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You might need sunglasses for this one ... Gianni Verace Couture silk jacket just added to my online shop Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Spectacular. Thanks JackFlash. If only Brooks still made clothes of this caliber . . .
Reminds me of a post from Ivy Style, written by Zachary DeLuca, on a Brooks Brothers suit from the 1950s with a spalla camicia (!) and handmade buttonholes: http://www.ivy-style.com/a-tale-of-two-suitings-brooks-in-the-50s-60s.html This is not Kiton or Rubinacci but Brooks:
Sorry for the poor iPhone pictures. I'll throw together a fit pic one of these days. I'm a slim 38L and despite being a sack, the fit is spot on. Natural shoulders, 2/3 roll, flat front, big cuffs . . .
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Back of shoulder and arm pitch
More natural shoulder pr0n
Felt is strong and unworn
1/4 lined, with lining on the sides
Note the lining at the bottom near the vent - must be to prevent wear when sitting?
Back vent - notice the horizontal reinforcement stitching
Best for last - so we've all seen pants with slant pockets, normally offset from the seam that travels vertically up the pant - look how the seam actually follows the slant of the pocket!
Hippie Chic exhibition.
I think the Vintage Thread is the most appropriate thread to post this on. The following link and description came through on a mailing list I subscribe to.
What did it ever mean to be a hippie and how can we accurately describe this slice of American culture and attitude more than four decades after the term was first used? The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston took on the fashions and trends of "hippie chic" with their in situ exhibit. This website is offered as a complement to that exhibit and includes interviews with curators, an exhibition preview, and a video that takes interested parties behind the scenes. In the Slideshow area, visitors can look at nine different designs from the era, including an amazing woman's jacket from 1970 that is truly celestial. Moving on to the Explore area, visitors can try the hippie chic remix and star on their own psychedelic album cover. The site also features a Spotify mix to get people thinking about the period, complete with songs like "Maggie May," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Wild World."
Super Fly! Huggie Bear!