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post #376 of 416
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Not hate, but they can be cloying, so I avoid them.

Cloying?
post #377 of 416
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Cloying?

It's a real word, I swear.
post #378 of 416
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
It's a real word, I swear.

It's the fact that I understand the word that makes me question your application of it.
post #379 of 416
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
It's the fact that I understand the word that makes me question your application of it.

Seems perfectly apt.
post #380 of 416
Setting aside your questionable word selection, I don't see how anyone can hate on narrow-wale, five-pocket cords. I wear mine far more than their fatty brethren.

I wore a a pair just yesterday, and they were stylin' indeed.
post #381 of 416
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Setting aside your questionable word selection, I don't see how anyone can hate on narrow-wale, five-pocket cords. I wear mine far more than their fatty brethren.

Five pockets: 2 front, 1 back, 2 cargo?
post #382 of 416
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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
Five pockets: 2 front, 1 back, 2 cargo?

1 back, 4 cargo
post #383 of 416
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
1 back, 4 cargo

4 cargo: 2 outer, 2 "inner"?
post #384 of 416
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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
4 cargo: 2 outer, 2 "inner"?

2 hip, 2 calf. I'm working on 8 cargo, but having them on the inner thigh makes it hard to walk.
post #385 of 416
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
1. Yes, there is drape in the chest.

2. No, this is not a Drape Cut.

The former refers to a stylistic aspect where there is more cloth of varying degrees at the armscye, chest and back. There are several current bespoke makers who do this. Examples include Anderson & Sheppard and Rubinacci. You are looking at a bespoke Rubinacci suit above.

The latter is a specific style of tailoring, encompassing the entire look of jacket and trousers, that makes use of item one but also has other important and distinctive features. Frederick Scholte is the person most closely associated in history with this style. While it is not produced by anyone today except as costume, it influences tailoring that both incorporates drape and also tailoring that does not.

How's that?

- B

Very helpful. The only meaning of the word "drape" of which I was aware was #1. I was not aware that originally there was a full drape style, now defunct, of which #1 is a (the sole?) remaining relic.

I have done a quick google search on Scholte and the original full drape style, to no avail. People like Bruce Boyer seem to think that what Alan Flusser does today is exactly the same thing as the full drape (#2) that you describe as mostly phased out. Do you know of a good photo of the full drape style from the old days, or if not a photo at least a description of the other features that haven't survived as well as the airy, deconstructed-looking jacket?

Thanks,
H
post #386 of 416
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Setting aside your questionable word selection, I don't see how anyone can hate on narrow-wale, five-pocket cords. I wear mine far more than their fatty brethren. I wore a a pair just yesterday, and they were stylin' indeed.
You know he was calling kittens and rainbows--not cords--cloying? Pretty close to purest use of the word. If you still disagree with word selection, please offer a better one; I am genuinely curious to hear this.
post #387 of 416
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Originally Posted by hls09 View Post
You know he was calling kittens and rainbows--not cords--cloying?

You know he and I were joking around, right? Though your telepathy is impressive.
post #388 of 416
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
You know he and I were joking around, right? Though your telepathy is impressive.

I guess the humor was so subtle that I missed it.

I'm not sure telepathy is the word you are looking for, Fowler.
post #389 of 416
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Originally Posted by hls09 View Post
I have done a quick google search on Scholte and the original full drape style, to no avail. People like Bruce Boyer seem to think that what Alan Flusser does today is exactly the same thing as the full drape (#2) that you describe as mostly phased out. Do you know of a good photo of the full drape style from the old days, or if not a photo at least a description of the other features that haven't survived as well as the airy, deconstructed-looking jacket?

Thanks,
H

Asparagus anyone?

Asparagus is such a lovely veggie for dinner.


- B
post #390 of 416
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Originally Posted by hls09 View Post
I guess the humor was so subtle that I missed it.

I'm not sure telepathy is the word you are looking for, Fowler.

Apparently you could read Manton's mind, as you were so certain of the meaning of his ambiguously worded post that you appointed yourself his defender.

Perhaps you'd understood the intended humor had you read our previous exchanges or, I dunno, been involved. Would you like to bring your post count up to 31 with another definitive statement on this topic?
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