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Quote: Originally Posted by MBreinin Black tonik (or is it tonic??). that should actually be cool. Small lapels? Sheen? I would too. 1-button, peak lapels, jetted pockets, unvented. The idea is to have something like a dinner jacket save for the fact that it has no silk facing or piping on the trousers. It's 90% mohair, 10% wool, so it has sheen. But it's a cool sheen - not mobster-ish (I hope). Will thinks its the most gorgeous...
By the way, it's perhaps worth noting that a friend of mine from London who used to be a senior editor at The Economist was recently on a panel with me and afterwards brought up my suit. "I must say that you are looking extremely British - far more British than most all the Brits I've ever known!" I took it as a very positive comment.
Quote: Originally Posted by MBreinin I have to admit to being a fan of the Poole/Military cut. I also have very flat shoulders. Every time I feature a look even close to this...it is shot down. Would be nice to have one of this type in the closet though.... Mike I like the look too, but I'm not a hater re drape cuts, Rubinacci, etc. It's just that the only really good bespoke tailor in DC is William Field and this is what he does. I...
Quote: Originally Posted by TTO Some great looks today folks, way to raise the bar J. Cogburn, great fitting suit, don't like the tie, but maybe the photo doesn't do it justice? I like the shoulders, a strong look but it's a good one too! Everyone else good show, well done for participating! -TTO Quote: Originally Posted by tshaw Just Incredible, gentlemen - very handsome and all winners IMHO- Congrats!! J....
Quote: Originally Posted by Holdfast Honestly, I think this is excellent, and deserves praise.. It clearly fits nicely and the colours are strong but co-ordinated well. I know a lot of people dislike built-up shoulders, but I just can't see why they get disliked so much when there are such good examples of it, like this. A good military-inspired suit; nice one! Quote: Originally Posted by MrDaniels Very nice, though it is...
Quote: Originally Posted by Fred49 Must be chair day MODERN chair day to be precise.
Well, let's cancel this given lack of interest. I'll hit my office happy hour tonight instead ... in my Will Field!
Quote: Originally Posted by Manton I was commenting less on the width than on the squareness and lack of slope. I told Will to give me his house style - which he says is the Henry Poole house style - and that's what he did. So is it that you don't like Poole-style structured shoulders, or are you suspicious about the manner in which those shoulders have been executed?
Quote: Originally Posted by Manton Those are serious shoulders. I'm a serious man! They are a little on the large side given current fashion, but Will assures me they are within the boundaries of convention. Are they out of proportion relative to the width of my head? That's the big question. They seem OK to me, but I lack the magic eye. Quote: Originally Posted by MBreinin I want to hear Manton's opinion on that tie...
Quote: Originally Posted by acridsheep I like the fit, but man those shoulders are rigid. I have an irresistible urge to salute you! From what I understand from my tailor, the shoulder construction on my suit is fairly conventional British style - at least, as offered by Henry Poole where his father trained and from he learned his craft. Accordingly, you may salute! Quote: Originally Posted by MBreinin It is a nice suit,...
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