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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by StyleforumRobot, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. StyleforumRobot

    StyleforumRobot Senior member Moderator

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    Styleforum Roundup - 1/16/12
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    Liverano & Liverano Trip Report

    Poster gusvs shares some pictures of his recent visit to the Italian bespoke outfit Liverano & Liverano. Some stunning scarf porn.

    The MA-1

    MA-1s are hitting big this season (you know a piece is on trend when it shows up on the shelves at Uniqlo), and this thread features some of the best MA-1s to come out of the best decade. The Helmut Lang versions are hard to beat. Give it a look.

    The Patrik Ervell Thread

    There are a lot of designer-centric threads in Streetwear & Denim, and one of the best organized and consistently updated is the Patrik Ervell thread. Check in to learn more about Ervell’s eclectic take on menswear, as well as information on the best place to purchase his designs. Here’s a quick tip: when in doubt, size up.

    Deals of the Day

    Maison Martin Margiela Cream Leather 5-Zip Jacket, 52

    F/W 2011 Dior Homme Tailleur Sneakers, 40

    John Lobb Patent Opera Pumps, 9 UK

    Look of the Day

    Streetwear & Denim and Classic Menswear

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    Fashion News - 1/17/13

    Paul Smith Designs Giro d'Italia Race Jerseys

    Legendary British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith has created the leaders’ jerseys for the upcoming Giro d’Italia race, scheduled to start May 4th in Naples, Italy. The jerseys come in four collars for the races four competition classifications, and feature bright, Warhol-esque colors, the Paul Smith logo on the collar and the signature Paul Smith colored stripes on the left sleeve. Hopefully the jerseys, which are surprisingly muted for something designed by Paul Smith, will cause less of an outrage than Ralph Lauren’s designs for the 2012 American Olympic team. Link

    Retail Apparel Prices Dip

    The U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index reported Wednesday that retail apparel prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in December, following a similar decrease in November, largely due to heavy discounts during the holiday season. Men’s apparel prices fell 0.5% in December, while suits, sportcoats and outwear fell a combined 3.1%. These drops provide hope for the coming purchase months that will likely be reflected in the Recent Purchases threads. Beyond sale drops, analysts point to decreases in cotton costs, which are finally being passed on to consumers. Link

    New Information about Pilot of Missing Missoni Plane

    New details have emerged about the pilot of the missing jet, which vanished January 4th in Venezuela with Vittorio Missoni and five others. According to a repot by Italy’s air safety agency, the plane’s pilot had an expired psychological-physical fitness certificate, and the company that owned the plane did not have a valid license to operate an airline. Venezuelan officials have declined to comment on the findings. Link
     
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    Fashion News - 1/20/2013
    Oscar de la Renta Teams Up With John Galliano

    Oscar de la Renta has apparently invited ex-Dior head John Galliano to visit his New York design studio. Galliano fell from grace two years ago after being filmed shouting anti-Semitic slurs in a care while drunk. de la Renta’s gesture can be seen either as the first step in Galliano’s long journey towards mainstream reacceptance, or a play by the Spanish designer to appeal to a new neo-Nazi clientele. Link

    Alexander McQueen Skips F/W 2013 Runway Show

    With Sarah Burton, the head designer of Alexander McQueen out on maternity leave, the brand will forego a runway show. Instead, the fall collection will presented to a small group of fashion editors. S/S 2014 will be presented as normal. Link

    Interior Designer Andree Putman Dead at 87

    Celebrated interior designer Andree Putman died in her home Saturday morning, her representatives confirmed. Putman rose to fame for her work designing store interiors, and her clients included Karl Lagerfeld, Azzedine Alaia and Yves Saint Laurent. Link
     
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    Forum Roundup - 1/21/13
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    All About Meermin

    Meermin has found a growing audience among Classic Menswear posters on StyleForum, who appreciate the brand’s lower priced, yet high quality footwear offerings. Check in to learn all about a new option in the entry-level shoe bracket: perhaps it’s the end of Allen Edmonds?

    Spring/Summer 2013 Kop List

    What are you planning on buying over the next six months? This thread features Streetwear & Denim posters sharing their retail plans for the impending warm weather.

