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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The rubinacci HMS Victory square works in any context where cream would also work. I wear that one a lot.
     
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    I'm rocking creamsilksquare today. Tell me what you think.
     
  3. Manton

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    Maybe that is just worded oddly but besopke by definition should be THE way to get it done.

    If you mean that tailors have perhaps forgotten how, I doubt it, I don't think it would be all that hard to cut.

    My probem is that buttoning a coat up the middle like that makes the coat lack a "fulcrum" so it won't move as elegantly but will constrict and bunch up.
     
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    I'm wondering what the tailoring technicalities are to get such a clean and tight skirt, instead of a flared one. I don't think it's a matter of measures alone. That jacket looks spectacular...
     
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    This is what I meant, sorry for the awkward wording. Certainly not every tailor, even among the well-known ones, would be willing and able to faithfully execute this.
     
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    Yes. It's a paddock. I've toyed with the idea but my tailor believes it isn't as elegant. And after seeing so many people button two buttons on their coats (where only one is meant to be buttoned), I'm inclined to agree.
     
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    or, alternatively, you can avoid SF (funny how those two have the same initials) by not wearing one at all. :)


    i have heard many people speak of this square.
     
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    dude, wtf.
     
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    I could see Sofia Vergara rocking those pants. Rubinacci x Sofia Vergara x KMart?
     
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    But that's because the buttons are not in a place where they are meant to be buttoned. Hence, not in good taste.

    Also, I would indeed get it bespoke (dark blue herringbone odd jacket). I'm off to Hong Kong next week, so I'd be very happy with your opinions. Given the fact that I'd like to be able to wear it with a bow tie: 3 button or paddock?

    Another real-life example:
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    That guy's coat is bad, tbh. Have seen it on the Harrison's FB page. Look at the pulls at the buttoning points, strikes me as being too tight for him, though it could be because he's turning his body. Pockets also seem a little too low.

    To my eye at least, it's too slim and there's no shape/silhouette/drape to speak of. Just accentuates his 'thinness', and his hips.

    The illustration of the paddock coat on Gentleman's Gazette, however, is beautiful.

    *Yes, you're right that those are cut for one to button, but it's easier to visualize, and it looked off even when I thought about how the buttons would be spaced closer, and higher up. And besides, I daresay that a majority of people might think that you did you buttons up wrongly, not that you might care of course.

    Here are a couple pictures of the Duke. The Duke does pull them off, I think, but, well, I'm not going to attempt it.

    Personal opinion -- 3B > Paddock. You have the height. Not the American-styled 3 roll (press) 2B, since it ruins the shape of the lapels. But, like I said, that's a personal opinion.

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    What exactly is the appeal of a paddock coat?
     
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    none but there are nice AA illustrations of it so.....................
     
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    The only time I've seen a paddock coat I like is in the cartoons.

    It doesn't do a nice job of appointing the belly...

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    I recall someone posting that the reason JFK buttoned both buttons was to conceal his back brace, which makes some sense ...
     
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    Correct. It is more obvious in some pictures.
     
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    I thought a Paddock coat was a style of overcoat?

    Nothing wrong with 3 button jackets.

    If well cut, they flatter.
     
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