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post #16 of 111
I second that notion. He always posts worthy posts.
post #17 of 111
Just to add on Ivwri + others, parker + davidlee + asobu + dantebysomething (<- incredible fit pics) just off the top of my head for somehow managing to keep the yohji thread going and just exposing the forum to different silhouettes and such.

lol, the M/C thread is actually pretty funny if you guys kept up with the M/C memes from god knows when, but they will never ever stop talking about it. Imagine me forgetting what wash tween's OL jeans are every other day... foo.gif (that nutrition mid-stream pee guy is insane though)...
post #18 of 111
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

I second that notion. He always posts worthy posts.

He also has hands-down the best blog of any SF user
post #19 of 111
Did you link the blog in the text? Cause it doesn't work
post #20 of 111
Sorry; fixed.
post #21 of 111
This post was full of knowledge on how:
i) details like cut and hardware can change the nature of an item
ii) period styling and fashion is critical to understanding how to wear an item
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

somewhat agree/disagree with this, here's my take on that jacket:
1) there's basically two versions in my mind - the original cut, with the older Italian hardware that we'll call 'a', and then the updated cut with the YKK stuff which we'll call 'b'. There is a noticeable difference between the two patterns I feel. The changeover happened at Spring 2007, I believe.
2) I don't have a 'b' version so my experience is limited to 'a' - 'a' is cut very boxy and does not have a severe drop. It's probably around 4-5" or so in the smaller sizes and maybe 7" if a larger size, I'm guesstimating there but bear with me.
The sleeves are wide, probably 8 or 9" across the bicep. That is for a size 46 that only measures something like 20.5" down the front. If you've ever ordered a TOJ jacket, you'd never come close to those kinds of proportions, they'd look horrible.
The only reason that the MMM can even pull off these proportions is that the front hardware is all chunky and very prominent. As you can see, 'b' went to more subtle hardware and the proportions were adjusted quite a bit.
'a' is meant to be worn in a classical way, and doesn't necessarily work in terms of how people expect a leather jacket to fit in 2012. Yes, a lot of fits of this jacket suck, and it's because people pick it up from the early 2000's but want it to fit like it were a successive piece in their line of Dior Homme>Rick Owens>Julius>etc tight-fitting things, and they size the jacket way too precisely. Look at the numbers again, and you will see that it's not meant to fit that way. I wear mine dropping off the shoulder, the sleeves are huge - but the lengths look right on me, and the leather crinkles up and takes up the slack anyway. It's a leather jacket, not a suit jacket.
'b' in my mind is just a leather jacket in contemporary terms. The design is there, but not done as well as 'a' and the fit has become genericized to cater to the above expectations, and that's why you hardly ever see 'b' looking that good. It's just not really the same jacket as 'a'
You don't have to be skinny to wear 'a' or 'b' - that isn't really the point, so much. That is just a point in general - skinny people pull off more dramatic appearances with regards to clothing.
post #22 of 111
much better than MC version over here...
post #23 of 111
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

Just to add on Ivwri + others, parker + davidlee + asobu + dantebysomething (<- incredible fit pics) just off the top of my head for somehow managing to keep the yohji thread going and just exposing the forum to different silhouettes and such.
lol, the M/C thread is actually pretty funny if you guys kept up with the M/C memes from god knows when, but they will never ever stop talking about it. Imagine me forgetting what wash tween's OL jeans are every other day... foo.gif (that nutrition mid-stream pee guy is insane though)...

I need posts, guys, not just posters. About 3 hours before I choose the first winnar.
post #24 of 111
I nominate this post.
post #25 of 111
it's like inception. a post inside a post inside a post.
post #26 of 111
Thread Starter 
SWD: 1; MC:0

Stanley van Buren nominating Synthese: http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/50_50#post_5570378
post #27 of 111

Really glad you chose that post, and not just because I nominated it; I really do think it's one of the best topics and best posts in that topic, and Synth's writing is top-notch. These are the kinds of posts that really add value and knowledge to the forum overall.
 

post #28 of 111
I think it's an excellent topic, and Hendrix should get all the credit in the world from tearing us back from the brink of the baller abyss. Men love clothes with stories (I had a conversation about this with my tailor a couple of weeks ago), and I think that it's a thread we could all contribute to - not only because it gives us a chance to flex our writing chops and tell some stories (and who doesn't love telling stories), but seriously, it's a pretty worthy topic in and of itself. So, cheers to Stanley, and to Hendrix, and to everyone else who contributed to the thread, because that's kind of what it's all about.
post #29 of 111
Thread Starter 
Keep on finding the gems, folks. New post on Wednesday.
post #30 of 111
I nominate Ivwri's original post in the Yohji thread. It's full of great information, from the historic to the practical, and it is a work in progress, meaning Ivwri continues to take the time to update it. It's also the post that started the thread that gave a lot of SFers (myself included) a closer look at Yohji's work, making it accessible where before it had seemed remote and even maybe a little anachronistic. The thread itself is great: informative, welcoming, polite (!), and smart, with a genuine sense of community, and I believe that tone was set right at the start.
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