RL Collection

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by enak, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. enak

    enak Member

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    Not menswear, but I was wondering whether the womans "Collection" range suits were fused or canvassed.

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  2. Mike C.

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    The question of fused v. basted is irrelevant when it comes to women's wear. Women's fashion changes so much that keeping a suit for a few years just doesn't happen. With men, a single suit could look good for nearly 20 years, so it's worth it to go non-fused. I don't think any maker would waste time hand stitching the canvas interlining of a women's suit.
     
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    Well, that's not necessarily true, many of the high-end "˜mens' sartorial manufacturers fabricate for women as well and apply the same quality to the women's items as they do the mens, for instance Loro Piana comes to mind.

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    Of course there are some makers that do hand baste women suits, I had no doubt about that. In this case we were talking about mass manufacturers like RL. However, my point was that there is no real benefit of going that extra mile. Women's wear is about look, not about construction. Women's clothing is almost disposable.

    It's like those guys that come on here and say that Dior Homme suits are crap because they are fused. Well, the fact is that the guy who buys a Dior Homme suit isn't someone who is looking for durability and construction, and they certainly aren't wearing the suit three years out. I don't think anyone would wear such a highly stylized suit in the long run. The customer is looking for fashion, which is the anthesis of endurance. The same goes for women's wear.
     
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    I understand your point, but then looking at "˜mass-production' we must come then come to the realization that the same that can said for women's wear is also true of men's, for most of the items produced for men, i.e. jackets are indeed fused and not canvassed. Other than a handful of Italian, one English, and 3 American brands who manufacture RTW canvassed jackets, every other company utilizes fusing.

    Jon.
     

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