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The Best Suit Ever. See It Here.

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Thread Starter 
It might be this one:



If not, I'm pretty sure it was owned by Patrick Macnee in the 1960s.

In this thread, please post images of suits and sportcoats you consider ideal. The more perfectly they match your tastes, the better. Please explain, if you wish, what you find so appealing. If it's one of yours, all the better.

In the one above, the shape of the waist and the flare of the skirt are spectacular. Patrick was a stocky man during his Avengers stint, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. That's tailoring magic.

The other details are perfect. The trousers are slim, but not too slim. The lapels are narrow but not too narrow. It's entirely conservative, yet not at all fuddy duddy. It is, in short, the height of style. I might soften the shoulders a bit, but a wise tailor would probably tell me I was a fool for considering it.

If you don't have any pictures of your own to share, you may use the thread to bask in the greatness of Patrick Macnee's suit.
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Pretty close.
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A vox or mafoofan picture incoming in 3..2..
post #4 of 284
Thread Starter 
I'm surprised, Manton. It looks so short, even on him, and has pocket flaps!
post #5 of 284
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
It might be this one:



If not, I'm pretty sure it was owned by Patrick Macnee in the 1960s.

In this thread, please post images of suits and sportcoats you consider ideal. The more perfectly they match your tastes, the better. Please explain, if you wish, what you find so appealing. If it's one of yours, all the better.

In the one above, the shape of the waist and the flare of the skirt are spectacular. Patrick was a stocky man during his Avengers stint, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. That's tailoring magic.

The other details are perfect. The trousers are slim, but not too slim. The lapels are narrow but not too narrow. It's entirely conservative, yet not at all fuddy duddy. It is, in short, the height of style. I might soften the shoulders a bit, but a wise tailor would probably tell me I was a fool for considering it.

If you don't have any pictures of your own to share, you may use the thread to bask in the greatness of Patrick Macnee's suit.
Cosigned. Bailey & Weatherill FTW.
post #6 of 284
He is short.

I know no one will believe this, but I don't wear long coats. I wear coats that are right for my height. At 33.5" they just cover my rear. I don't want a coat that does not do that.

I take lousy, self-shot, badly posed, horribly lit pictures of myself. The pose I suppose throws the perspective off. I don't feel like they look long when I look at them.

As for the flaps, I like them on some things, just lately I have been preferring patch.

So maybe that is not the "perfect" coat, but it is a perfect shape. Almost, the gorge could be a hair higher, and the lapel notches could be turns up a bit.
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Thread Starter 
Fred's, though, doesn't even look like it covers his seat. I assume he's doing that on purpose, but still.
post #8 of 284
There were some A wore that did not quite cover his seat, but I think that was rare.
post #9 of 284
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
It might be this one:




Great choice. Would prefer it to be a 2 button.
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Wish I could see the whole outfit, but this is one of my favs of Prince Charles.
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I have many favorites. Here is just a sample from the LIFE magazine threads that I have posted so far:

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.



Jimmy Stewart:



Dean Acheson:



Winston Churchill:



Steve McQueen (for the lumberjackness):



Gianni Agnelli:



Edward:




- B
post #12 of 284
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post


In the one above, the shape of the waist and the flare of the skirt are spectacular. Patrick was a stocky man during his Avengers stint, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. That's tailoring magic.

The other details are perfect. The trousers are slim, but not too slim. The lapels are narrow but not too narrow. It's entirely conservative, yet not at all fuddy duddy. It is, in short, the height of style. I might soften the shoulders a bit, but a wise tailor would probably tell me I was a fool for considering it.
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I've never liked the picture. This is what I picture Humpy Dumpy in bespoke.

The suit makes him look like he's got a humongous head and tiny twiggy legs. Too much tapering with the pants.

The suppressed waist looks very bad.
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post #14 of 284
Great jacket on Gianni Agnelli.
post #15 of 284
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
I've never liked the picture. This is what I picture Humpy Dumpy in bespoke.

The suit makes him look like he's got a humongous head and tiny twiggy legs. Too much tapering with the pants.

The suppressed waist looks very bad.

Here's a Henry Poole from 1961, scanned for a thread over at Devil's Island:



Some other interesting 1961 photographs in that thread, if you care to look. Well before the Peacock Revolution, the London tailors were playing around with form.

- B
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