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Bespoke Tailoring

Bespoke Tailoring

Bespoke Tailoring

STORY BY Silvio Calabi
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Terry Allen

Bespoke Tailoring

STORY BY Silvio Calabi
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Terry Allen
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It’s a matter of fit—first, foremost, and always the fit. Shoulder your best gun: Does your coat let your arms and shoulders rise to the occasion, and your torso swing freely with the target? Does your vest allow the gunstock to slide easily into the shoulder pocket, and help hold it there? If not—and if you’re willing to pay the price—Leonard Logsdail, born and trained in England but a true-blue New Yorker since 1991, can provide the solution.

For those who don’t have off-the-rack physiques, the solution is bespoke tailoring. Bespoke means “spoken for,” or made to measure and to order—and made to function with comfort and satisfaction. Once upon a time, in addition to “his” gunmaker and fly tier, a gentleman had a bootmaker, a glovemaker, a hatmaker, a shirtmaker, a maker of walking sticks and umbrellas, and possibly even a coachbuilder (to fabricate one-off automobile bodies for the gentleman’s chassis of choice), and naturally a tailor. Leonard Logsdail is just old enough to remember those days.

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Bespoke Tailoring

It’s a matter of fit—first, foremost, and always the fit. Shoulder your best gun: Does your coat let your arms and shoulders rise to the occasion, and your torso swing freely with the target? Does your vest allow the gunstock to slide easily into the shoulder pocket, and help hold it there? If not—and if you’re willing to pay the price—Leonard Logsdail, born and trained in England but a true-blue New Yorker since 1991, can provide the solution.

For those who don’t have off-the-rack physiques, the solution is bespoke tailoring. Bespoke means “spoken for,” or made to measure and to order—and made to function with comfort and satisfaction. Once upon a time, in addition to “his” gunmaker and fly tier, a gentleman had a bootmaker, a glovemaker, a hatmaker, a shirtmaker, a maker of walking sticks and umbrellas, and possibly even a coachbuilder (to fabricate one-off automobile bodies for the gentleman’s chassis of choice), and naturally a tailor. Leonard Logsdail is just old enough to remember those days.

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