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Official Events and PSA thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    That's not to say that you shouldn't be aware of what someone likes to cut just that outside of the internet people tend to care more about quality and skill of execution than relative degrees of drape.

    Wait...there are people outside of the internet?

    How does one go about meeting them? Facebook?


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  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wait...there are people outside of the internet?

    How does one go about meeting them? Facebook?


    - B

    Facebook friends sound like such a great idea. They don't come over and sit on the sofa. Unfortunately, I signed up for the damn thing, and don't know how to use it, so a lot of my real friends, who have sent me "friend requests" and never gotten a reply, think that I don't think much of them. The upside to that is, I guess, less people sitting on the sofa.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No. I do what Mariano does. I have my wife pull down on the seams so that they conform to me more quickly.

    So she tugs on your sleeves when you're just standing there? Luca told me try doing that myself, but I never thought to make the missus do it for me.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So she tugs on your sleeves when you're just standing there? Luca told me try doing that myself, but I never thought to make the missus do it for me.
    I tug on the sleeves once in awhile. My wife tugs on the front and side seams.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I tug on the sleeves once in awhile. My wife tugs on the front and side seams.

    I like where this is going.


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  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Wait...there are people outside of the internet?

    How does one go about meeting them? Facebook?


    - B


    I don't really know.

    I thought that if I brought it up someone else might know...
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like what Solito is wearing here:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. richardcharles

    richardcharles Well-Known Member

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    not sure what your point is. If you visit a particulat tailor you are going to get his expession. You may ask him for a structured or natural shouldered garment either way you will get his expression of either. Presumably his expression is not the equivalent of Denny's ( using your analogy ) Do people order meat at Le Bernadin, all the time. Would they be better off ordering what made them famous, probably. But thats what return visits and additional suits are for
     
  9. richardcharles

    richardcharles Well-Known Member

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    the previous post was a response to Chris's post
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    not sure what your point is. If you visit a particulat tailor you are going to get his expession. You may ask him for a structured or natural shouldered garment either way you will get his expression of either. Presumably his expression is not the equivalent of Denny's ( using your analogy ) Do people order meat at Le Bernadin, all the time. Would they be better off ordering what made them famous, probably. But thats what return visits and additional suits are for

    This topic interests me so I hope Chris and JeffreyD say something about it in more detail. I know Chris is willing and able to take a whole bunch of other approaches, but I really question whether most tailors would be willing to do the opposite of what they normally do. Take the choice between structured versus soft: how much is a tailor restrained from switching between the two based on the method and theory he adheres to? I think it would be odd to ask Rubinacci to make a lean, structured jacket--but I'm not sure how much of that is because it would silly of the client to go to them for that in the first place, or because they simply can't or won't make such a thing.
     
  11. InPa

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    Hello,

    I am quite interested in this opportunity and greatly appreciate it being promoted here. I have several lengths of fabric I'd like to use to have both pants and jackets made from - can you please provide pricing assuming I provide my own fabrics?

    Thank you!
     
  12. jcc123

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    Hey M. Fan, perhaps you can answer this for me. I see that some of these Neapolitan suits have a third button hole on the lapel. Are those actually for a third button that's hidden behind the lapel?
     
  13. HalfCanvas

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    Wow, you are a newbie, huh? [​IMG]

    The front on such a coat is often called a 3-roll-2 or a 2 1/2 button. There are three buttons and three button holes, but the way the lapel rolls the top button is meant to be left undone. If you can't see the button in a picture, that's only because the lapel's roll is hiding it from view. I'm not quite sure if this is more a matter of style over substance, but in my experience the presence of a buttonhole does cause the lapel to roll differently than if it were simply a 2 button.
     
  14. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    ^^purely stylistic. some people don't like it because of the non-functionality of the top button. I think it looks nice. would do it on every suit except for a peak lapel.
     
  15. Tomasso

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    This thread stinks to high heaven.

    And this from a man who's just returned from Washington DC.
     
  16. gnatty8

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    I think 3 roll 2 coats are anachronistic and dated, and distracting,
     
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    This thread stinks to high heaven.

    And this from a man who's just returned from Washington DC.


    Did you reflect, on your way back, on all the ways in which you've damaged this country?
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    This thread stinks to high heaven.

    [​IMG]

    What else is new?

    And this from a man who's just returned from Washington DC.

    Did you reflect, on your way back, on all the ways in which you've damaged this country?

    I think 3 roll 2 coats are anachronistic and dated, and distracting,

    Sounds like three pluses to me.

    More New England should have rubbed off on you.


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  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think 3 roll 2 coats are anachronistic and dated, and distracting,

    I don't see how they could be distracting. Much of the time when I post pics of mine here, people say, "There's another button?"

    If SFers don't notice the third button, I doubt the average Joe on the street would.
     
  20. amerikajinda

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    And this from a man who's just returned from Washington DC.

    Did you happen to reflect, on your way back, on all the ways in which you've damaged this country?
     

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