Not to worry, I was not insulted. The word regional is indeed relevant, and fishmouth is indeed a regionalism. I was reacting more to the use of the term 'eccentricity'. Strictly speaking, eccentricity refers to something that deviates from an established center. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?rd=1&word=eccentricity
) I think we would all agree that, given the diversity of tailoring traditions, no country can lay claim to being the center, or a reference point against which all other styles are benchmarked. I am merely saying this because many americans I chat with online are thrown by the French style, which appears so new & different to them -- often they can't decide whether they like it or not.
The French style has never been popularized globally. That's why this thread is so important to me: I feel like half of #menswear has missed out on the French thing altogether (aside from SeamasterLux and I, and the odd pic from Vox, how many Tumblr's out there promote the French style?)
The French have really fallen down on the job of defending and promoting their tailoring tradition globally, compared to SR and the Italians. It's a shame, as this thread does demonstrate that the French master tailors largely warrant a seat at the table in the global #menswear conversation. Of course, connaisseurs like yourself and other posters on this thread alteady do know and appreciate the French tradition. I just wish it to be more widely appreciated within #menswear, so I'm always a bit concerned when people use a word like 'eccentric' to describe it, because it's not very flattering to call it that. Regional yes, eccentric no. Just my $0.02.