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The Best Suit Ever. See It Here.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DocHolliday, May 19, 2009.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It might be this one:

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    If not, I'm pretty sure it was owned by Patrick Macnee in the 1960s.

    In this thread, please post images of suits and sportcoats you consider ideal. The more perfectly they match your tastes, the better. Please explain, if you wish, what you find so appealing. If it's one of yours, all the better.

    In the one above, the shape of the waist and the flare of the skirt are spectacular. Patrick was a stocky man during his Avengers stint, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. That's tailoring magic.

    The other details are perfect. The trousers are slim, but not too slim. The lapels are narrow but not too narrow. It's entirely conservative, yet not at all fuddy duddy. It is, in short, the height of style. I might soften the shoulders a bit, but a wise tailor would probably tell me I was a fool for considering it.

    If you don't have any pictures of your own to share, you may use the thread to bask in the greatness of Patrick Macnee's suit.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    robin Senior member

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    A vox or mafoofan picture incoming in 3..2..
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm surprised, Manton. It looks so short, even on him, and has pocket flaps!
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It might be this one:

    [​IMG]

    If not, I'm pretty sure it was owned by Patrick Macnee in the 1960s.

    In this thread, please post images of suits and sportcoats you consider ideal. The more perfectly they match your tastes, the better. Please explain, if you wish, what you find so appealing. If it's one of yours, all the better.

    In the one above, the shape of the waist and the flare of the skirt are spectacular. Patrick was a stocky man during his Avengers stint, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. That's tailoring magic.

    The other details are perfect. The trousers are slim, but not too slim. The lapels are narrow but not too narrow. It's entirely conservative, yet not at all fuddy duddy. It is, in short, the height of style. I might soften the shoulders a bit, but a wise tailor would probably tell me I was a fool for considering it.

    If you don't have any pictures of your own to share, you may use the thread to bask in the greatness of Patrick Macnee's suit.

    Cosigned. Bailey & Weatherill FTW.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He is short.

    I know no one will believe this, but I don't wear long coats. I wear coats that are right for my height. At 33.5" they just cover my rear. I don't want a coat that does not do that.

    I take lousy, self-shot, badly posed, horribly lit pictures of myself. The pose I suppose throws the perspective off. I don't feel like they look long when I look at them.

    As for the flaps, I like them on some things, just lately I have been preferring patch.

    So maybe that is not the "perfect" coat, but it is a perfect shape. Almost, the gorge could be a hair higher, and the lapel notches could be turns up a bit.
     
  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fred's, though, doesn't even look like it covers his seat. I assume he's doing that on purpose, but still.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There were some A wore that did not quite cover his seat, but I think that was rare.
     
  9. Philip1978

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    It might be this one:

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    Great choice. Would prefer it to be a 2 button.
     
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    Wish I could see the whole outfit, but this is one of my favs of Prince Charles.
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I have many favorites. Here is just a sample from the LIFE magazine threads that I have posted so far:

    Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

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    Jimmy Stewart:

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    Dean Acheson:

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    Winston Churchill:

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    Steve McQueen (for the lumberjackness):

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    Gianni Agnelli:

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    Edward:

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    - B
     
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    In the one above, the shape of the waist and the flare of the skirt are spectacular. Patrick was a stocky man during his Avengers stint, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. That's tailoring magic.

    The other details are perfect. The trousers are slim, but not too slim. The lapels are narrow but not too narrow. It's entirely conservative, yet not at all fuddy duddy. It is, in short, the height of style. I might soften the shoulders a bit, but a wise tailor would probably tell me I was a fool for considering it.
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    I've never liked the picture. This is what I picture Humpy Dumpy in bespoke.

    The suit makes him look like he's got a humongous head and tiny twiggy legs. Too much tapering with the pants.

    The suppressed waist looks very bad.
     
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    Great jacket on Gianni Agnelli.
     
  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I've never liked the picture. This is what I picture Humpy Dumpy in bespoke.

    The suit makes him look like he's got a humongous head and tiny twiggy legs. Too much tapering with the pants.

    The suppressed waist looks very bad.


    Here's a Henry Poole from 1961, scanned for a thread over at Devil's Island:

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    Some other interesting 1961 photographs in that thread, if you care to look. Well before the Peacock Revolution, the London tailors were playing around with form.

    - B
     
  16. R.O. Thornhill

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    The Agnelli picture is stunning. Combination of the sportier coat fabric with the shirt/tie combination is genius.

    Am I the only one puzzled by the pullover Agnelli appears to be wearing? He is clearly wearing one (notice the sleeve), but it must be a hugely deep v-neck not to appear at all as one looks at the jacket/shirt/tie space
     
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    great collar on this one. [​IMG]
     
  18. Working Stiff

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    Using the latest photo editing technology (Microsoft Paint), I have combined the best aspects of images from this thread to produce the ultimate "Best Suit Ever."

    I only wish I knew how to post the image directly, rather than as an attachment.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Using the latest photo editing technology (Microsoft Paint), I have combined the best aspects of images from this thread to produce the ultimate "Best Suit Ever."

    I only wish I knew how to post the image directly, rather than as an attachment.


    Doc Holliday, dreaming as George Lazenby:

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    - B
     
  20. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Gianni Agnelli:

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    - B


    That's a damn suit. [​IMG]
     

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