whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro 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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    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.
     


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


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    Then that makes a lot more sense.

    But that is one heavily committed blazer.
     
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    Definitely not.
     


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    This is you being English.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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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?
     


  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?
     


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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.
     


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


  14. dopey

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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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    Great, now someone is going to buy the denim one.
     


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