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post #1711 of 1785
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

My impression when the menswear fora discovered Ambrosi was that everyone was impressed that he had achieved the trinity of fit, style (silhouette, whatever you want to call it), and handwork like no one had before. He also seemed very fast and could hit the fit with 1 fitting. He was a bit expensive even then, as there were discussions how much pants were actually worth. I forget if that was approximately when the 2-inch cuff thing started taking off too due to all of the Ambrosi fit pics being posted.

The 2"/5cm cuff thing was loooooooong before 2009 and would be hard to attribute to Ambrosi specifically
post #1712 of 1785
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Making a statement like 'your level of taste is rather low' either makes you a styleforum deity whose knowledge is too dangerous to impart to us mortals, or somebody with a chip on their shoulder.

Don't want to make a big deal out of this, but civility is a big thing for me (used to work in politics!).


Talk about what's in good taste or not seems like pretty standard fare on SF.

I think it's rather clearly implied that each such judgment belongs only to the individual making it. This is very much the place where other enthusiasts offer opinions and each reader does whatever he wants with that information.

I suppose 'in bad taste' is shorthand for 'what I personally consider to be in bad taste, rather than what I simply don't prefer myself' but I don't think you gain much clarity through the extra keystrokes.
post #1713 of 1785
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Talk about what's in good taste or not seems like pretty standard fare on SF.

I think it's rather clearly implied that each such judgment belongs only to the individual making it. .

There are many that present opinions as their own. But, there are quite a few who present opinions as though they and only they have the correct information.
post #1714 of 1785
I am the world's leading authority on my opinion!
post #1715 of 1785
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Since you've asked us to discuss your offering, (and I preface this by saying that I'm nobody and that my opinion doesn't matter to anyone else), from what I've seen of your stuff, the fit is decent and the level of quality is high but the level of taste is rather low. I don't know if it's you or your clients who like super duper roping and 70s style suits and all of that but the not-so-little embellishments seem to overwhelm a perfectly respectable base.

Perhaps you churn out nice, subtle, unpretentiously well-crafted suits by the dozen and you just don't post them here. But from what I've seen, there is a genuine difference in philosophy.

Short of stripping this of all personality, I'm not sure how Canta could have made it more clear that this is his opinion. He acknowledges the apparent quality of the Reeves suit, and says that the styling is not for him. i.e., he doesn't think it's in good taste.

If this is trolling, we might as well shut down StyFo.
post #1716 of 1785
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

There are many that present opinions as their own. But, there are quite a few who present opinions as though they and only they have the correct information.

Manton speaks for God*.

I thought that exception was well enough understood that it didn't merit mentioning.


* except when he's wrong (red ties...)
post #1717 of 1785
Your love for red ties merely confirms that you're a heretic.
post #1718 of 1785
In unrelated news,some sort of creature has eaten three small holes in my pents. This has never happened to me in my life. I've checked everything else, no other issues, I've aggressively treated the closet so no life forms can survive therein, and partially paneled it in cedar (I'm not kidding). I guess the pents were just too irresistible on a molecular level, so never question the value of the pents again

In all seriousness, trash or reweave? It's a more open weave fabric so I believe it might be possible. Thoughts?
post #1719 of 1785
How small are the holes, where, and what kind of fabric?
post #1720 of 1785
I don't love red ties. But I'm down with a good one.

Yellow ties, however...
post #1721 of 1785
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

How small are the holes, where, and what kind of fabric?
Very small (about the size of the head of a pin). The fabric is a H&S hopsack-y looking weave, though I don't know the particularities
post #1722 of 1785
From the sounds of it, of probably just have them sewn up rather than rewoven. But either better than trashing.
post #1723 of 1785
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Manton speaks for God*.

I thought that exception was well enough understood that it didn't merit mentioning.


* except when he's wrong (red ties...)


I was thinking more in terms of foo.gif
post #1724 of 1785
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I was thinking more in terms of foo.gif

I thought you realized that foo.gif was the #menswear messiah?
post #1725 of 1785
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I don't love red ties. But I'm down with a good one.

Yellow ties, however...

Amen, Brother Canta.
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