Originally Posted by vitaminc
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.