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Shoulder comparison of Borrelli, Brioni, Kiton, and Isaia

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sho'nuff, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    maybe this: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...50&postcount=7
    I think that was it, but I thought there was another one discussing a "Continental" style and a comparison with others, and I thought Italian styles were also included.
     
  2. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Easy enough. Here is a sartorial all star with different shoulder treaments.

    One of the best dressed men of our era, "The black Prince Michael (not of Kent )"

    Here in a Huntsman military look ( note the structured shoulder )

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    Prince Michael in a Roman look, Caraceni perhaps, ( note the slightly roped shoulders ) and also the soft overall look and the Keaton collar shirt:

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    Soft Neapolitan look ( Not Rubinacci ):

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    The vintage look ( note the notch lapet Tux )

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    This post has been Al Sharpton approved.
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    Easy enough. Here is a sartorial all star with different shoulder treaments.

    One of the best dressed men of our era, "The black Prince Michael (not of Kent )"

    Here in a Huntsman military look ( note the structured shoulder )

    [​IMG]

    Prince Michael in a Roman look, Caraceni perhaps, ( note the slightly roped shoulders ) and also the soft overall look and the Keaton collar shirt:

    [​IMG]

    Soft Neapolitan look ( Not Rubinacci ):

    [​IMG]

    The vintage look ( note the notch lapet Tux )

    [​IMG]

    This post has been Al Sharpton approved.


    nice. this was all i needed, thanks.
     
  4. mrbig

    mrbig Well-Known Member

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    Just FYI - Michael favoured (from what i can see) YSL, Dior Homme and Gucci. AFAIK everything in the above post was made/designed by Bill Whitten (the "Huntsman military look") and the "Caraceni" look designed by Michael himself, made by Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins.

    And now the question - Where does Tom Ford fit in this spectrum? He did say IIRC his suits had an italian influence...
     
  5. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Just FYI - Michael favoured (from what i can see) YSL, Dior Homme and Gucci. AFAIK everything in the above post was made/designed by Bill Whitten (the "Huntsman military look") and the "Caraceni" look designed by Michael himself, made by Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins.

    And now the question - Where does Tom Ford fit in this spectrum? He did say IIRC his suits had an italian influence...


    Wow, you seem to really know your MJ design stuff! Is this:

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    Designed by Bill Whitten or by MJ himself?

    AFAIK even Vox doesn't design his own stuff, but I could be wrong. Perhaps Vox designed the above outfit. That would really be impressive!
     
  6. A Y

    A Y Well-Known Member

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  7. GTR

    GTR Well-Known Member

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    I never found out, but what does Neapolitan mean in terms of design/look?

    Bandwagon.
     
  8. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    Vox is generally correct in his comparisons except, at least this past season, the local
    retailers of Isaia, Saks and Nieman Marcus, are carrying a newly-designed Base S
    model which has much more padding in addition to a shorter jacket and a much closer fit
    than last year. I own several Isaia Sirio garments, the immediate predecessor of the
    Base S, and the fit is very different. In fact, I would have to go up a size in the current
    model despite having lost five pounds in the last few months. I wouldn't buy
    this model anyway as I am a natural shoulder fanatic. It seems that the Italian
    vendors are reverting to their old silhouttes. I never wore an Italian jacket until five
    or six years ago when natural shoulders became common.
     
  9. mrbig

    mrbig Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you seem to really know your MJ design stuff! Is this:

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    Designed by Bill Whitten or by MJ himself?

    AFAIK even Vox doesn't design his own stuff, but I could be wrong. Perhaps Vox designed the above outfit. That would really be impressive!


    That 'gem' (the outfit every single female friend i have loves lol) was designed by MJ and Gianni Versace.
     
  10. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you seem to really know your MJ design stuff! Is this:

    [​IMG]

    Designed by Bill Whitten or by MJ himself?


    Helmut Lang?
     
  11. Chips

    Chips Well-Known Member

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    That seems like a rather high gorge on the Isaia.
     
  12. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    yes, agreed on the Isaia-- I'm trying to roll the lapels down to the center button to offset that a little.

    That seems like a rather high gorge on the Isaia.

    For the original poster, you might also consider ralph lauren purple label suits, which have a moderate shoulder and lapel width, sort of an italian take on english tailoring. They can also be had at very good sale prices from time to time; I was fortunate to pick up a couple recently and they are fast becoming some of my favorite suits (looks like I need several more wears of this suit, to help the shoulders better mold to my shape/ shoulders)

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  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    ^ looking very sharp Foxx.
     
  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    very nice looking thanks
     

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