At Saks yesterday, I saw a pinstriped suit by Armani created in a way I had never seen before: fabric: 65% wool/35% elastine, feels like stretch material, only slightly thicker construction: no canvass, no fusing, no lining, just one layer of fabric styling: peak lapel, but the peak is ninety degrees from the suit's centerline rather than aiming "upward" fit: hugs the body like a wet suit I tried on the jacket. It wears like a perfectly tailored to fit jacket because of the stretch material, but this seemed to me sort of like cheating. What is this thing? Has anyone seen this method being used by another maker?
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3/14/05 at 9:52am