The best of the best

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dopey, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,590
    Likes Received:
    1,927
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013


  2. SHS

    SHS Senior member

    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    The belt buckle is on his left side? That's next level for sure.
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,840
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Interesting. I tried Googling him and couldn't really find anything other than what you posted. Any more info? I've seen the belt-to-the-side before, but only on ribbon belts where the buckle is much less obstructive. With a jacket on, all you see is a smooth band across the waist. Is that Trad?

    Oh god. Is this 2005 AAAC? Actually, kind of wish it were. :(
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013


  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    25,724
    Likes Received:
    3,386
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NYC


  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,840
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    

    I assume it's a trad thing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013


  6. Badandy

    Badandy Senior member

    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    That looks stupid as shit.
     


  7. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

    Messages:
    1,314
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Location:
    In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby!
    I once read that the practice had practical roots. Guitar players turned their buckles to the side to avoid scratching their instruments.
     


  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,590
    Likes Received:
    1,927
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    He is not particularly trad - in fact not at all. I came across the name somehow and was reminded of him and thought to post this, since he is pretty much a forgotten guy. Avery Lucas used to be a salesman and bespoke clothier in the 90s and is one of the more stylish and knowledgable guys out there, though he has pretty much disappeared. He predates the internet style era by just a couple of years. I can't recall where he staretd but he had his own line of RTW and bespoke at Saint Laurie then did something similar at Dunhill. He also had his own shirtmaking operation for a while. He really knew his stuff. I recall manton saying that Lucas was the only one he knew (and maybe Eddie Hayes) who has a complete collection of Apparel Arts. He was my introduction to bespoke and I had suits made under his direction at both Saint Laurie and Dunhill (I still have the Dunhill suit, which is very conservative)

    If there is a current comparison, I would say he is something like Lucca Rubinacci in that he had a very solid grounding in classical tradition and used it to create an idiosyncratic but sophisticated personal style.
     


  9. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    It's amazing to me how, with the vast range of information on this forum and elsewhere, the most informed people remain those whose clothing knowledge predates the Internet. Or in the case of mafoofan, someone who's engaged in real conversations with real bespoke tailors.

    I wonder if there is a general principle at work: that despite the huge amount of information on the internet, people aren't really more knowledgeable.
     


  10. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    ..
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013


  11. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

    Messages:
    3,658
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    May 23, 2009


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by