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British Style Genius

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In case anyone's interested, there's a BBC 2 program thats been running over here called British Style Genius, looking principally at the history of English clothing, with episode 2 being pretty much exclusivly on Saville Row... it's worth a look, and also conveniently online. I dunno if i should post the link here but here it is anyhow, hope it works.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f089w

Enjoy
 

PandArts

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Cheers! Unfortunately the video doesn't play here in the US

I'd love to watch it though. It sounds fascinating!
 

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Originally Posted by dirk diggler
so, it's not about Eric Glennie?


No. He is The American Revolutionary Style Genius.
 

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At least it taught me one thing -- that "lapel" does not rhyme with "label"!
 

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The majority of the programme was a less well realised retread of what appeared in the BBC4 Savile Row doc earlier this year. There was a lot on Paul Smith's success in Japan without a great deal of insight beyond the Japanese are fond of the 'British classics with a twist' thing which is hardly a major scoop considering the success of Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood there.

The only segments I found relatively interesting were Michael Caine and Roger Moore on Douglas Hayward and to a lesser extent Timothy Everest.

Overall, scrappy and unfocused. The Savile Row documentary was much better in my view.
 

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Thanks for the link its quite interesting.

When they did the bespoke jacket for that guy, at about 11:30 in the clip, doesn't that back of the jacket have too much winkle (don't know the term for it...) when he was wearing it?
 

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Originally Posted by StylingUK
Thanks for the link its quite interesting.

When they did the bespoke jacket for that guy, at about 11:30 in the clip, doesn't that back of the jacket have too much winkle (don't know the term for it...) when he was wearing it?


I noticed that too. Like a pool of ripples between his shoulder blades.
 

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Thanks for the link. I'll probably have a look just because.
 

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Originally Posted by winston
I noticed that too. Like a pool of ripples between his shoulder blades.

I haven't seen it, but I suspect this may be drape.
 

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Karl Matthews had a different look (and a different name) in the programme.










Leon
 

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Is there a torrent available for the second episode? I haven't been able to track one down as yet
 

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Originally Posted by appolyon
Is there a torrent available for the second episode? I haven't been able to track one down as yet

I haven't found one yet either. Anyone?
 

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