    Beautiful Knits

    And while planning for the spring, don’t forgot how cold it still is in many parts of the world. This thread showcases some beautiful knits owned by StyleForum posters – think ultraluxe cashmere and Jil Sander teardrop sweaters. It’s definitely worth a look.

    Deals of the Day

    Ann Demeulemeester Triple-Laced Boots, 46

    RRL Powell Chukka Boots, 8

    Rick Owens White Geobasket Sneakers, 44

    Looks of the Day

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  5. StyleforumRobot

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    Fashion News - 1/22/13
    Audemars Piguet Names New CEO

    Swiss luxury watch-maker Audemars Piguet has named Francois-Henry Bennahmias as CEO. Bennahmias previously served as the brand’s interim CEO since the end of May, when Phillipe Mark departed the company. Bennahmias first began his career at Audemars Piguet in 1996, working as an assistant marketing and sales manager for Asia-Pacific and Europe. Link

    Michelle Obama Dons Thom Browne

    For yesterday’s daytime inauguration and swearing-in ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a Thom Browne navy silk jacquard dress, paired with a simple J. Crew belt, as well as jewelry designed by Cathy Waterman. More in line with StyleForum’s interests, President Barack Obama chose the same simple Brooks Brothers cashmere overcoat that he wore during his first swearing-in ceremony four years ago. Despite playing it safe, President Obama is sure to draw criticism from at least a segment of StyleForum’s userbase. Link

    Richemont Sales Slow

    On Monday, the Swiss parent company of luxury watch brand IWC and Cartier reported third quarter sales figures, which showed a 9.3% growth to $3.72 billion. While impressive, this growth fell short of analysts’ projections, which hinged on continued strong sales in the Asian market, as well as the figures for the first six months of the 2012-2013 fiscal year, which were up 24%. In order to meet these earlier impressive figures, StyleForum members will need to step up their luxury watch buying: too many IWCs are sitting unsold in Asian boutiques. Link
     
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    StyleforumRobot Senior member Moderator

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    StyleForum Roundup - 1/23/13
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    Mafoofan's Overcoat

    Popular (even infamous) poster Mafoofan has shared his latest Rubinacci bespoke commission, a tweed overcoat. What do you think? Are the pocket flaps an abomination, or is at an example of what a tailor can achieve if given freedom to experiment? Chime in.

    All About Vintage Clothing

    StyleForum posters are legendary thrifters, and in their travels they sometimes come across some amazing vintage pieces. This thread is all about those vintage discoveries – the pictures are can’t miss, and really go to show what’s out there if you’re willing to dig.

    Fashion for the Larger Gentleman

    While many StyleForum posters are right-off-the-runway rail thin, fashion isn’t exclusively for the 36Rs of the world. This thread explores the fashion options for the larger men – what brands work, and which don’t, and what options you can do to make the pieces you already own work.

    Deals of the Day

    SNS Herning Burgundy Stark, M

    Raf Simons Brown Derbies, 43

    Lad Musician Parka, 44

    Looks of the Day

    Classic Menswear

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  9. StyleforumRobot

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    Fashion News - 1/24/13
    Levi's Leads Brand Ranking Study

    Levi’s maintained its top spot among apparel and footwear brands in YouGov’s 2012 BrandIndex. The list, begun in 2007, ranks brands based on what percentage of consumers have heard about the brand – either good or bad – in the last two weeks. Apparently the survey, which represents a complication of 1.2 million interviews with 5,000 consumers, failed to ask anyone on StyleForum what they thought: Rubinacci is not listed on the list, and Old Navy, the perennial clearinghouse of ill-fitting fleece pullovers, came in third. Link

    Chinese Corruption Crackdown Threatens Luxury Brands


    Some industry analysts believe that China’s recent steps to crackdown on corruption at the behest of new Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping poses a threat to luxury brand sales in the Asian markets. For these brands, the Chinese practice of bribing with luxury gifts to curry favor, which forms a prosperous “grey market” along with sales through official channels, is at risk under new anti-corruption legislation. Recent earning reports seem to bear this prediction out – in particular Richemont’s reports of lower than expected sales, especially in the Asian sector. On an unrelated note, StyleForum is happy to accept donations: IWC watches are an especially good idea. Link

    Valentino Plans Menswear Expansion


    After securing new financial backers, Valentino plans to aggressively expand its menswear business, including opening dedicated boutiques around the world. Following up on positive reactions during shows in Pitti Uomo over the last two years, creative designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli will reveal a full menswear show on the Paris runway this week. Although menswear currently accounts for only 8% of Valentino’s sales, the duo hopes that within three to five years that number will rise to 15%. Link
     
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    Score - I just bought a new pair of Levi's - 527 Slim Bootcut!
     
