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post #181 of 373
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
. They fall from the shoulder point to the wrist in one sweeping curve, without any snagging or rumpling....
At the risk of sounding like a fanboy... These sleeves not only lack the obvious faults that we see very often, namely divots, pitch problems, and what is often misinterpreted as pitch problems but is really a problem with the way the shape of the sleeve is balanced to the shape of the armhole, but there are more subtle details which are not obvious to the casual observer but quite obvious to me. The lower part of the front of the sleeve requires a certain amount of fullness and a certain handling to get it right and we often see sleeves that are too dry and that don't "close" (not sure how to explain that simply). For some reason the English are more guilty than others of this sin. So what's the big deal, if it's not so obvious to the casual observer? Well, look at Yachtie's right arm- he's holding it away from his body which is causing very minor draw lines on the sleeve. If the front notch area of the sleeve were too dry, as many of the sleeves we have seen recently, this drawing would be really bad- they would appear to twist a whole lot but they don't. It gives him a better range of movement without disturbing the sleeve. Anyway, it elevates it from a sleeve that is merely "correct" or "without obvious fault" to a sleeve which is quite excellent. And George, if the love is too much for you, I invite you to search out the divot thread. And while you're at it, you could dig out a photo of Manton's latest coat from A&S. IIRC, that a good example of what I mean by a "dry" sleeve; I just don't remember where to find it.
post #182 of 373
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post
And George, if the love is too much for you, I invite you to search out the divot thread. And while you're at it, you could dig out a photo of Manton's latest coat from A&S. IIRC, that a good example of what I mean by a "dry" sleeve; I just don't remember where to find it.
Did anyone ever tell you that you have a cruel streak.
post #183 of 373
thanks, jeffery - this is the kind of commentary that is helpful.
post #184 of 373
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Originally Posted by OttoSkadelig View Post
thanks, jeffery - this is the kind of commentary that is helpful.
I can see you being a bad influence on here. I shall have to start canvassing for a ban. By PM of course.
post #185 of 373
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post
The lower part of the front of the sleeve requires a certain amount of fullness and a certain handling to get it right and we often see sleeves that are too dry and that don't "close" (not sure how to explain that simply). For some reason the English are more guilty than others of this sin. So what's the big deal, if it's not so obvious to the casual observer? Well, look at Yachtie's right arm- he's holding it away from his body which is causing very minor draw lines on the sleeve. If the front notch area of the sleeve were too dry, as many of the sleeves we have seen recently, this drawing would be really bad- they would appear to twist a whole lot but they don't.

I -think- I understand- perhaps you have a few other pictures to help illustrate what you mean by too dry? Thanks Jeffery.
post #186 of 373
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
I -think- I understand- perhaps you have a few other pictures to help illustrate what you mean by too dry? Thanks Jeffery.

I don't think it would be obvious without a very thorough explanation, and I'm not sure I'm in the mood for the sort of melee that usually starts when pointing out faults in other people's garments. Besides, this is Chris' thread; let's just say he makes a killer sleeve and leave it there.
post #187 of 373
I'm wearing RTW, non-Despos sleeves. Their shape and fit are pedestrian. No divots or pitch problems, though, so if I wore them in Chris's shop, he would have to pick one or more of several possible other reasons to throw me out. This is a good point in this thread to introduce the word, "kimchi." This word is actually an acronym for the Japanese sentence, "Get a breath mint, you barbarian." - B
post #188 of 373
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
This is a good point in this thread to introduce the word, "kimchi." This word is actually an acronym for the Japanese sentence, "Get a breath mint, you barbarian."

- B

this thread delivers
post #189 of 373
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I'm wearing RTW, non-Despos sleeves. Their shape and fit are pedestrian. No divots or pitch problems, though, so if I wore them in Chris's shop, he would have to pick one or more of several possible other reasons to throw me out. This is a good point in this thread to introduce the word, "kimchi." This word is actually an acronym for the Japanese sentence, "Get a breath mint, you barbarian." - B
Kimchi, has the taste and consistency of Yak vomit.
post #190 of 373
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Originally Posted by George View Post
Kimchi, has the taste and consistency of Yak vomit.

Glad you are familiar with the taste of yak vomit. So what are you saying about Koreans and Vox who like the stuff so much?
post #191 of 373
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Originally Posted by George View Post
Kimchi, has the taste and consistency of Yak vomit.

Yikes...you would know that?
post #192 of 373
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
Glad you are familiar with the taste of yak vomit. So what are you saying about Koreans and Vox who like the stuff so much?
Eh?
post #193 of 373
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Originally Posted by George View Post
Eh?

huh?
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post #195 of 373
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
This is a good point in this thread to introduce the word, "kimchi." This word is actually an acronym for the Japanese sentence, "Get a breath mint, you barbarian."

The Japanese and Koreans are both barbarians, silly.
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