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...
I can live with having the breast pocket's corner slightly covered. But the lapel width and shape are unforgivable. And that coat looks like it's falling off the shoulders. If it's true that it's just badly placed on the mannequin, then what does it say about Ms. Lee that when photographers come to shoot her clothes for inclusion in an article like this, she doesn't do everything possible to show them off at their best? Â One may not like the pattern in the Huntsman photo, but one has to admit that they did manage to show their silhouette to advantage. Also, anyone who charges $5,000 for a suit ought to know that double stitching the lapel's edges is simply an affront. There are very few garments on which that kind of double stitching works, and dark worsted business suits are not among them.
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.
Meet Jay Kos. Â At least he's up front that the suit is MTM.
What did you think of Lennie's creations?
I think they are exquisitely made, and fit perfectly (the best fit in the business) but the silhouette is not to my taste. Â It's a little stiffer than I like, with a tighter chest and blade area. Â Also, I prefer a more sloped shoulder. Â And why did he put brass buttons on that windowpane coat? Â I suppose the customer must have asked for it, but it looks odd to me.
I'm a bit surprised that Alan Flusser didn't figure in there somehow -- thought he had his finger in many pots.
Flusser is not that expensive.