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THE AMI Paris Alexendre Mattiussi THREAD

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by OccultaVexillum, May 20, 2015.

  1. judejtaylor

    judejtaylor New Member

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    Hi guys, new here...

    I love Ami and picked up the Black two button overcoat - The Wool / Poly version (not the more expensive cashmere one) - love it but the 46 (my true to size) was super tight around the arms (not that I work out or anything) and it looked a bit too tailored and it was a pain to layer any jumpers underneath, so exchanged for the 48 which is still pretty tight around the arms, but is more suitable... however it's a little unflattering and it's got a lot of space around the body. Anyone else had similar experiences?

    May take it to the tailors
     
  2. wanksy

    wanksy Senior member

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    definitely made in SK for the charlie/charles but that's almost twice the price of the garret, so idk.
    interesting, wondering if it's the same for the cashmere.

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    also i actually found this http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat...86057480-PRXC222PT761/?previewAttribute=Camel
    sub 700pounds, cashmere blend and made in italy, but couldn't find it in my size (UK36/IT46), found one at saks but it's priced higher and i will be hit by customs.
     
  3. whorishconsumer

    whorishconsumer Senior member

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    Ami's tailoring, in my experience, is very tight across the back and shoulders, as well as in the arms. This is generally true of the blazers I've tried on or own and the coat I own. As a result I've had to size up (to a 56 in the case of the coat), and as a result, and with my coat, there's some residual space where my chest and waist are concerned. Given that it's an overcoat, though, and generally worn with layers, I don't find it to be much of an issue.

    If you're going for the SLP look than you might need to find a coat that's both your size and consistently tailored
     
  4. GG Allin

    GG Allin Senior member

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    How would you guys rate the Ami overcoats compared to mmm, lanvin, etc? I notice they are significantly less expensive.
     
  5. whorishconsumer

    whorishconsumer Senior member

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    Can't speak to Lanvin coats but I approve of ami for fit and weight.
     
  6. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    Speaking of coats, I'm looking for this coat, from 2015, I think

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    If anyone spots it online, let me know.
     
  7. Maxwellll

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  9. Maxwellll

    Maxwellll Senior member

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    Yeah that 2014 one is just that little bit sharper looking. Good collection that was, what first got me into AMI.
     
  10. phivoj

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    I just tried the navy version today. Same experience here. I usually am a 48. The 50 was way better around the arm area (but still snug) while not looking too roomy around the body. With the 48 I couldn't do any layering. Material and weight are quite nice I think and comparable to the Acne Garret
     
  11. huffether

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    Anyone picked up their sweaters? How is it?
     
  12. whorishconsumer

    whorishconsumer Senior member

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    I have three, 2 from the present season, and have had my hands on at least two others. I'd say they're pretty decent quality. Certainly better than J Crew or the like. Not worth $3-400, but if you can pick them up for $150 and under, as I have, it's worth it.

    The one exception may be the cardigan from the present season: from having had it in my hands, it just seems cheaper and the merino flimsier than even their lightweight basic merino crew (which is tightly knit, good hem and cuffs).

    Also be aware that they have a boat-load of different variations of their sweaters - even the same model can be made with different materials depending on the color.

    Finally, be wary of any of the oversized, drop-shoulder models, unless that's what you're going for.
     
  13. huffether

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    Where's the consistency? Did you size up for any of your sweaters?
     
  14. whorishconsumer

    whorishconsumer Senior member

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    Generally I size up. I have a v-neck from 2015 that is in the ballpark of alpaca and is in an XL. It fits slightly loose, but is not unflattering and the length is perfect (27"). I have an alpaca one from this season in a L, which also works but in a more fitted, shrunken-sweater kinda way. It's not restrictive in the chest, just a bit short in the arms and shorter in the torso (somewhere around 26.5"). The merino crew I have, also from this season, is an XL and fits well in length and arms, but remains pretty fitted (more so than the v). A L in this would be too tight for my tastes.

    I'm 6'3" with a chest ~43 actual measurement and very broad shoulders. If you're flat-chested with no shoulders, or if you're going for fitted you could probably go TTS, otherwise I'd size up.
     
  15. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Has anybody tried the current season cords?
    I bought a few pairs last winter but the rise was comically short. I tried sizing up and it just made the crotch bunch up super awkwardly since the rise was still short but the thighs were now too baggy.
    It seems like there was a newer cut for the cords this season (similar to the carrot fit) but I only saw it at Matches (and they have no more Large's).
    After looking at the AMI webshop I'm starting to wonder if the pair on Matches was actually the "street fit jeans" in corduroy here: https://www.amiparis.com/us/shopping/street-fit-jeans-11372985?StoreId=9846
    (btw I had no idea they brought back the street fit cut).
    Does anybody know if that's the case? or if this seasons cords are cut different/better with a higher rise?
     
  16. whorishconsumer

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    Can't speak to the cords, but just tried on the garbadine seamless chino in L and my experiece was similar - huge waist (like 36"), short rise and fairy loose leg.
     
  17. whorishconsumer

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    Following up on this, I got the 2-button camel coat from this season and will note that it's definitely lighter weight than the 3-button I have from last season. This is partially due to my sizing down to 54, whereas my 3-button is a 56, but per square inch it's just not as dense. This might have to do with last season's being 100% wool and this specific coat being 80/20 wool/polyamide, or the fact that last season's used Tuskania fabrics (this season's does not, or at least is not labeled as such). It's still a decent weight, but probably not for much below freezing.

    In terms of fit, the 54 is fairly snug in the shoulders but still fits. It's just less conducive to layering underneath. Lengthwise, it's about 3-4 inches shorter in the body.
     
  18. juven

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  19. jamesleekeller

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    what size do you wear and does this fit true to size or do you have to size up, I'm thinking about purchase one online
     
  20. jamesleekeller

    jamesleekeller Member

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    what size do you wear and does this fit true to size or do you have to size up, I'm thinking about purchase one online I wear size medium but thinking on going large what do you think
     

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