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If you lost the use of your legs would you still buy/bespeak tailored clothing?

post #1 of 14
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Lets say you lost the use of your legs and had to be in a wheelchair. Would you still buy suits, or get at least jackets made for you?
post #2 of 14
I'd only wear sportcoats, because it's evil to wear orphan suit jackets.

Seriously, it would be a pain to be handicapped + badly dressed. Let's dress up in our wheelchairs.
post #3 of 14
Lets say you lost the use of your legs and had to be in a wheelchair. Would you still buy suits, or get at least jackets made for you?




I've never had anything bespoke, however, if I did and my means for indulging in that luxury were not derailed by being placed in said wheelchair, I'd certainly continue to have my clothing/shoes bespoke.

One can never look too good.
post #4 of 14
I had to sit in a wheelchair for five months after a motorcycling accident, I tried to look my best even in that situation. If that became permanent, I think I would have adapted all my clothing to that, even bespoke suits. I mean, you are paralyzed, not dead! You have to try and keep your life as normal and pleasant as possible, if you liked bespoke suits before, why stop having them now? And, if you don´t have to walk, you save a lot of money in shoes that you can spend on a better taylor.
post #5 of 14
I would try to look my best but it is an easy statement to make ...
post #6 of 14
I would think shoes, hats/caps, scarves and messenger bags would be noticed even more if one were in a wheelchair. Were it me, I would probably not buy anymore suits or clothes although I would probably invest in some nice small horse style blankets for the colder months and take to smoking a pipe just for pure pretense.
post #7 of 14
This is what happens when people run out of things to poast about on SF.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
This is what happens when people run out of things to poast about on SF.

+100 WTF?!
post #9 of 14
Well this is a weird topic.


But I'm a weird guy, so I'll respond.

I suppose bespoke would be even more important. My reasoning?

Suit jackets look different when you're sitting. Therefore, they should be tailored to look the best in a sitting position. Since all OTR jackets are obviously made to look their best in a standing position, bespoke is even more important.

But like someone said, I'm not in that position. And God forbid, I'll never be. One of my good friends was in a car accident (took his seat belt off to reach a CD, forgot to put it back on) and is in a wheel chair. He now coaches high level rugby and wears suits to games that he has tailored. But I certainly don't know how I'd react to that life change.
post #10 of 14
might as well order custom made nomad wheelchairs while you're at it
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
This is what happens when people run out of things to poast about on SF.

Exactly...

How about bespoke wheels?
post #12 of 14
I saddens me that this is the third-most, maybe second-most, interesting thread on the front page.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I saddens me that this is the third-most, maybe second-most, interesting thread on the front page.

Foo, is that a yes?
post #14 of 14
Sure, I'd do it. You can't grow a pair of legs back so might as well use that money to look good and convert all the stairs to ramps.
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