The Rubinacci Thread.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., Jun 6, 2008.

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    I did the same.

    Any pics of your Bubinacci stuff?
     
  2. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What about on your dinner jacket? It's for pleasure, not business, yet it's also not casual . . . your system would drive me mad.
    Shirt sleeves for the dinner suit - its my one exception. Did I show it to you?
     
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    Wait, you smell that?
    Shirt sleeves for the dinner suit - its my one exception. Did I show it to you?

    You mean us? No. Please poast. kthx.
     
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    forex Senior member

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    Can anyone please explain what a shirt sleeve is? I think I know it but I might be wrong, pictures would be nice along with explanation.
     
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    Can anyone please explain what a shirt sleeve is? I think I know it but I might be wrong, pictures would be nice along with explanation.

    Turn to your right and look at where your shirt's sleeve meets the body.

    See the way it's stitched in there?

    Now picture that on a sportcoat.
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Can anyone please explain what a shirt sleeve is? I think I know it but I might be wrong, pictures would be nice along with explanation.

    Neapolitan Shoulder Explained, but do mind the underwear ads.


    - B
     
  7. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You mean us? No. Please poast. kthx.

    Its in this thread - do a search. I wore it to a wedding in January 2010.
     
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    Turn to your right and look at where your shirt's sleeve meets the body.

    See the way it's stitched in there?

    Now picture that on a sportcoat.


    With no padding/wadding? Should the coat be unstructured as well?
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    With no padding/wadding? Should the coat be unstructured as well?

    Yes, very little padding. Its typically unstructured but not obnoxiously so (it still has a canvas). It would strike you as casual if you see it in person.
     
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    JPHardy Senior member

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    Its in this thread - do a search. I wore it to a wedding in January 2010.

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    Why do some shoulders on R suits look like the left most in the pic below, something like a shallow horizontal S

    Pic from Esquire
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    Because Esquire is often wrong.

    So, the left most shoulder is perfectly acceptable, maybe even desirable ?
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some details that I probably left out (why do I look so depressed?):

    Shirt: T&A (Ribbed front, cotton voile fabric)
    Studs: Vintage (Black onyx on sterling silver - acquired at a antique shop that morning in New Orleans)
    Cufflinks: Budd (black and white checkerboard)
    Bowtie: LH (grosgrain)
    Pocket square: T&A (white silk with black edges)
    Cummberbund: LH (grosgrain)
    Suspenders: Albert Thurston for T&A (diamond pattern in black silk)
    Shoes: Edward Green (Carnegie in patent leather)
     
  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Shirt sleeves for the dinner suit - its my one exception. Did I show it to you?
    You did--I just didn't remember how you had the sleeves set. What I do remember is the blackness of the black of the cloth. Even under artificial lighting, it looked downright inky.
    With no padding/wadding? Should the coat be unstructured as well?
    Whether a sleeve is set as in a shirt (spalla camicia) has nothing to do with the amount of padding or wadding in the shoulder, or whether the jacket is unstructured. However, Rubinacci jackets are typically very soft and light, though still structured, and have minimal wadding or padding in the shoulder. On mine, you can feel a small triangle of very thin wadding behind the shoulder seam at the armscye. It's a myth that a "Neapolitan" jacket is an unstructured one.
    So, the left most shoulder is perfectly acceptable, maybe even desirable ?
    Well, it's a representative drawing, so it's hard to answer your question. However, I think that general profile, with an extended shoulder where the armscye begins some point after the shoulder's drop-off, can be perfectly correct. Esquire's advice is entirely geared toward RTW. They are not accounting for the different shoulder treatments that are possible in bespoke.
     
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    Some details that I probably left out (why do I look so depressed?):

    Shirt: T&A (Ribbed front, cotton voile fabric)
    Studs: Vintage (Black onyx on sterling silver - acquired at a antique shop that morning in New Orleans)
    Cufflinks: Budd (black and white checkerboard)
    Bowtie: LH (grosgrain)
    Pocket square: T&A (white silk with black edges)
    Cummberbund: LH (grosgrain)
    Suspenders: Albert Thurston for T&A (diamond pattern in black silk)
    Shoes: Edward Green (Carnegie in patent leather)


    If the bow-tie was't so perfect, it would look perfect. If that makes sense.
     

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