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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

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This is the most confusing discussion on this website, and for some reason I can't stop following along. Someone posts pictures of Steed stuff, it gets criticized it for reasons I understand less the more they're explained, and then Alan Bee posts pictures of himself in short jackets with front balance issues in order to mention his athletic figure and show how tailoring is supposed to look. No idea what's going on around here, but I'll follow this thread into whatever it's future may hold. Bring on more red lines/diagrams.

Seeing those Steed/NSM jackets side-by-side, I was surprised by how similar they looked in almost every way. And that Slewfoot jacket is such a classic.
I purposely posted links to some tangential perceptual phenomena to keep this ball in the air! Yes, this convo makes zero sense, but this isn't even the first round, so buckle up, indeed...
 
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Rubi isn't drape, but it's swelled. I like a full chest with slim trousers. Iammat's old Rubi outfits here are some of my favorites ever posted on this board.


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George Wang at BRIO, similarly, wears that kind of silhouette. He consistently looks great. I like that this stuff has an old-school flavor without looking retro. It's also sexy. A lot of classic men's clothing isn't that sexy. This stuff has an "old Italian man in English clothes" flavor.


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The Brio fellow always looks great. Doesn't he commission Steed too?
 

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This has turned into a bunch of guys politely saying someone is out of shape. At least this hasn’t turned into the Poane (or was it the Rubinacci thread) and someone says it looks like dogshit.
Please steer me to that thread.....i need a good read.
 

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Please steer me to that thread.....i need a good read.
 

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This has turned into a bunch of guys politely saying someone is out of shape. At least this hasn’t turned into the Poane (or was it the Rubinacci thread) and someone says it looks like dogshit.
That was my favorite random discussion ever. I loved when Yelp reviews became a multipage conversation.

The Brio fellow always looks great. Doesn't he commission Steed too?
George is usually in two or three Neapolitan tailors. Can usually tell which from button stance height.
 

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That was my favorite random discussion ever. I loved when Yelp reviews became a multipage conversation.



George is usually in two or three Neapolitan tailors. Can usually tell which from button stance height.
Yeah, I've seen him in a bunch of different things - always great style. But not so long ago I saw him being fitted by Steed and thought it was apropos somehow...
 

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Crazy to see what prices were just a few years ago. In 2014 a suit was $3,500. I remember stumbling upon a 2012 bill and seeing suits were $3,000.

Now sport coats are closer to $3,500 and a suit is maybe $4,500
 

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Does anyone know why prices are so rarely disclosed by bespoke tailoring firms? I can't think of many other products with such hidden prices. Granted, if clothes are custom then it makes sense that price might be order-specific, but really we only ever talk about suits, pants, and jackets. That stuff is standard enough. Why aren't companies putting their prices out there?
 

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Does anyone know why prices are so rarely disclosed by bespoke tailoring firms? I can't think of many other products with such hidden prices. Granted, if clothes are custom then it makes sense that price might be order-specific, but really we only ever talk about suits, pants, and jackets. That stuff is standard enough. Why aren't companies putting their prices out there?
I don't know, but I've always thought it derives from the old gentleman norm of not talking about money.
 

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My guess is because of all of the different fabrics. It would be a pain to list all of the fabric makers, grades, weights, etc and price for each.
 

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