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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    It's a journey, Quatorze. :cheers: I'm on a long road and the end is nowhere in sight!

    I must say that it IS more enjoyable to be able to wear clothing where the waist is smaller than the inseam.
     
  2. freedom_fries

    freedom_fries Senior member

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    wow. this looks fucking fantastic.

    from where is the sportcoat - or rather, who made it for you?
     
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  3. jj-moody

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    Truly, is the coat 'very puffy' at the chest? No exaggeration, really? Critiques are very good, but only when they are done with care. I do not think it is mean; I have critiqued lufty, I think his suits are a travesty, although I qualify this by saying I don't do OTR or MTM.

    If you are talking about Foo, I certainly wouldn't herald him as someone who is particularly good at wearing his suits. I think I've mentioned the very basic issues with his attire that pop up with the same regularity that you see in spoo's outfits.

    Technically, lufty's clothes fit. Yes, that is true, his trousers do not fall when he puts them on. But his clothes are not fitted to his body shape, that is why he has a polygon like silhouette rather than a more organic type silhouette.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This obviously does not fit. And what's with those gunboats :crazy:
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton -
    Could you expand on the fit issues you see here? Sorry to be a dense n00b, but is it the same issue you see with Spoo, too much waist suppression? Too short?
     
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    OK, I can only conclude two things from this: 1) You don't know the basics of fit or how they differ from cut/silhouette. 2) You are not familiar with the Sack cut.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are no issues I was being :sarcasm:
     
  8. Despos

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    Spoo will never have the look of Lutvier and vice versa. Spoo has a full chest. He needs more cloth across the chest and length on the front. He actually needs a more straight cut jacket as that throws more cloth over the chest. Lutvier's torso has a virgate line. If the critique is about fit you have to consider the ramification of physique and separate that from styling.
     
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  9. freedom_fries

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    there is no way he is being serious. this is a stellar fit.

    EDIT: nm this thread moves fast.
     
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  10. niidawg3

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    Amen!!! We all don't look the same underneath the clothes ... and no matter how great a tailor is, there is so much they can do.

    Shout out to my big people ... lol.
     
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    It's a perfectly valid opinion to think that sack suits are dull, dumpy and boring. But fit's an entirely separate issue. It's possible to have a sack that is dull, dumpy and boring, yet fits perfectly. Similarly, a Tom Ford suit might look all sleek and sexy and yet fit poorly.

    The forum has always struggled with this distinction. It does no good to buy the best quality if it doesn't look good. But, at the same time, diagnosing fit flaws shouldn't be seen as a personal insult. Pat Macnee's Avengers suits sometimes gapped at the collar but they're still my favorite 20th century menswear.
     
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    Phew...I was thinking to myself...if THAT doesn't fit...
     
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    You don't think that your implication that people said spoo's fit had egregious errors was hyperbole? Come on, a Savile Row blazer is riding on this!
    +1! While your text implies a comparison of Lufty and Spoo will follow, I hope we all know that's Spoo and Manton. This may all be entirely personal opinion, but I prefer Manton's for the softer shoulders, more shapely arms, higher-necked shirt collar, sublter square, and harmony of color. These differences are small, but put together, the overall effect is great.
    You've been great imo, fwiw. I agree w/ your thoughts on Nii's fit.
    Thanks for not responding to violence w/ violence earlier.
    You call that magnificent? Now here's haughty hyperbole if I ever heard it.
    Very nice. When you have the time, please post a thread comparing your Hemrajani to Dege and Skinner. I have a couple Hemrajani shirts on order due to Will's advice, and I'd like to know how I can be unhappy with them even before I get them.
     
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    What in the holy hell happened here? I was busy all morning then decided to check for updates on what I thought was a pretty innocuous fit.... and 50 pages worth later, SF you do not dissapoint. lol.

    I dont have the time to properly address all that I feel I should, so Ill be back late tonight with some meaningful rebuttals, insights, and commentary.

    I do want to specifically thank Manton for acknowledging a fit and providing critique, I think that has only happened once. (for srs)

    And LOL Corby come on with that pic, that suit was big and I was at my skinniest... you could have changed it to one that I think fits better, even I know its off... Manton pwns me in that pic.
     
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  15. jj-moody

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    The issue has been more about my dislike of sack suits, and perhaps I have been careless about my wording. His sack suits technically fit him, but they are not of a cut that is aesthetically pleasing, especially for those who have clothes tailored.
     
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    Don't hate. The tie rules :spam:
     
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  17. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry for crappy iPhone pics as always....

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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Next up on SF, NAKED WAYWRN. Taking the discussions of drape and sack to whole new levels.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    post pics!
    Makes sense. Manton and Despos' posts above have helped too. I think someone should start a thread about this distinction. Who will perform this service to the community? Any volunteers?
    Ya, as I mentioned in pms, sack suits are very American due to our love for the common man. We tend to ridicule those who seem to care too much about their appearance. Tight waists, bright colors, etc. are the most noticeable signs of this, and thus are things to get rid of if one's goal is not to draw attention to one's clothing.
    I was only joking my friend. The barb was aimed at our beloved tie maker more than its wearer.
     
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