Raphael, prince of tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kai, May 5, 2004.

  1. FCS

    FCS Senior member

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    Thraco, mind to elaborate the details?
     


  2. shoefan

    shoefan Senior member

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    It seems to me the trousers are a bit tight through the seat (see the pulling below the pocket button on the left side -- seems to indicate they are a bit tight through the seat/across the hips). Also, they look like the rise is perhaps a bit too long -- vide the appearance of excess material below the crotch on the full-length shot (Raphael3). Finally, they seem very full through the lower thigh, though this may be a personal preference of Kai.

    Also, I think the upper portion of the sleeves look a bit twisted or pulled in the full-length shots, particularly the first 2 shots. The torso/chest of the jacket looks very nice.
     


  3. MPS

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    Top notch.
     


  4. Alias

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    Great suit, and great pictures. How does the drape across the back look? (I want to see a picture of that too [​IMG] )
     


  5. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Regarding the fit. It is difficult to really tell the fit of a suit through static pictures. The cloth is going to fold here and there, depending on how a person stands. For these particular pictures, I had my arms a bit more forward than usual, to expose a bit more cuff. With my hands at my sides, the cuff just barely peeks out, and so I was bending my arms a bit, so the cuffs would show up better in the photo and I wouldn't be accused of the travesty of wearing a short sleeved dress shirt. That may explain the folds in the arms.

    There is a bit more fabric in the thighs and seat of this suit compared with some others, but I wanted it that way, as it is more comfortable given my build. I'm not sure about the picture, but the seat of this suit is pretty comfortable. I can sit, kneel, cross my legs easily (something I can't do with an off-the rack suit without alterations.)

    Overall, I'm happy with the fit. For me, it has just the right balance of following the lines of my body, but still allowing enough room to move.
     


  6. masterfred

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    Thanks for the pictures, Kai. I echo Alias's sentiments; I'd enjoy seeing some closeups of the suit's detailing (buttonholes, vest front w/o coat on, etc.) like you did w/your Chan suit. I love the fabric; for my money, nothing beats an elegant striped suit. What's your next
     


  7. Renault78law

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    Very, very nice. The cinch back on the trousers is a very cool feature, and the blue pinstripe really sets it apart from, well, everything else. If I saw you on the street, I'd think, damn, there's a man who knows how to dress well. You've sold me on a navy pinstripe for my next MTM suit. EDIT: Oh, yay, Marc39/Cityslicker has gone on yet another rant over on Andy's board. How dare anyone have an opinion of Raphael's work that isn't 100% positive.
     


  9. Alias

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    Oh, how I hate hate hate hate hate posts like what marc and cityslicker just made.

    That's why I love this forum so much: I don't have to deal with morons.
     


  10. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, they/he just had to go and turn a great thread about someone who by all accounts is a superlative tailor into a juvenile flame war. At least Nerfy and the crew could plead youthful stupidity.
     


  11. shoefan

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    It is amazing how things can get inflamed so quickly. Kind of amusing in a rather absurd way.
     


  12. Carlo

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    Oh, did I miss something? Is CitySlicker an alias for someone else?

    Yeesh.

    Funny, I love the discussions of menswear as a relaxation from a long day - it is so sad when it gets stressful to discuss something as innocuous as a suit.

    As I said over there Kai (Sarsol) - awesome suit brother, awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Chuck
     


  13. Alias

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    We should move the intelligent conversation over to this board, and let the idiots alone at the other one. Hey Chuck, didn't you go on some trip to some place? Want to tell us how it all went? [​IMG]
     


  14. Carlo

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    Yeah, we've been slammed but there's been more than enough threadjacking for one evening. :)

    I'll be postin some updates as soon as the mob puts away the torches :)
     


  15. norcaltransplant

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    Kai,

    Smile more in your pics. Raphael will probably retire before I dig myself out of educational debt...
     


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