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Oxxford clothes discussion

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    Clarinetplayer, that is a wonderful suit. I echo Thracozaag's question regarding comfort during playing? It seems as if the armholes are cut high, is it higher that the standard Oxxford? Did you specify that you will be wearing it during concert and did they take that into account?
     


  2. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Very sharp indeed. Here's more evidence of how great DB suits or blazers can spiff up one's wardrobe.
     


  3. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Nothing special was done to the armpits. Â To be honest, when wearing this suit, it is like wearing nothing on at all. Â It has a very free arm movement. Â I often wear this suit when I play the organ--I am also a church organist--and the piano. Â I play on a hundred year old tracker organ which is physically quite demanding to play. Â The Oxxford "gives" just right and allows me to reach everything. The trousers for this suit have inward pleats--kind of a throwback to the 30s. Â I like the look. Â As a forum member mentioned, it does look "spiffy". In an earlier post, someone mentioned Benny Goodman. Â Hmmm, OK. Â But I would aspire to be Robert Marcellus--the great clarinetist of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell. Â His recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto is the recording that I would take on the dessert island.
     


  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Marcellus was a god.

    koji
     


  5. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Yes.  When the Mozart/Marcellus/Szell recording of the concerto was reissued on CD, I purchased 4 copies--just in case something happened.

    And did you read the article about the Cleveland Orchestra, and its history, in the recent BBC Classical Music magazine?
     


  6. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    one of my customers, who is a gigantic kiton/attolini guy said he talked to the oxxford pres recently and he said the oxxford pres was wearing "the best looking suit i've ever seen", then he said he might have a "demo" sportcoat made out of some test fabrics that oxxford has but they don't make into size runs, just a few pieces.
     


  7. guynamedsean

    guynamedsean Well-Known Member

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    That is a beautiful suit.

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but I can't believe someone who drives a Honda with high mileage has an Oxxford suit.

    I guess my priorities are completely different. I drive a Porsche, but dont have any suits that are even in that ballpark.
     


  8. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Thread revivals are best when people seem totally unaware that they've just responded to a two-year-old conversation...
     


  9. guynamedsean

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    Sorry. I was reading all over the forum last night, and when I came back to the computer is was still on this thread. Plus I've had a couple Coronas tonight.....Burp.
     


  10. maxnharry

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    Thread revivals are best when people seem totally unaware that they've just responded to a two-year-old conversation...

    Yes they are.
     


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  12. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    talked with an Oxxford Clothes rep today, had an interesting discussion. told me a lot about construction, stitching, collars, linings, etc. but also that the company had purchased a Brioni, Kiton, and some other suits several years ago and deconstructed them. Interesting comments on the brioni, in particular. He also mentioned they were visited by Anderson and Sheppard, who wanted to see the work; they told Oxxford that they were unable to put that much handwork into their suits, and that if Oxxford goes out of biz, there might never be suits made like that again.

    any thoughts, comments? I think i will be getting a suit or sportcoat by oxxford soon, to give it a shot.


    Anderson & Sheppard is less handmade than Oxxford?

    Did I read that right?

    Isn't Anderson & Sheppard one of the more expensive tailors on Savile Row like H. Huntsman, Richard Anderson, Limited and William Westmancott, all three of whom surpass Oxxford in handwork and all other conceivable areas?

    Perhaps iammatt and mafoofan can clear all of this all up for all of us.

    BTW, Richard Anderson, Limited is a separate tailoring firm from Anderson & Sheppard, for any of those SF and AAAC members who are not in the know.
     


  13. Brad

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    Anderson & Sheppard is less handmade than Oxxford?

    Did I read that right?


    I think you did.

    I don't know.

    Perhaps.

    Thanks. I feel better.
     


  14. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    I think you did.



    I don't know.



    Perhaps.



    Thanks. I feel better.


    I truly am surprised that Anderson & Sheppard is less handmade than Oxxford.

    But I do know for a fact that H. Huntsman, Richard Anderson, Limited and William Westmancott surpass Oxxford in handwork and all other conceivable areas. And, I do know for a fact that Oxxford versus these three Savile Row tailors in handwork and all other conceivable areas is 100% true.

    Iammatt will back me up on this as he has confirmed it with his research, investigation and super or ultra detailed side by side comparisons up close and personal, all of which have been equally extensive (which is to say, highly extensive and more or much more extensive than most of planet Earth's population, FWIW and FTW).
     


  15. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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    I truly am surprised that Anderson & Sheppard is less handmade than Oxxford.

    But I do know for a fact that H. Huntsman, Richard Anderson, Limited and William Westmancott surpass Oxxford in handwork and all other conceivable areas. And, I do know for a fact that Oxxford versus these three Savile Row tailors in handwork and all other conceivable areas is 100% true.

    Iammatt will back me up on this as he has confirmed it with his research, investigation and super or ultra detailed side by side comparisons up close and personal, all of which have been equally extensive (which is to say, highly extensive and more or much more extensive than most of planet Earth's population, FWIW and FTW).


    Dude, I have no idea if Oxxford is more handmade than A&S. I don't care either. You asked if you read a previous statement correctly and I simply suggested you had.

    Well, if I ever get the itch to try Huntsman, RA, or WW, then I'll 100% truly know they make more handmade suits. Also, I'll know their suits are 100% superior in every regard.

    Yes, I too would be surprised if iammatt had not investigated every tailor in England.
     


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