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post #16 of 49
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Ahhh - couldn't take the pressure this morning, and wore the jacket with jeans and a french blue shirt. The day started out grey and overcast, but it's now 18 centigrade and clammy. The suit will stay on the hanger until October, I'm afraid. And thanks, RJman; you support my own theory.
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I do not know how long Scabal has been at that address, so that I do not know if the tailor mentioned in the original post would have been meeting at Scabal's. Perhaps a look at old telephone directories or the 1987 book Savile Row would be helpful. What I do know is that many tailoring firms allow and allowed other tailors to use their premises for meeting clients and having fittings.
It seems that Scabal has been at the same address for the last thirty years, so it's not inconceivable that they've made their rooms available for measurings and fittings for provincial tailors.
post #17 of 49
You going to put one of those pilots maps in silk as a pocket square?
post #18 of 49
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
You going to put one of those pilots maps in silk as a pocket square?
I'm in doubt: I'd have to cut it up in, say, four pieces, and have them edged. It's far too big and bulky as it is.
post #19 of 49
I certainly do like that fabric pattern very much.

Is that the pattern known as a Russell plaid? If not, it must be very similar to it. But, I don't know all of the requiements for the Russell plaid pattern, either. I've only seen a few examples.
post #20 of 49
The pilot map as pocket square is cool, though.
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by AlanC
The pilot map as pocket square is cool, though.
That pilot map thing is really, really cool. I think I'm going to have to totally ape you, LS, and get one for myself.
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by AlanC
The pilot map as pocket square is cool, though.

So cool.
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
That pilot map thing is really, really cool. I think I'm going to have to totally ape you, LS, and get one for myself.
I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use.

I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by j
I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use.

I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.

That's a great novelty idea that I'm sure would sell very well in all the major cities.
post #25 of 49
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They've proved rather enigmatic, haven't they? Seems like forever ago when they first came up, and I still have seen no answers.

My doctor tells me the suits they made for him are wonderful...
post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by j
I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use.

I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.
We should pass that on to Mulberrywood. I know I'd buy some.
post #27 of 49
Quote: Originally Posted by j I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use. I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
We should pass that on to Mulberrywood. I know I'd buy some.
J's subway map idea would be fun to do one day. I am very interested in printed silks. In September we will have many new English printed silks, but no subway maps..... I used the paper subway guides in Tokyo many times when I lived in Japan, so I have a good idea of how to do the graphics.
post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by EL72
That's a great novelty idea that I'm sure would sell very well in all the major cities.
I've seen ladies' silk scarves with the London Underground map printed on them: I think it could make for a quite moddish look - that map is an icon of 20th century graphic design as it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_map
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The original map [1] was designed in 1931 by Underground employee Harry Beck, who realised that, because the railway ran mostly underground, the physical locations of the stations were irrelevant to the traveller wanting to know how to get to one station from another — only the topology of the railway mattered. This approach is similar to that of electrical circuit diagrams; while these were not the inspiration for Beck's diagram, his colleagues pointed out the similarities and he once produced a joke map with the stations replaced by electrical-circuit symbols and names with terminology: "bakelite" for "Bakerloo", etc. In fact, Beck based his diagram on a similar mapping system for underground sewage systems. To this end, he devised a vastly simplified map, consisting of only named stations, straight line segments connecting them, and the Thames; lines ran only vertically, horizontally, or at 45 degrees. The Underground was initially sceptical of his proposal — it was an uncommissioned spare-time project — and tentatively introduced it to the public in a small pamphlet. It was immediately popular, and its successor is now used throughout the Underground on poster-sized maps and pocket journey planners.
post #29 of 49
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Here's the other thread on the escape maps: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=13859 Sorry if I'm going on about them, but I really liked the idea.
post #30 of 49
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It suddenly dawned on me where I've seen this tweed before:
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