Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    A2, I think it is a lovely jacket.

    I never really thought about the one button sportcoat before though. It does not particularly speak to me, but I guess I am not particularly against it either. I would actually very much like to have a one button single breasted peak lapel suit at some point.

    Aportnoy posted one before from Despos, and it was absolutely fantastic.
     
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  2. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Many thanks, MF. I agree about the price. I just wanted to show an example of a one-button jacket that I admire. I can't recall ever seeing one on SF.

    I been thinking a bit about the degree of dressiness of daytime odd jacket/ blazer styles. As I mentioned, other factors being equal this looks to me a bit dressier than a two-button jacket would. What do you think?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Thanks, in stiches. I'll see if I can track down the Despos post.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    If you look through aportnoy's posts in the good taste thread you should be able to find it without too much difficulty.
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A2, that's a lovely jacket. And owning a Huntsman RTW, I can confidently say that, should you have the money (as in, the purchase would have at most a negligible impact on spending/saving habits), it's worth it. Probably one of the few RTW items I'd say that about.


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  6. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    That's beautiful. Thanks for the response.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I didn't see until just now that you weren't actually considering purchasing it. I'm....a little disappointed. I woulda been super thrilled to see how it turned out.

    One button jackets always seem a little evening wear-ish to me, and it might be a risk, but I can see it working out.
     


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    Short! :happy:
     


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    Don't tell me that! :censored:
     


  11. Monkeyface

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    I'd say in the UK/London it's considered to be a bit flashy. It's kind of the Huntsman trademark, and it's easy to spot with the way the quarters are shaped. It's basically an X, with the single button being the midpoint. So, it's not exactly UCBD, but it is certainly a bit dressier than a two button blazer. I'd love to own one like that in the future, albeit with a different lapel shape.

    I read somewhere (perhaps The Rake) that true British bespoke tailors don't make two button jackets. Either one or three is considered to be appropriate. The Rake also did a great feature on the Huntsman cut and their house tweeds 2 issues ago, if you can get your hands on it. I think Exquisite Trimmings sells previous issues. Their house tweeds are amazing, and would be worth their high prices. Here's an interesting thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/125315/images-from-the-london-cut, and this is a nice article:
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r...=PiFEjWkQm8nNyrJPtiAuaw&bvm=bv.70138588,d.ZGU


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  12. Academic2

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    Thanks, MF. Very useful information.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I.......want...I think.....a one button jacket. But that won't happen for a long time :(
     


  14. Monkeyface

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    A final MTM commission before you move? I do think the buttoning point would have to be lower than your usual one.
     


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    suit or SC?
     


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