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post #31 of 50
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I've often heard it said here at SF that most people don't pay attention to what others are wearing. This one might draw a bit of that attention others are failing to get. I do like the pattern of the cloth. It's not my thing ... but I applaud him and his tailor.
I didn't know you was a fan of Mr Vidal, RSS. Or, is the closet door 'creaking'
post #32 of 50
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I didn't know you was a fan of Mr Vidal, RSS.

Or, is the closet door 'creaking'
I've long been a fan of his political writing as well as his "Chinese Boxes."

My closet doesn't have a door, it's in plain view. Just see the signature line.
post #33 of 50
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That's a nice fabric.

this
post #34 of 50
It is a suit custom designed to be used when riding a bicycle. The back and shoulders are articulated so that is comfortable when hunched over and riding. The skirt of the coat also buttons up to stay out of the way when pedaling.



There is a trend towards this kind of clothing. With the growth of Tweed Runs/Rides (www.tweedride.com) all over the world, people are starting to get more interested in "dressing up" when riding a bike. The epicenter of this trend is, of course, London.


Another interesting company is Dashing Tweeds, (www.dashingtweeds.co.uk/dt/tailoredoutfits) a fabric and ready to wear clothing manufacture specializing in bicycling togs. Their specialty is fabric with reflective elements woven into the pattern . I believe LilacCords is wearing one of their suits in his profile picture.

another picture:


post #35 of 50

Here is a suit they call "The Sexton", tailored by Edward Sexton






post #36 of 50
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Here is a suit they call "The Sexton", tailored by Edward Sexton







I like the chest up, but the rest looks like a woman's suit, a la YSL's "le smoking":

post #37 of 50
I am most interested in the pleats near the armsyce- how extensive and deep are they? Do they really provide more mobility? Has anyone here worn that jacket and can provide feedback? I'm wondering why the tailor didn't go with gussets, or perhaps just extra drape.... any photos of the suit in action would be great OP
post #38 of 50
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I am most interested in the pleats near the armsyce- how extensive and deep are they? Do they really provide more mobility? Has anyone here worn that jacket and can provide feedback? I'm wondering why the tailor didn't go with gussets, or perhaps just extra drape.... any photos of the suit in action would be great OP

How did I know this is what you'd ask about?
post #39 of 50
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Now that's a lining!
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
How did I know this is what you'd ask about?
Predictability of personality and interests?
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post
I am most interested in the pleats near the armsyce- how extensive and deep are they? Do they really provide more mobility? Has anyone here worn that jacket and can provide feedback? I'm wondering why the tailor didn't go with gussets, or perhaps just extra drape.... any photos of the suit in action would be great OP

I have not seen this particular coat in person, but I have a number of coats with bi-swing backs like one pictured has. The benefit is you get a much greater range of motion when you need it but the pleat lays flat when at ease. I believe the concept was first developed to make it easier to shoulder a rifle or shotgun when in the field. Timothy Everest's coat even had a center pleat to give additional room when hunched over on a bicycle.

post #42 of 50
Not my idea of elegance but the beauties of bespoke and personal choice nonetheless.
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Do no like.
post #44 of 50
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How did I know this is what you'd ask about?
er....er......Crystal ball....Tarot....?
post #45 of 50
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How did I know this is what you'd ask about?

You beat me to it!
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