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Sartoria Corcos, a very florentine cut. I guess it looks unbalanced if you compare it to very different styles, but I think it does what really good tailoring should always be about: it flatters the wearer. The low buttoning creates a nice V-shape, which is a quite masculine trait. The shoulders are actually probably quite soft (though a bit extended). I think the "strong shoulders" are indeed his own shoulders. The cut away quarters are more about personal taste I guess, but I like them. In general I'd say the proportions of everything in this outfit is excellent, which is why I thought I'd share it. In the end it all comes down to differences in taste though.

 

The Florentine cut is one of those #menswear things.  I think I love it when I see it done well, but I am a little self conscious in the one SC I have that is based on the cut with the aggressive cutaway in the quarters.  I think part of it is b/c I am tall and always self conscious about looking like the jacket is too short.  From what I have seen, Corcos does great work and would be my pick if I were to ever travel there or he started coming to NYC, assuming his pricing hasn't crept up to Liverano's (although I just heard some ridiculous thing like the stopped taking new clients through 2017, so maybe his pricing has room creep up there).  All that said, those photos, to my eye, may not be the best representation as the jacket looks too tight and doesn't allow the lapels to create a soft, gentle kiss with lapel roll )(, more of a ><.

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Today.  More madras and nantucket reds.  

 

 

 

 

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F**K YOU, MAN.

I kid. You're right.

Re: Madras, I think it's important to remember that liking it is not an all-or-nothing proposition. The term describes a wide range of plaids, some quite subtle and beautiful, particularly in the bleeding variety that turns into a sort of watercolour after a few months. At the other end of the aesthetic spectrum are patch madras and most variants involving white and a dark colour.

This to me is lovely:
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This to me looks like something the Vineyard Vines guys would wear as part of their garish celebration of white privilege and should be burned with high heat:
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A co-worker of mine hates navy blazers because they remind him of the hoity toity private school he went to as a kid.  Every time I wear one, he cringes.  I can't imagine him objecting on aesthetic grounds, but maybe he would still dislike it even if he wasn't traumatized as a child.  

 

Not liking patchwork madras because they remind you of white privilege is like not liking regimental ties because they remind you of war.  I imagine it is difficult if not impossible to judge an article of clothing for purely aesthetic reasons, but I much prefer disliking patchwork madras because the colors are too loud or the plaid is too busy.  White privilege has many faces (or maybe just one) robed in all kinds of garments.  Do you hate all those as well?    

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Birthday Party. Host requested guests to wear black and white.


Edited by pravda - 5/15/16 at 4:58am
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@Academic2

Like the collar. Where's the shirt from?
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Not liking patchwork madras because they remind you of white privilege is like not liking regimental ties because they remind you of war.  I imagine it is difficult if not impossible to judge an article of clothing for purely aesthetic reasons, but I much prefer disliking patchwork madras because the colors are too loud or the plaid is too busy.  White privilege has many faces (or maybe just one) robed in all kinds of garments.  Do you hate all those as well?

Oh FFS. facepalm.gif

I made it really clear that the reason I dislike ugly madras plaids (like patchwork) is that they're on the opposite end of the aesthetic scale from the beautiful ones. Because, to put it in short words, they're ugly:

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The term describes a wide range of plaids, some quite subtle and beautiful, particularly in the bleeding variety that turns into a sort of watercolour after a few months. At the other end of the aesthetic spectrum are patch madras and most variants involving white and a dark colour.

While I was at it, I made fun of two of the douchebags who famously wear this crap because they're douchebags.
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Luxire Shirt and Pants
Blandin & Delloye SportCoat
E.G. Cappelli Tie
Monsieur London PS
Septième Largeur shoes
Bresciani Knee-high socks
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It would appear that you're wearing a tab-collared shirt, which is unusual in this day and age. I assume that you had it made to your specifications through Luxire. I cannot tell from the photos whether the shirt has button or double cuffs (when I have my tab or eyelet collar shirts made, I have them made double-cuffed), but the collar seems a proper length (I stopped have tab collar shirts made for me at BB as the collars were too short - the eyelet collar shirts are much nicer in that regard).
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@upr_crust :

 

Thanks!

 

Indeed, it's a Tab from Luxire. I do love tab collars, but they are too short most of the time (6,5cm).

This one is 8,5cm and i enjoy it. 

 

The shirt have cocktail cuffs.

I rarely wear double cuff, even if i like them, and i try to wear buttoned cuff only on my button down collar shirts (and some ready to wear with cutaways).

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Jacket: Coriolan
Chino: Ralph Lauren
Shirt: TM Lewin
Tie: Poszetka
Pocket square: TM Lewin
Shoes: Altan

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Hi guys,
My first post on this thread.
Would welcome any critique and suggestions!
I know my shirt sleeves are short and trousers probably a bit too much break.

SC is Spence Bryson linen.
Tie and PS by Vanda.
Trousers are Harrison's Frontier.
Chelsea boots by Carmina.
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Very nice first poster. The pants are fine. I like the jacket. is that linen and silk?
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Very nice first poster. The pants are fine. I like the jacket. is that linen and silk?

Thank you! It's pure linen.
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@Academic2

Like the collar. Where's the shirt from?

 

Thanks.

 

Believe it or not it’s just an old JCP Stafford.    It’s actually a bit big on me, but that’s fine when worn tieless under a jacket on occasions, like this one, where comfort and freedom of movement are more important than appearance.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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