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post #46 of 54
It's so fey, yet nonchalant.

He looks like someone who would drug women for the sake of it.
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
The problem with this kind of outfit, even if it looks stunning, it's a "one shot": you can't wear it a second time around the same people or they'll start to think you only have one outfit in your wardrobe. It sounds more reasonable to pick up a charcoal tweed with a light blue windowpane if you have a lot of different blue shirts. More subtle, but probably as crisp IMHO. I usually limit myself to only one daring piece.

!luc

I totally agree. The guy who's having it made probably spent 2-300k on bespoke last year (my estimate based on what i've seen of his) so for him it's a novelty item and not such a big deal. It'll be ready for him in about a month and i'm guessing he intends to wear it for halloween parties in NYC. I wish we could get him on this forum cause he's had some of the coolest pieces made. I need to get my tailor to start taking pictures of his stuff cause some of it is truely outstanding.
post #48 of 54
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I like this, from Loro Piana

I like that combination as well. LP does casual very well.
post #49 of 54
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
I like that combination as well. LP does casual very well.
The thing I like about LP's stuff is how it, fittingly, totally emphasizes texture over everything else. You just want to touch it- hopefully members of the opposite sex feel the same way when you wear it.
post #50 of 54
Khaki and wool sport coats; It usually doesn't look very sharp.

Should you even wear a sportcoat with khaki's?
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by Soph
Khaki and wool sport coats; It usually doesn't look very sharp.

Should you even wear a sportcoat with khaki's?
It's not about looking sharp. It's a different, British country by way of O'Hara/Salinger aesthetic. Believe it or not, there are looks other than Italian Sleek.

Tweed is an odd bird. It's fundamentally a utilitarian fabric, much closer to the wool jacket's shooting/riding roots than the worsted. Because of this, I think it looks odd with worsted pants- something that you'd wear to walk or shoot in, like corduroy, moleskin, or cotton twill (actually whipcord works too,) works much better.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
The thing I like about LP's stuff is how it, fittingly, totally emphasizes texture over everything else. You just want to touch it- hopefully members of the opposite sex feel the same way when you wear it.

Indeed. They use very luxurious materials. Of course, their stuff is priced accordingly.

More Loro Piana:

post #53 of 54
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Originally Posted by chorse123
Indeed. They use very luxurious materials.
Not only that, but the cuts and styling are actually quite boring- the cloths are so beautiful, though, that you don't care.
post #54 of 54
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The thing I like about LP's stuff is how it, fittingly, totally emphasizes texture over everything else. You just want to touch it- hopefully members of the opposite sex feel the same way when you wear it.

They do. I invested in some Loro Piana silk & cashmere long sleeve polo shirts in 2000. They have held up well and are as soft as anything I have held. When I wear them my wife can't keep her hands off me.

It even works for them on the Icelander, Horsey, and other great coats they sell. They use a cashmere-cotton material for interior linings. Wonderful.
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