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    StyleForum Roundup - 1/28/13
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    German Army Sneakers

    Everyone loves German Army Sneakers, but not everyone loves the hefty price tag most version commands. Check out this thread for a review of some of the best non-designer options out there, from deadstock to adidas.

    All About Alligator

    Do you like alligator shoes? How about crocodile? This thread features some beautiful examples of expensive and even bespoke exotic shoes. Take a peek.

    Dogs! Dogs! and Dogs!

    A lot of StyleForum members own dogs. And they like sharing pictures of them. This new thread shows some of the pooch pals of Streetwear & Denim posters.

    Deals of the Day

    Junya Watanabe Fishtail Parka, L

    Robert Geller German Army Trainers, 41

    Zegna Navy Suit, 40R

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    Fashion News - 1/29/13

    J. C. Penney Continues Reinvention

    On CNBC last week, William Ackman, one of the chief investors in J. C. Penney, revealed that the department store would continue to pursue its strategy of transforming the department store into a series of specialty shop-in-shops. This strategy first appeared in J. C. Penney’s clothing departments, where the department store relaunched their house label, and brought on Nick Wooster to help the store capture a younger audience. While this effort has been successful – the shops-in-shops have been successful – they only account for a small portion of J. C. Penney’s business, which on the whole has continued to decline throughout 2012, with sales down 22% compared to last year. Link

    Jos. A. Bank Stock Tumbles

    Following an announcement Friday evening that Jos. A. Bank would miss profit projections for the holiday season, the company’s stock fell 15.1% today, ending at $39.28 for a loss of $6.99. The loss was also felt by other menswear retailers, including Men’s Wearhouse Inc., which saw a 5.9% drop in share prices. For StyleForum, these losses can only be seen as a positive light: perhaps with a few more subpar quarters, both companies will go out of business, ridding the world of horrible fitting, overpriced polyester-blend suits that give menswear a bad name. Link

    Tragic Bangladesh Fire Casts Light on Overseas Production

    A fire in Smart Export Co. that killed seven and injure more than 15 this Saturday is casting new light on global production issues. Smat Export Co. was manufacturing clothing for fast fashion chain Zara, although Zara claims that the orders were placed by a subcontractor without their knowledge, and that they will know longer do business with the Bangladeshi company in the future. The fire has also caught the interested of the American government, prompting a visit by a Congressional delegation on Sunday. Link
     
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    To Curve or Not to Curve

    While discussing his latest bespoke commission, Mafoofan criticized a tailor for using a curved yoke on an overcoat, beginning an in depth discussion on the virtues of design, what constitute classic menswear, and what role a tailor should play in the design process. Take a look.

    Classic Clothes, Modern Furniture

    Continuing our introspective look at classic menswear, radicaldog explores the discontinuity – there is one – between embracing modernist thought (and furniture) and classic menswear. What do you think? Are they both branches of the same tree, or is clothing a unique category in which the past is more important than the present?

    All About Samurai

    While StyleForum has mostly moved away from Japanese repro denim, there is still a small community of posters who live and die by fabric weights and selvedge lines. Venture into the Samurai thread for an excellent exploration of one of the world’s best denim companies, as well as some killer fading.

