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BBC: The Perfect Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kakaman, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. kakaman

    kakaman Active Member

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    Fascinating documentary on suits from BBC. Very insightful, but one question I had was why it seems like English suits feature wider shoulders than recommended on SF?
     


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    Looks good I'll have to watch
     


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    Jeez in Part 4, Paul Smith looks like a mess. White t shirt under his dress shirt? SFers would give him a 3/10 for his ensemble.
     


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    Stylistic choice. SF groupthink favors a minimal shoulder, the traditional english look doesn't. There's more than one way to cut a suit.
     


  5. VinnyMac

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    For my BBC, I wouldn't dare use wool. Latex is the only option.
     


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    add911_11 Distinguished Member

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    I think the English cut looks much better than the unstructured cut favored in the forum.

    When it is done correctly, it makes people look solemn, clean and smart.
     
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    Elegantly Wasted Senior Member

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    That's because you like solemn looking people.
     


  8. chogall

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    different cut/silhouette for different purposes.
     


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    add911_11 Distinguished Member

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    I am sure everyone does, who likes lazy grumpy man?

    Easy Fannies is a different matter.
     
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    Lol.
     


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    I liked Sir Paul Smith's explanation of a good suit the best:

    "It does the job . . . makes you feel elegant, important, sexy, tall . . . A good suit is like when you close the car door, and it's a nice car, it's got a sound about it, or if you got a knife and fork in hand and it's got a good weight about it . . . a good suit has that solidity and importance about it that equals craftsmanship . . ."

    - M
     


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