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post #5896 of 12664
I was just thinking, I don't have a single 2 button suit.
post #5897 of 12664
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Great, now someone is going to buy the denim one.
I point stuff like this out to my daughter all the time. It is an example of why fashion is evil. I can assure you that when Polo first developed the Princeton Soft model, there was no washed denim model. Just stuff like what I described. But then some idiot said "we can't make a tan linen burlap model - we did that last year" so someone said "let's do denim!!!! That's new!!" "No. Let's do 'washed denim' It's like vintage, only clean." And there you have it.
post #5898 of 12664
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I point stuff like this out to my daughter all the time. It is an example of why fashion is evil. I can assure you that when Polo first developed the Princeton Soft model, there was no washed denim model. Just stuff like what I described. But then some idiot said "we can't make a tan linen burlap model - we did that last year" so someone said "let's do denim!!!! That's new!!" "No. Let's do 'washed denim' It's like vintage, only clean." And there you have it.

And people wear it frown.gif
post #5899 of 12664
Is that denim jacket part of J Press's "New American" look? confused.gif
post #5900 of 12664
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I point stuff like this out to my daughter all the time. It is an example of why fashion is evil. I can assure you that when Polo first developed the Princeton Soft model, there was no washed denim model. Just stuff like what I described. But then some idiot said "we can't make a tan linen burlap model - we did that last year" so someone said "let's do denim!!!! That's new!!" "No. Let's do 'washed denim' It's like vintage, only clean." And there you have it.

Well, fair warning: anyone who posts a washed denim, flap-patch-pocketed, hook-vented blazer in the good taste thread gets zero foo points forever. I don't care if you die then come back as the Duke of Windsor and post an outfit that makes me cry it's so good. Zero foo points.
post #5901 of 12664
What is a hook vent?
post #5902 of 12664
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Is that denim jacket part of J Press's "New American" look? confused.gif

It's J. Press's "The New American Look," by York Street (by J. Press).
post #5903 of 12664
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What is a hook vent?

I'd say, but Dopey has diagrams and poetry ready.
post #5904 of 12664
Also - for those watching at home - don't buy the cotton plaid one either. It looks nice in the abstract, but is pretty useless in practice. There isn't much to do with it that will look good.
post #5905 of 12664
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What is a hook vent?

It is an offset center vent. The advantage is that, when it opens, it doesn't show your crack. They also tend to have a little more overlap than a typical center vent, so that, even when under stress, it is less likely to be completely open. It tends to be common in the "Ivy League" look. Almost all of J. Press's jackets have these.

post #5906 of 12664
It's this:

http://www.ivy-style.com/the-hook-vent-trademark-of-the-ivy-leauge-look.html

I don't understand why it's desirable though.
post #5907 of 12664
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

It is an offset center vent. The advantage is that, when it opens, it doesn't show your crack.

Another solution would be to wear pants.
post #5908 of 12664
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's this:

http://www.ivy-style.com/the-hook-vent-trademark-of-the-ivy-leauge-look.html

I don't understand why it's desirable though.

It's infinitely better than a regular single vent. As pointed out, it's less likely to show trouser when you walk, and more importantly, it looks a hell of a lot more finished.
post #5909 of 12664
Well this is my approach:

All single vents are fail
A hook vent is a single vent
Therefore, a hook vent is fail.
post #5910 of 12664
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Another solution would be to wear pants.

Clearly you are not yet familiar with J. Press's "The New American Look" by York Street (by J. Press).
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