    Deals of the Day

    Carol Christian Poell Spiral-Zip Boots, 8

    The West is Dead Selvedge Denim, 34

    Isaia Wool/Cashmere Blazer, 46/56

    Looks of the Day

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    Fashion News - 1/31/13
    Ralph Lauren Previews Fall Collection

    In a presentation on Tuesday, Ralph Lauren previewed his upcoming Fall collections, including the Purple Label, Black Label and Polo lines. All three labels made heavy used of Tweed fabrics, including authentic, heavyweight Harris Tweed from Scotland. Lauren hopes that younger customers will embrace the hardy fabrics, and can be seen as another in a long string of designers tapping into the fast growing vintage market as seen at Pitti Uomo, and on an endless stream of #menswear blogs. Hopefully Ralph Lauren’s take on tweed will be a little more innovative than simply recycling traditional tweed sport coat designs. Link

    Brooks Brothers Opens First Store in India

    Brooks Brothers opened its first store in India, located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The opening comes only three months after Brooks Brothers first received approval from the Indian government to expand into the country, and will soon be joined next week by another store in Gurgoan, and several more stores in the coming months. Including the New Delhi location, Brooks Brothers currently operates 79 stores outside of the United States, and plans to continue to expand globally throughout 2013. Link

    Bangladeshi Police Detain Smart Export Executives Following Factory Fire

    Facing mounting pressures following a fire at that left seven garment workers dead, Bangladeshi officials have detained the chairman and the managing director of Smart Export Garment Ltd. The fire at Smart Export closely followed an earlier fire at Tazreen Fashion Ltd. in November that claimed 111 lives, and has cast a new light on working conditions in overseas factories. Smart Export has been tied to fast fashion brand Zara, which quickly severed all ties with the subcontracted that negotiated with the factory in the wake of the fire. Link
     
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    Sexy Crochets and Techno Florals Highlight Summer Trends; Black shirts – What Do You Think?

    Fashion News

    According to WWD, the spring trends to watch for women’s bathing suits include techno florals, sexy crochets, sharp tuxedos, exotica and kitchy retro.
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    Spring Bikini Previews

    While prevailing StyleForum wisdom would say no, this thread poses a question that few have asked. What do you think? Link

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    Falio Sarti Scarf

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    Menswear Down Under; Jack Spade Expands; A Primer on British Workwear - 2/4/13

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    Jack Spade Plans Expansion

    Over the least year-and-a-half, menswear label Jack Spade has laid the groundwork for a large scale expansion, and its owner, Fifth & Pacific, plans to position Jack Spade to become a worldwide lifestyle brand in the coming months. During 2012 Jack Spade opened seven new stores, and analysts predict that the business has the potential to generate over a $100 million in yearly revenue with high margins. Link

    Hot Topics

    Australian Fashion

    StyleForum posters are a truly cosmopolitan crowd, and for those who live outside of North America and Europe tracking down quality menswear can be a difficult task. This thread features Australian members sharing their favorite menswear spots, and their strategies for finding topline pieces in a country where high end men’s fashion is scarce. Link

    All About Cabourn

    Do you like vintage inspired clothing? How about pieces lifted directly from the British Army, circa 1930? If so, you should check out Nigel Cabourn – the British label is the ne plus ultra of mountaineering and military-inspired clothing, with quality and materials to match it’s admittedly high price tag. Link

    Look of the Day

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    Unfortunately there’s no Classic Menswear entry for today – the subforum desperately needs to raise its game. Shameful!
     
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    Panatone Sees Green; Filson!; SF Tumblers - 2/5/13

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    Panatone Picks Top Colors for 2013

    Pantone released its top 10 color choices for Fall 2013, and the ranking is dominated by greens, which occupy three of the top spots. Deep lichen green grabs the top spot, acai comes in second, followed by emerald in third, Mykonos blue in fourth, turbulence in fifth, and Samba, linden green, carafe, koi and vivacious round out the top ten. It’s difficult to tell what influence Panatone’s selections will have on menswear – although as far as StyleForum is concerned, expects lots of plains blue and white shirts.

    Hot Topics

    All About Filson

    Do you like rugged, bulletproof bags with a rich heritage? Do you read a lot of menswear blogs? If so, you might like Filson – the outdoors brand that has become the go to for great looking luggage that will last a lifetime. This thread features some great information on what bags are good for what times, as well as some nice beat up bag porn. Check it out.

    Let's Talk About Tumblr

    Do you have a tumblr? Apparently lots of StyleForum posters do. And this this is the thread where they link them. There’s not much more to it than that – other than the tumblrs themselves, which showcase how varied and interesting StyleForum posters are. Is anything else necessary?

    Deals of the Day

    Rick Owens Bombers, 46

    3.1 Philip Lim Leather Biker Jacket, S

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