Rally under your flag- War is upon us! The Great Drape/No Drape Poll!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yachtie, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I used that exact device two weeks ago to pump a Swiss ball up.

    It's not something that most of you have seen, since it is used in exercise.


    - B

    You wear your exercise routine like a badge of honor. I wear my lack of one the same way.
     
  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    But did you put the ball in your suit?

    You mean, like a hole in one?


    - B
     
  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I used that exact device two weeks ago to pump a Swiss ball up.

    It's not something that most of you have seen, since it is used in exercise.


    - B


    You are mistaken. Swiss Ball's are regularly sold on late-night infomercials.
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    You wear your exercise routine like a badge of honor. I wear my lack of one the same way.

    I already have one Californian on the straight and narrow.

    Your day will come.


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  5. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    You mean, like a hole in one?


    - B


    Eww.
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    You are mistaken. Swiss Ball's are regularly sold on late-night infomercials.

    It's cute that some of you old dudes watch live TV.

    Endearing, really.


    - B
     
  7. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    Perhaps you are saying that what you like has nothing to do with whether a jacket is draped or not. Your primary cues are from other elements of style.

    If so, you might be guessing why I chose those particular photographs.

    To my knowledge, we Drapists never say that a clean front makes for a necessarily good or bad looking jacket. Some look good. Most look bad, because most things in general look bad. In contrast, there are a few arch-devotees of clean jackets who uniformly do not like a draped chest, not just on themselves, but even on others.

    Why is that? Why the strong feeling when in reality, there are very few tailors who make draped clothing, and such clothing does not exist in the RTW world? We live in clean front world.

    My theory is thus: in the peculiar world of the interwebs, men who post bespoke clothes from the drape school often get an enthusiastic response that eludes the clean front crowd. The clean front crowd finds this approbation perplexing, even annoying.


    - B


    You are right, my sense of style is indifferent as weather the garments are draped or not or other minor details.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    You are right, my sense of style is indifferent as weather the garments are draped or not or other minor details.

    This makes you normal.

    Why are you here?


    - B
     
  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I will wear a drape coat to see Despos Saturday, and he is welcome to post his honest assessment/opinion of it afterward.
     
  10. ohm

    ohm Senior member

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    I will wear a drape coat to see Despos Saturday, and he is welcome to post his honest assessment/opinion of it afterward.

    Will you please post a summary?

    This thread has been great so far.
     
  11. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I will wear a drape coat to see Despos Saturday, and he is welcome to post his honest assessment/opinion of it afterward.

    I am preparing a panel of judges.
     
  12. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    This makes you normal.

    Why are you here?


    - B


    to improve sartorially from a top down perspective, rather than bottom up mosaics.
     
  13. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    Clean is the new i-Consensus?

    Or more exactly, the return of a fine old tradition in tailoring:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Pish posh. You do not go far back enough.

    Do you know the Doge Andrea Gritti? I've stayed at his palazzo.

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Jesus did drape.

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