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Classic Menswear Lounge - Page 212post #3167 of 32978/18/16 at 3:14pmQuote:Originally Posted by Louys
Another SD native here. I would say that seasonal colors are still seasonal in places like SD and Dubai, it's just that it's always the same season. A full on autumnal palette of forrest greens, dark browns, and rust oranges looks entirely out of place between the faded asphalt and bright blue sky. A piece here or there works well, but you can't turn it up to eleven like you can in Places that actual have an autumn.
In the case of Dubai it's not just about the seasons, or lack thereof. It's about the culture. You might think that because it's always hot in Dubai that they would always wear summer colors. Not the case. It's dark suits all year round. Blacks often doesn't look the greatest in the glaring sun but it's a very common suit colorin Dubai. Perhaps even more common than navy.post #3168 of 32978/18/16 at 4:48pmpost #3169 of 32978/18/16 at 5:24pmpost #3170 of 32978/18/16 at 6:21pmQuote:
You might have to clarify what you are getting at. People in Dubai see nothing wrong with wearing black in their environment and embrace it very much. They think it looks good. It has to do with a lot of things, including their interpretation of British business wear (which is often very different from what British people actually wear). That was my point.
Edited by Caustic Man - 8/18/16 at 6:34pmpost #3171 of 32978/18/16 at 6:36pmpost #3172 of 32978/18/16 at 6:42pmThread Starter
Actually, I think the latter might have a slight belly. It curves ever so slightly but that might be an optical illusion from the too many lines.
What the two better illustrate is that even though the latter might have a belly, the pinstripe runs equidistant to the edge of the lapel (contrast the first one). If you go up to the Diduch picture, you can see how Jeffery created a bellied lapel where the pinstripe is equidistant with the edge with the belly created by iron work. Maybe @jefferyd or @Despos can help us.post #3173 of 32978/18/16 at 7:16pmThread Starterpost #3174 of 32978/18/16 at 7:25pmNo belly
What feels like a bit of concavity (although I suspect this is just a straight lapel with a certain roll)
IME, belly is partly about the cut of the lapel and how the lapel rolls. A somewhat straight lapel can look even straighter if you press the break a certain way (break being where the lapel starts to roll over).post #3175 of 32978/18/16 at 7:43pmQuote:
Can you post some examples of lapels with belly that aren't ideal?post #3176 of 32978/19/16 at 2:11amThese are so slightly bellied that my argument doesn't really apply to them:
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This I would have preferred straight, but still doesn't look bad imo:
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And these are firmly in the "give you a roundish shape and look dated" category:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)post #3177 of 32978/19/16 at 6:13amThread Starter
Effectively, are we talking about, with qualifications, English and some French tailoring versus Italian?
If so, and this thought is influenced by some discussions with @Mr. Six , obviously if the presence of a belly, even slight, doesn't appeal to you, then sure, don't go for it.
But it might add some variation in one's wardrobe. If I had a choice, again with qualifications, I'd tend to Italian for warmer times and British for the cool months for tweed.
I like this configuration very much though I'd be hard pressed to know if the lapel is straight or bellied here. I'd say straight actually, but isn't this Steed?post #3178 of 32978/19/16 at 7:09amQuote:
That thread will die only if people stop posting to it, which would be an overreaction to the occasional deplorable behavior of a couple of disturbed individuals.
Acpost #3179 of 32978/19/16 at 7:32amQuote:
Complete misunderstanding of why that thread has lost steam, and why this one might be taking its place. Kudos to @TweedyProf for letting it evolve, btw.post #3180 of 32978/19/16 at 8:27amQuote:
Few people make bellies like that anymore. Most bellies are in the first group of photos -- slight, but there. Except for modern DBs, which are often cut with heavier/ more obvious bellies.
The second photo you quoted is Hardy Amies in a Tommy Nutter suit, which is an outlier. The first is probably old A&S (new A&S doesn't look like that). Those look dated because they are.
There are some guys wear heavier bellies today. See any photo of Luciano Barbera. IMO, the cut suits his style. It's a much more elegant, comfortable looking design for him than a razor sharp, modern straight lapel.
You're right that a heavier belly gives you a "roundish shape," but so do a lot of (much fawned over) design elements -- softer shoulders, fuller chest, shorter jackets, etc. Liverano is a very round silhouette.Quote:
I wouldn't say it's a regional thing.Quote:
That's Steed, but you can specify any kind of lapel you want. If left to their own devices, they'll give you a very slight belly, although things are drafted freehand, so there's a bit of variation here and there. I don't know what Tony ordered for that specific jacket, but I get both bellied and straight lapels on my commissions, depending on the cloth.
FWIW, bellied lapels can be turned into straight ones if a customer doesn't like them.
Edited by dieworkwear - 8/19/16 at 8:41am
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