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Banana Republic's "Tailored" fit jackets are woefully undertailored.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by js4design, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Arm hole almost extended all the way to the jacket waist...

    No. Too expensive. You could probably find 2nd hand RLPL suits at around that price. Thrifting is another very good option for beater suits.

    p.s., Harberdash is having a sale of lbm 1911 suits and threedifferent is having a sale on boglioli items.
     
  2. House

    House Well-Known Member

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    All correct sleeve lengths. Bond's jacket is slightly tight but he probably has a lot of muscles. And like all gentlemen they do not show their shirtsleeves, it's vulgar. It's like some denizen of he 'hood showing a few inches of his boxer shorts.[​IMG]
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not a fan of showing shirt sleeves while standing...but did you just suggest that Stallone was a gentleman?
     
  4. House

    House Well-Known Member

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    Few actors are but they are dressed by wardrobe and advisors who know what they are doing. When Connery first played Bond he was not used to wearing those bespoke suits and not comfortable in them so the director made him sleep in them to get comfortable (of course they were pressed by wardrobe the next day) Fleming didn't even like Connery as Bond and viewed him as an untutored working class lout.
     
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  6. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    I don't know where you get your information from but some of the nicest bespoke shirts have darts--especially for those of us who lift.
     
  7. House

    House Well-Known Member

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    Made by whom? On SF they call anything bespoke and besides just because some really odd person wants Ascot Chang or Turnbull and Asser to make a shirt this way doesn't mean it's acceptable.
    Lift? people with broad shoulders would never need darts in shirts. The people on here who want darts are all ectomorphs with narrow shoulders who can't find a shirt to fit them.
    Besides, weight lifters with big muscles look like freaks.Arnold was the first guy to even partly make lifting respectable with freaky looking muscles. Even when he was young lifting and working out in gyms was associated with homosexuals and people thought that Arnold was gay before it became a little bit acceptable by the late 80's.
     
  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    You are a colossal idiot and a troll to boot.

    beat it.
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I blocked him. Quad, do the same. I can't remember who says it, but "don't feed the troll"
     
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  10. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    How do you know that he/she is a troll? I enjoyed her/his little rant. It was good for a few lawlz...lighten up.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have no problem with a troll post (singular). Adds a bit of interest and fun. Troll posts taking over a thread, regardless of the quality of that thread, seems like less in good fun and more detrimental to the forum.

    Back on topic: I have four Banana Republic blazers/odd jackets, all of which fit me very well off the rack (whereas BB/HF often require some modification work for me). The oldest I've had for four years and have had absolutely no problems with it. The other three are similarly without problems. I have three overcoats from them, no problems there, including one that I've had since 2005 and which has seen heavy use.

    I don't quite understand the often vehement objection to BR on this forum. Their quality is definitely not on par with their non-sale prices, but provided the jacket is on sale, I think they make for pretty good deals. I like their wool slacks as well, but one pair has developed a pull or two (razored off easily enough) after three or so years, so don't feel quite so safe vouching for their pant quality.

    Sometimes I'm half tempted to start a "BR Appreciation Thread" just to see who would come out of the woodwork
     
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  12. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    Is his shoulder out of socket?
     
  13. Dinky89484

    Dinky89484 Senior member

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    Anyone tried of have input on the new Banana Republic "Modern-Slim Fit" Suit? It's supposed to be their slimmest cut.
     

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