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post #691 of 1050
These men are vile and a disgrace to Africa. Thing is, they pillage in style and just look so much better than the Sarkozys, the Kohls and the Putins of the world. A tiny part of me is happy to see some blood money put into the art of cutting, pressing and shaping cloth.

This is the bit I've been pondering since RJman's ASW article: do tailors dare refuse to serve an amoral head of state?
post #692 of 1050

Interesting topic. It's really remarkable how many African dictators favours french tailoring, another symptom of the long and strong French influence over their regimes after the "independence". Those regimes are often very dependent on foreign aid. So, in a sense, the French government (and many others, of course, including the Brazilian government) are also to be credited for the survival of many tailoring houses and their exorbitant prices, but on the cost of many of lives.

post #693 of 1050
FWIW -- I just contributed a piece about Kenjiro Suzuki to ASW:

http://asuitablewardrobe.blogspot.fr/2014/02/a-selfie-from-paris.html?m=1
post #694 of 1050
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Edited by Kuro - 2/28/14 at 9:20am
post #695 of 1050
Yes, I remember that piece by Simon Crompton, and it upset me at the time, because I thought it might be misleading to uninformed readers: I didn't want people thinking that French tailors specialize mainly in safari jackets, when that is in fact an anecdotal sideshow of their real business IMHO.

While on that topic though, I took the picture of Will posted on ASW, wearing the €250,000 Smalto bespoke astrakhan coat made for some dignitary.

Another tailor who will remain nameless told me about the €70,000 leather jacket that they made for a Russian oligarch, who will also remain nameless.
post #696 of 1050
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Edited by Kuro - 2/28/14 at 9:31am
post #697 of 1050
Suzuki is 3500€ for a 2-piece.
post #698 of 1050

French authorities seized 40 millions of euros (vintage clock estimated at 3 millions euros, 5 art work of Rodin bought at 1,5 million euros....300 bottles of Petrus bought at  2,1 millions euros)  and of course building of 42 avenue Foch, estimated at 75 millions euros !

 

American authorities also seized the mansion in Malibu (35 millions of dollars)... etc

 

That a lot of Camps de Luca suits !

post #699 of 1050
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Edited by Kuro - 2/28/14 at 9:21am
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post #701 of 1050

You are not well informed

 

 

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^hasn't Obiang's son used CdL?

 



Yes he has, you are well informed





post #702 of 1050
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

This is the bit I've been pondering since RJman's ASW article: do tailors dare refuse to serve an amoral head of state?

Without naming names, I know a tailor who turned down business from a Russian mafia man. The guy later returned with a few of his henchmen, and basically threatened to break the tailor's legs if he didn't make him a coat.

The coat was made.
post #703 of 1050
Gents,

I would trust paristailor to know what he's talking about... wink.gif
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You are not well informed

 

My bad then, must be Smalto in that case. The notch lapel definitely reminded me CdL but I had a serious doubt with the shoulder.

post #705 of 1050
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My bad then, must be Smalto in that case. The notch lapel definitely reminded me CdL but I had a serious doubt with the shoulder.

Not quite but almost

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