable.One could rock up to Stewart Christie in Edinburgh and get pretty much the same outfit for the same price. Sir Eric has style, for certain.
Christies looks to be going the way of Holland and Holland, i'm afraid, in that the new owners are "embarking on an exciting new journey connecting past to future".It is an excellent shooting suit. The two waistcoats is a nice touch, one for the field and one for drinks afterward at the pub. I would have thought EC would have commissioned a pair of breeks as well.
One could rock up to Stewart Christie in Edinburgh and get pretty much the same outfit for the same price. Sir Eric has style, for certain.
Many thanks. As I have never been. Always inquisitive to those firms who adhere to tradition, (read classic) or not.I will drop in at Christmas to evaluate and report!