The sport coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AvariceBespoke, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    I don't see how you will be happy with what LS will produce for you, given what you mentioned yuo are looking for, cut-wise.

    That is why I come here - to get feedback. Do you know another tailor would could do a good job making a coat under 3k ?
     
  2. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    You just described my last TaT commission in a grey herringbone tweed. I have clearly brought dishonor to my family.

    TaT ?
     
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    Gruto Senior member

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    Everything. - B
    I don't get this dislike of blue pants. Heavy navy blue corduroys (a bit worn, not shiny) or jeans may look great with a brown tweed jacket.
     
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    alliswell Senior member

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    Metlin Senior member

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    Seriously, I admire the consistency of FNB's logic and it reliance on traditional terms. But this city / country stuff is hopelessly outdated. The trend toward darker pants, sport coats, and outerwear has little to do with the taste of elite gentlemen and their adaptation of country cloth to urban life.

    Black and dark navy are increasingly popular with middle-aged men because these men are (a) more vain and more concerned with their bodily appearance than previous generations of men. (b) The standards of male beauty have been revised into the teenage years. Hairy-chested men such as Lyle Waggoner were icons of male health and virility as recently as 30 years ago. Today men compare their bodies to those of bare-chested college boys. This is especially tough since (c) middle-aged men are much more overweight, on average, than they were 30 years ago. Black and dark navy come into desire because if men have learned one thing from women, it's that (d) black and dark navy are slimming.

    Vanity + youthful ideal + prevalence of obesity + perception that dark is slimming = growing popularity of very dark clothing.

    Even the NFL teams have trended away from kelly green and toward black in the last ten years. Middle-aged football fans prefer the solid black jerseys and jackets to the same in brighter colors.


    In the future, we'll all be dressed like in Star Trek. Only, in black instead of yellow and red.
     
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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    In the future, we'll all be dressed like in Star Trek. Only, in black instead of yellow and red.

    I suggest a different path.


    - B
     
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    Metlin Senior member

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    I suggest a different path.


    - B


    Did you really have to depress me on a splendid Monday afternoon? [​IMG]
     
  8. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    Smahatma Senior member

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    i see. thanks
    click lookbook and the aforementioned jacket is the first item on the page
     
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    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    click lookbook and the aforementioned jacket is the first item on the page

    i really dont care for these clothes
     
  11. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Herringbone pattern is nice for a heavy wool jacket in light grey or tan. As others have said, i think the more citified the jacket the more it looks like an odd man out. I like this jacket alot..
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    I like this Borrelli tweed too..
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    those look like navy pants to me, and he looks pretty sharp.
     
  12. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    I am concerned with the navy trouser hate here gentlemen. I wore these last week; are they so wrong?

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  13. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    I am concerned with the navy trouser hate here gentlemen. I wore these last week; are they so wrong?

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    i think it looks nice
     
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    yachtie Senior member

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    I am concerned with the navy trouser hate here gentlemen. I wore these last week; are they so wrong?


    Nothing wrong, except rampant i-gent-ism. I think there's some folks having flashbacks to the nasty blue serge polyester slacks of their youth.
     
  15. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    yeah I think navy pants can look nice and in a way where it is clear they are not suit pants
     

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