The 'Ask Foo' Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jay Gatsby, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Well, most of my shirts are shirred in the back, with no pleats, and two darts. Frankly, I'm agnostic on the shirrng--it looks right on my Neapolitan shirts because of all the hand-detailing, but could easily look out of place in a another application. Darts are more of a fitting feature than a stylistic choice.

    However, I hate pleats on non-sporty shirts. They confuse the purpose of the shirt.
     
  2. Blackfyre

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    foo in helmut lang? i wish you had a pic of that.
     
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    Dear [​IMG] Would you ever wear a pair of Acne jeans, even though they are named after a skin condition? [​IMG]
     
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    Dear [​IMG] ,

    refering to a question also posted in the "Jacket for beginners"-thread, can you recommend any resources on wardrobe building - books or other websites?

    I currently have Flusser's Dressing the man, Roetzel's Gentleman: A Timeless Guide and some related books (Musgrave and James, Antongiavanni).
     
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    Dear [​IMG] ,

    refering to a question also posted in the "Jacket for beginners"-thread, can you recommend any resources on wardrobe building - books or other websites?

    I currently have Flusser's Dressing the man, Roetzel's Gentleman: A Timeless Guide and some related books (Musgrave and James, Antongiavanni).


    Click pic.

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    Thank you.

    Come to think of it, I have seen that link in my lurks.

    Thanks again for reminding me.
     
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    Click pic.

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    Granted, that is an extensive library, but how about the essential, introductory works? Would they be Roetzel and Flusser?
     
  8. F. Corbera

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    Granted, that is an extensive library, but how about the essential, introductory works? Would they be Roetzel and Flusser?

    If you were American, Flusser's Clothes and the Man, Boyer's Elegance and his Eminently Suitable, and Amies's The Englishman's Suit.

    There might be other books better for a European, but the four above are good reading.
     
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    Any notable pre Styleforum bad purchases?
     
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    Dear [​IMG],

    Should one match the general weight of sweaters to the general weight of pants? For example, in our previous discussion about shetland sweaters, should shetlands only really be worn with things such as jeans, moleskins, corduroys, tweed, and heavier wool fabrics? Similarly, should sweaters with a thinner fabric be matched to chinos, tropical wools, and linen pants?

    Thanks,
    Chase
     
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    I currently have ...Antongiavanni.
    Know nothing hack.
     
  12. mafoofan

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    Dear [​IMG] ,

    refering to a question also posted in the "Jacket for beginners"-thread, can you recommend any resources on wardrobe building - books or other websites?

    I currently have Flusser's Dressing the man, Roetzel's Gentleman: A Timeless Guide and some related books (Musgrave and James, Antongiavanni).


    I like Flusser's Dressing the Man as a starting point. Just don't treat it like a rule book. It's just a very good intro to basic ideas and general concepts.

    Dear [​IMG],

    Should one match the general weight of sweaters to the general weight of pants? For example, in our previous discussion about shetland sweaters, should shetlands only really be worn with things such as jeans, moleskins, corduroys, tweed, and heavier wool fabrics? Similarly, should sweaters with a thinner fabric be matched to chinos, tropical wools, and linen pants?

    Thanks,
    Chase


    It makes sense to me that the weights should match--both visually and practically. Why bother wearing a winter-weight top to keep warm but then put on a pair of summer-weight pants that will leave your legs freezing cold? Also, it looks strange when one pairs garments of different seasonalities (because it typically looks strange when one does strange things).

    That all said, I've never understood the usefulness of lightweight sweaters. I only wear them to keep warm, so they are all naturally of the heavier variety.
     
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    The linen sweater eludes me.

    In my parts, people love to pair sweaters and even heavy coats with shorts. That eludes me as well.
     
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