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post #91 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
It is probably 1/2" too long but it's at least a foot from my knees.


???

How tall are you? A foot is a lot of room!

post #92 of 2153
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
The jacket is a bit long for my taste, almost reaches his knees.

Foof almost reaches Manton's knees, so extrapolate from there.


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post #93 of 2153
Def looks like a Raphael to me - something about his cut just stands out. Manton - am I right?

Also, is this what you'd classify as one of your 'draped' jackets? I think this is quite clean, and most of my Raphael stuff is like this.

ET
post #94 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Def looks like a Raphael to me - something about his cut just stands out. Manton - am I right?

Also, is this what you'd classify as one of your 'draped' jackets? I think this is quite clean, and most of my Raphael stuff is like this.

ET

Shattuck.


- B
post #95 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Shattuck.


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Thanks. Looks very similar to my Raphaels - everything from the gorge/lapel width to the coat being a bit on the longer side.
post #96 of 2153
Looks much better than those draped Roman Togas.
post #97 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post
Looks much better than those draped Roman Togas.

My point exactly - it doesn't look draped to my eye. Or perhaps, I'm more advanced than I thought and have been wearing draped suits all along.
post #98 of 2153

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Edited by merkur - 7/28/11 at 2:32am
post #99 of 2153
There's some nice shape to that coat. I don't think it's too long, seems nicely balanced to my eye, 1/2" wouldn't make that much difference, I doubt you'd you'd even notice it. Material looks flannel(ish) from the photo. You could've been a little more adventurous with the tie though...
post #100 of 2153
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You could've been a little more adventurous with the tie though...

Mantoni was taking his coloration cues from the Agnelli photographs that I posted the week that Time Warner released their LIFE archive through Google.


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post #101 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Mantoni was taking his coloration cues from the Agnelli photographs that I posted the week that Time Warner released their LIFE archive through Google.


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Maybe, I've always thought Agnelli to be a bit overrated as a dresser. Every time I look at a picture of him I just don't see anything outstanding at all. I don't understand why he's such a darling to some on the fora...
post #102 of 2153
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I feel that real HL from that period has staying power that eludes most designers. The stuff was classic but not through mere recapitulation.

Do you still have things by him left in your wardrobe? Dry cleaning has killed most of mine.


- B

Hmmm, I have these: bought in 2002 or 2003. But I don't see their staying power. Haven't worn them for ages.

post #103 of 2153
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Originally Posted by George View Post
Maybe, I've always thought Agnelli to be a bit overrated as a dresser. Every time I look at a picture of him I just don't see anything outstanding at all. I don't understand why he's such a darling to some on the fora...

Oh, come now, G: Agnelli's reputation for elegance predates the Internet.

If we exclude him as an inspiration for dressing well, we are left with standards that might be impossible to apply in the real world.

Is part of your point that Agnelli was helped along considerably by being so handsome and living as a conspicuous man of wealth, lending a bit of aura to his clothes rather than drawing from them? I think that there is a bit of truth to that.

But, that is as it should be, don't you think? The man wearing the clothes and not the other way around.


- B
post #104 of 2153
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Originally Posted by mikemas22 View Post
Hmmm, I have these: bought in 2002 or 2003. But I don't see their staying power. Haven't worn them for ages.


Hah!

Well, the key to an item's stylistic persistence and relevance over time could be tied to the aesthetics governing the initial choice...

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post #105 of 2153
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Hah! Well, the key to an item's stylistic persistence and relevance over time could be tied to the aesthetics governing the initial choice... - B
Oh, these were my pre SF days Plus I was like 18 at that time I'll try to wear them this summer, though. I'll post pics
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