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Obama's Visit to the UK - fit critique!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lincolnshirepaul, May 25, 2011.

  1. lincolnshirepaul

    lincolnshirepaul Active Member

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    It's interesting how the both Prince Philip and Obama are wearing almost the same outlet, but comparing the trouser breaks- is Prince Philip and SF member?

    There is some decent enough dressing on this article from the Daily Mail, but in all the pics, there is almost a complete lack of cuff showing from suit jacket - except from William.

    William looks great in this picture, but what is up with Obama's saggy, overlong trousers?

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    Charles, once again the best dressed. Stunning:

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  2. wmb

    wmb Well-Known Member

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    Kate looks great, wow
     
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  3. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

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    My wife tells me her dress is from Reiss
     
  4. james_timothy

    james_timothy Well-Known Member

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    What struck me about Williams (great) suit was the high 1st button buttoning point.

    Is there a Saville row lineage for that?
     
  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    What struck me about Williams (great) suit was the high 1st button buttoning point. Is there a Saville row lineage for that?
    The cut of his suit is a very traditional three button closure single breasted suit in the Savile Row. It's an English thing. Typical of Poole / Dege / Meyer & Mortimer &c.
     
  6. james_timothy

    james_timothy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    It is interesting given the conversation in the CBD thread about ticket pockets and CBD
    in the UK vs the US to see that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's otherwise
    very sober suit has a ticket pocket. Perhaps even hacking pockets.

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  7. Metlin

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    I'm really disappointed to see that the only time Obama's shirt cuffs are showing is when he has his hands raised.
     
  8. AlexE

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    The Royals (William and Charles) are dressed perfectly. The politicians lag behind, even tough I would not say that there is anything outrageous (OK trousers are too long, no shirt cuff showing). However, what really hurt my eyes (as well as those of my wife) was Michelle Obama's dress.
     
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    Any pictures of Obama's evening dress tails...white tie?
     
  10. Metlin

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    The Royals (William and Charles) are dressed perfectly. The politicians lag behind, even tough I would not say that there is anything outrageous (OK trousers are too long, no shirt cuff showing). However, what really hurt my eyes (as well as those of my wife) was Michelle Obama's dress.

    If you think that's bad, look for one of Whnay's posts with Diana's step mother. That was a horror. This is just meh.
     
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    Any pictures of Obama's evening dress tails...white tie?

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    Wow, a morning coat! I wonder if he had it made in the UK [​IMG]
     
  13. DerekS

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    Kate looks great, wow

    +1,000. hot damn.
     
  14. Mrshinyredplanet

    Mrshinyredplanet Active Member

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    Who is that fox on the far right of the formal picture? Hot damn. That's an impressive amount of wrinkles. As for Obama, goddamn, he always wears his pants too baggy in my opinion.
     
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    Wow, a morning coat! I wonder if he had it made in the UK [​IMG]
    Evening tailcoat. Possibly Brooks Brothers off the peg? Nice that he made the effort, although I think the lapels on the tailcoat look a little skinny, and a shame that he chose to wear a turndown collar.
     
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    Evening tailcoat. Possibly Brooks Borthers off the peg? Nice that he made the effort, although I think the lapels on the tailcoat look a little skinny, and a shame that he chose to wear a turndown collar.

    I realized it was probably an evening event after I posted [​IMG]

    I agree though, impressive that we didn't just do a regular tux.
     
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    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about the buttoning on Will's suit-a little too uptight if you ask me.
    I like it, but probably because it fits -him-, and the occasion: in the role he likes to play, flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force, he should be a little uptight meeting a sitting president of the U.S. On the other hand, now the lower buttoning point of the politicians' suit jackets are starting to bother me. It is as if they want to appear a bit casual, a bit louche, except that every other feature of the suit jacket telegraphs sober formality. I -love- the formal outfits, except for Prince Philip. The medals and sashes, or even flag lapel pins, do nothing for me. Obama's is great.
     
  19. jrd617

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    Has Obama officially switched from Hart Schaffner Marx to Georges de Paris bespoke? His jackets seem to fit better now
     
  20. Anthony Jordan

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    This thread is lame in the AAAC manner, but not the Fedora Lounge or FilmNoirBuff manner.

    So, congratulations all around.


    - B


    I like to think that I contributed to that in some small way, so thank you.
     

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