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The sport coat

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

  1. A Y

    A Y Distinguished Member

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    It was interesting going into Wilkes Bashford with Manton and iammatt in their tweeds (brown herringbone on Manton, a big plaid with lots of green on iammatt) as well, because the sales staff there probably exemplified FNB's slicker, city look, and I don't think the tweeds looked out of place. Personally, I prefer how M&M dressed because the sales staff (as is probably appropriate for a clothing store) came off as too affected.

    If I were the OP, I'd look through some Kiton and Borrelli marketing material to see how they present sportcoats. Zegna's sportcoats are nice, but very conservative and a bit dowdy. And it's definitely a modern thing to assimilate elements from disparate places, so a plaid sportcoat done right (ie. it fits you) will look appropriate in the city.

    --Andre
     


  2. AvariceBespoke

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    It was interesting going into Wilkes Bashford with Manton and iammatt in their tweeds (brown herringbone on Manton, a big plaid with lots of green on iammatt) as well, because the sales staff there probably exemplified FNB's slicker, city look, and I don't think the tweeds looked out of place. Personally, I prefer how M&M dressed because the sales staff (as is probably appropriate for a clothing store) came off as too affected.

    If I were the OP, I'd look through some Kiton and Borrelli marketing material to see how they present sportcoats. Zegna's sportcoats are nice, but very conservative and a bit dowdy. And it's definitely a modern thing to assimilate elements from disparate places, so a plaid sportcoat done right (ie. it fits you) will look appropriate in the city.

    --Andre


    what is FNB ?
     


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    [​IMG]

    not bad although i dont like the tie - eredi pisano
     


  5. AvariceBespoke

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    It was interesting going into Wilkes Bashford with Manton and iammatt in their tweeds (brown herringbone on Manton, a big plaid with lots of green on iammatt) as well, because the sales staff there probably exemplified FNB's slicker, city look, and I don't think the tweeds looked out of place. Personally, I prefer how M&M dressed because the sales staff (as is probably appropriate for a clothing store) came off as too affected.

    If I were the OP, I'd look through some Kiton and Borrelli marketing material to see how they present sportcoats. Zegna's sportcoats are nice, but very conservative and a bit dowdy. And it's definitely a modern thing to assimilate elements from disparate places, so a plaid sportcoat done right (ie. it fits you) will look appropriate in the city.

    --Andre


    wait so, FNB, Manton, Matt, and yourself all went out in NYC this past weekend?
     


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    wait so, FNB, Manton, Matt, and yourself all went out in NYC this past weekend?


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    wait so, FNB, Manton, Matt, and yourself all went out in NYC this past weekend?

    That would be big time.

    --Andre
     




  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    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.

    My father didn't wear blue pants or black clothing, and would ridicule me for doing ap, so it became kind of ingrained.

    As for the people at wilkes, I don't think they had seen a non cashmere jacket in years, and were shocked that mine was wool. There is one really good dresser there, bill, but we didn't see him.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    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.

    Youth?

    - B
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    That would be big time.

    --Andre


    No, not unless the finest shirtmaker of humanity also showed up.


    - B
     


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    Youth?

    - B


    Do tell. [​IMG]
     


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    "Shirtmaker of humanity." Interesting concept. Do explain.

    EZ, he makes shirts out of humans.
     




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