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Ambrosi Napoli

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

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  1. comrade

    comrade Distinguished Member

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    A great crotch should have negative space.

    Am I right?

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    You are, but only among eunuchs.
     


  2. DocHolliday

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    So Foo got his pents and Mad Men sucks. Tell us more about them body sushi parties.
     


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    52 pages of criticism and irrelevancies but no-one has pointed out that Foo needs a shoe shine...
     


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    Preceded by a good boning?

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    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.
     


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    52 pages of criticism and irrelevancies but no-one has pointed out that Foo needs a shoe shine...

    + toe taps
     


  10. comrade

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    I love that you're back.

    The Genius of erudite snark!

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


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


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


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    foo'a outfit is just screaming "look at me! i'm foo-tastic!"
     


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    foo'a outfit is just screaming "look at me! i'm foo-tastic!"

    Is that a compliment or criticism?
     


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    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!
     


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