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post #31 of 554
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I didn't mean it in that sense, which in any case I don't understand.

Sorry if I took it too literally.

But the first guy in Vox's pic looks great, so does the Prince, Agnelli and JefferyD, IMO.

I really don't like Vox's silhouette (too clean? very angular waist?) and your jacket appears to have moobs...
post #32 of 554
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post


While I have no doubt that I would hate the cloth, the cut looks quite good even if it is not what I prefer.

I see what you're doing here. You're telling everyone that this is a great example of clean cut so that they feel comforted in their desire to vote for drape. Nice strategery
post #33 of 554
Voted drape, but I think that fit is more important than either drape or no drape.
post #34 of 554
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I see what you're doing here. You're telling everyone that this is a great example of clean cut so that they feel comforted in their desire to vote for drape. Nice strategery

No, I really think it is a nice suit.
post #35 of 554
Which choice is Thom Browne, and which is Tom Ford?

...

Serious question.
post #36 of 554
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
No way. It's neck and neck. I thought we Drapists would be blown out of the water given our few numbers. - B
No matter the poll results, drape wearers have already lost.
post #37 of 554
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
No, I really think it is a nice suit.

Nice job continuing to execute on your strategery
post #38 of 554
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Nice job continuing to execute on your strategery

What is wrong with it, apart from the crummy, ugly cloth?
post #39 of 554
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
But the first guy in Vox's pic looks great, so does the Prince, Agnelli and JefferyD, IMO.

Perhaps you are saying that what you like has nothing to do with whether a jacket is draped or not. Your primary cues are from other elements of style.

If so, you might be guessing why I chose those particular photographs.

To my knowledge, we Drapists never say that a clean front makes for a necessarily good or bad looking jacket. Some look good. Most look bad, because most things in general look bad. In contrast, there are a few arch-devotees of clean jackets who uniformly do not like a draped chest, not just on themselves, but even on others.

Why is that? Why the strong feeling when in reality, there are very few tailors who make draped clothing, and such clothing does not exist in the RTW world? We live in clean front world.

My theory is thus: in the peculiar world of the interwebs, men who post bespoke clothes from the drape school often get an enthusiastic response that eludes the clean front crowd. The clean front crowd finds this approbation perplexing, even annoying.


- B
post #40 of 554
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
What is wrong with it, apart from the crummy, ugly cloth?

Philistine.
post #41 of 554
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
The clean front crowd finds this approbation perplexing, even annoying.
It's infuriating.
post #42 of 554
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post

My theory is thus: in the peculiar world of the interwebs, men who post bespoke clothes from the drape school often get an enthusiastic response that eludes the clean front crowd. The clean front crowd finds this approbation perplexing, even annoying.


- B

I can answer your question and Jeffrey's comment about your girth:

post #43 of 554
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
It's infuriating.

Maddening, even.

- B
post #44 of 554
vox - I'm worried. From your tone, it sounds like you may actually believe that there is such a thing as these two enemy clans. In reality, whatever rivalry you think exist probably is confined to less than half a dozen people. Most of us just like what looks good and couldn't care less whether you call it piccolo drape or clean-o.
post #45 of 554
Sorry to sound like a noob here, but I'm looking to learn... Could someone simply explain to me what you guys are refering to about "Drape". I see slightly different silouettes but I'm not quite clear what I should be looking for... I always thought by drape you guys meant how the suit falls and rolls along the body. So fused suits sort of just hold stiff and square while canvassed ones flow along the body lines and fold/crease with the body movements.
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