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post #121 of 436
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Interesting, Jan. Between your coat, the Isaia, the one in Banis's photo (Volpe's work?), and mine, it would appear that this welted-flap-in-a-patch type of pocket is not at all uncommon in Naples. Yet, it seems very odd compared to the other envelope-style pockets around.

I like your pockets the best of all the coats posted in this thread. Great example of giving your tailor a little direction and then letting him execute.
post #122 of 436
Instructive thread, and great coat indeed. Was struck by how young Foo looks without the glasses and the new haircut, as opposed to foo.gif
post #123 of 436
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


Disagree.

That thing looks like a shitty military surplus coat and only looks reasonable because of good photography and (presumably) a perfectly proportioned model.


I agree, the lapels look crowded on the latter coat because of its low gorge.

post #124 of 436
The glasses, like the 4x1 DB that we saw once and never saw again, are a monstrosity. If Foo had dominion over a couple hundred million Asian peasants and wore a coat with military decorations that he granted to himself in a ceremony that he himself planned and forced all the citizenry between the ages of 21 and 50 to attend, I'd cut him some slack on the glasses. But he's a banker. That shit just doesn't look right.

On the other hand, the great coat is legitimately a home run. It's just epic.
post #125 of 436
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Originally Posted by quar View Post


You're a douchebag. Shut up already.

 

I'm just voicing my opinion.

I thought we were all here to give our opinions on "the great one's" coat?

 

If I don't like it I can say so.

post #126 of 436
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post



If I don't like it I can say so.

Absolutely.

I'm fairly conservative when it comes to business dress. I think the coat you prefer borders a bit on the costume-y, IMHO. Too much like a prop from a military movie. I would have problems wearing it, but that's me. Foo's coat, while certainly not a style you see everyday, does look like something I could see on the streets of NYC and would appreciate it for its somewhat outside the norm details but would not think it sticks out in a negative way. It's a nice balance to strike for a signature jacket... Though if it was mine I would want it in midnight blue! smile.gif
post #127 of 436
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

I like your pockets the best of all the coats posted in this thread. Great example of giving your tailor a little direction and then letting him execute.

This. Though end of an era.
post #128 of 436
Foo, how about a view of the plaid lining? Curious to see how the interior looks. Any special pockets on the inside?
post #129 of 436
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Foo, how about a view of the plaid lining? Curious to see how the interior looks. Any special pockets on the inside?

Will take pics in the morning when there is decent light. The plaid lining goes all the way up the coat, but in addition there is brown silk over the shoulders and through the sleeves. I assume the latter is to make the coat slide on easier and not get caught. There is one interesting interior pocket. Not sure how unusual it is.
post #130 of 436

Congratulations mafoofan! You made the front page.

post #131 of 436
cool! the first pics don't give the fabric justice until you see the more detailed pics.
Edited by mvxwell - 1/23/13 at 11:24am
post #132 of 436

That coat is a thing of beauty.

post #133 of 436

Sincere congratulations, foo. That coat is absolutely beautiful, and we haven't even seen good pics yet!

post #134 of 436
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Just found this:

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Banis took a photo of his Neapolitan tailor wearing an overcoat with the same style of offending pockets. Link here.

I've had this photo saved for a while and plan on having something similar made up for next winter. Just need to find the perfect cloth. Possibly the HE Box 32oz cavalry twill, but I want to see a swatch first and Isles is pretty bad at sending swatches. I may incorporate some Foo Coat elements into the design as well. We shall see.

Keep up the good work, Foo.
post #135 of 436
Mr. Fan, please furnish some photos in the daylight.

Also, please show the coat buttoned-up.
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