Ambrosi Napoli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambrosi, Apr 14, 2011.

Tags:
  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,966
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    A great crotch should have negative space.

    Am I right?

    [​IMG]


    You are, but only among eunuchs.
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    1. I agree that the Mad Men influence is real. No, you don't see all that many men replicating the look 100%, but you certainly do see elements of it everywhere: shorter jackets, skinny lapels, skinny ties, etc. This is particularly obvious when you consider the trends trickling down from fashion designers to brands like Banana Republic.

    I can't speak for others, but my skinny ties and lapels are in no way aping Don Draper. Perish the thought. I'm aping John Steed, a character from an obscure '60s spy spoof, and that gives me way more nerd cred.
     


  3. Big A

    Big A Senior member

    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    258
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Location:
    At your house, when you're not there
    Is that the place Big A throws those wild parties?
    That's in Atlanta, and you are always invited .... [​IMG] As for the Mad Men influence, it would be pretty hard to argue that show did not affect menswear much more than the look of the Antwerp 6 and similar designers. While certain designers always did the skinny lapel / skinny tie / tv fold thing, that look didn't filter down to the places where most American men get their suits until Mad Men started getting a lot of press. Banana Republic cross branded with the show for pete's sake. Lapels and ties from Burberry, most of the HSM brands, etc., got slimmer. It became easier to wear a pocket square to work without being looked at sideways. The correlation of all this with Mad Men seems too obvious to discount. I think the most telling effect has been the inverse effect (or is it the contrapositive?) here. As pocket squares have turned up on more and more people everyday, the regulars here seem to be eschewing them. I'm sick of them myself, but attribute that to subconsciously noting that some of the posters I admire here have given them up.
     


  4. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

    Messages:
    3,865
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    So Foo got his pents and Mad Men sucks. Tell us more about them body sushi parties.
     


  5. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    3,144
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Location:
    San Francisco
    52 pages of criticism and irrelevancies but no-one has pointed out that Foo needs a shoe shine...
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

    Messages:
    25,756
    Likes Received:
    117
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007


  7. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    Preceded by a good boning?

    [​IMG]


    - B


    I love that you're back.
     


  8. greger

    greger Senior member

    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    192
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Location:
    WA
    [​IMG]

    Looks pretty nice. But, did you gain a little around the tummy- the buttons look tight. If you want the quarters open even more you could have the shank attaching the button even longer.
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Braunau, Austria
    52 pages of criticism and irrelevancies but no-one has pointed out that Foo needs a shoe shine...

    + toe taps
     


  10. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,966
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    I love that you're back.

    The Genius of erudite snark!

    (I hope that it's not just a guest appearance.)
     


  11. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Senior member

    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    [​IMG]

    This is great, but why THERE?
    What is that? Lex and 55th? Random guess but it is that ugly.
     


  12. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    This is great, but why THERE?
    What is that? Lex and 55th? Random guess but it is that ugly.


    It's 42nd and 5th Ave. You can see the reflection of Grand Central in one of the buildings and I have been unlucky enough to have tasted a slice from Bruno Pizza. The sting has never left me.
     


  13. BrooklynWeGoHard

    BrooklynWeGoHard Senior member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    foo'a outfit is just screaming "look at me! i'm foo-tastic!"
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,840
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    foo'a outfit is just screaming "look at me! i'm foo-tastic!"

    Is that a compliment or criticism?
     


  15. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

    Messages:
    13,625
    Likes Received:
    998
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Looks pretty nice. But, did you gain a little around the tummy- the buttons look tight. If you want the quarters open even more you could have the shank attaching the button even longer.

    Gain a little?

    Don't you think Foo looks slim here.

    He has strong style ideas, but I never knew him to aspire to the Heroin Chic Ultra Thin look!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by