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A or B?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Is it possible that what you "like" doesn't look good on your body? Is there no "horses for courses" option? I probably like A better than B, but am open to the fact that I would look like Quasimodo in A and need B to conceal flaws.

    I suspect that the tendency on this board is to fall in love with a style without regard to whether or not it is appropriate for ones' physique.
     
  2. boatshoe

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    I like A. More texture, color, and overall just more visually interesting. B looks like he'd put Rohypnol in your girlfriend's drink.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    anyway, I know this is a clothing forum and I know we fixate on silly things but honestly, is that one of the dumbest threaks ever?? I mean, we really shouldn't care about this to this degree. Think of your children going back some day and reading this and saying, "really dad, this is what you spent your time arguing about, a phucking suit fit???"

    This is exceptionally civil, as these threads go.
     
  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    anyway, I know this is a clothing forum and I know we fixate on silly things but honestly, is that one of the dumbest threaks ever?? I mean, we really shouldn't care about this to this degree. Think of your children going back some day and reading this and saying, "really dad, this is what you spent your time arguing about, a phucking suit fit???"

    I suspect that your kids may be more affected by some of your other posts (ahem...spaghetti...ahem) than whether or not you argued about suit fits.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    prefer the single breasted below to A or B....

    [​IMG]


    Coats both too tight and the tie on the left is distractingly absurd.
     
  6. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    Coats both too tight and the tie on the left is distractingly absurd.



    Yes, the tie is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know about the too tight part, although I'm no expert.
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The guy in A looks like his clothing is made of wax and he's standing on the sun.

    Wait, can you see even see this thread?
     
  8. yachtie

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    A looks like shit- and I don't care that Barbera is wearing it. Surprise. [​IMG] B is somewhat better. But slim is not necessarily fitted. Neither is particularly good.
     
  9. factorial

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    Can't you do a comparison where the (a) equivalent is not shoving his hands into his pockets? As it is, (b) looks a lot better because the jacket's not riding up around the shoulders, rumpling in the sleeves, and bowing out at the waist, so it's impossible to be anything approaching objective. If those are all just properties of the garment even without the hands shoved into pockets, well, then I don't see how one can reasonably say he prefers (a).
     
  10. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    prefer the single breasted below to A or B.... [​IMG]
    He needs to cut off his tie.
     
  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    More to chew on:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. itsstillmatt

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    A is great. That is how I believe men should dress.
     
  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A is great. That is how I believe men should dress.

    I hope my jackets will age like that. Do you think Luciano's jacket shoulders and chest always looked like that or that had to shrink and expand in different places first?
     
  14. edmorel

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    I suspect that your kids may be more affected by some of your other posts (ahem...spaghetti...ahem) than whether or not you argued about suit fits.
    At least I can excuse that as shits and giggles/Internet persona/sexual fetish etc. But how do you explain "people in the net don't like my clothes/me/my tailor and I need vindication" and how does the other side explain themselves "we disliked a guy that we never met so much that we spent a lot of time insulting him and his tailor" [​IMG]
     
  15. Steven Aver

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    In defense if A I do like the fact it looks nice and worn it, which makes the wearer look very comfortable in his clothes. Aside from fit I think comfort is a big part of wearing a great jacket, its gives the impression of "Im not even trying". Thats huge in my book.

    On a personal note I am begininng to offer a completely unpadded shoulder that I hope customers will use with more of the heavier fabrics. Obviously drape cannot be created in a mtm service and requires great skill and experience within the best bespoke operations. The soft look in general is something that is growing on me, along with an even wider lapel. I currently do 3.5in as a standard but will begin using 4in for future samples.

    Good thread...

    - S
     
  16. yachtie

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    A is great. That is how I believe men should dress.
    [​IMG]
    I hope my jackets will age like that. Do you think Luciano's jacket shoulders and chest always looked like that or that had to shrink and expand in different places first?
    Aah, the Linguini cut! Too long shoulders will always be too long.
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I suspect that the tendency on this board is to fall in love with a style without regard to whether or not it is appropriate for ones' physique.

    I don't want to taint the discussion too much, but I think one of the most interesting questions is whether physique really matters to style in the first place.
     
  18. yachtie

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    I don't want to taint the discussion too much, but I think one of the most interesting questions is whether physique really matters to style in the first place.
    Kinesthetics is more important than physique ( at least when it comes to hard vs. soft tailoring).
     
  19. StephenHero

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  20. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kinesthetics is more important than physique ( at least when it comes to hard vs. soft tailoring).

    Kine-what? I'm too lazy to google. Please 'splain.
     

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