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Paul Stuart Phineas Cole fall 2011--Styleforum visit to the showroom

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoreman1782, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Doesn't Ralph Lauren have more or less identical thing, the old stock used to be made by EG, newer ones (the one I had) was made in Italy for RLPL
     
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    Rubbish, they are in perfectly good taste. After all I buy it. That should be sufficient to tell you all you need to know.

    But given your avatar, I suppose I comprehend how you came about your view. BTW the other PS lines -- including plain grey suits -- are still there ... so not to worry my man in the grey flannel suit.

    I suppose not everyone can have the confidence to risk rocking the boat.
     
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  3. deepitm

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    +1 on this. Phineas Cole is not for everyone. In fact, here in Chicago, a lot of the salespeople tried to dissuade me from the Phineas line. I think it may be a bit much for a lot of them. However, I think Phineas is doing its job - which is getting more people interested in (or re-interested in) Paul Stuart. As a young guy, I could buy suits from a number of makers. But with PC, you get the quality of time-tested menswear operations (PS and Samuelsohn) along with something a bit more interesting than your standard PS or Brooks Bros sack suit. While PC may be a bit more rakish than some PS clients are used to, it certainly got me into the store to spend a lot of money that might have otherwise gone elsewhere. So I feel good about buying PC because I am getting quality along with certain elements of that Paul Stuart timeless style.
     
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    +1.

    The cut and craftsmanship on the whole PC line is superb. They prove that tailored clothing can still be fresh and radical. You do have to have the stones to pull it off, however. Their stuff takes confidence to wear.
     
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    Deepitm, given your avatar ... you are NOT the man in the grey flannel suit. That's refreshing!

    As the kinds today like to say ... I'm certain you can 'rock' PC ... and I don't mean political correctness.
     
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    One really has to know himself to wear PC.

    I recall being at a party and having someone come up to me and say, "I wish I could wear a sport coat like that." Sadly the person saying this wasn't in a sport coat ... he was in shirt sleeves. Perhaps if he dressed to fit the occasion his confidence would grow.
     
  7. kittymama

    kittymama New Member

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    My sons who are slender enjoy the PC line but it would be nice if the Tuxedo's were shawl collar. This is generally the style that generation likes *as opposed to the full lapels. How about some brightly colored cummerbunds and bow ties also?
     

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