Monday, September 20, 2010

To Cut

We intend to use this blog as a platform to explore the origins of tailoring and to chart its progression to now.

What constitutes a tailored garment?

What is the appeal of tailored garments?

Does tradition transcend trends? If so, why?

Some constant features of the blog will be tracking studio direction through a digital visual diary and observing tailored garments through individual expression from the streets.

Please post, comment, engage and question to encourage the evolution of our ideas and thoughts.

Hugh and Amanda


  1. I often wonder whether or not the style of the a tailored jacket could've evolved in a different way.. The dublet, with a cf seam, is like a tailored jacket with the lapel folded upon itself. Could the main features of a jacket evolved in a different way? A different fold could've been emphasised, then perfected, in a similar way to the lapel, taking the evolution of a modern suit along a completely different path.

  2. you could also look historical events that took place. Certain changes in history, styles that influenced how the suit has evolved. What if they too never happened or happened in a different way. Would the suit we know be the same?

  3. In response to the second question, I guess the suit has changed slightly in each decade depending on the look of the time, but no matter its substantial change and innovations, the 'traditional' suit hasn't really evolved, it is always available. Just in the same way as the T-shirt. And even though there are avant-garde and post modern alternatives, why is it that your average 'middle- upper class business man' still buys the traditional suit?

  4. Tanya yes, i agree, but this is because we live in this century and its what we're accustomed to, whereas we have to ask, what radical change will affect the "standard business mans'" suit. What is the standard silhouette for the up and coming century, Can we be as excited about this century as people were 100 years ago..

    By the way, thanks lois for the second commment (there's ya credit!)