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    I've been rather hesitant to post here, not because of fear of criticism over an accumulated series of garments, both new and old, but because I very much cherish and love the the brands that SZ celebrates and heralds and while I am willing to admit the inherent derivatives, I have not wanted to step on the toes of those designers that have paved the way for people like myself, who often look to them for inspiration.

    As a young American, who lived a portion of his life in New York, I always found myself looking to brands overseas and trying to remain afloat of what was generally offered by stateside designers. This is not a boast, but really a sense of disappointment with how the fashion industry has to operate--enough of my rant. This is my side project, which I am, for the time being, calling "A Red August". My store is very much still under construction, but I wanted to share it with you, regardless. I will be adding more and more items as time goes on.

    For the most part, items are available in editions of four, or less, all cut and sewn by myself, in the backwoods of Maine.



    A RED AUGUST

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    I also do private commissions for a small handful of people and am currently making a black linen long jacket for Richard Avedon's grandson, Michael--it is very much in the vein of Harnden, but I can obviously work within a variety of styles. If anyone is interested in approaching with me with ideas, I'm all ears. Cheers! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

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    I think your work is great and your shop looks pretty good! I also find it really cool that you're in Maine (right?) I always like the idea of an artist creating work that he or she likes from a remote area or location that is away from the audience that actually understands or cares to try to understand the work. If my memory serves me correctly, you made a pair of pants for a client in England, they had pinstripes I believe. Will you ever produce something like that again or do you happen to have that same piece unsold?
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    Looks Awesome! I think I like that friar coat the best out of them, really nice cut and texture. Also the names you use are pretty cool, henchmen coat made me laugh :)

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    ClockworkRabbit--Thank you. I like that longer coat as well and strangely have found the split neck and cuffs quite enjoyable and easy to wear. It's a piece that I made an extra of for myself. I'm horrible with the naming process and should probably settle on a numerical style.

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    eleves--Thank you, as well. It is a bit of an amateur effort right now, as I haven't yet been able to focus on it full-time, with other life duties. As much as I miss the energy of the city and the friendships I made living in New York City, I needed to leave to come to terms with my drinking problems and have decided to come back to where I grew up and have made Maine my home, for now. (I apologize if that was too personal--it's a little bit less romantic than you might have perceived!)

    Regarding the pants you're inquiring about, the client disappeared and declined to pay me, prior to shipping them out, so I still have them folded up on the shelf and they are available for sale. They were made without back pockets, as per their request, but I would be inclined to put at least one on, if not two. Please feel free to email me through the site, if it's something you'd have an interest in. Cheers!

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    I think you misunderstood my comment a little bit, I was saying it made me laugh in a good way :) I like your names, they give the pieces some extra character that they might not have otherwise. Thinking of something as a Friar coat instead of say a generic long coat is much more appealing to me, it adds to the uniqueness of it. I think you should keep doing it that way, but that's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVerdantShore View Post
    eleves--Thank you, as well. It is a bit of an amateur effort right now, as I haven't yet been able to focus on it full-time, with other life duties. As much as I miss the energy of the city and the friendships I made living in New York City, I needed to leave to come to terms with my drinking problems and have decided to come back to where I grew up and have made Maine my home, for now. (I apologize if that was too personal--it's a little bit less romantic than you might have perceived!)

    Regarding the pants you're inquiring about, the client disappeared and declined to pay me, prior to shipping them out, so I still have them folded up on the shelf and they are available for sale. They were made without back pockets, as per their request, but I would be inclined to put at least one on, if not two. Please feel free to email me through the site, if it's something you'd have an interest in. Cheers!
    Definitely not too personal! I think it's a great reason to leave the city and overall is actually better than I originally perceived! Maine is a beautiful place and I am definitely not someone who could live there right now but I do visit there pretty much every year. I find a lot of solace and clarity there, most of the time in ways that one can't really find in a city like NY. I'll send you an email regarding the pants for sure!
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    I can relate, though I didn't have the capability of relocating I spent two years secluded to overcome my drinking problem. That was almost 5 years ago now and not a drink since my last arrest. Stay strong!

    -Andry

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