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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. patrickBOOTH

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    Sorry, just littering this thread with various photos I find of corduroy coats. This one is of Gad Lerner, which I stole from Milstil. He writes:

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    I think a few people mentioned that flapped patch might be unflattering, but in my mind - that kind of frumpy, ugly, unflattering look is kind of strangely appealing. Just not sure I can get that frumpy look through a coat from Steed. It might look very clean, but oddly unflattering at the hips with three layers of English corduroy.
     
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    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Also, not sure if this is of interest to anyone, but this is a nice directory of UK manufacturers I recently found. Not complete, but useful for people starting new brands and want stuff made in the UK, or people just researching things for fun.

    Let's Make It Here.

    http://www.letsmakeithere.org/
     
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    NORMCORE
     
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    Is reno going to have the same pernicious effect on cordovan? I use it a few times a year on calf, but maybe 6-7 times a year on cordovan.
     
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    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Gad Lerner says: "WTF?"
     
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    Also, to steal a joke from a friend of mine: Gnomecore

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    I opened my jar of Reno for the first time yesterday and took a small smudge for both toe box of my shoes. I actually finally mustered the courage to use it in hopes of covering a nick on the right toe of my shoe. It worked, completely darkened the blemish. As I was brushing it though you can still see the nick if examined very closely. Under direct light the toes still have a shine to distract viewers. Whatever excess Reno that was on the cloth I just ran it across the shoes toe box and vamp. I only dipped into the jar once FWIW. Hard to hear now what damage Reno can cause with excessive use. I guess I'll keep it on the d/l.
     
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    I would think that the coat being RTW would be an essential part of the professorial equation. I don't know why you'd pay a bespoke premium for that look.
     
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    Yah. "Frumpy" ain't an exclusively high-end commodity.
     
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    You can find that kind of corduroy jacket at just about any goodwill / thrift store, probably for less than $20.
     
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    I don't think one needs to go that far, but even so, it seems like getting something bespoke so it's perfectly frumpy is pushing artful sprezzatura to the breaking point.

    But hey. I have an excess of frumpiness in my wardrobe.
     
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    Where would linen and linen-wool blends stand on the appropriate-for-bespoke scale?

    Wrinkled =/= frumpy.
     
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    On a related note, that suit reminds me of the great Brooks Brothers Loro Piana corduroy suit sale of 2009.
     
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    Probably a good point. Of the few Steed jackets I've bought, I can't imagine any of them eventually looking like that. But that is the kind of frumpy look I like when I think of whether to get flapped patches or not.
     
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    Mine, hip pockets also flapped and buttoned. I wear it a lot, as an 'outside jacket', IYKWIM.

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    Keep it away from the vamp and you'll be fine, imo.
     
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    First of all, I'm not an arbiter of such things in any way, shape, or form.

    Of course wrinkled doesn't mean frumpy. There's not a damn thing wrong with a bespoke linen suit. There's nothing wrong with a bespoke corduroy suit, either. But if your stated goal is that you want something frumpy, or like what Gad Lerner has on up there, then a degree of indifferent fit is vital. Steed can do something drapey, and without a front dart, but I still think their results would be much slicker than that.
     
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    I don't mean that I'm having Steed make me a suit like that. I'm just saying it's what comes to mind when I debate whether or not to get flapped patches. Agree though, it's not the clearest of thinking.
     
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    Oh, word. I misunderstood. I don't have that association for flapped patch pockets, really.

    This coat has flapped patch pockets, in hefty cloth, and it's not too thick/clunky/frumpy.

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