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HOF: Glossary of terms/ Best posts/ FAQ/ Links

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Tailor In Style

    Tailor In Style Active Member

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    I am usually against self promotion, but I am going to do it on this post... sorry.

    Take a look at www.TailorInStyle.com - it is a website/guide only about mens shirts. It was started about a month ago, but we are adding more and more information to it as time passes.

    You can also get a free eBook version of our upcoming book about mens shirts here.

    I hope it is helpful!
     
  2. treegarden

    treegarden Well-Known Member

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    Who/what are AS and C&J (different lasts on the Brooks Bros. Peal shoes)?
     
  3. plotter

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    Someone should define fabrics and styles of suits for each season.

    i.e.
    Summer - Linen, Cotton Suits
    Winter - Flannel, Cashmere Wool Suits

    I don't know what goes under spring, fall, and year-round.

    By the way, should most flannel/winter cashmere wool suits have patch pockets?
     
  4. plotter

    plotter Well-Known Member

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    S - Alfred Sargent
    C&J - Crockett & Jones
     
  5. strsinthesky

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    Wow I've never even heard of these terms before. I'm new to this forum, and just reading these terms that you posted blows my mind. Never knew you can put a name to everything! lol

    Thanks

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  6. MakinItHappen

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  7. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Really good shoe glossary here courtesy of Grenson (via A Continuous Lean):

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  8. Pngwyn

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  9. blackbowtie

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    Sweet thread

    +1. What an amazingly useful thread! I never cease to be amazed by the amount of knowledge there is on this forum.
     
  10. ProfessorShak

    ProfessorShak Well-Known Member

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    Based on the Grenson Definitions post, aren't Oxfords and Derbys also known respectivley as balmorals and bluchers?
     
  11. Reptilia

    Reptilia Active Member

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    That post on shoe definitions was extremely helpful.
     
  12. robert in LA

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    Certainly it would be very useful if some of this vocabulary could make its way on to Wikipedia.

    Just a thought.

    R.
     
  13. robert in LA

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    Wow I've never even heard of these terms before. I'm new to this forum, and just reading these terms that you posted blows my mind. Never knew you can put a name to everything! lol

    Thanks

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    Well the names follow methods of construction, so in this case vocabulary follows function, which, I suppose is the fascinating thing about techncial vocabularies. So much of the detail, the million odd ways you can construct a garment, lives on in them.
     
  14. MilsonTilson

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    I'm sorry, but what does HOF mean?
     
  15. btlaxripper

    btlaxripper Well-Known Member

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    This seemed like the most appropriate place to pose this question,

    Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start a thread that explains all the acronymns?

    All I really know is

    BoO is Band of Outsiders

    and MTM is Made to Measure (I think. . .)

    Anybody of the higher power around here know if this could be possible? It would be great!
     
  16. tshaw

    tshaw Well-Known Member

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    What is 'foof'??
     
  17. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Well-Known Member

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    What is 'foof'??

    To foof is cutting off ones hips to make a suit look better.
     
  18. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Well-Known Member

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    What is 'foof'??

    haha stop kidding, it refers to the satorical sf-er mafoofan.
     
  19. Schweino

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    I'm sorry, but what does HOF mean?

    hall of fame
     
  20. wetnose

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