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Why are you going for a one button closure? [...]

 

There's a discussion upthread on this topic in which a number of people, including sugarbutch, discuss the one-button odd jacket; it began with me posting a photo of a Huntsman jacket.  Early July of last year.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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There is a definitely a time and a place for gucci horsebit loafers...and I regularly wear mine on casual occasions particularly at my beach/country club. 

 

I also have a pair of cream horsebits that I like to wear in Florida.

 

I don't think they look appropriate with an sc or a suit...but with a pair of chinos/khakis or even shorts they are great.

 

Yes, growing up in the northeast for me the bit loafer conjures up images of summer in the Hamptons, Bermuda shorts, and bleeding Madras short-sleeve shirts.  Not that I ever spent my summers in the Hamptons, mind.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I bought this Gucci for the two tone. I am glad it doesnt have a huge Gucci metal emblem.
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Huh.  Perhaps this is where the bit loafer is most useful.  It allows one to say things like “Well, it could have been worse.  At least it’s not a bit loafer.”  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


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Could not disagree with this more. 

 

There is a definitely a time and a place for gucci horsebit loafers...and I regularly wear mine on casual occasions particularly at my beach/country club. 

 

I also have a pair of cream horsebits that I like to wear in Florida.

 

I don't think they look appropriate with an sc or a suit...but with a pair of chinos/khakis or even shorts they are great.

 

Hmmm, beach, cream loafers, Florida.... at least now we know who you really are, PCK1:

 

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Hmmm, beach, cream loafers, Florida.... at least now we know who you really are, PCK1:

 

 

There's something weird and green coming out of Don's crotch.

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There's something weird and green coming out of Don's crotch.

Lol, I didn't even notice that. I assume someone with a poor sense of humour did an even poorer Photoshop job.
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I bought this Gucci for the two tone. I am glad it doesnt have a huge Gucci metal emblem.
 

You know you could have accomplished this on your own with some wax and a free afternoon, right? 

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Was it on this threak or maybe WAYWRN that someone posted a link to a reliable proxy remailer for the EU, a few weeks back?

 

Unfortunately I didn't note it down at the time. Did anyone else?

 

Edit: found it. SF poster @VincentVogan , but he had to close his operation down due to customs/export issues.

 

Ah well... seems governments the world over are colluding to ensure that companies can continue to merrily price-gouge us Aussies.

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AAS, are you reading all this? wink.gif

Looks nice, SB, though the quarters look a bit too close. Which is probably what Greg already noticed.
Why are you going for a one button closure? To me, that is more formal and doesn't go well with patch pockets. YMMV.
Also I'd never expect you to choose such a trendy blogger blue. wink.gif

I chose a single button not for formality but out of a desire to reduce the elements to minimum. There will be a single cuff button as well. If I don't like it, I can always have him add a second button. smile.gif

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Greg, what makes you think it's scissoring? The overlap of the fronts?

Yes, but not just the amount of overlap, it's the angle of the lines of the quarters below the buttoning point.  They are continuing to cross below the buttoning point whereas they should be diverging.   When the balance is right, the buttoning point is the point where the fronts are the closest  )(

It all may be the angle of the shot though... which is why I just wanted to bring to your attention to take a closer look when trying it on.

I think it's the angle. From head on, it doesn't look like that. And, Elio, they aren't as closed as they appear, but probably not as open as you might prefer.

I think it looks pretty good overall, if not as expressive as cuts from other makers. For this first jacket, I basically let him do what he does. I might change some things if I do more with him, but it fits cleanly and I'm looking forward to getting the finished jacket next week. I might even have him make me some pants from the same fabric for the full monte. biggrin.gif
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It would seem so.

Deets? (Unless it's Spoon.)

It's not Spoon. I haven't asked him if he wants to be the subject of internet discussion, so I hope you don't mind if I keep that to myself.
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I chose a single button not for formality but out of a desire to reduce the elements to minimum. There will be a single cuff button as well. If I don't like it, I can always have him add a second button. smile.gif
I think it's the angle. From head on, it doesn't look like that. And, Elio, they aren't as closed as they appear, but probably not as open as you might prefer.

I think it looks pretty good overall, if not as expressive as cuts from other makers. For this first jacket, I basically let him do what he does. I might change some things if I do more with him, but it fits cleanly and I'm looking forward to getting the finished jacket next week. I might even have him make me some pants from the same fabric for the full monte. biggrin.gif

 

I realize that my preference for very open quarters may be too exaggerated for some. Main thing is that it doesn't indicate a problem with the front balance, which you say is ok.

And some smart thinking about the buttons, there! :nodding:

If I were you I would definitely have trousers made, jacket looks like a prime candidate for a blazer suit. I'm looking forward to see the results soon on WAYWRN!

 

Edit: do you have a pic of the back? Would be interesting to see that.

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It would seem so.

Deets? (Unless it's Spoon.)

It's not Spoon. I haven't asked him if he wants to be the subject of internet discussion, so I hope you don't mind if I keep that to myself.

 

Of course! I'm just interested to learn that there's a bespoke-ish tailor working in SF.

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Edit: do you have a pic of the back? Would be interesting to see that.

The only picture is with pins in for the waist adjustment, so not a great picture.
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