Voxsartoria's Weekly WAYWRN Subjective and Totally Unfair Digest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    It is probably 1/2" too long but it's at least a foot from my knees.


    ???

    How tall are you? A foot is a lot of room!

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  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    The jacket is a bit long for my taste, almost reaches his knees.

    Foof almost reaches Manton's knees, so extrapolate from there.


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  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Def looks like a Raphael to me - something about his cut just stands out. Manton - am I right?

    Also, is this what you'd classify as one of your 'draped' jackets? I think this is quite clean, and most of my Raphael stuff is like this.

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  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Def looks like a Raphael to me - something about his cut just stands out. Manton - am I right?

    Also, is this what you'd classify as one of your 'draped' jackets? I think this is quite clean, and most of my Raphael stuff is like this.

    ET


    Shattuck.


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  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Shattuck.


    - B


    Thanks. Looks very similar to my Raphaels - everything from the gorge/lapel width to the coat being a bit on the longer side.
     
  6. Cravate_Noire

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    Looks much better than those draped Roman Togas.
     
  7. Eustace Tilley

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    Looks much better than those draped Roman Togas.

    My point exactly - it doesn't look draped to my eye. Or perhaps, I'm more advanced than I thought and have been wearing draped suits all along. [​IMG]
     
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    George Senior member

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    [​IMG] There's some nice shape to that coat. I don't think it's too long, seems nicely balanced to my eye, 1/2" wouldn't make that much difference, I doubt you'd you'd even notice it. Material looks flannel(ish) from the photo. You could've been a little more adventurous with the tie though...
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    You could've been a little more adventurous with the tie though...


    Mantoni was taking his coloration cues from the Agnelli photographs that I posted the week that Time Warner released their LIFE archive through Google.


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    George Senior member

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    Mantoni was taking his coloration cues from the Agnelli photographs that I posted the week that Time Warner released their LIFE archive through Google.


    - B



    Maybe, I've always thought Agnelli to be a bit overrated as a dresser. Every time I look at a picture of him I just don't see anything outstanding at all. I don't understand why he's such a darling to some on the fora...
     
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    I feel that real HL from that period has staying power that eludes most designers. The stuff was classic but not through mere recapitulation.

    Do you still have things by him left in your wardrobe? Dry cleaning has killed most of mine.


    - B


    Hmmm, I have these: bought in 2002 or 2003. But I don't see their staying power. Haven't worn them for ages.

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  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Maybe, I've always thought Agnelli to be a bit overrated as a dresser. Every time I look at a picture of him I just don't see anything outstanding at all. I don't understand why he's such a darling to some on the fora...

    Oh, come now, G: Agnelli's reputation for elegance predates the Internet.

    If we exclude him as an inspiration for dressing well, we are left with standards that might be impossible to apply in the real world.

    Is part of your point that Agnelli was helped along considerably by being so handsome and living as a conspicuous man of wealth, lending a bit of aura to his clothes rather than drawing from them? I think that there is a bit of truth to that.

    But, that is as it should be, don't you think? The man wearing the clothes and not the other way around.


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  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Hmmm, I have these: bought in 2002 or 2003. But I don't see their staying power. Haven't worn them for ages.

    [​IMG]


    Hah!

    Well, the key to an item's stylistic persistence and relevance over time could be tied to the aesthetics governing the initial choice...

    - B
     
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    Hah! Well, the key to an item's stylistic persistence and relevance over time could be tied to the aesthetics governing the initial choice... - B
    Oh, these were my pre SF days [​IMG] Plus I was like 18 at that time I'll try to wear them this summer, though. I'll post pics [​IMG]
     

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