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chogall, that's the trouble with too many Italian makers: they think that adding a dozen "twists" into one model will make it look cool. In truth they make these pairs suitable for Russian pimps and gaudy entertainment dudes with loose cash only. The English way is to have faith in the shape of the last, the quality of the leather, and some great polish.
Well, well -- if it isn't a Cifonelli on Hamish Bowles! Those lapels are veritably haughty!
MoosicPa, you must have at least half a million dollars in clothes and accessories. Just in case you haven't done so already, a separate insurance would prove golden in case of fire, asteroid, or some such.
guyfromhungary, are you sure you're not affiliated with Buday in any way?
Agreed! For peaks, the so-called faux tweeds are a much better option. They are smooth, clean worsteds with a pattern or weave that resembles the ones usually seen on tweeds (that rough woollen stuff) but look and feel more formal, which goes better with peak lapels.
...on another note, are there more pents-families somewhere out there, making trousers only in the Xth generation? I wager their specialisation is part of the allure of the Ambrosi version.
Olden golden stuff: Meccariello for Kiton butterfly medallion wholecut. ...and here's more: http://www.styleforum.net/t/14906/shoe-damage-report-porn-central-part-i/200_100#post_207723
Looking through all the hauls in this thriid, I'm once again reminded how I live in the wrong country. Knowing the right makers, cuts, and materials, I could make a living by thrifting somewhere else, where people still value damn good clothes. Not a Spoo-living, but enough to enjoy the days and finds. There's always eBay, sure, but the exchange rates and shiping prices spoil the good times, let alone trying to sell the right stuff onwards.
Bengal, do bear in mind that cordwainers, seamstresses, tailors, and apprentices were paid mere pittances back when The Scholte was active. I read about the wages from that '80s Savile Row book as well as the Henry Poole book. It was the owners and cutters who received most of the profits. That old magazine story mentiones that F.S. was paid around 10 pounds a week on his younger years, and this was no small sum, so afterwards when he was cutter on Savile Row and dressed...
That 1970s Ralph Lauren jacket from a few pages back was interesting, but I couldn't see much from the poor pictures. Where could I find some studio-level photos of tailored '70s RL apparel?
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