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Alan Flusser and Scent of a Woman

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GMF, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    I watched Scent of a Woman tonight and was struck by the Glen Plaid 3pc suit Alan Flusser did for Al Pacino's character. It had cuffs unlike any I've seen on a suit before. The working cuffs fasten together in the same manner as French cuffs do on a shirt.

    If you were to ask for this style cuff on a MTM/bespoke suit, what would you ask for?
     
  2. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    a modified convertible cuff?
     
  3. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I think you're mistaking a sleeve pressed flat for that. Even if it is, I don't think it'd look good.
     
  4. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Are you referring to a cuffed sleeve (on the jacket)? It's a dandy-ish touch. Flusser did it for Gekko too.
     
  5. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Are you referring to a cuffed sleeve (on the jacket)? It's a dandy-ish touch. Flusser did it for Gekko too.

    I guess so. With a normal working cuff on a jacket sleeve, the buttons are fastened and work in the same manner as they do on shirt cuffs that button. On the Flusser suits that Al Pacino wore in the movie, the cuff goes together the way a French Cuff does with the buttons sewn to the opposite side from where they would normally be. Is this a Flusser hallmark the way a half lining is for Oxxford? I have an Alan Flusser suit and the working cuffs are the typical type.

    I didn't notice this on Michael Douglas's suits in Wall Street. Guess I'll have to watch that movie again and be more observant. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    That sounds pretty cool. Were his shirt cuffs button or French?
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Por una cabeza de un noble potrillo
    que justo en la raya afloja al llegar
    y que al regresar parece decir:
    no olvides, hermano,
    vos sabes, no hay que jugar...

    Por una cabeza, metejon de un dia,
    de aquella coqueta y risueña mujer
    que al jurar sonriendo,
    el amor que esta mintiendo
    quema en una hoguera todo mi querer.

    Por una cabeza
    todas las locuras
    su boca que besa
    borra la tristeza,
    calma la amargura.

    Por una cabeza
    si ella me olvida
    que importa perderme,
    mil veces la vida
    para que vivir...

    Cuantos desengaños, por una cabeza,
    yo jure mil veces no vuelvo a insistir
    pero si un mirar me hiere al pasar,
    su boca de fuego, otra vez, quiero besar.

    Basta de carreras, se acabo la timba,
    un final reñido yo no vuelvo a ver,
    pero si algun pingo llega a ser fija el domingo,
    yo me juego entero, que le voy a hacer.


    Jon.
     
  8. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    That sounds pretty cool. Were his shirt cuffs button or French?

    He wore French Cuffs with the Glen Plaid suit. I didn't notice with the pinstripe number he had on at the end. I was busy trying to see if the jacket cuffs were different. [​IMG]
     
  9. di Robilant

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    Coat (or, if you will, jacket) cuffs, such as those sported by Gekko in Wall Street, are known in the UK as 'bishop's cuffs' . In Italy - although less common - they are known as 'maniche [sleeves] alla moschettiera [musketeer-style] . They are 'fake', in the sense that a piece of fabric is added and sewn into the sleeve-end . If the sleeve is made with working button-holes, the bishop's cuff resembles a french (or, double-) cuff with rounded edges, but with sufficient space for a row of buttons .

    I didn't notice a bishop's cuff on Al Pacino's Prince of Wales check (or, if you will, glen plaid) number, but I DID NOTICE that Al's suit fitted him properly - nay, beautifully . Did anyone notice that Gekko's suit - the one with the cuffs - was 'flying' off the back of his neck? Check it out : it's a disgrace! I did however LOVE the DB blazer he wore at his house party .
     
  10. Duveen

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    Can we get a picture - this is all I can find and it doesn't show detail. Anyone feel like doing a screen cap? [​IMG]
     
  11. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Argh! Stop using ImageShack, everyone. The popup ads are thoroughly annoying.
     
  12. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Argh! Stop using ImageShack, everyone. The popup ads are thoroughly annoying.

    Agree that they are annoying. What is a better webhosting source that is easy to use?
     
  13. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Also - does anyone have a better pic than the one I found? C'mon and work with me, people...
     
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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Also - does anyone have a better pic than the one I found? C'mon and work with me, people...

    I'll try to take some caps from the DVD tomorrow and post them tomorrow night. Promise. [​IMG]
     
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    Jovan Senior member

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    Agree that they are annoying. What is a better webhosting source that is easy to use?
    www.photobucket.com Doesn't have a thumbnail feature, but it's pretty easy to use and free.
     
  16. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    In this picture you can clearly see the cuff style:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Chris O'Donnell seriously needs to get back in movies.
     
  19. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    GMF and acidicboy - Thanks!!

    I think that I'll have to put this one on my Netflix cue for a rewatch. I remember enjoying it the first time, but I was not so sartorially aware at that time and don't remember noticing the cuffs...

    BTW, someone called the style a 'bishop's cuff' - is that a well-known term? It was new to me and Google provided little help.
     
  20. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    GMF and acidicboy - Thanks!!

    I think that I'll have to put this one on my Netflix cue for a rewatch. I remember enjoying it the first time, but I was not so sartorially aware at that time and don't remember noticing the cuffs...

    BTW, someone called the style a 'bishop's cuff' - is that a well-known term? It was new to me and Google provided little help.


    no problem duveen! personally, i like the movie until the end part, where the colonel made his speech in front of the school assembly

    "Out of order, I show you out of order. You don't know what out of order is, Mr. Trask. I'd show you, but I'm too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fuckin' blind. If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWER to this place! Out of order? Who the hell do you think you're talkin' to? I've been around, you know? There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn't nothin' like the sight of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that. You think you're merely sending this splendid foot soldier back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs, but I say you are... executin' his soul! And why? Because he's not a Bairdman."
     

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