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What's your opinion on wide notch-lapels? Tom Ford/70s type wide.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamspace, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. RichardC

    RichardC Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet but can't get the suit off my mind. I think I will pop in on lunch break to see if it's still there and go for it.
     
  2. MikeDT

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    I wouldn't call it dated, but it's typical RL. Especially that silly fake crest, and the distended throat tab looks rather odd. BTW is that a real person modelling that jacket, or a waxwork mannequin?
     
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  3. Mute

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    Not a fan, but I'll take wide over skinny unless it's hideously out of proportion.
     
  4. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    :nodding: Nice.
     
  5. Loathing

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    Tom Ford wore RL for most of his youth (which is to say in the 70s and early 80s). He wore penny loafers, blue blazers, college ties, and guards/polo coats pretty much every day. So I suppose, with those things in mind, the conflux and confusion of '30s/'70s and RL/TF make sense.
     
  6. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Well-Known Member

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    Aren't they both chasing Tommy Nutter/Edward Sexton anyway?
     
  7. Busa

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    This TF looked good, of course Cooper is 6'1" tall so all the proportion arguments apply here- but even as someone who has NO desire to ever re-live the "styles" of the 70's- I dig this suit!

    The suit in the second picture in the thread? I picture Dumbo, flapping off into the sunset- I would worry about wind warnings on brisk Fall days... [​IMG]


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  9. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    I actually like the look of this one.
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    But not its composition....
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    "Crimplene for Men" by ICI :slayer:
     
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  10. Stugotes

    Stugotes Well-Known Member

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    Mike already necrobumped, so I dare to ask: Richard, did you go for the suit? I think it looked freakin awesome! [​IMG]

    I like to have 3.75 lapels on my business suits and even wider ones on casual summer suits (cotton/linen).
     
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  11. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Well-Known Member

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    On a suit, I can deal with wide peaks, but I don't like wide notch lapels. On a sport coat or blazer, anything goes, so I don't mind as much.
     

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