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Recent Purchases (Classic menswear - formerly Men's clothing)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sandyman

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    In response to Crat's request, I should say that both the blue and the grey suits seem well made, but the cut looks too short in the jacket, but in keeping with the current fashions.

    For the classic, timeless look, the rule of thumb is just that. Allow the arms to relax and rest at the sides, then turn the thumb in toward the leg. Where the tip of the thumb touches the leg is the length the jacket should be. This length both covers the seat area, and allows the drape of the jacket to give the impression of slender elegance.

    Ideally, the middle button on a three-button, single-breasted jacket should be on the natural waist; on a two-button version, the upper button should be either on the waist or just above - somewhere between where the middle and top buttons of the three-button jacket. For the best fit and drape, trousers should also sit on the waist, not the hip-bones.

    Crat's suits show him to be a la mode, but in a season or two they will look too dated for confident wear.

    Fashion in fine, but the classic cut will always give timeless and enduring elegance - and it is no more expensive.
     


  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  3. MalfordOfLondon

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    SAB for E&R

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  4. Crat

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    Thanks Sandyman.
    The gray suit is indeed more 'trendy' with its shorter cut and will be 'out of fashion' more quickly.
    The blue suit is longer though with the jacket reaching my thumb's cuticle. I was under the impression that this was the 'classic' length for a suit . Is this incorrect?
     


  5. Sandyman

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    Crat -

    It is almost impossible to define "classic" exactly, as the concept alters with each generation, it seems. But a jacket cut slightly longer than the off-the-peg standard length jacket is usually thought to be more pleasing, and some Savile Row businesses make a point of noting this as their house-style. A longer jacket allows for a more flattering cut, with the impression of more athletic, slender hip area - or that's the idea.

    But each to his own, of course!
     


  6. in stitches

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    malford - awesome case. really dig the green lining.
     


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    Nice colour, too.
     


  8. mktitsworth

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    My Leffot order arrived today (placed yesterday). Excuse the crappy Blackberry pictures in the back of my truck.

    In increasing order of importance:

    1000 mile boots for my girlfriend as she needs some fall/winter sh*t kickers.

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    She always admires my cordovan Indy boots. I could only find these in a size that I hope fit her (although not cordovan).

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    And, the best for last. Another EG to add to my rotation.

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    Together

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  10. Dan e gee

    Dan e gee Senior Member

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    Is the flower scarf the Mattabisch?


    It is absolutely beautiful
     
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  11. MalfordOfLondon

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    That's a Drake's.... and I agree )
     


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    Malford is correct, the flower scarf and the grey scarf in the foreground are both Drake's, the Mattabisch is the lighter colored scarf at the back.
     


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    Enjoy the boots and pair of EG.
     


  14. Patek

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    Well, any any guy here with a significant other knows, it is hard to shop for women. The Alden's were way to big and she did not really care for them. I guess she likes mine because they are cigar cordovan. She likes the 1000 miles but needs them half a size smaller.

    The EGs are perfect. My only thing now is that I need to diversify a little as I I am starting to have too many EG 888 lasts but I still have like three more pairs that I want. Will try to find a similar Lobb or Carmina.
     


  15. in stitches

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    nice collection patek, particularly the EGs.
     


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