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

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

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I had that as a child: a piece of string inside the sleeves forming a continuous line from wrist to wrist, keeping my gloves in place.

    Did that continuous line making me a very avant-garde child?
     


  2. mafoofan

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    You can be really good at doing some really awful, atrocious things in life. Duck fucking comes to mind.


    Did you see the detailed interior pictures from a couple pages ago? There is silk lining over the shoulders and through the sleeves, precisely because cashmere is not slick.
     


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    I have a vertical pocket like that on my overcoat, but I'm not sure it's in the same position as yours. Mine is on the inside of the left chest, but it's closer to where the coat opens than, say the pocket on the inside of a suit jacket. I think the purpose is to be able to have the pocket closer to the opening of the coat so that you don't have to open the coat to put something in it. Seems it's easier to slide something into the vertical opening than if it was a horizontal pocket that would naturally have to be farther back into the coat. At least that's how it seems to work on my coat.

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  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I'm not sure how novel design (which seems to be where you erroneously draw the line from "tailoring" into "designing") as a concept could be considered awful or atrocious.
     


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    Are you saying there is no such thing as bad design?
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Nope, I'm saying that the concept of new design is not a bad thing.

    It's how good the actual design is that matters.

    Obviously there's going to be good and bad design.
     


  9. mafoofan

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    How is that different from what I've been saying? My point is that this is bad design.
     


  10. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Well if that's your point then I disagree, but I don't disagree with you having that point of view.

    It was these comments that seemed to be confusing matters:

     


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    Niiiiiiiiiice.

    Adding words to the vocabulary (to use Matt's paradigm) but in a poetic and thoughtful way, IMO.
     


  12. sugarbutch

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    Asymmetry seems to crop up a lot in "edgy" design without ever taking hold. I think there's a reason for that...
     


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    That's asymmetrical in the same way that a double-breasted coat is. Which is to say, not.
     


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    That was kinda my point. We overlook asymmetical-ness (?) when it's got some type of heritage.

    agree that it's a pretty gimmicky design feature unless there's some functionality to it.
     


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