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Good luck!
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Sorry, just littering this thread with various photos I find of corduroy coats. This one is of Gad Lerner, which I stole from Milstil. He writes:
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The Intellectual. Apply an unstructured and unpadded corduroy or tweed jacket to a person with a slight ‘foward stomach’ (tailorspeak for excess bellyfat) with seriously underdevelopped deltoids (or any other muscle group for that matter) and voila, I give you the stereotypical professor. All that is missing is a fuzzy tie. But Gad knows better than to do something so stupid as wearing a tie with jeans. Three cheers for you, Gad Lerner.



I think a few people mentioned that flapped patch might be unflattering, but in my mind - that kind of frumpy, ugly, unflattering look is kind of strangely appealing. Just not sure I can get that frumpy look through a coat from Steed. It might look very clean, but oddly unflattering at the hips with three layers of English corduroy.
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Also, not sure if this is of interest to anyone, but this is a nice directory of UK manufacturers I recently found. Not complete, but useful for people starting new brands and want stuff made in the UK, or people just researching things for fun.

Let's Make It Here.

http://www.letsmakeithere.org/
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Sorry, just littering this thread with various photos I find of corduroy coats. This one is of Gad Lerner, which I stole from Milstil. He writes:


I think a few people mentioned that flapped patch might be unflattering, but in my mind - that kind of frumpy, ugly, unflattering look is kind of strangely appealing. Just not sure I can get that frumpy look through a coat from Steed. It might look very clean, but oddly unflattering at the hips with three layers of English corduroy.

NORMCORE
post #1565 of 1780
Is reno going to have the same pernicious effect on cordovan? I use it a few times a year on calf, but maybe 6-7 times a year on cordovan.
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NORMCORE



Gad Lerner says: "WTF?"
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NORMCORE

Also, to steal a joke from a friend of mine: Gnomecore

post #1568 of 1780
I opened my jar of Reno for the first time yesterday and took a small smudge for both toe box of my shoes. I actually finally mustered the courage to use it in hopes of covering a nick on the right toe of my shoe. It worked, completely darkened the blemish. As I was brushing it though you can still see the nick if examined very closely. Under direct light the toes still have a shine to distract viewers. Whatever excess Reno that was on the cloth I just ran it across the shoes toe box and vamp. I only dipped into the jar once FWIW. Hard to hear now what damage Reno can cause with excessive use. I guess I'll keep it on the d/l.
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I think a few people mentioned that flapped patch might be unflattering, but in my mind - that kind of frumpy, ugly, unflattering look is kind of strangely appealing. Just not sure I can get that frumpy look through a coat from Steed. It might look very clean, but oddly unflattering at the hips with three layers of English corduroy.

I would think that the coat being RTW would be an essential part of the professorial equation. I don't know why you'd pay a bespoke premium for that look.
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I would think that the coat being RTW would be an essential part of the professorial equation. I don't know why you'd pay a bespoke premium for that look.


Yah. "Frumpy" ain't an exclusively high-end commodity.

post #1571 of 1780
You can find that kind of corduroy jacket at just about any goodwill / thrift store, probably for less than $20.
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You can find that kind of corduroy jacket at just about any goodwill / thrift store, probably for less than $20.

I don't think one needs to go that far, but even so, it seems like getting something bespoke so it's perfectly frumpy is pushing artful sprezzatura to the breaking point.

 

But hey. I have an excess of frumpiness in my wardrobe.

post #1573 of 1780
Where would linen and linen-wool blends stand on the appropriate-for-bespoke scale?

Wrinkled =/= frumpy.
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On a related note, that suit reminds me of the great Brooks Brothers Loro Piana corduroy suit sale of 2009.
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I would think that the coat being RTW would be an essential part of the professorial equation. I don't know why you'd pay a bespoke premium for that look.

Probably a good point. Of the few Steed jackets I've bought, I can't imagine any of them eventually looking like that. But that is the kind of frumpy look I like when I think of whether to get flapped patches or not.
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