Made To Order Summer Suit
Reeves is proud to present its first Made to Order line.
Summer suits made from Fresco II cloth by Hardy Minnis of Savile Row. For the price of just $1750 per suit.
With a high twist worsted yarn and a porous plain weave, Fresco II is cool, crisp and naturally crease resistant. Patented in 1907 and still manufactured in England to this day using traditional methods.
Made in New York by our Bespoke tailors, and made to the same construction standards as our bespoke suits. Suits come with a hand padded, floating chest canvas, hand padded lapels, functioning hand made buttonholes and dark Mother of pearl buttons. Slim cut with high armholes, "natural shoulders", side adjusters on trousers and a cool half lined construction.
These two piece suits will be made to stock sizes 36-46 and are available in 5 color ways.
You have the following options on the suits:
Half or fully lined | Ticket pocket or not | Side straps or belt loops on trousers | Edge stitching or 1/4" edge stitch patch pockets or flap pockets | Zip or button fly | Hemmed trouser to specific length with cuff or plain hem or left unhemmed
HOW IT WORKS
Throughout March you can preorder with 50% down on your suit or suits either online or through the showroom, Reeves will reach out to you to take down the particulars of your order shortly after purchase if made online. At the end of March preorders will close and we will begin the production run with a delivery mid to late May in time for the summer months. When the suits are ready to ship we will contact you and settle the balance and add shipping, you can also come in and pick up at the showroom.
Preorders are non refundable under any circumstance and goods are non returnable, however in the usual spirit of the company we will work with clients in good faith and make right (if any) errors on our part. These stock sized suits are not made to measure, or bespoke garments, so we will not make individual patterns or make size adjustments to the stock patterns used. If however you would like any alteration work done on your MTO we are happy to fit you at our showroom and even have our alterations tailor make any adjustments for you for a small fee.
Fresco makers Minnis of Savile Row and Martin Sons & Co. present archive images of the Huddersfield factory.
In 1907 Martin Sons & Co. invented Fresco®, the iconic and original Travel Cloth. Designed with a high twist worsted yarn and a porous plain weave Fresco® is cool, crisp and naturally crease resistant. This cloth is still made in Huddersfield and distributed world wide by Hardy Minnis of Savile Row. Reeves is proud to offer this Iconic cloth as part of its first made to order program.
About the images.
Walter Nurnberg a German photographer of the Bauhaus and Reimann schools moved to Britain in 1933, the same year that the Nazi party solidified control over Germany. in 1940 he published his seminal book 'Lighting for Photography: Means and Methods'. He was made an "honarary Briton" serving with the British army in WW2 until he was invalided out in 1944.
After the war he was naturalized and took a great interest in photographing British industry in his dramatic and modernist style. Here are some amazing pictures taken at the Martin Sons & Co mill in Huddersfield.