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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But this part is really important. And I don't think there is a set of 4-5 rules that's going to guarantee you a perfect result. Unless you pay up and go to a top tailor.
     
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    It speaks to the perils of bespoke clothing that he is necessary at all.
     
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  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, the fitting process is absolutely crucial. But so is surgery when you have certain kinds of illnesses. In either case, you must let the professionals do their work. Your role is to pick the right professional.
     
  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No. Flap on patch hip pockets. That is what I wrote. Not regular welted flap pockets.
     
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  6. mafoofan

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    Then that makes a lot more sense.

    But that is one heavily committed blazer.
     
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  7. DocHolliday

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    Definitely not.
     
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  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is you being English.
     
  9. unbelragazzo

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    Agreed. But we have already established that the "right professional" is out of RD's price range. I thought the argument was whether you could take a "foolproof" set of instructions, given to you by some sage but not understood by you (RD, not talking about you, this is just a hypothetical), to a lesser professional and come out with something good. My vote is no, or at least probably not.

    Also if you're talking about a complete n00b, then they can't be trusted to pick the "right professional" even if they have the money. They need a set of rules for that too.

    And if you're going to spend that much money, wouldn't you want to develop your own taste first and get something that you really know and enjoy rather than just have something that will get a few :foo:s on SF?
     
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  10. in stitches

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    i think i may have just bought that very same jacket, in khaki. they had none in navy when i was there. is it a cotton/linen blend?
     
  11. mafoofan

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    I carefully regulate inflation levels to ensure that a :foo: remains quite valuable.
     
  12. dopey

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    Could be. Princeton Soft is the model name. It has a patch breast pocket, patch and flap hip pockets. Lapped seams. And a single hook vent. yay!! Also, darts. The versions I have seen are unlined, except for maybe the shoulders. The chest has light fusing under the French facing. I think it is made in a variety of fabrics. I have never seen cotton/linen, but that doesn't mean anything.

    I love it and it is a good example of how RTW can excel.
     
  13. dopey

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    It's like a taxi medallion. I have already seen signs of a healthy secondary market.
     
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  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    From ebay:
    Here is a hideous version done in washed denim. I am showing it because the washing shows the detail very well:
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    This is a more normal one in cotton, which is nicer, though it doesn't seem very useful to me:
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    Mine are in a khaki linen burlap, a linen navy herringbone and a silk/linen large glencheck
     
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  15. mafoofan

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    Great, now someone is going to buy the denim one.
     
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    I was just thinking, I don't have a single 2 button suit.
     
  17. dopey

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    I point stuff like this out to my daughter all the time. It is an example of why fashion is evil. I can assure you that when Polo first developed the Princeton Soft model, there was no washed denim model. Just stuff like what I described. But then some idiot said "we can't make a tan linen burlap model - we did that last year" so someone said "let's do denim!!!! That's new!!" "No. Let's do 'washed denim' It's like vintage, only clean." And there you have it.
     
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    And people wear it :(
     
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    Is that denim jacket part of J Press's "New American" look? :confused:
     
  20. mafoofan

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    Well, fair warning: anyone who posts a washed denim, flap-patch-pocketed, hook-vented blazer in the good taste thread gets zero foo points forever. I don't care if you die then come back as the Duke of Windsor and post an outfit that makes me cry it's so good. Zero foo points.
     
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