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post #61 of 71
Thanks for the feedback. I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet but can't get the suit off my mind. I think I will pop in on lunch break to see if it's still there and go for it.
post #62 of 71
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Ralph Lauren seems to have some nice polo suits that fit me very nicely OTR, but they also have 4"+ lapels or so, looks a bit 70s to me. I'm a fan of wide peak lapels, but not really sure if this look will look...dated?



I wouldn't call it dated, but it's typical RL. Especially that silly fake crest, and the distended throat tab looks rather odd. BTW is that a real person modelling that jacket, or a waxwork mannequin?
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post #63 of 71
Not a fan, but I'll take wide over skinny unless it's hideously out of proportion.
post #64 of 71
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post #65 of 71
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The funny thing is that Ralph did originally. Made his name trading on the golden age. But the stuff in the OP (especially the second one) looks much more '70s to me. I assume that's because he's chasing TF, whose aesthetic is very much grounded in that decade's debauchery.

Tom Ford wore RL for most of his youth (which is to say in the 70s and early 80s). He wore penny loafers, blue blazers, college ties, and guards/polo coats pretty much every day. So I suppose, with those things in mind, the conflux and confusion of '30s/'70s and RL/TF make sense.
post #66 of 71
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Tom Ford wore RL for most of his youth (which is to say in the 70s and early 80s). He wore penny loafers, blue blazers, college ties, and guards/polo coats pretty much every day. So I suppose, with those things in mind, the conflux and confusion of '30s/'70s and RL/TF make sense.

Aren't they both chasing Tommy Nutter/Edward Sexton anyway?
post #67 of 71

This TF looked good, of course Cooper is 6'1" tall so all the proportion arguments apply here- but even as someone who has NO desire to ever re-live the "styles" of the 70's- I dig this suit!

 

The suit in the second picture in the thread? I picture Dumbo, flapping off into the sunset- I would worry about wind warnings on brisk Fall days...  uhoh.gif

 

 

post #68 of 71
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I liked the early TF stuff as a reaction to all the skinny lapels around at the time, but the wider lapel already felt slightly played out by the time Polo started its Garrison (IIRC the name; not sure) line and now it's getting stale for me.

I'm not sure it translates. TF is selling a certain decadence. Put the huge lapels on Ralph's clean-cut models and the effect is lost.

It will be interesting to see how the wide lapel thing plays out, if it hasn't already. The skinny lapel fad was accompanied by a renewed appreciation for the period clothes. Lots of talk of "when men knew how to dress" and "back to business" and that sort of thing. Felt right for the times. Have we had enough austerity that people are now warming to the '70s? I would think that would be a hard sell -- the '60s fashions were never held in the same regretful contempt as the '70s stuff. If people don't appreciate the original looks, how much legs can the revival have?
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But for a single-breasted jacket, I'm as bored of very wide lapels as I am of very narrow ones. There's quite large room for maneouvre in the middle ground to keep things interesting, without veering right into the extremes.

I'd love to see some interesting shaping on a wider lapel, like the sort of thing you saw in the '30s and '40s. That would be more interesting to me than lapels that are oversized for the sake of being oversized.

 

70s revival makes some sort of sense in terms of escapist fantasy from an otherwise pretty frustrating life for a lot of people out there over the past few years, I suppose. Having said that, neither TF nor RL have gone full-on 70s (TF is closer, but the overall silhouette esp. through the legs is still quite different). Womenswear seems more directly inspired, especially last year and a bit the year before. The RL wide lapel jackets do feel a bit neither fish nor fowl, I agree.

 

What sort of shaping where you thinking of for the lapels? Lots of belly, or something else?

post #69 of 71
I actually like the look of this one.
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But not its composition....
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post #70 of 71

Mike already necrobumped, so I dare to ask: Richard, did you go for the suit? I think it looked freakin awesome! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I like to have 3.75 lapels on my business suits and even wider ones on casual summer suits (cotton/linen).

post #71 of 71

On a suit, I can deal with wide peaks, but I don't like wide notch lapels. On a sport coat or blazer, anything goes, so I don't mind as much.

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