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post #286 of 301
An occasional dust-up is always good for SF.
post #287 of 301
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BUt who knows- it may just catch on. You're dutch, right?

Sorry, maybe that was a bit too cryptic. The last time someone turned tailored clothing on its ear with something everybody originally said looked like ass but he still died rich and everybody all over the world copied him, it was done by a dutchman.
post #288 of 301
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Sorry, maybe that was a bit too cryptic. The last time someone turned tailored clothing on its ear with something everybody originally said looked like ass but he still died rich and everybody all over the world copied him, it was done by a dutchman.




- B
post #289 of 301
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- B

Now you're just being provocative (we approve)

I'm just trying to say that crazy things have been attempted, and some have succeeded. Maybe the marriage of the spalla a mappina with the should-only-be-seen-on-shop-dummies-and-not-human-forms of the sort that he likes may at first seem odd, but there may be some merit and might, eventually gain acceptance. You never know if you don't try.
post #290 of 301
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They provide some mobility and comfort in most direction, but there are also other ways of doing it. The spalla a mappina would look completely ridiculous on the type of stuff you like to wear, though. And if you feel like your coat is going to rip when you sit like that, then your coat is too small. The perfect combination of elements to give you what you want (clean, lean and comfortable) would like like hell all glued together. BUt who knows- it may just catch on. You're dutch, right?

The spalla a mappina would look ridiculous on me specifically or everyone? I don't want to hijack this thread, but I go for a fitted, clean look: http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g.../yao3piece.jpg ...but I never thought of that jacket as too small What are these 'other ways of doing it (achieving maximum mobility)' ?

I found this:

"It should be stated that the objective in the spalla a mappina is not to create pleats, but to create a elastic, soft and comfortable shoulder. These techniques are not specific to Naples, though they are commonly used there. They are also used by tailors in many countries who hand sew their shoulders and wish to create a very soft and elastic product."
From: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...3&postcount=18

...would that 'elasticity' eliminate the need for a gusset or big old fold at the underside of the armscye? If so I'm eager to know what tailors can do this... the OP's?

Ohhh... and this:

"The ones I've seen mentioned [to increase mobility] include height of arm scye, amount of extra cloth fed in at the sleeve head and under the arm, using a "pleat" in the sleeve under the arm, the shape of the arm scye (vertical as seen from the front vs. teardrop-shaped, etc.) angle of sleeve set-in, width of shoulders (extended shoulders not helping mobility), and amount of drape at the blades in the back. There are no doubt others."

Only a Dutchman would dare to combine all of these into one ultimate super-suit?
post #291 of 301
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Only a Dutchman would dare to combine all of these into one ultimate super-suit?


Indeed. And I am one martini away from formulating an intelligible response so maybe tomorrow...
post #292 of 301
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Indeed. And I am one martini away from formulating an intelligible response so maybe tomorrow...

My guess? You are two martinis away.


- B
post #293 of 301
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
My guess? You are two martinis away.


- B

One martini and some methocarbamol. Too bad you guys need a prescription for this stuff.
post #294 of 301
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Indeed. And I am one martini away from formulating an intelligible response so maybe tomorrow...

ok thanks. If SF had any sort of currency I would humbly send you a chest of it in gratitude... the aforementioned thoughts have been plaguing me.
post #295 of 301
Jefferyd is a junkie. Shweet.
post #296 of 301
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Sorry, maybe that was a bit too cryptic. The last time someone turned tailored clothing on its ear with something everybody originally said looked like ass but he still died rich and everybody all over the world copied him, it was done by a dutchman.



post #297 of 301
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I've never had the pleasure of meeting Monty, but he strikes me as a successful, well traveled, fit, disciplined guy with dapper taste, a man who has benefitted from the close attention of some of the best tailors and makers of tailored clothing in the world.

probably not untrue, but rather superficial for your standards???
post #298 of 301
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Has Tutee ever wielded a pair of shears?

Actually yes. I have cut and made 3-4 pants in generic sizes over the years and last year made two for myself. My tailor was pleased (and surprised) to see them. Also I made my first suit jacket and vest. Also a few shirts here and there. Making a few more this year also. Its not much but I am learning as much as I can. I don't intend to be a professional tailor but definetly want to know more about clothes so I took this journey in my part-time.

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If not, remember simply reading Greys anatomy doesn't make you a surgeon.
very true. However, it can provide some insight. if you found wrong information in my post, point it out and I will correct it. Other than that I don't know what else to say.
post #299 of 301
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Actually yes. I have cut and made 3-4 pants in generic sizes over the years and last year made two for myself. My tailor was pleased (and surprised) to see them. Also I made my first suit jacket and vest. Also a few shirts here and there. Making a few more this year also. Its not much but I am learning as much as I can. I don't intend to be a professional tailor but definetly want to know more about clothes so I took this journey in my part-time. very true. However, it can provide some insight. if you found wrong information in my post, point it out and I will correct it. Other than that I don't know what else to say.
You don't need to say anything. Thank you for your magnanimous response.
post #300 of 301
BUMP for one of the most visually interesting things around......

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You don't need to say anything.

Thank you for your magnanimous response.
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