Originally Posted by mafoofan
...you should have tried venturing some criticism could be intelligibly discussed.
I thought I made three:1) The suits in this thread are of materials which are for the most part unusable.
A charitable way of saying this, is that it would be very difficult to think of a situation where a tan jacket with flaming orange windowpanes could be suitable. An uncharitable way would be to say that the only matching accessories would be a red wig and nose.
Considering how much pride SF members take in their taste and sense of style, it is puzzling that we aren't laughing at the styles in this thread.2) A number of the suits in this thread do not fit.
The striped DB suit flops around under the belly, while buckling up over the chest. Granted, the wearer has a formidable shape, but the suit still looks bad. One of the SB jackets seems ready to burst a button. Sure, it has a great shape, but it's a size too small.
Considering how we are all willing to pay 2x, 3x, 4x for a style of suit which is "softer" or has some other distinctive quality....why aren't we embarassed at the fact that what could be examples of the most expensive clothing in the world fit like they were purchased on eBay?3) There are some questionable liberties taken in the tailoring of some of these.
Those full-length darts on the DB suit look terrible. Maybe some Napolitan tailors use such a technique...but that tells me that Savile Row tailors generally do not. I understand why they wouldn't -- it looks like a crutch, used to mask a problem in cut.
Considering how we are so obsessed with fusing and pick stitching, which may or may not be evidence of whether the suit will still retain it's shape in 15 years, why on earth are we not offended by what seems to be a deliberate shortcut during the actual tailoring?
So there you have it -- my arguments, laid out in a way that they can be addressed by you, 'intelligibly' as you requested.
I have a tendency to use a quick tongue, but I am sincerely looking forward to your honest responses. I will be severely disappointed if the old-timers of this forum can only muster arguments like "high quality actually looks bad", or "your unsophistication means you can't appreciate the beauty of 45-degree vs 90-degree patterns".