Good lord. Â I love expensive suits as much -- maybe more -- than the next guy, but this is preposterous. Â The prices are offensive. Â And the quality, from what I could tell of the underlit photos in that slide show, was almost (but not quite) uniformly underwhelming. Â The Lianna Lee coat in particular looked awful.
Well, it is Forbes, the self-titled "Capitalist Tool". I imagine the target readership of pieces like these, if not of most of the magazine, is the person who thinks himself a plutocrat, with more money than time (to research suits) if not sense. In such cases, as someone pointed out earlier, perhaps the higher the price, the greater the cachet for such people. To be kind, manton, do you think the reason the Liana Lee suit looked egg-like might be because the mannequin it was on was too big? On reflection, I doubt that could entirely account for the ugliness of the suit -- the lapels were aircraft- carrier wide and apparently covered part of the breast pocket... The Jay Kos MTM looked truly awful and scoops the fugly awards for me -- the fellow it was on looked like he had the proportions of Barney. What did you think of Lennie's creations? I'm a bit surprised that Alan Flusser didn't figure in there somehow -- thought he had his finger in many pots.