Horace, you can say that sack suit/american trad is good, is better, etc.. I will not argue about that; I just say that it's not gone International; and there's a reason; it's not part of an international classic tradition; british cut and italian cut have gone International. Hitchcock: look how is dressing Cary Grant. Look Bond's films ('60). Also I agree about an "understatement style"; many italian suits are part of this style; british style is father to this, not american: look at american flashy jackets, colors, and combinations; I think american style is associated to "comfort", a long distance from "understatement". You say: "(Buttonholes are another matter -- I've had bespoke from Saville Row and from the USA, and from HK -- and I actually prefer machine-made buttonholes).". This closes our discussion. PS I just bought that Alden shoes: they're beatyful.
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10/18/04 at 11:43am