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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Actually the "classic" TF look we are used to it really a hodge podge of the various SR houses. I believe he had suits made at the various firms and took the details he liked the best and combined them i.e the slanted shoulder seam from A&S, the shoulder line/built up chest from Huntsman (i might be mistaken on this one), and the styling from edward sexton. If you look at the styling of Tommy Nutter suits (edward sexton) and ignore the slanted shoulder seam/milanese button hole/ 5 button cuffs etc you can see where he got his inspiration from.




This is Edward Sexton/Tommy nutter



This is TF

Agreed. Actually the sexton/nutter duo produced the suit style I like the most (moreso than the T ford). Some of the suits had far more shape then Fords and were more works of art then clothing. At a certain period the shoulder line was also more natural and elegant than ford while at the same time combining tremendous amount of rope- a difficult thing to accomplish.

Wasn't there a story about Ford picking up many pigs and having them disassembled to see what made them tick. I wonder if he had zegna do this or a personal group of tailors.

BTW Is Sexton still producing suits?
post #32 of 48
I love the cut and styling of TF, and the quality is certainly there, but with few exceptions, it's just a bit too louche to serve as business attire. Were I to come suddenly into a great fortune and become an international playboy, I suspect I'd have both greater means to buy TF and more frequent occasion to wear it.

All of that being said, Tom Ford himself deserves a great deal of credit as a visionary.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by Big Texas View Post

I love the cut and styling of TF, and the quality is certainly there, but with few exceptions, it's just a bit too louche to serve as business attire. Were I to come suddenly into a great fortune and become an international playboy, I suspect I'd have both greater means to buy TF and more frequent occasion to wear it.

All of that being said, Tom Ford himself deserves a great deal of credit as a visionary.

+ 1 on that. 

post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

Agreed. Actually the sexton/nutter duo produced the suit style I like the most (moreso than the T ford). Some of the suits had far more shape then Fords and were more works of art then clothing. At a certain period the shoulder line was also more natural and elegant than ford while at the same time combining tremendous amount of rope- a difficult thing to accomplish.

Wasn't there a story about Ford picking up many pigs and having them disassembled to see what made them tick. I wonder if he had zegna do this or a personal group of tailors.

BTW Is Sexton still producing suits?


Yup thats what i was trying to say in my last post. He ordered a bunch of suits from various tailors then took them apart and took what he liked best about them. And yes i believe Sexton is still producing suits. Heres a recent video well 2009 of a guy having a suit cut by him.
post #35 of 48
+1.

TF looks great, but the giant peak lapels seem out of place in most work environments. That being said, not all of his suits have batwings (i.e. O'Connor model).
post #36 of 48
That video was incredible. Just shows how much work is put into the creative process
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

+1.

TF looks great, but the giant peak lapels seem out of place in most work environments. That being said, not all of his suits have batwings (i.e. O'Connor model).

I feel the same way. Also, maybe because I'm shorter than average, I have a hard time donning those giant lapels.

I do love his designs for the most part though. Can't think of any better brand to represent Bond.
post #38 of 48
The new collection reminds me of Micheal Caine, it is certainly moving towards a good direction. I love how he reintroduce the fur coat in slimmer cut, thats going to get big within the luxury market
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Yup thats what i was trying to say in my last post. He ordered a bunch of suits from various tailors then took them apart and took what he liked best about them. And yes i believe Sexton is still producing suits. Heres a recent video well 2009 of a guy having a suit cut by him.

Jesus those pants on that gent are impossibly tight.
post #40 of 48
Thread Starter 

It will be fun to see how the store is in Dubai, pictures will come of course!

post #41 of 48
Looking forward to some photos. Take some fit pics too, please.

I love the TF aesthetic, alas, my slightly short stature and broad shoulders do not allow a good fit frown.gif
post #42 of 48
Thread Starter 

Will do, I might visit the store on saturday. I also have my beauty to visit Loro Piana.

post #43 of 48
I agree that TF represents the James Bond brand really well, although I didn't much care for the fits in Skyfall. (Also, in fairness, I think Brioni did just fine by Brosnan in the early 2000s, and by Craig in Casino Royale).

In that vein, if I were to commission one signature TF piece, it would probably be a classic tux. In fact, I am strongly considering doing so. If so, I will post the results here.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by Big Texas View Post

I agree that TF represents the James Bond brand really well, although I didn't much care for the fits in Skyfall. (Also, in fairness, I think Brioni did just fine by Brosnan in the early 2000s, and by Craig in Casino Royale).

In that vein, if I were to commission one signature TF piece, it would probably be a classic tux. In fact, I am strongly considering doing so. If so, I will post the results here.

When i saw skyfall in theaters i thought the fits were terrible. But strangely when i watched it again on iTunes yesterday in HD they looked a lot better. Some of them even looked pretty good
post #45 of 48
Maybe I'll take a second look. Sooner or later I'm going to end up rewatching that movie, anyhow. But the fits just seemed too small and too Mad Men-esque. I realize there was a retro, return-to-classic-form trope running throughout the entire movie -- up to and including the car, the original Bond theme arrangement, etc. But the suits just seemed too self-consciously '60s to me. Worth another appraisal, though.
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