Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Of course, Al. I'm not only the president of the Alan B Fan Club, I'm also a member. It is my sworn duty to protect your pects from rejects.
     
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    No, PAJAMAS ONLY
     
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    You're doing too much.......
     
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    how dieworkwearesque of you.
     
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    It's the least I could so for such a hunky sartorial specimen.

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    Your suits look nice, even if they're a little too bold for me.

    Just FYI, the term sack, as it refers to the American tradition of cutting a suit, doesn't refer to it "fitting like a sack" or it being roomy. It's a term Brooks Brothers used for their suit in 1900 or so, the "No. 1 Sack Suit." They took the term from mid- to late-19th century tailoring, which used sack to describe how the back was cut with two straight panels instead of four curved pieces, as you'd find on more formal clothing. The term sack suit came to describe American style because Brooks set the template. The cut can be as full or as close as you want.

    Sorry for the clarification, but there's the idea that American cut is necessarily baggy because of the term sack, but it's conflating historical fashion trends with a 19th century tailoring term.
     
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