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Time to play guess the designer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alexis, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis Senior member

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  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    I'd say it has to be Italian by looking at the shirt collar. My guess is Borrelli.

    Is it me or do those buttons look like plastic?
     
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    My guess is Etro. The patches near the sleevehead are throwing me for a loop though.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'll guess Etro as well. Reasons: boldness of the pattern and use of color (large powder blue windowpane on cream background anyone?) including the pattern on the pocket square, and unusual details (like that on the sleevehead) and the merging of a safari style flapped bellows pocket with unflapped chest patch pocket on a hunting jacket shape. Also, the jacket looks moderately, but not exagerratedly, fitted. Actually, I wouldn't be too surprised if this was Paul Smith, although that would be my second guess only.
     
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    this may be out of left field' but could it be Baretta? i've noticed some county-looking jackets in their window on madison avenue but have never gone inside store..
     
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    Any gino brand gets my vote based on the garish popped collar. Just add a Von Dutch hat and you're good to go.
     
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    What the hell? First off, notice that the "popped collar" is functional, likely inspired by traditional English designs. Not that that matters. Second, a "gino" brand? Seriously, what the fuck is the matter with you?
     
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    Any gino brand gets my vote based on the garish popped collar. Just add a Von Dutch hat and you're good to go.
    What the hell? Â First off, notice that the "popped collar" is functional, likely inspired by traditional English designs. Â Not that that matters. Â Second, a "gino" brand? Â Seriously, what the fuck is the matter with you?
    Jesus LA Guy. LOL. Eric
     
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    Don't hold back LA Guy, tell him how you really feel.
     
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    Drizzt, I think he took offense to the Von Dutch comment, breaking up is tough to do, huh LA Guy? Haha.

    Eric
     
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    Any gino brand gets my vote based on the garish popped collar. Just add a Von Dutch hat and you're good to go.
    What the hell? Â First off, notice that the "popped collar" is functional, likely inspired by traditional English designs. Â Not that that matters. Â Second, a "gino" brand? Â Seriously, what the fuck is the matter with you?
    What's the matter? Come to Montreal and go to just about any nightclub, and then you'll see what's the matter. Popped collars are like the calling cards of grease balls in this country. They're so lame.
     
  12. LA Guy

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    Ouch. I still stand by their standard, "Engineer" jeans, which are a good, solid dark jean with an interesting green tint and minimal, albeit a little wierd (faint striations all down the leg?) distressing. They fit great - trust me, I've tried on pretty much every pair of jeans our there - and for a medium-low rise (about 11"), slight boot cut jean, these are superlative. And details are interesting, with understated back pocket stitching, interesting stitching overall, and cool slanted belt loops. Its too bad that they overextended their brand coverage and at the same time came out with such crappy distressed and logoed model. And for the record, I've always hated the hats and tees (check my old posts... I speak true.)
     
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    I love Montreal, although I am definitely a Leafs fan. And while I think that popped collars and trucker caps are lame (why is it that trends that died a year ago die so hard outside of NYC and LA?), is there really a need to call guys "greaseballs?" I mean, the slagging of specific ethnicities is just uncalled for. Well, I guess that we can make an exception for the French and their surrendering ways [​IMG]
     
  14. LA Guy

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    Okay Alexis, what is the correct answer?
     
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    --Edited for general redundance--
     
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    my guess is faconnable
     
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    Before I even try to guess the designer/maker (I can't, I don't know that many), I really think the jacket is interesting.  Other than the obviously shoulder 'patches' (which are identically non-pattern-matched on both sides), I also notice the patched cuffs and the flapped 'safari' pockets, which are all perfectly pattern-matched.  The shirt collar has not the usual 5mm edge stitch, so, no, I don't think it's Borrelli or any of the Neapolitans.  The button stance is normal for a RTW jacket; a bit lower than the Neapolitans, but some hint of the Roman style.  I am very tempted to say Brioni.

    I want to know if there is a name to this kind of coat.  At first look, it doesn't speak either English or Italian to me, and I feel a bit confused looking at it.  Even if it has an English label, it is probably made in Italy.  Please enlighten.
     
  18. LA Guy

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    I withdraw my Paul Smith, and make Brioni my second guess as well.
     
  19. Mike C.

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    It looks very structured, so it would be along Brioni lines, and the shoulder too.

    I'd say it is close to Brioni, which is a good guess, but it isn't really Brioni. Maybe something Brioni made for the Italian market only. The US definately didn't get this coat.
     
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    I'm guessing Pal Zileri.
     

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