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my "sherlock holmes" impression for autumn 2010

Added Aug 6, 2010

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany






this is a “try out” to see, if my account can take a new project, after all the technical problems.

i created this outfit (waistcoat and trousers) in a lightweighted soft wool material and added a little silk for the lining and the back of the waistcoat. the pipings for the pockets on my waistcoat are made of artificial leather. with the same material and a few bits and pieces of an old bag, i also created a “weekender” bag, which i will present to you in a seperat project.

Material Notes

100 % fine wool, silk, vintage buttons, artificial leather, zip and maching thread




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Vintage
Leather/Fur, Silk, Wool

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    Dec 9, 2012, 01.35 AMby Robert Falls

    Ralph you do amazing work!!! I like this outfit and bag combination. The work you do is very inspiring.

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    Feb 2, 2012, 06.45 PMby Jodi Wade

    Oh that is an AMAZING outfit!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 07.27 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for your kind comment my dear!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 06.12 PMby josii87

    Die Kreation kenn ich doch schon! Immer noch TOP! Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland nach Deutschland ;)

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      Feb 3, 2012, 07.26 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      danke vielmals für den netten komentar! liebe grüsse aus berlin!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.40 PMby wagnerrs

    I am soooooo jealous of this outfit. My goal is to have the patience for finely tailored clothing. I love your studio!

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      Dec 21, 2011, 03.25 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for this kind comment!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 04.53 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    I adore this combination! I’ve been going through your studio and you are amazing! My new goal is to make as many good pieces and outfits as you have!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 05.22 PMby Christy Albaugh

    I knew European guys were better. ;) Excellent job, I love it!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 04.10 PMby junespoon

    ooo i LOVE this – i would love to wear this outfit! Looks great!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 06.09 PMby carottesauvage

    Waow! Amazing combo… Jeremy Brett would have approved!

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    Sep 20, 2010, 06.31 AMby hand-quilter

    I love this! You look very English in this outfit (Hope that was what you were going for!). I love the matching bag – I think that is such a neat idea and one I will try next winter = a coat and matching bag! I hope you wore this out many times as it deserves to be shown off to the world! You have great taste and an inspiring sense of style – good job!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 03.02 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear hand-quilter! thank you so much for your comment! it has been ment to look like an english men should look like (at least in my phantasy!)

      the bag and the outfit have been already “on the road” and i got a lot of reaction on it :-)))

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    Sep 10, 2010, 05.08 PMby ailuja

    wow! an amazing outfit, you have great style! love it!

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      Sep 10, 2010, 06.15 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      Thank you ailuja! I love this outfit so much, that i did it slightly different once more in another material!…….

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    Aug 17, 2010, 02.57 AMby amyalberici

    Was just perusing through people’s studios for eye candy and saw your ensemble. “Two thumbs up way up, Ralf”. You look great.

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      Aug 17, 2010, 05.58 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      oh amy! “eyecandy” ……………thank you soo much for your words!

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    Aug 12, 2010, 03.27 AMby kelepso

    Love, Love, Love!

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      Aug 12, 2010, 05.38 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very very much!

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    Aug 8, 2010, 07.30 AMby sabzarap

    Du solltest überlegen, dir als Accesoir noch einen Rauhaardackel zu zulegen, sähe bestimmt super aus ;O) Dein Outfit ist dir wirklich gut gelungen und super ist auch die passende Tasche. Hast du vor, deine Outfit mal in London probe zu tragen? Soo sehr würdest du garnicht auffallen und jeder würde dich als waschechter Engländer anerkennen…

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      Aug 9, 2010, 05.14 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      danke vielmals! aber ich nehme dann doch lieber die katze vor dem kamin (das ist doch auch ein ganz hübsches bild oder??) – und das mit dem probetragen passiert sicher diesen herbst oder winter, wenn wir das nächste mal dort sind! ich werde berichten…….

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    Aug 8, 2010, 03.30 AMby seussian

    You’re great at impressions! haha. This is wonderful. Looks nicely tailored , too! God bless, MGJ

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    Aug 7, 2010, 05.03 PMby janene

    What a cool ensemble. Thank you for sharing this. You look amazing.

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    Aug 7, 2010, 02.18 PMby laurwyn

    Yeay! I love both pieces! I have actually ordered a vintage pattern on Etsy that looks exactly like your ensemble for my man! And your project gave him a good hip example!

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.12 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      hey laurwyn! can’t wait, to see your interpretation! you have a lucky man, that he gets something nice to wear, just made specially for him!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 01.17 PMby marloncosta

    DUDE……THIS SUPER COOL!!! Very inspiring! You look great! The styling is awesome also!

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.11 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you marloncosta! i just wanted to change the shoes (wich i did meanwhile. aside of this, i really love my new outfit!))

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    Aug 7, 2010, 12.47 PMby skeeler

    Beautiful! Well done!

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.10 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you ever so much!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 10.53 AMby daisylynn

    I love your stuff, Ralf! You have such a great sense of style and are a master sewist! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work, you are inspiring.

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.10 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much! and i am blushing reading that you describe me as a “master sewist” :-))))

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    Aug 7, 2010, 08.34 AMby cbaecker

    Sehr sehr cool. Sieht richtig gut aus. Machst Du mir jetzt noch ein Kleid, wie es Rachel McAdams getragen hat? ;-)

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.08 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      liebe cbaecker-rachel mc adams! das mache ich doch gerne. vorallem weil ich doch immer so gerne mal was für eine frau machen möchte und dazu so wenig gelegenheit habe

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    Aug 7, 2010, 08.31 AMby elguanche

    super cooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.52 AMby apfelbluete

    es ist einfach nur genial!!!! du gibst einen fantastischen sherlock ab!! ein russischer schauspieler hat von der queen eine auszeichung für den besten sherlock bekommen. wenn sie dich sehen würde….;-) p.s.evetuell schuhwerk würde ich überdenken:-)) und eine pfeife als attrappe parad halten..

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.07 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      liebe apfelbluete! schön, dass es dir so gut gefällt. auch ich bin ganz der meinung, dass die schuhe überhaupt nicht passen und war (man findet sonst ja keine entschuldigung dafür :-) schuhe kaufen.

      die neuen passen wirklich besser (eine elegante, einfache stifelette in braunem wildleder)

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    Aug 7, 2010, 07.36 AMby sewella

    Well, it seems perfect to me! Excellent job!

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.06 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you swella! this means a lot to me!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 06.33 AMby victors

    You look very dapper! I love a smart waistcoat .

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      Aug 7, 2010, 05.05 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you victorS! (i had to look up the word “dapper” and have learned now a new describtion! for german “elegant” – thank you for both!)

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    Aug 7, 2010, 05.47 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    INCREDIBLE!!! and i love it with your tennis shoes. you are the hip, modern sherlock holmes!!!

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      Aug 7, 2010, 06.00 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you momosewsew! the sneakers have been only a “less-than-ideal-solution” at first, as i did not had any maching winter-shoes (YET!) but i quite like it now too, the way it fits together :-)

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