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post #271 of 301
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Like for a someone such as yourself or a beginner how-to book?
More my speed.
Edited by RSS - 2/12/13 at 5:30pm
post #272 of 301
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More my speed.
Two books titled "Bespoke" about Savile Row: Richard Anderson's insider account and James Sherwood's illustrated history. If you decide to write a book about your own experiences with Savile Row, I can think of a good title for you.
post #273 of 301
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Two books titled "Bespoke" about Savile Row: Richard Anderson's insider account and James Sherwood's illustrated history. If you decide to write a book about your own experiences with Savile Row, I can think of a good title for you.
Thanks Thin Man. I'll look for the Sherwood book. Richard sent me a copy of his.
post #274 of 301
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The resistance to black suits predates the Internet. I tried to get Anderson & Sheppard to make a black funeral suit back in the late 70s. They insisted it be charcoal.

That said, just this week I was standing on line and the person in front of me was wearing a truly beautiful black suit. Not one of the dead black variety that are so common. This one was quite alive.

Black suits are an interesting one. They are seen as too severe for day wear these days. De rigueur in days of yore.

Its also a colour of cloth that benefits from a bit of sheen or finish. It can look a bit dingy without. Mohair in black is beautiful for example. Faille is another cloth that works well in Black.

I see it as a cloth best suited to a more fashionable look these days.
post #275 of 301
I really enjoyed the A&S vanity book as well.
post #276 of 301
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...GBR, arguably the worst poster in the history of Style Forum.

Manton, I just want to say that when I read the above post, I felt a great sense of relief come over me.
post #277 of 301
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Its also a colour of cloth that benefits from a bit of sheen or finish. It can look a bit dingy without.
That is precisely why I liked the particuarl suit I mentioned.
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I see it as a cloth best suited to a more fashionable look these days.
Agreed ... and I've come to realize that has its place. My Richard Anderson diagonal pinstripe (on black) serves that purpose for me.
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post #278 of 301
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That is precisely why I liked the particuarly suit I mentioned.
Agreed ... and I've come to realize that has its place. My Richard Anderson diagonal pinstripe (on black) serves that purpose for me.

Another problem with black is that whilst its easy to accesorise, its very limited.

You can't move much beyond a monochrome look.

Which in certain circumstances can look good. Out clubbing and the like.

Diagonal pinstripe?
post #279 of 301
It's been posted -- and dished -- before. It's something I'm comfortable wearing for an evening out in San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York. But not in ... say ... Jackson, Mississippi.

Okay ... here goes:
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post #280 of 301
That thing seriously has like a moire effect going on.

I have a headache now frown.gif
post #281 of 301
A couple of Bayer asperin tablets should do the trick.

But I tell ya, once I had a few hundred bespoke suits / odd jackets under my belt, I decided to go out on a limb and take a few chances. I'm glad I did with this one.
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A couple of Bayer asperin tablets should do the trick.

But I tell ya, once I had a few hundred bespoke suits / odd jackets under my belt, I decided to go out on a limb and take a few chances. I'm glad I did with this one.

You rebel - most sane people wait until they have least 500 bespoke items before they get crazy:)

Maybe you can share with us an example you are not glad you went out on a limb with?
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Very nice, RSS
post #285 of 301
RSS, I missed you.
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