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DonRaphael

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How have you organized? Alphabetically by first letter of fabric? Alphabetically by color? Autobiographical?
Haha, I haven't come to that part yet. I need to figure out how to make space for everything first. But probably primarily seasonally and secondly by colour.
 

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That sounds like the mythical "Bleeding Madras" of old that no longer exists.


"Madras’ big moment came with a 1958 fiasco when a fabric exporter failed to explain to Brooks Brothers that the 10,000 yards of Madras they’d bought were going to fade. When consumers all over the country began angrily writing to Brooks Brothers complaining that their new jackets and trousers were fading and bleeding, the company summoned the exporter, Mr. Nair, to the United States to punish him.

But Nair deftly redirected their anger with an interview with Seventeen Magazine, in which he lauded the fading quality of this miracle fabric from India. Add some coverage by Esquire and Brooks Brothers had a huge phenomenon on their hands. Advertisers started praising the “marvelously muted” and “dustily well-bred” qualities of the Madras trousers and jackets. Before beat-up jeans were considered acceptable, a well-faded “Guaranteed to Bleed” Madras shirt conveyed a certain nonchalance that Ivy Leaguers loved. The reactive, unstable organic dyes that were nearly Madras’ downfall were eagerly accepted and Madras proved an enduring American classic.
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I still find it fascinating how a 'flaw' of bleeding and fading was marketed and flipped into being a desirable trait, and it worked!
I thought it was a linen at first with the texture, but looking at the design and colours it makes sense that it is more than likely a madras. Although, with that sleeve, maybe it is a short sleeve madras? 🤔
 

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I thought it was a linen at first with the texture, but looking at the design and colours it makes sense that it is more than likely a madras. Although, with that sleeve, maybe it is a short sleeve madras? 🤔
No, pretty sure that’s a standard (Long sleeve) shirt cuff.

I’m definitely on board for more madras!

Any timeline on the shawl cardigans? I don’t remember if @spiermackay gave us one.
 

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Their OTR trousers have small tiny pleats. I haven't tried to order a pair of mto trousers from them. Hopefully, bigger pleats could be added if I put it in the comment?
Can't make the pleats deeper in MTO. I had asked before.

I agree it would be an improvement
I have been bothering Rick enough to know that it is only possible in MTM. Actually, my next MTM suit is the first one that will come with deeper trouser pleats.
 

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So, next week is the beginning of October... Let all the FW drops begin! lol

I want me some 5 pocket cords and chinos 😂
 

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I have been bothering Rick enough to know that it is only possible in MTM. Actually, my next MTM suit is the first one that will come with deeper trouser pleats.
Same here. Trying out double forward pleats on my MTM and specifically requested for deeper pleats. Weren't as deep as I would have wanted in the muslin fitting but will share once completed (hopefully end of month).
 

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Fuck it, bought the dinner jacket, I hate myself.

COVID has led to me gaining like 15-20 lbs, so I need to get serious and shed this weight to actually wear this jacket haha. None of my SM stuff is fitting me right now.
 

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Fuck it, bought the dinner jacket, I hate myself.

COVID has led to me gaining like 15-20 lbs, so I need to get serious and shed this weight to actually wear this jacket haha. None of my SM stuff is fitting me right now.
I feel you. I'm sitting with +20 S&M SCs and 10 kg excess fat stopping me from wearing the former.
 

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Gentlemen,
Who has this in the wild and what are your thoughts?

2180-001-112-ss20-jacket-1.jpg


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Great pricing!
 

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Which one exactly is the SC you're inquiring about? I have all navy SCs except the Mockolino.
When you’re getting dressed, how do you decide between, say, your navy corduroy, your navy moleskin, and your navy flannel?
 

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