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

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

  1. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

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    I like your pockets the best of all the coats posted in this thread. Great example of giving your tailor a little direction and then letting him execute.
     
  2. vinveritas

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    Instructive thread, and great coat indeed. Was struck by how young Foo looks without the glasses and the new haircut, as opposed to :foo:
     
  3. Louys

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    I agree, the lapels look crowded on the latter coat because of its low gorge.
     
  4. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

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    The glasses, like the 4x1 DB that we saw once and never saw again, are a monstrosity. If Foo had dominion over a couple hundred million Asian peasants and wore a coat with military decorations that he granted to himself in a ceremony that he himself planned and forced all the citizenry between the ages of 21 and 50 to attend, I'd cut him some slack on the glasses. But he's a banker. That shit just doesn't look right.

    On the other hand, the great coat is legitimately a home run. It's just epic.
     
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  5. UnnamedPlayer

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    I'm just voicing my opinion.
    I thought we were all here to give our opinions on "the great one's" coat?

    If I don't like it I can say so.
     
  6. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    Absolutely.

    I'm fairly conservative when it comes to business dress. I think the coat you prefer borders a bit on the costume-y, IMHO. Too much like a prop from a military movie. I would have problems wearing it, but that's me. Foo's coat, while certainly not a style you see everyday, does look like something I could see on the streets of NYC and would appreciate it for its somewhat outside the norm details but would not think it sticks out in a negative way. It's a nice balance to strike for a signature jacket... Though if it was mine I would want it in midnight blue! :)
     
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    This. Though end of an era.
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Foo, how about a view of the plaid lining? Curious to see how the interior looks. Any special pockets on the inside?
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Will take pics in the morning when there is decent light. The plaid lining goes all the way up the coat, but in addition there is brown silk over the shoulders and through the sleeves. I assume the latter is to make the coat slide on easier and not get caught. There is one interesting interior pocket. Not sure how unusual it is.
     
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    StyleforumRobot Senior member Moderator

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    Congratulations mafoofan! You made the front page.
     
  11. mvxwell

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    cool! the first pics don't give the fabric justice until you see the more detailed pics.
     
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    That coat is a thing of beauty.
     
  13. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Sincere congratulations, foo. That coat is absolutely beautiful, and we haven't even seen good pics yet!
     
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    I've had this photo saved for a while and plan on having something similar made up for next winter. Just need to find the perfect cloth. Possibly the HE Box 32oz cavalry twill, but I want to see a swatch first and Isles is pretty bad at sending swatches. I may incorporate some Foo Coat elements into the design as well. We shall see.

    Keep up the good work, Foo.
     
  15. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    Mr. Fan, please furnish some photos in the daylight.

    Also, please show the coat buttoned-up.
     

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