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Here are pictures of the Film Coat in Navy basketweave.  Putting things up for presale now (the entirety of our picks will be up by noon PST, I hope).  The neck and shoulderlines, are sharp, and, imo, will be flattering on many men, my own imperfect shape included, so we included a couple of closeups of that.  Pricing up shortly.

 

It has a greatcoat shape, which, frankly, I chose because I think that it will be flattering on more ahem, American, bodies, including guys with larger chests and more sloped and muscular shoulders, and smaller waists, as well as slimmer, narrower, guys.

 

The material, as has already been shown, (and I'll put up some detail shots once I get them from our photographer) are beautiful.  It's also the heaviest material, which means that it will have a more dramatic shape to it then in the other 2 materials we chose (a darker grey flannelized wool blend and a moody, blue grey fuzzy wool), which have more drape.  To me, this is the cleanest version of this garment, and the sharpest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see.  The coat holds the shoulders and neckline incredibly well and is extremely flattering.

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The coat in the grey flannel.  I wanted to show that this coat can be worn in a more traditional way, as well as with the collar up (which is how Stephan had it racked and styled).  Will have more pictures from our shoot up soon.

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Pants, full length!

 

 

Incidentally, anyone who knows me knows that I don't typically like head to toe looks, or even wearing two pieces by the same designer at the same time.  These pants are making me reconsider my "separates only" policy.

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BTW, in order to see the texture, please just click on the pictures to take you to the lightbox. We specifically brought along a professional photographer in order to really capture the nuances that are difficult to see online, usually. We were at Schneider shooting for at least 2, close to 3 hours, so don't let that go to waste. Here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/251006/lightbox/post/8291903/id/2009821

For example.
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Overall, I miss the creativity. These are great pieces and you can make a great argument that every one belongs. For new customers I'm sure it's wonderful. For someone who doesn't need another merino or version of it, I'm left wanting after several seasons of this. I have no business buying any more clothes but I'm disappointed he isn't forcing my hand with a jaw-dropping knit or something.

Yes and no. It's not like the brand has ever revolutionized itself, and if you look at the past 7 or 8 years, it's always the same ideas coming back. (I think that when seasonal threads were started around 2008-2010, here, on SZ and on TFS, people were already complaining about the same things.)
That hooded bomber with the buttoned lining directly comes from Furever for example (still my favorite season by the way).


The whole appreciation for the brand seems cyclical, every year new stores pick it up, every year new stores drop it, new people buy it and then a lot of pieces end on the 2nd hand market after a year or so. I don't know what to make of that actually.
I'm more excited about what looks like a return to the more subtle patterns (and shawl collars) of the past. I'm hoping for wool shirts and light knits.
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there aren't many brands that are putting out completely unique collections every year. certainly not the small SZ style brands who put out stuff you'd imagine Leo in the revenant would wear on a first date, tattered black pieces that all look the same at the end of the day. you get more "new" styles by the mass produced brands who have zero identity left. rag and bone for example. they have a certain style but piece to piece you'd never pick them out of a lineup to be the same brand. I rather have some similarities like SS (though they do seem to be getting increasingly repetitive). and you can't blame them in these tough times where business is tough and they seem to want to stick to styles they know people enjoy.
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If you are talking about the one in the NMWA post where the collar opens into the hood like a lotus flower, I agree. That is the most tempting piece to me. Also the long coat from the first shot of the lookbook is great.

Overall, I miss the creativity. These are great pieces and you can make a great argument that every one belongs. For new customers I'm sure it's wonderful. For someone who doesn't need another merino or version of it, I'm left wanting after several seasons of this. I have no business buying any more clothes but I'm disappointed he isn't forcing my hand with a jaw-dropping knit or something.

Anyway, these are the two pieces I was mentioning that I like. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And the jacket and trousers here are both nice. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I like that Schneider is reliable and I can wear it consistently. In theory I love dries for example but it's just impossible for me to really enjoy
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@LA Guy - This is going in the GMTO page later today? Interested in the pants.

 

Also, at the risk of being the "sizing advice" guy, are the Players trousers more relaxed or more of a slim cut? And is a VI the right call for a 34, would a VII work or be too baggy?

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But more importantly I think it speaks to a difference in fashion goals. I'm no longer interested in innovative crazy new fashion. Maybe here and there.


I rather have a stable interchangeable intimate collection of clothing that I hope to wear to death over years and intermittently replace
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@LA Guy - This is going in the GMTO page later today? Interested in the pants.

 

Also, at the risk of being the "sizing advice" guy, are the Players trousers more relaxed or more of a slim cut? And is a VI the right call for a 34, would a VII work or be too baggy?

Yes, all the items we will be offering for the presale GMTO will be up on the GMTO page, and announced here and around the forum, today, hopefully by lunch time PST.  I'm seeing the kids off to school and then going back to work on it.  

 

The pants are normal at the waist, and slim through the leg.  I think that the VI would work for many size 34 waists/50 EUs, but if you have, ahem... muscular thighs, you might think about a VII.  Put it this way.  The model, Tommy, is wearing a size iV.  He is a slim 38US, probably closer to a 37 US.  

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But more importantly I think it speaks to a difference in fashion goals. I'm no longer interested in innovative crazy new fashion. Maybe here and there.

I rather have a stable interchangeable intimate collection of clothing that I hope to wear to death over years and intermittently replace

I think that the shapes of Stephan's pieces are evolutionary, but the textiles are where the real innovation is at.  I really do hope that some of you guys will pick up the hooded jacket in a "navy" fabric, that very subtly has reds in it because of the reverse side, which has blues and reds in it in a pattern that looks like an oilpainted sunset.  I guess we'll see how well we were able to convey nuance on film the first time around with a good photographer.

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Wow, NMWA and Styleforum Pre-Orders for SS is pretty great. The items being offered look sweet and I am liking the look of this FW collection so far.

@LA Guy, is the knee length hooded jacket you will be offering this one here by chance? : http://cdn.styleforum.net/1/1c/1c49183a_DSC03891.jpeg
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Wow, NMWA and Styleforum Pre-Orders for SS is pretty great. The items being offered look sweet and I am liking the look of this FW collection so far.

@LA Guy, is the knee length hooded jacket you will be offering this one here by chance? : http://cdn.styleforum.net/1/1c/1c49183a_DSC03891.jpeg

No, the one that we will be offering is this:

 

but in this fabric:

 

While the reverse of the fabric is very beautiful in and of itself, with a really warm, soft, hand, the way the secondary color subtly shows in specific lighting conditions is spectacular.  It will also be a bit more drape then the fuzzy wool above.   The bit of structure on the shoulders makes it a bit easier to wear for many people, but keeps it drapey and soft.

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Very cool stuff! I appreciate you putting this together, @LA Guy

Off topic, but do you know what shoes the model is wearing? They look interesting.
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Very cool stuff! I appreciate you putting this together, @LA Guy

Off topic, but do you know what shoes the model is wearing? They look interesting.

shoes = "Model's own."

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