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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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  2. F. Corbera

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    It will be interesting to see what I get next. Three of the odd jackets coming up next are three patches.

    I assume Mina that checks in with this thread...
     
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    edge stitched collars are a little guido for you, aren't they wasp-boy?

    I can say that because I am a guido.
     
  5. GusW

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    Shirts? What did we run out of patch pocket shape topics? :)


    Very nice camp collars F.C.
     
  6. F. Corbera

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    Don't forget the 1/4 Tahitian. It's warm there.
     
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    i'm surprised you go for edge stitching.

    Edit: A whole conversation took place in the time it took me to type the above sentence.
     
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  8. F. Corbera

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    It's a collo Capri (and thanks for the suggestion, Jan.) It can't be worn with a necktie, as you can see.

    Given how the collar, band and plain placket are all one piece, edge stitching strikes me as the most appropriate...to my eye, at least, it would look messier with a inset stitch on the collar with no place to go since there is no band to terminate the inset line cleanly. The edge stitching, in contrast, just continues from collar to band to placket with no interruption.

    I hope that makes sense.

    It's a summer or beach-y getaway shirt.
     
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    it's too bad you shave your chest because a gold italian horn would twinkle nicely in the hairs as the shirt is open to the navel.
     
  10. F. Corbera

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    While I don't need to shave my chest, I understand where you're coming from.

    If times get tough, gigolo is always a viable option for me.
     
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    island blood gives you the smooth skin, eh?
     
  12. F. Corbera

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    Chocolate brown eyes and a taste for cannibalism, too.

    Many here might ascribe higher Neanderthal DNA to me if they were to see me eat asparagus, but you would know that they would be wrong.
     
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    Would you kindly stop with the stylistic deviations from the SF norm and maintain some adherence to imposed SF expectations of your clothing style. i.e. abstract pocket shapes and edge stitching...and is that shirring I see along the back yoke?

    It's causing a disruption of balance in the sartoriasphere.
     
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    Have not, but working on a couple interesting patterned cloths, maybe will give it a try.
     
  15. F. Corbera

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    Yep, all my shirts from NSM so far are shirred at the yoke..I forget what the Italians call it.

    Foo had extensive worshipful coverage of such shirring back in the pre 4x1 days, when he had normal sized eyeglasses and gloves with complete fingers.


    I'm wearing a bow tie today.
     
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    I specify edge stitching too. Only two recent shirts have used the quarter stitching thing. Isn't the old reason for not liking edge stitching because it was hard to do well?
     
  17. F. Corbera

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    I prefer the edge stitching on these particular camp collar shirts, but for reasons I can't explain well, I wouldn't get it in any other case.

    Do you remember Kabbaz's old sequence of photos on AAAC in which he argues for the superiority of edge stitching aesthetically and functionally? The thing that I remember most are the neckties on those shirts...yikes!
     
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    The reason is, because you know it would be guido. On an italian-collar shirt meant to be worn open to the navel in Tahiti, I agree it's fine, maybe even preferable.
     
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    Dege did some shirts like this for me. Since they are English, they called them Lido collars. I can't recall whether or not they were edge stitched.
     
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    My father calls that look the "Italian Tuxedo".

    He can say that because he's a tuxedo.
     

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