This sport coat was made for the owner-proprietor of “British Crown Colony Tailors”, a real Philadelphia Anglophile named Roy West. I had my first bespoke clothing experience with Roy, whose tailors made my wedding suit. Roy out-grew this jacket and put it in his store window on 19th and Walnut near Rittenhouse Square. This was before I had discovered the wonders of resale clothing for myself. I admired the hacking coat, as it looked like the ones I had seen on London’s Savile Row. It fit me well and Roy gave me a decent price so I adopted it and proceeded to make it just like the ones on Savile Row.
Bespoke Houndstooth Tweed Coat
Bespoke Houndstooth Tweed Coat (cached image)