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post #16 of 82
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Que up the sinister Eyes Wide Shut music.

-Fidelio

In the London Lounge, our women are equally fantastic and unclothed.

- B
post #17 of 82
Vox, your unwillingness to cooperate just made me use google were I was subjected to the mental torture that is that text:

"The gentlemen members of the London Lounge agree to defend, preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage embodied in the sartorial arts for future generations. Each member will use his energy, skill and education to render comprehensible the virtues of true elegance and good taste to those who seek advice and counsel. The parameters that define good taste are appreciated within these walls as liberating and not restrictive. Only the complete mastery of these fundamentals can lead to individual expressions of elegance. Within the walls of the London Lounge, all subjects of discussion and debate that permit a greater understanding of the bespoke apparel arts are encouraged. They shall be conducted vigorously but with the respect and courtesy befitting Gentlemen. Join us, the inspired champions of an ancient ideal, that of Good Taste! "
post #18 of 82
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Yeah, might be that. What is London lounge then?
It cycles between good and bad depending on the people doing most of the posting. At its best, there is a lot of information about tailors etc in various locations, and good, reliable information about tailoring and cloth. At its worst, which seems to be most of the time nowadays, it is filled with people trying to dress up like old Apparel Arts pictures while calling themselves sir, and complimenting overdone, garish bespoke "commissions" that rival Tom Ford for fit.
post #19 of 82
London Lounge is Michael Alden's forum. As far as I know, it's the most bespoke-oriented English-speaking men's clothing forum. The content and information can be absolutely phenomenal, but traffic is much slower than it is here. Just a different balance between quality and quantity.
post #20 of 82
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Vox, your unwillingness to cooperate just made me use google were I was subjected to the mental torture that is that text:

"The gentlemen members of the London Lounge agree to defend, preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage embodied in the sartorial arts for future generations. Each member will use his energy, skill and education to render comprehensible the virtues of true elegance and good taste to those who seek advice and counsel. The parameters that define good taste are appreciated within these walls as liberating and not restrictive. Only the complete mastery of these fundamentals can lead to individual expressions of elegance. Within the walls of the London Lounge, all subjects of discussion and debate that permit a greater understanding of the bespoke apparel arts are encouraged. They shall be conducted vigorously but with the respect and courtesy befitting Gentlemen. Join us, the inspired champions of an ancient ideal, that of Good Taste! "

So if it's Members Only, how do those seeking advice and counsel gain entree into said world?

Just curious.
post #21 of 82
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
It cycles between good and bad depending on the people doing most of the posting. At its best, there is a lot of information about tailors etc in various locations. At its worst, which seems to be most of the time nowadays, it is filled with people trying to dress up like old Apparel Arts pictures while calling themselves sir, and complimenting overdone, garish bespoke "commissions" that rival Tom Ford for fit.

Do you remember Uppercase's thread comparing bespoke suits from five or six different English and Neapolitan tailors? One of my favorite threads on any discussion forum ever.
post #22 of 82
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Do you remember Uppercase's thread comparing bespoke suits from five or six different English and Neapolitan tailors? One of my favorite threads on any discussion forum ever.
It is a great forum when Uppercase posts. When Storey Nicholas and his band of Retrocentrics are in charge it pretty much sucks.
post #23 of 82
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So if it's Members Only, how do those seeking advice and counsel gain entree into said world?

Just curious.

You have to be sponsored by a current member. Then there is a ritual hazing for which you are advised not to eat for at least 24 hours prior to the ritual. One out of three people make it to full membership, and then there is a hefty annual fee.

Wait...I might have this confused with being able to post something on the SF B&S subforum...let me review my notes.

- B
post #24 of 82
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
It cycles between good and bad depending on the people doing most of the posting. At its best, there is a lot of information about tailors etc in various locations, and good, reliable information about tailoring and cloth. At its worst, which seems to be most of the time nowadays, it is filled with people trying to dress up like old Apparel Arts pictures while calling themselves sir, and complimenting overdone, garish bespoke "commissions" that rival Tom Ford for fit.

The aristocratic aspirations of some members of the upper middle-class make me laugh very hard so I'll probably browse a little. Technical information is nice but I care very little for "which bespoke tailor is best" type of threads.
post #25 of 82
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Isn't everyone on london lounge dressed like a crazy geezer from the 1910s? Why would you trust them with your clothing choices?



Actually I tend to agree with you. Reminds me of the Titanic movie.

But the fit and quality are solid for them most of the time. It's not quite the Fedora Lounge though as there are some modern pieces and interesting reviews of tailors. But I always get the sense the mob is involved.
post #26 of 82
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
It cycles between good and bad depending on the people doing most of the posting. At its best, there is a lot of information about tailors etc in various locations, and good, reliable information about tailoring and cloth. At its worst, which seems to be most of the time nowadays, it is filled with people trying to dress up like old Apparel Arts pictures while calling themselves sir, and complimenting overdone, garish bespoke "commissions" that rival Tom Ford for fit.
It's not sir...it's SUH!
post #27 of 82
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
The aristocratic aspirations of some members of the upper middle-class make me laugh very hard so I'll probably browse a little. Technical information is nice but I care very little for "which bespoke tailor is best" type of threads.

I find the arriviste snob-cravings less apparent there than on certain other fora. It's a nice place, even if it moves slowly and sometimes has strange undercurrents. When there is serious discussion there by people in the know, it is the best around.
post #28 of 82
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Do you remember Uppercase's thread comparing bespoke suits from five or six different English and Neapolitan tailors? One of my favorite threads on any discussion forum ever.

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It is a great forum when Uppercase posts.

Uppercase's posts are kickass...most recently, his advice to Bill on trying A&S was full of insight.

- B
post #29 of 82
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
It cycles between good and bad depending on the people doing most of the posting. At its best, there is a lot of information about tailors etc in various locations, and good, reliable information about tailoring and cloth. At its worst, which seems to be most of the time nowadays, it is filled with people trying to dress up like old Apparel Arts pictures while calling themselves sir, and complimenting overdone, garish bespoke "commissions" that rival Tom Ford for fit.

You're just pissed off Michael Alden or whoever runs that place hasn't created a CE forum yet.

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You have to be sponsored by a current member. Then there is a ritual hazing for which you are advised not to eat for at least 24 hours prior to the ritual. One out of three people make it to full membership, and then there is a hefty annual fee.

Wait...I might have this confused with being able to post something on the SF B&S subforum...let me review my notes.

- B

We at B&S allow occasional ramen treats... Otherwise you're spot on.
post #30 of 82
Alden's created a new sub Forum where tailors can talk shop and on which Sator nearly came to blows with another Deverentologist but it's only open to members. Worth the price of admission!
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