Re: Indy trousers- The Quest Continues

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Posted by Michaelson from em12-686.utsi.edu on November 19, 1998 at 13:24:20:

In Reply to: Re: Indy trousers- The Quest Continues posted by Noel Howard on November 19, 1998 at 07:18:33:

: I initially worked on the movie of Indiana Jones and supplied the costumes for Harrison Ford. The jacket was subcontracted to Peter Botwright, the shirt to Andreas Dometakis, the Fedora to Herbert Johnson and we made the pants in our own workroom.
: We have already supplied copies of the trousers (taken from the original patterns) to some customers in the U.K. and the United States.
: We have the fabric made and dyed especially for us. It is 100% wool and in the original colour supplied for the movie.
: As Peter mentioned, we supply custom made Pants for 155.00. (with finished bottoms) we are looking into making an Off-the-peg version at a reduced price. These, however, will be a stock size with unfinished bottoms. Will keep you informed on the price of this item.
: Hope this is useful to you.
: Cheers for now,
: Noel
Thank you, Mr. Howard. We will indeed be watching this with interest. Welcome to the forum, by the way. We appreciate you taking time to write. Regards. Michaelson

: : : To explain the problem I must give a little history lesson.
: : : When the Indy films were made the main costumiers were a company called Bermans & Nathan to whom we supplied the Raiders Jackets.
: : : Bermans & Nathan were bought out and eventaully sold to Angels a rival and became Angels & Berman as it is now.
: : : Some of the existing production staff including those involved in the Indy films left and formed a company called MBA( Monty Berman Associates) backed by Mr Monty Berman, the defunct owner of Bermans & Nathan.and for whom we also make costumes.
: : : Now I have permission to make the trousers from Angels & Berman but the original design and patterns cannot be found. Hence I went to MBA to speak to Mr Noel Howard the MD with whom I worked on the film.
: : : I asked him for his help with tracing Indy trouser details and was told that he had the original designs and patterns and was selling the trousers.
: : : I filled him in on the Indy Fan webb of which he had no knowledge and asked about prices. He told me that he wanted 155 pounds or about $275 for them which I found to be expensive. He justified his price because of being custom made but then so are my leather jackets.
: : : Anyway I am now a lot closer and I have the details of the original supplier of the Corduroy Material and will soon hopefully crack the Nut!
: : : Incidentaly the costumes we make for MBA have been the period costumes in the Les Miserables worldwide, and the Black/Chrome Leather Biker jackets in the show Grease a real posers jacket.
: : : Thats all for now folks hope I've not bored you.
: : : Cheers
: : : Peter
: : :

: : Thank you Peter. This information sure fills a lot of blanks we had regarding the history of the pants. Please keep us informed on the progress. We're VERY interested in this item. Regards. Michaelson




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