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Really... Where are you buying from?
Very cool, never heard of these guys. Seems like they are hard to get ahold of outside of Japan and Korea.Wish I'd known about them when I was in Japan a few weeks ago...
I love me some James Bond, and as a kid, it was one of the first things that got me into tailored menswear, trying to figure out why Sean Connery's suits looked so great but most suits I saw didn't.That said, the Daniel Craig clothing has been utter garbage ever since they left Brioni after Casino Royale. Even that one wasn't much for inspiration, but at least it fit him. Skyfall was particularly bad.
Well there you go. It's pretty awesome regardless. I hope they are super successful, they are gorgeous suits.
Formosa is a bespoke house. As far as I know, they don't do much RTW stuff--not sure how Greg managed to convince them to hand make a bunch of suits and then let him sell them for half their normal price.
He has torn down all sorts of very expensive jackets on there. It's very instructive. Typically people donate them--items that no longer fit, are damaged, whatever. Several years ago there was a thread here where a guy tore down a Kiton and found the insides to be almost entirely machine made. Caused a shit-storm of butt hurt.
Constructed. Typically a strong, well-padded shoulder and clean chest. This isn't good or bad, it's just different from the Formosa, which is classically soft Neapolitan tailoring.Granted, I've never owned RLPL and havent seen one in some time, so maybe they are different now.Jeffery Diduch did a teardown of one a couple of years back. It's well made, that's for sure. http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2012/02/ralph-lauren-purple-label.html
That Formosa is going to be a very, very different suit from the RLPL. Like, almost polar opposite. RLPL is generally heavily structured stuff. Formosa is classic soft Neapolitan tailoring. Not really comparable IMO.
Thank you--I may have to take you up on that.
Ah! Thanks! It does look nicer there--very summery. Yet another example of the difficulty of using swatches...Well now I'm just conflicted
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