Best bespoke commission ever? I think so. *** PICTURES ADDED FOR THOSE LACKING IMAGINATION

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I dunno, maybe it has to do with cultural expectations? I'd like to believe it is due to the use of so much hand-sewing, but it might just come down to the English being more rational about pricing. Given what I've learned about shopping in Italy, the latter is--sadly--perfectly plausible.
     


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    I didn't realize you were part of the chosen people.
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Haha, I was searching for a different word, which escapes me now. I meant to say it is too uppity.

    Wait, that's wrong too, for other reasons.

    Anyway.
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Interior patch pocket with scarf

    Latest issue of the Rake just arrived. Foo, your cousin Lapo is on the cover.

    Just received London Lounge linen sample book too. Impressed with the weight, hand and colors available.
     


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    Did you mean "genteel?"

    The coat is quite impressive! I see that Luca has your cloth on his Instagram:

    http://instagram.com/p/Uk9AVsDV2y/

    Is that the lining cloth on the left?
     
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    Beautiful.

    Chris, you seriously need to start posting more of your work.

    If not here, then on a blog/tumblr.

    I get it, I get it...your clientele is packed with CEOs and chairmen of Fortune 500 boards and their secretaries already have your number stored and so, like any truly exclusive club, you don't need a website, etc.

    But seriously, if nothing else, just set up a little corner of the internet where you can snap a few pics and upload them instantly with the minimal amount of work. Instagram might work great. The Innernets will thank you.
     


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    Lovelace Senior member

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    They reintroduced them, if that's the correct word a few years back. They also sell 'inspired by' versions in the ubiquitous dark colour. These are probably more common.

    I like military inspired coats, very smart. Its also nice to see someone inspired by and attempt to 'update' a forgotten classic.

    Here's another take, by the English tailor Davide Taub.

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    Enjoy your coat.
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I've seen pics of that one before. It's one of my favourites
     


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    Yes, "genteel" is the correct word. I'm not sure that is the same tweed. It may be. But I know at the time I ordered this overcoat, they were buying some very similar looking cloth from an Italian source. The cloth in the photo could be one or the other. That plaid fabric is not the same as the stuff in my overcoat.
    Yeah, I saw that one back when I put in my order. I actually showed the photos to Mariano to give him an idea of the kind of coat I wanted, though I was clear I wanted very different detailing. He did not like what he saw. If I recall correctly, he winced at the back yoke.
     


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    Thank you for your input. Have mixed feelings about a website but your other ideas are valid and have considered them. Have a certain image in mind how it would be done or else it's not worth doing. Time to do it isn't always there and it has be kept up to serve it's purpose and not get stale. Someday...
     


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    Chris, just have someone else do the work for you. An intrepid blogger. Then, no matter how amateur or pornographic the exposure, it won't reflect poorly on your own taste or sensibilities. It will also have the veneer of objectivity. Yet, people will get to know your work better.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was this your Tweed in the City approach?
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Tweed was in the city. Now, I don't know.


    Then why does he work in an underground sex dungeon?
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    See, that interior breast pocket looks normal to me. Why do that versus the horizontal one and vice-versa?
     


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