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Identify This Suit: Can You Help?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VR88, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. VR88

    VR88 New Member

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    Ok, I have been looking at various pictures of suits as I will be purchasing one in the coming weeks. I came across these pictures of Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) in this suit:

    http://filmmagic.com/ItemListing.aspx?cgl=203527

    Unfortunately, you cannot zoom into any of the pictures.

    What I need your collective help with is:
    - what kind of material is it?
    - what colour would you classify it as?
    - any other stylistic elements you can ascertain!

    Your help is much appreciated!
     
  2. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Looks like grey mohair sharkskin to me.
     
  3. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Yep. It's a 2B SB notch lapel grey sharkskin that, judging by the pant and jacket cuffs, hasn't been altered to fit him.

    Can't say about the vents.
     
  4. sammy

    sammy Senior member

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    I concur with the previous posts- grey sharkskin. But the fit is very poor. Looks like he borrowed it from someone else.
     
  5. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    May I ask why you're interested?
     
  6. VR88

    VR88 New Member

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    Thanks for your help everyone!

    The reason I like this suit so much is that, for one, Axl is one of my heroes. Furthermore, I just like the combination of the "shimmery" grey suit and the black shirt and tie.
     
  7. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Dior Homme?

    Or perhaps Tom Ford for Gucci or for YSL Rive Gauche. Though that would mean this suit is a few years old.
     
  8. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Thanks for your help everyone!

    The reason I like this suit so much is that, for one, Axl is one of my heroes. .

    Hero? Please tell me what you really mean is that you're a musician and you admire his chops or style or whatever . . .
     
  9. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Sharkskin suits are cool but please, for the love of God, don't wear a black shirt and a black tie. Also, if you get a suit like that, make sure the thing actually fits.
     
  10. GBR

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    A rag that would be better burned.
     
  11. jml90

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    Horrid: Tie is one and a half button too short sleeves and pants are two inches too long. Not to mention how shiny it is. It's not even a subtle sheen it's ala Rod Roddy
    [​IMG]
     
  12. CoryB

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    I never knew what the material was actually called. I always just refer to it as Teflon. Unless matched with perfect accessories (and I'm not sure they exist) a person in a shiny suit looks like a pimp.
     
  13. rnoldh

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    Ok, I have been looking at various pictures of suits as I will be purchasing one in the coming weeks. I came across these pictures of Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) in this suit:

    http://filmmagic.com/ItemListing.aspx?cgl=203527

    Unfortunately, you cannot zoom into any of the pictures.

    What I need your collective help with is:
    - what kind of material is it?
    - what colour would you classify it as?
    - any other stylistic elements you can ascertain!

    Your help is much appreciated!


    A lot of the star's are going to the Kevlar suiting. This looks like the Kevlar Couture. High end, comparable to Zegna Couture, but much more expensive, and offers better stain(and knife and bullet) protection!

    Color is Gun-Metal Gray.

    Also Fire-Retardant, and never needs dry cleaning!
     
  14. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I hate to say this, but no rock musicians know how to wear a suit.
     
  15. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    I hate to say this, but no rock musicians know how to wear a suit.

    Well, at least, Eric Clapton who is my age, tries to dress well and seemed to know how to wear a suit!
     
  16. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    He's a rare exception. [​IMG]
     
  17. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I hate to say this, but no rock musicians know how to wear a suit.
    Wrong dude. Two words: Nick Cave.
     
  18. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Wrong dude. Two words: Nick Cave.

    Covenant. I have seen photos of Eskil Simonsson in a panama hat and white suit during a daytime concert.
     

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