Tweed blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drizzt3117, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Must be nice. I can never find anything in 48L.
     


  3. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, most of the jackets/suits you usually post about are older - 80's - early 90's in general, so the sellers are probably picking them up on the cheap in secondhand stores, thus the giveaway prices.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Hmm, what identifies that Corneliani as 80s-90s vintage? The label? or the button stance?
     


  5. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both in this case, also the shoulders.
     


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    The low and sad-looking(i.e. downward pointing) gorge is a bit 80s.

    Nice fabric though.

    B
     


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    Things like this should only be worn on Halloween. I'd sooner see a guy in Dockers and a pair of Clarks. [​IMG]
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    A little harsh, Alexis, don't you think? It's nice looking cloth. I would prefer a higher and sharper gorge, and a higher button stance, but the shoulders look nice.
     


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    Alexis Senior member

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    The shoulders, yes, a saving grace, but my eye is totally thrown by the fabric, which I must respectfully disagree, is awful. Mind you, I have seen 2004 Kiton swatches as ugly. This fabric makes me think of golf shoes. Sorry if this sounds harsh.
     


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    The fabric is wonderful. I don't like the shape, but the fabric is wonderful and masculine. I have a similar in working progress. [​IMG] I always do this if i'm not sure about a fabric/suit/tie: I ask a woman for a comment; if it is "Nice.", I avoid with all my strengths that cloth. So I presume the comment from Alexis it is a clear sign about the masculinity of that coat.
     


  11. kabert

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    I like the blazer, the fabric and the shoulder-line. Certainly it's not a jacket to go "clubbing" in, but it'd look great walking down the sidewalk in Greenwich, CT or Madison Avenue or Georgetown (DC) on a breezy fall afternoon. It's got an old school, "monied," somewhat preppy look that is classic and timeless, IMO. I don't see anything 80's-ish about the shoulders, such as the exaggerated line seen in the old Armani days. And, to my relatively untrained eye, I don't see a problem with the button stance, but perhaps someone can shed some light on this. For example, here's a NWT Brioni auction from Honest Goods with the buttons in what appears to be the exact same location. I can't imagine this is from the '80s.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....05&rd=1 The label though is unlike other Corneliani labels I've seen in the last 7 or 8 years, so perhaps it is older.... Clearly a great bargain overall. -- $14 plus shipping. If you don't like it when it arrives, just donate it to charity and take a fat deduction for it.
     


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    Originally posted by Giona Granata:
    Ahh, but Giona, your fabric is a lot lot nicer. I really dislike that Corneliani coat, especially the colour combinations.... too many different colours of "windowpane", there is no unifying theme to it. And I agree with A.Harris, it is an old coat. Originally posted by Kabert:
    There is a slight "roping" on the Brioni shoulders The gorge of the Corneliani is way too low on the chest The button stance of the Brioni is higher, I think you are being a bit deceived by the lower gorge on the Corneliani
     


  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sorry guys, but that is one ugly coat - the Corneliani I mean. Definitely 80's vintage, and it was a very bad year. The gorge is way too low, and design is very, very, very, 80's. And not in a good way, if ever there was one.

    And kabert, unless you are talking about the homeless dude who dances in Harvard Square, wrong you are about it being a "preppy look". It is less "old monied" more "old secondhand car dealership with a whole armada of beige 1988 Ford Escorts in the lot".

    As for listening to women's advice about clothing. Experience tells me that the problem with this is that *most* women think that they have good taste and knowledge, even when they don't (often especially if they don't) while most men do not, and so do not offer advice, even if asked. On the other hand, there are, on average, more women who have trained eyes then there are men. So it sort of evens out. You need to go on a case by case basis.
     


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    LA Guy,

    I got a good chuckle from your email. Now, perhaps you were being 100% objective in your assessment, but I think I recall reading enough of your emails over the last year to indicate that this jacket is very far removed from your "style" -- which I think leans more towards jeans and sneakers than professorial or preppy.

    Hey, everyone's entitled to his (or her) opinion. Funny, but I'm actually today wearing a blue windowpane heavy wool Oxxford blazer that you'd probably have a similar opinion of. (Got it on Ebay for about $25)
     


  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    No, I'm not a friend of preppy, but I can appreciate good "professorial" clothing, although I wouldn't choose it for myself. The problem with that particular jacket was that the pattern had all of 1) a large, complicated pattern, 2) lots of colors, and 3)high contrast between the colors, the combination of which makes for a brain splitting headache (especially since I have a hangover this morning.) Combine that with the extremely low, sad, drooping gorge (very 80's, not timeless at all, if that is how you choose to evaluate things,) and you've got yourself an ugly coat. See, I could have written all that. But it was much more fun just to cast dispersions on the stupid thing.

    BTW, nothing wrong with a subltle windowpane, which is actually a lot easier to get right than a houndstooth.
     


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