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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    You right-wingers still don't believe in Darwin? [Or is it Lysenko? I get so confused.]

    I once had a dog named Darwin*, so believe in Him.




    *Really. B&W Aussie Shepherd. Won some shows.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    This is amazing because it can be a very hot country.

    You didn't believe me about painting, swimming elephants, either.

    I'm picturing Manton in A&S bench pressing you in your Rubi. Both coats buttoned and looking fabulous. With that, I retire from this threak.....

    Oh . . . bench pressing. I thought you were saying we were doing something else. I got distracted with myself, and then re-read the sentence.
     


  3. Bull

    Bull Distinguished Member

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    *ponders*

    [​IMG]
     


  4. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    And you wonder why A&S does double better?
     


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    A Y Distinguished Member

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    Why is the top buttonhole overlapping so much with the button while the bottom one opens ? Isn't there a big front balance issue here? [​IMG]

    It looks like the front part of the coat is too long to me --- not sure whether to call it long front balance or crooked. Tom Mahon's mentioned to me that he likes to cut a coat with a long front balance, and then work it back. Perhaps this A&S coat is some variant of that style.

    --Andre
     


  6. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Distinguished Member

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    35 freaking pages and yet nobody complimented on that beautiful shetland cloth Manton ordered? This is strange.
     


  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Chew on this:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Mine is back in Cumbria right now to have the waist taken in further and to have all three patches reshaped to an older, curvier version of of a patch design from A&S.

    And now, I'll duck.


    - B
     


  8. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    Vox,

    Even though you don't have the "A" front, I much prefer Manton's coat to yours. I think you've made the right call by having the waist slimmed further - should look better.

    ET
     


  9. Flieger

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    Needs more cowbell
     


  10. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I once had a dog named Darwin*, so believe in Him.




    *Really. B&W Aussie Shepherd. Won some shows.


    I had a dog named Faust...
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Mine is back in Cumbria right now to have the waist taken in further and to have all three patches reshaped to an older, curvier version of of a patch design from A&S.

    And now, I'll duck.


    I can understand changing the pockets, but why the waist??? It looks really good as is.

    Vox,

    Even though you don't have the "A" front, I much prefer Manton's coat to yours. I think you've made the right call by having the waist slimmed further - should look better.


    He already has such a big drop from his shoulders to waist. More waist suppression will make him look like a balloon animal tied at the torso.
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Here's what more waist suppression would look like. I think it looks ridiculous, but my bet is that almost everyone else prefers it:

    [​IMG]
     


  13. Despos

    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I can understand changing the pockets, but why the waist??? It looks really good as is.



    He already has such a big drop from his shoulders to waist. More waist suppression will make him look like a balloon animal tied at the torso.


    Probably doing so to make the fronts less roomy rather than create more shape. Fronts appear a bit full.
    Voxx can verify or explain for himself if he wishes.
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Probably doing so to make the fronts less roomy rather than create more shape. Fronts appear a bit full.
    Voxx can verify or explain for himself if he wishes.


    Well, I'll gladly leave the technical to you--all I can say is that I think it looks very nice as is. I think the slight roominess comes across as elegantly relaxed.
     


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    Sorry mafoo, but I prefer the more waisted jacket.
     


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