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Is this suit hideous?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Renault78law, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Like the jacket, hate the trousers. Nothing wrong with the fabric, in the abstract.
     


  2. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior Member

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    Is there a name for those types of pocket trousers? (other than bad?)
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Oooh.  Wasn't paying attention.  Those are slanted welt pockets.  On the front of a pair of trousers?  If that has a specific name, I am unaware of it.  Not good, I agree.
     


  4. ernest

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    Poches cavalières
     


  5. Nonk

    Nonk Senior Member

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    It is the work of Satan.
     


  6. Boulevardier

    Boulevardier Active Member

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    Love the jacket.Hate the pants. Right very Steve McQueen in the 'The Thomas Crown Affair'. I want a suit coat JUST LIKE THAT.
     


  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Tell us what you really think...

    Jon.
     


  8. Renault78law

    Renault78law Distinguished Member

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    hahaha. good one. Don't worry, I know better than to wear this to work. On the first day [​IMG] I'm concerned about the complexion thing too, and I like bigger patterns. Worst thing to say, I know, but I got a really good deal on it...thus can flip the thing if it doesn't work out.
     


  9. Etruscan

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    Very stylish, and yes, very "Thomas Crown." Not suitable for business wear unless you work in a style-friendly industry, or for a funeral (except maybe at Forest Lawn), but if in accord with one's personal aesthetic, quite smart all the same, especially with turtleneck and Chelsea boots.
     


  10. Renault78law

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    LOL, suit arrived today. To be honest, it was such a good deal I was a little affraid it might be a fake Brioni. Upon receiving it, I'm certain it's real. "Feels" just like the Brioni I own, and plenty of handwork.

    With those pants, I gotta wonder when this suit was made. My other Brioni has a year of manufacture in the pocket, but this one's is blank. Given the slant pockets, and the fact that it came with a skinny self-fabric belt(.)...I'm guessing it's gotta be pretty old, early 70's? Maybe it was dead stock or something? It was NWTs. Anyway, pics to follow.
     


  11. STYLESTUDENT

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    A '70s pair of slacks will have minimal rise, small belt loops (for narrow belts), no pleats, will fit tight to the knee and then either flare or fall straight without taper to a wide leg opening. This started to change in the early '80s. Of course, this is all hearsay because I'm not old enough to any first-hand experience (yeah, right).
     


  12. Renault78law

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    A ridiculous pose for a ridiculous suit. Â I really need to buy a workhorse business suit...anyways, like the belt? Â Very skinny, dunno if a leather belt will fit these loops. Can you think of alternatives? [​IMG] Feeling quite 'Collateral', even though his suit was much different: [​IMG] Nice shot of the pattern matching [​IMG] Fuzzy pic of the front, buttoned [​IMG]
     


  13. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior Member

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    I really dig that suit.
     


  14. -5pace.pirat3]+

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    i like the overall setup you have there. but if it were me, i'd try on a different but similer bottom or top so it doesn't look like you were trying hard to match [​IMG] or something. to be on the safe side, maybe just wear it to someplace where it's ok to be "stylish" [​IMG] at first
     


  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    I really dig that suit. Its sweet.
     


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