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Shouldn't this discussion take place over in the AA Bespoke Forum?
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Were it someone else and not Vox ... I might worry.
If I thought it were true, I wouldn't joke about it.
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They are certainly of a similar school ... with similar cuts. And yes ... I didn't switch to one button until I landed at Huntsman ... but went straightaway to SB/one button once I was there.

Not to beat a dead horse -- Foo isn't the only one to do that -- I find the Dege coat to be stiff (that's the only way to put it). That's just not so with my RA costs of similar kind & weight of cloth. Still, I do like the colors of the Dege coat ... and I do wear it. Although I do need to loose an inch in the waist before it fits well again.

I like them both, typically English cut which I identify with. Colour and pattern wise, not really my bag except the one you are wearing whilst you are sitting in the leather chair.I like that one, it's a pity it's a house check and not widely available.

What reaction do you get when you wear those coats back home in the States?
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I will be diplomatic and say that this cloth represents almost everything English "style" has to offer. Fit looks fine, though.

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I suppose if the colours weren't so strongly contrasting, you might just assume it was a really big twill.

In person ... the stripes although obvious don't have the same effect as they do in the photos ... the digital camera really does a number. Still, I'm well aware this is over the top for a wardrobe basic.

I'm recalling an evening when I wore this suit. I'd had dinner with Brian Lishak and was walking from Nob Hill toward Union Square. At some point two fellows in head-to-toe Brooks Brothers crossed Powell Street perpendicular to my path. One elbowed the other in the side ... and the other said ... "Too Flashy ... Savile Row" Well ... it certainly ain't quiet ... but I got my revenge without lifting a finger; one of the two ran into a sign post -- or was it a hydrant -- as he turned his head to take a third -- or was it a fourth -- look.

Perhaps it's a legal liability.
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What reaction do you get when you wear those coats back home in the States?
I am particular about where I wear certain pieces. Most of the bold tweeds I reserve for country wear -- although I might wear it in town on a Saturday or Sunday -- and no one ever says a word. Well ... there was the sign post incident (see above post).

And now ... I'm headding out of town for a while.
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Why?

Because Tony Biddle didn't have a jacket in that pattern?



BTW, that Poole blazer you just ordered sounds beesknees.


- B

I've got a swatch of over-checked 16 ounce tweed from Lovat Mill that I like better for a Norfolk. Just have to find the email with the cloth number...
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In person ... the stripes although obvious don't have the same effect as they do in the photos ... the digital camera really does a number. Still, I'm well aware this is over the top for a wardrobe basic. I'm recalling an evening when I wore this suit. I'd had dinner with Brian Lishak and was walking from Nob Hill toward Union Square. At some point two fellows in head-to-toe Brooks Brothers crossed Powell Street perpendicular to my path. One elbowed the other in the side ... and the other said ... "Too Flashy ... Savile Row" Well ... it certainly ain't quiet ... but I got my revenge without lifting a finger; one of the two ran into a sign post -- or was it a hydrant -- as he turned his head to take a third -- or was it a fourth -- look. Perhaps it's a legal liability.
Anyone who would elbow his buddy and saying too flashy about a custom suit was wearing Brooks Brothers as wannabe attire. I see a suit like that as something a very wealthy, powerful man would wear to make sure people know he is CEO. If the mailroom crowd wearing navy solid ties thinks that's funny, they can have a guffaw while they're taking the dirty plates away.
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Anyone who would elbow his buddy and saying too flashy about a custom suit was wearing Brooks Brothers as wannabe attire. I see a suit like that as something a very wealthy, powerful man would wear to make sure people know he is CEO. If the mailroom crowd wearing navy solid ties thinks that's funny, they can have a guffaw while they're taking the dirty plates away.

People in middle management tend to go for canvas bland combos because it is always a bad idea to wear better clothes than your boss..

It is a paradox but Conformity can be the refuge of the ambitious.
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Anyone who would elbow his buddy and saying too flashy about a custom suit was wearing Brooks Brothers as wannabe attire. I see a suit like that as something a very wealthy, powerful man would wear to make sure people know he is CEO. If the mailroom crowd wearing navy solid ties thinks that's funny, they can have a guffaw while they're taking the dirty plates away.

This made me laugh... Its manages to be outragously snobbish, funny and true all in the same post...

Well done...
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This made me laugh... Its manages to be outragously snobbish, funny and true all in the same post... Well done...
Goodie. If you thought that made you laugh, stay tune for much higher octane posts.
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Goodie. If you thought that made you laugh, stay tune for much higher octane posts.

Are you warmimg up FNB?
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