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I bought a couple of Fioravanti jackets (most likely orphaned suit jackets) a good while ago when I was just starting to be more interested in quality clothing. I guess at the time I was 'seduced' by the working sleeve buttons amongst other things.

There is significant shoulder/upper chest padding but actually from the outside it's not that obvious. The fit of the upper body is actually very good - you feel as though the jacket 'fits' you closely but not tightly. However the odd thing is that the bottom quarter of the jacket seems to 'flare out' for want of a better term which seems a bit odd. The suits are dated by an internal label to 2003, so I guess it's not exactly 'dated'.

I've been going through some of my earlier acquisitions with a more discerning eye now and am going to throw these out by taking them to the charity shop. But just hoping for some enlightenment on this 'line' of clothing please.
 

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The cut is an early example of the 'power suit.' He's been doing it for a long time.

If the waist flares out, perhaps the original client had a bigger waist and/or butt than you do.
 

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Originally Posted by mack11211
The cut is an early example of the 'power suit.' He's been doing it for a long time.

If the waist flares out, perhaps the original client had a bigger waist and/or butt than you do.


I guess but the waist area is reasonably slim, it's the 'butt' area that flares out. It'd be an odd sort of body shape to have a reasonably narrow waist combined with a huge butt
 

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Fioravanti makes bespoke clothing out of a New York atelier, and also licenses his name to a ready-to-wear line. If your coats are bespoke, there should be a label in an inside pocket (typically the right one but not always) which has the client's name and the date it was cut, among other information. I'm not sure if Fioravanti does this, but most bespoke tailors do.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Fioravanti makes bespoke clothing out of a New York atelier, and also licenses his name to a ready-to-wear line. If your coats are bespoke, there should be a label in an inside pocket (typically the right one but not always) which has the client's name and the date it was cut, among other information. I'm not sure if Fioravanti does this, but most bespoke tailors do.
Yes there's a name and the date 12/03.
 

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Originally Posted by chobochobo
I guess but the waist area is reasonably slim, it's the 'butt' area that flares out. It'd be an odd sort of body shape to have a reasonably narrow waist combined with a huge butt


One very good reason to go bespoke.
 

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Originally Posted by mack11211
The cut is an early example of the 'power suit.' He's been doing it for a long time.

If the waist flares out, perhaps the original client had a bigger waist and/or butt than you do.



Very simliar to Brioni, in terms of 'Power Suit'.
 

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Originally Posted by chobochobo
I guess but the waist area is reasonably slim, it's the 'butt' area that flares out. It'd be an odd sort of body shape to have a reasonably narrow waist combined with a huge butt


That's not really all that odd. If you squat heavy weights your butt will grow but you'll keep a relatively slim waist. Trust me, it makes buying pants a real pain in the, well, you know...
 

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If it flares out at the sides, that either means that the client had wide hips or that it was a design decision on Fioravanti's part to flare the skirt. If it flares out in the back, it means that the back balance is short on you.
 

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