Tom Ford

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by southjersey, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Just to show the OP that with bespoke you could get FU lapels should you choose to, not that I endorse the idea, but almost anythings possible with bespoke
     


  2. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    May I suggest that you guys also keep in mind the fact that many of the style features on a Ford are knocks of the Tommy Nutter-Edward Sexton styles of the 1970s. Edward Sexton says as much about the Ford look. The narrow-high waisted cut with high-concave shoulders and wide bellied lapels are all give the game away.

    You can go directly to the original source of the style - Edward Sexton himself:

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    http://www.edwardsexton.co.uk/

    Also Sexton pupils such as Davide Taub, head cutter at Maurice Sedwell, continue the tradition of this style:

    http://davidetaub.blogspot.com/

    In many cases, your local tailors may have considerable difficulty in making this type of high-concave shoulders, which are notoriously hard to get right.
     
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  3. Quarks

    Quarks Senior member

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    If you like Tom Ford's styling, it is the way to go. Hands down.
    I remembered trying TF suit for the first time. It felt almost weightless on my shoulder, the way it moulds & transforms your body into a V-shaped silhouette, armed with broad athletic shoulders, high but comfortable arm-holes, wide-but-not-over-the-top peaked lapels. From the side, the way it drapes over the arch of your upper back to your curvature of your spine and peaks ever so slightly, wrapping itself around the rounded curvature of the gluteus. It not only looks impressive, but felt like it. And very much so. To the point that it is hard to wrap your head around it that it is ready-to-wear.

    Having tried many suits around & being extremely picky at almost every detail, I must say I was floored by how it fits so damn well. The barchetta breast pockets, working surgeon's cuffs are some of the features that appealed to me.
    Having tried it on once, it makes it so difficult to walk away from such a beautiful construction, a work of art. How can that be? RTW? It has somewhat turned into an obsession to own one. And once owned one, you want another, in another colour, another type of fabric, another cut, perhaps even a 3-piece. And from there, you yearn for even a double-breasted.

    Bespoke yes. I guess my above description can accurately illustrate the experience of a bespoke suit. You can painstakingly choose how you want your suit to look like. Very personalised, but yet, the end product could still be how the tailor thinks you look best in his eyes.
    It is still not a TF suit.

    Price. TF is a luxury line. Luxury products are overinflated. Century 21 price - good on ya. Full price? If you can afford and dont give a flying f_ck. Go for it. TF apparently claims that it is catered to a specific group of clients but yet present itself with a mass appeal. (Sounds familar?) One may not fit snuggly into a TF suit but still secretly yearn to own something Tom Ford. A tie maybe? Or one of his Private Blends.

    Yes, I highly recommend TF. If price is of no object, go for it.
    I know I would, all over again.
     


  4. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    im sorry where are you getting padded shoulders from? i own 2 of his suits (base A) and a sport coat (base B) and neither have "heavily padded" shoulders
     


  5. othertravel

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    Actually, I've noticed the shoulder do stick out a bit; but that's a roping, not padding issue, correct?

    And Base B is crazy fitted.
     


  6. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Btw about where TF suits are manufactured, i was in there last wed and ordered a MTO suit and i asked how come some were made in Switzerland and others in Italy, apparently they use zegna's factory which is on the border of both of those countries and this applies to their shirts as well which ever side of the border its made thats where the tag is gonna say its from, so im pretty sure its not the same place where zegna couture is made because i think those are made in Naples?
     


  7. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is like telling someone who is shopping for an iPhone that they should really buy an IBM phone because they came up with the smartphone 15 years before Apple did.
     


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    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are made in Padova.
     


  9. jeff13007

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    Sorry i was mistaken, i have two base A, 1 base C, and one base D. Im not sure is base B is the crazy fitted one, but my Base A and D are more fitted than my Base C. I wear a 48r jacket and the TF guy says i have a 30 inch waist but i still need to have the jacket waist taken in on a 48r so there is a bit of leeway there.
     


  10. jeff13007

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    Thanks! So that means they are not made in the same factory as Zegna couture right? Cuz the place TF is made started with and L i think,
     


  11. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are made in the same factory as the Couture line, which is in Padova.
     


  12. WhateverYouLike

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    Lol have you ever gotten bespoke? To convince a tailor to give you TF details is going to be such a damn headache. And execution will 99% be wrong.
     


  13. jeff13007

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    I stand corrected. Oh well better for us TF customers i guess!
     


  14. Slickman

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    Yes I have actually, I'm not saying you have to convince them to do anything, I'm just saying its possible. Personally I'm trying to sway the OP to go with something more classic, but if he wants TF, he wants TF.



    Let me rephrase, his suits are not soft tailored
     
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  15. othertravel

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    Here are the measurements from a 38R Base B that pocketcircle had for sale a while ago.

    The chest measures closer to a 36R, and the leg opening is pretty narrow.

    Jacket
    Chest: 19 inches
    Shoulder: 17.5 inches
    Waist: 17.5 inches
    Sleeve length: 25 inches
    Jacket length: 30.5 inches

    Trousers (unhmmed)
    Waist: 16 inches
    Front rise: 10 iinches
    Inseam: 37.5 inches
    Leg opening: 7.8 inches
     


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