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post #1156 of 2288
Really? I'm pretty sure there have been tasteless, old-money boors for ages.
post #1157 of 2288
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

One day, if y'all buy enough of my ties! biggrin.gif

I am one of yellow Hooks 6 twitter followers so Tweet it out and I will be happy to contribute to the cause!
post #1158 of 2288
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Really? I'm pretty sure there have been tasteless, old-money boors for ages.

Poor taste indeed knows no class biggrin.gif

Splashing lots of money on flashy, show-off, poor taste items? Definitely New Money.
post #1159 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

What inspired you to rope the shoulders up to the wearer's ears?

I think we are going to see a resurgence of roped shoulders. I like them as well because its a very English look which is the opposite of the Italian natural shoulder that is prevalent here in NYC. Its not a conservative look but I think it works for me personally and I am not the first person to put a serious rope shoulder on a suit.



post #1160 of 2288
I actually like a bit of rope on my jackets. Maybe not as bold as what you have right there, but definitely there and noticeable. To each his own!
post #1161 of 2288
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I think we are going to see a resurgence of roped shoulders. I like them as well because its a very English look which is the opposite of the Italian natural shoulder that is prevalent here in NYC. Its not a conservative look but I think it works for me personally and I am not the first person to put a serious rope shoulder on a suit.


I think this is purely a matter of personal preference rather than "good taste". It's certainly not a matter of quality or competence. I understand that some members have an aversion to roping and prefer a softer look or even a shirt shoulder, complete with waterfall sleeves. I felt that way in the past and I still prefer more subtle or no roping in my SC's. But I'm more open to roping on my suits than I have been in the past. I don't think my taste level has changed for the worse as a result but my preference has changed a bit. Moreover, my experience in IRL is that,if anything, a suit with a shirt shoulder attracts more attention, sometimes negative, than a roped shoulder, even among tailors. That doesn't mean that those who have a negative reaction have bad taste.
post #1162 of 2288
I think you can't call yourself passionate about clothing and style if you can't appreciate that roping on the shoulder can look truly excellent. From a very sort of G&H military standpoint roping is an absolute classic and if I were to have a chalk stripe city suit made it would most definitely have roped shoulders - the essence of "I mean business" rather than the softer Italian look.

David I really like that suit, bravo.
post #1163 of 2288

not my cup of tea i'm afraid. with roping that high I wouldn't be surprised to see drummer boy braid across it's top.

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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

not my cup of tea i'm afraid. with roping that high I wouldn't be surprised to see drummer boy braid across it's top.

While it may not be your cup of tea, as has been said earlier, it takes a lot of skill to produce a well designed roped shoulder and some of the most talented and creative tailors on the Row, including Sexton, Sedwell and Taub make stuff with fairly pronounced roping.
post #1165 of 2288
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

not my cup of tea i'm afraid. with roping that high I wouldn't be surprised to see drummer boy braid across it's top.

You have obviously spent more time looking at drummer boys uniforms than I have.
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They may well do so, but not on my wallet.  A  bit of roping on a pinstripe three-piece I can see, rather as stated above, "I mean business!"  However, on a sport coat, I am much more of the Italian persuasion and I'm a looooonggg way from New York.  To each his own.

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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

They may well do so, but not on my wallet.  A  bit of roping on a pinstripe three-piece I can see, rather as stated above, "I mean business!"  However, on a sport coat, I am much more of the Italian persuasion and I'm a looooonggg way from New York.  To each his own.

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I'm not sure what Italy or New York have to do with the discussion. Italy and New York each have tailors who make jackets with no roping, tailors who make jackets with pronounced roping and even tailors who do either. So as you say, to each his own.
post #1168 of 2288
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

I think we are going to see a resurgence of roped shoulders. I like them as well because its a very English look which is the opposite of the Italian natural shoulder that is prevalent here in NYC. Its not a conservative look but I think it works for me personally and I am not the first person to put a serious rope shoulder on a suit.

Completely off topic, but I love that regimental tie. I just get a kick out of seeing people wear that pattern (and wearing it myself) ever since a co-worker of mine who worked right next to me and I showed up one day both wearing the exact same thing- navy blazer (brass buttons and all), sand khakis, burgundy penny loafers, light blue pinpoint oxfords, and an Argyle and Sutherland regimental tie. You expect that to happen to women every now and again with dresses, they'll buy the same one off the rack at macy's, but with 50 ties on my rack and probably about 20 on his (wild guess on my part, admittedly), along with the various combinations of shirts, suits and sportcoats possible, I can't say that that's something I expect to happen much. Oh, and great suit too.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled tweed-a-thon. I wore a tweed jacket and khakis today, though I didn't remember to take a picture before it got dark outside. I should have, it came together well.

Edit, hang on, that's not an argyle and southerland, the thin stripes are both yellow instead of one being red. Ah well, close enough.
post #1169 of 2288
I'm sorry if it has been mentioned earlier and I missed it, but what fabric is that?
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