Last month I had to get a Shetland Tweed jacket done for a client in time for a photoshoot in New York’s Central Park.
The photos are in, and the client was happy! Here’s what he had to say about the jacket I made him.
This jacket, even though made out of the same fabric as my previous Doctors’ tweed from another leading costume maker, just FEELS more solid. The gorgeous white liner in the sleeves just makes this jacket look and feel more luxurious.
Not leaving anything to chance or error, I sent Steve one of my own jackets that fit me perfectly to use as reference when creating this new replica. That was one of the single best things I could have done as Steve absolutely nailed the fit and even accommodated my request to ensure the sleeves were cut slightly shorter just like Smith’s jacket.
My jacket arrived to me just in time for its maiden adventure to New York City for a day at the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park.
Iron Man movies, John Favreau, who was visiting the Museum that day with his family.
Of course, we were constantly stopped no matter where we went for photos by both other visitors and even many Museum employees.
With some luck and a little help from a local friend, we found we were not that far from the bridge from the entrance we came in - good thing too, in the heat, we may not have had the energy to walk to the opposite side of the park.
Sadly, we did not have the energy to find other filming spots in the park, but I am happy to have had several great photos of me wearing Steve’s replica tweed on Bow Bridge, even a photo mimicking the picture of Matt Smith running on the bridge, which had been going around online after production concluded filming there.
I have to say, I can not be happier with the work Steve has done with this jacket. His level of commitment, attention to detail and passion is second to none and he is certainly THE go-to person for replica Doctor Who costuming.
One thing is for sure, I will feel confident and privileged to wear this jacket to any and all conventions and events wherever I go and am fortunate to have made this purchase.
Thank you Steve!
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