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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

The place is fine for basic alterations but I wouldn't trust them with anything complex. When I picked up the jacket the guy asked me if it was old because he'd never seen fabric like it (flannel chalk stripe) - he also offered to 'cut the lapels down a bit' if I wanted something 'more modern'


Yes, seek another tailor.

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That's actually pretty scary to hear.

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Is that a flannel chalkstripe jacket worn as an odd jacket, or just for modeling purposes? If the former, that's a rather wild choice.

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Is that a flannel chalkstripe jacket worn as an odd jacket, or just for modeling purposes? If the former, that's a rather wild choice.

I have plenty of coworkers who do it all the time....
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Is that a flannel chalkstripe jacket worn as an odd jacket, or just for modeling purposes? If the former, that's a rather wild choice.
It's part of a three piece
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Thread Starter 

.:

 

I like this. I could never pull it off.

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Hate it with every fiber of my being. I could definitely pull it off though...off my back and back into the closet with the matching trousers :satisfied:

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I'm with Eric. That is a crime.
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Horrendous.

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Thread Starter 

Squares

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But it's BnTailor!!! 

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Fits beautifully though.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Squares

 

Square's horrible too.

 

This is everything that's awful about the world of Instagram i-Gentry.  Do your tie up properly, stop posing and spend some time in the good taste thread, you ridiculous little man.  Not you, him.  Obviously.  Your Fifty Shades of Blue jacket collection is so much better.

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The phone in the cargo-style side thigh pocket cannot be overlooked...

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

 

I like this. I could never pull it off.

 

A while back I read a book called Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style. There is a section in which the author explains that the Japanese youth of the 1960s, upon first encountering Ivy style, copied it in a way that showed their clear misunderstanding of the genre. Their clothes looked contrived, awkward, and in bad taste. In order to counteract this the Japanese promoters of Ivy style created "rules" to guide men toward the proper look. Sometimes these rules were based on things they actually saw in American menswear ads or in pictures. Sometimes they just made them up. The Japanese accepted these rules as gospel, however, because there was no one to tell them otherwise. Because some of these rules were simply invented by the Japanese mind, Asian Ivy began to take on a character of its own. I'm not saying this fit is in any way trad, except perhaps in that the jacket is a three button, but it does remind me of the oddness of some of the earlier experiments by Japanese young people. All in all, if I knew nothing about the "rules" I would probably like it. Since rules are for n00bz I'll go ahead and say it. I like it.

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