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post #6916 of 38192
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Originally Posted by shahanshah View Post
it's nice. bless one in my sig is much nicer tho

for sure. Not my size though
post #6917 of 38192
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Originally Posted by SPK View Post
for sure. Not my size though
there was a mmm one on yoox too but not sure how that would compare. i think the mj you should get, if you don't like it you can always sell it edit: nvm someone bought the mmm
post #6918 of 38192
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Originally Posted by Dw3610wm View Post
I am a musician so I need quite a light breathable yet sexy suit, should I get this Emporio Armani for 250GBP? Here is the link; http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?sec=1&Y...P&sts=sr_men80
lol@slim jacket and massive trousers. And Emporio is going to be pretty crap quality
post #6919 of 38192
grabbed the mj coat. Will be in B+S if it doesn't work out
post #6920 of 38192
the pants on that armani suit look like women's pants
post #6921 of 38192
Thinking about picking these up:

http://www.oipolloi.com/store/NorseP...avy-10072.html

I think they'd be a great alternative to jeans for the summer, thoughts?
post #6922 of 38192
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Originally Posted by Ibrock View Post
Thinking about picking these up:

http://www.oipolloi.com/store/NorseP...avy-10072.html

I think they'd be a great alternative to jeans for the summer, thoughts?

Taper looks large in the thigh but very nice otherwise.
post #6923 of 38192
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
Not sure about the jacket, love the pants!
Agree about the pants, but I acutally like the jacket a lot too. It looks better in person, I'd say. Pretty sure I will kop, the only thing holding me back is the weather and my bank account. edit: I also don't know where to find the pants. You don't stumble onto these older runway pieces everyday.
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Thanks for t3h advice on the armani suit guys - much appreciated!
post #6925 of 38192
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
Pants would look better if they were slightly narrower and more tapered. And a lower button stance would make the blazer look better too. If you want something cooler looking and are slim enough, you should consider Lad Musician and Dior Homme instead.

I can appreciate that you have a different aesthetic and are quite passionate about it, but I think you might want to remember the 'let bigons be bigons' mantra that allows your style to be acceptable here in the first place. It's one thing to be happy about a particular aesthetic, it's another to try to push everyone towards it, that's all I'm saying on this matter.

Personally, I like the wider pants and don't believe all trousers need to be narrow and tapered, it wouldn't be the same suit if it were this way. I see this suit as a throwback to a previous trend of high gorges and wide pants, commonly seen among jazz musicians, I don't mind it and particularly if he was a more classical musician I could see it working (though admittedly, this is not too likely).

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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post
lol@slim jacket and massive trousers. And Emporio is going to be pretty crap quality

I don't get it, when casual items play with proportions it's ok but as soon as it's a suit there's an issue? If you just think it looks bad here, that's fair enough, but I don't agree with implication of slim X and loose Y being bad, if that's what you meant.

Oh and since when is Emperior crap quality? Is this something you know first hand? Not trying to pick a fight but it sounds like you're simply making an assumption based on Emperio being a shitty brand - which I can agree with but for other reasons. Personally I never recall the quality being bad, on the contrary the one thing I remember about Armani is that the quality was indeed quite good for the price.
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^ fyi "let bigons be bigons" is closer to "let bigots be bigots" than the actual phrase of "let bygones be bygones." both are actually kind of true, i guess. and a suit is a unit, so the vast disparity between top and bottom to me is striking, unflattering, and ill-fitting. I've also never heard anything good about Emporio Armani suiting ever, either from the time I've spent on MC or the much less frequent suit talk here.
post #6927 of 38192
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
Personally, I like the wider pants and don't believe all trousers need to be narrow and tapered, it wouldn't be the same suit if it were this way. I see this suit as a throwback to a previous trend of high gorges and wide pants, commonly seen among jazz musicians, I don't mind it and particularly if he was a more classical musician I could see it working (though admittedly, this is not too likely). I don't get it, when casual items play with proportions it's ok but as soon as it's a suit there's an issue? If you just think it looks bad here, that's fair enough, but I don't agree with implication of slim X and loose Y being bad, if that's what you meant. Oh and since when is Emperior crap quality? Is this something you know first hand? Not trying to pick a fight but it sounds like you're simply making an assumption based on Emperio being a shitty brand - which I can agree with but for other reasons. Personally I never recall the quality being bad, on the contrary the one thing I remember about Armani is that the quality was indeed quite good for the price.
I like it when Yohji does it because there's an actual vision behind it, that fit just looks like they took a sz.38 jacket and paired it with 44 trousers. That's like saying the guy who wears sz.36 jeans with a 30in waist is "playing with proportions" or the guy wearing dad jeans and an oversized Target hoodie, fitting like shit /= experimenting with proportions Emporio has never been high quality, and yes I've handled a fair share of them. I'm not saying I have a closet-full of SR suits to compare it to, but I would place EA at the level of Boss, higher end of the low level. Fabrics range from crap to forgettable, fused canvas, and (to me) a shit fit. Collezioni is vastly superior to EA (and of course, mainline above that) and can be found for nearly the same price as many EA suits.
post #6928 of 38192
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Originally Posted by aoluffy View Post
http://www.classicredwingshoes.co.uk/products/9111
shall i buy? as u can see, they retail here at £150. i can get a pair right now for £75-80 brand new near enough. the only other boots i have are cropped military boots from all saints.

