The SwissArmySuit™: a sartorial strip tease

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like mine better.
     


  2. anon

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    well that's pretty cool. glad you are pleased with your investment.
     


  3. Deipnosophist

    Deipnosophist Senior member

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    Nice but extremely underwhelming
     


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    very underwhelming. I mean, it sure is innovative and everything, but not at all to the point to which vox made us thought it was.
     


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    Your best suit, your worst thread.
     


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    I think I just went limp.
     


  7. TRINI

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    It's like anal sex for the first time. At first, you are all amped up and excited. Afterwards, it was just meh.

    Speak for yourself.
     


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    Speak for yourself.

    lol
     


  9. mafoofan

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    I like mine better.

    What's ridiculous is that you and Vox both have suits and jackets that do what your new-fangled hybrid monsters do. So, at best, you save some luggage space.

    The BlazerSuit and SwisArmySuit should be the provenance of the poor college student, not you two clothing geeks.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    What's ridiculous is that you and Vox both have suits and jackets that do what your new-fangled hybrid monsters do. So, at best, you save some luggage space.
    This is hugely important.

    Also, the cloth for both of my BlazerSuits is not something I have in any other garment, nor is the exact configuration, so they are really do fill a niche.
     




  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Ha! Well, many of you guys had your imaginations unleashed, but everything that you imagined was awful in conception. Truly.

    I made it quite obvious what my objectives were, but here is a recap.

    1. Something that could be used for travel but that would cut down on what needed to be packed. Exactly what the BlazerSuit accomplishes. But, I was going for a wider spread between formality and informality.

    2. The 13/14 oz fresco is a perfect traveling fabric. It resists wrinkling, and hangs out very well. Moreover, it's hopsack-y makeup is perfect for passing as a navy blazer.

    3. I'm not as temperatures sensitive as many are, and can wear a wide variety of fabrics year round. The buggy lining can take this jacket into the summer for me...and the vest can take it into the winter.

    4. With the vest, I have a bespoke-y looking suit that can be worn in social or work circumstances in which that is not an abrupt class challenge. I can even tuck the outpocket flaps in to make Mattypoo happy.

    5. Without the vest, the suit can be a bit more CBD, especially without my usual ticket pocket. More politically mainstream...more lapel pin.

    5. It's been a couple decades since I had a SB blazer with metal buttons. Now I have that, and I don't need to pack it seperately.

    6. All the different button combinations are enough, for me at least, to alter the character of the suit or jacket in interesting ways.

    The main construction challenge, which was not as simple as you might assume, was in keeping the precision of fit and avoiding buttons that flop around. There is also the issue of comfort in how the buttons are backed, and trying to maximize the durability of the transitional elements in daily use.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


    - B
     


  12. pblasco

    pblasco Well-Known Member

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    Any particular reson you went for the single button? It seems to me that if you are going for something that is extremely versatile, that having a more conventional two button arrangment would make it even more so.

    I just had a thought. Forgive me if this is obvious, is it because the unbuttoned bottom button would expose the buttonhole stiching around the switchable button?
     


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    How did I ever live before this?
     


  14. T4phage

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    I admire the technical execution... especially on the jacket. People need to notice the right angles of the opposing buttonholes and the purpose, and the difficulty.
     


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