im not sure if its the weather to be buying these or not... but i dunno if the deal is too good to pass up? i dont know much about red wing, i only here really good things about their gentlement travellers.

thanks!!

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post #6929 of 38192
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post
^ fyi "let bigons be bigons" is closer to "let bigots be bigots" than the actual phrase of "let bygones be bygones." both are actually kind of true, i guess.

and a suit is a unit, so the vast disparity between top and bottom to me is striking, unflattering, and ill-fitting. I've also never heard anything good about Emporio Armani suiting ever, either from the time I've spent on MC or the much less frequent suit talk here.

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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post
I like it when Yohji does it because there's an actual vision behind it, that fit just looks like they took a sz.38 jacket and paired it with 44 trousers. That's like saying the guy who wears sz.36 jeans with a 30in waist is "playing with proportions" or the guy wearing dad jeans and an oversized Target hoodie, fitting like shit /= experimenting with proportions

Emporio has never been high quality, and yes I've handled a fair share of them. I'm not saying I have a closet-full of SR suits to compare it to, but I would place EA at the level of Boss, higher end of the low level. Fabrics range from crap to forgettable, fused canvas, and (to me) a shit fit. Collezioni is vastly superior to EA (and of course, mainline above that) and can be found for nearly the same price as many EA suits.

I'm not sure what you mean by Yohji's having an "actual vision behind it", perhaps you mean they aren't as creative, but I'd argue that most high street brands (including the SF approved ones) don't have such a 'vision' like Yohji.

Ultimately though it comes down to how it looks, and I can accept that you think they just look like big pants, but big pants wouldn't fit well in the top block like these do and well these pants aren't actually that big - for instance, I would say these are more in the line of the MC mindset rather than MC hammer.

Fair enough on the quality remark though, maybe I was blinded by all the fancy textures and shiny materials, it was a while since I stepped in an EA store. Though I will say Hugo Boss is not too shabby as far as high-street is concerned, so if EA can provide a slightly better product but at a similar price (that is, being bought on deep discount) then quality would still match the price point. As for the fused suits and jackets, I agree that this is somewhat unacceptable for a prestigious brand like EA with it's price tag, but there are many SF brands that do fused just as well, so we should be careful not to hold a double standard.

I will say though I'm not trying to being difficult here, I just think sometimes we (myself included) can get into habits of knee-jerk reactions when it comes to talking about anything that isn't SF approved or internet fora approved, without considering things on a level playing field. That's all.
post #6930 of 38192
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
I can appreciate that you have a different aesthetic and are quite passionate about it, but I think you might want to remember the 'let bigons be bigons' mantra that allows your style to be acceptable here in the first place. It's one thing to be happy about a particular aesthetic, it's another to try to push everyone towards it, that's all I'm saying on this matter.
Doesn't change the fact that the cropped, slim cut of the Armani jacket does not pair well with those traditionally cut trousers. And most everyone here seems to share in that opinion regardless of their preferred aesthetic, except you. The man said he was a musician, wants something cool looking, and is already considering a slim fitting blazer that's semi fashion forward. As such, my suggestions are totally appropriate provided he's slim enough. Furthermore, the brands I mention make suits that are closer to the SF group aesthetic than Armani. And you're way off base with this concept that 'let bigons be bigons' is the mantra of tolerance on the forum. The forum is about style. That's why we see Uncontrol doing so well on PinkPanster's fit contest, despite most not approving of his fashion choices.
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