Who Says Drape Can't Equal Shape?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The Doctor, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. The Doctor

    The Doctor Senior member

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    I feel that there seems to be a misconception amongst a lot of people that the soft shouldered draped style of tailoring often produces a sloppy, baggy jacket with very little shape but as you can see of the two examples of the Steed silhouette, we are able to provide as much shape and "snap" as required.

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    A key feature of our cut is the high, smaller armhole which provides us with a longer line, with the added benefit of freedom of movement and comfort whilst not compromising the overall fit of the jacket.

    This is illustrated in the picture below of one of our customers David Nossiter, whilst he is leaning from the Bus on his wedding day. (Notice how the jacket stays gripped to his neck)

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    Although our house style is of a softer shoulder, we do have some clients that prefer somewhere in between the more structured style of houses such as Kilgour and Huntsmans and the softer style of ours. An example of this would be Voxsartoria (Vox) who some of you know and posts on here regularly.

    Edwin DeBoise

    Steed Bespoke Tailors

    www.steeds-view.blogspot.com

    www.steed.co.uk
     


  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Although our house style is of a softer shoulder, we do have some clients that prefer somewhere in between the more structured style of houses such as Kilgour and Huntsmans and the softer style of ours. An example of this would be Voxsartoria (Vox) who some of you know and posts on here regularly.

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  3. Usul

    Usul Senior member

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    The man is a Drape Ape, no doubt about it.
     


  4. mafoofan

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    We Drapists are persistent and resolute creatures.
     


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    Drape with padding makes baby Jesus cry.
     


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    Drape with padding makes baby Jesus cry.
    Jesus was a Drapist. [​IMG] So was Buddha. [​IMG] And Vishnu. [​IMG]
     


  7. gdl203

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    mafoo, I always knew you were an antisemite! (despite marrying a jewess)

    Where's Moses in all this? Moses was one hell of a drapist, alright
     


  8. ohm

    ohm Senior member

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    Jesus was a Drapist.

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    So was Buddha.

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    And Vishnu.

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    This is all well and good but tell us who their tailors were!
     


  9. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    This is all well and good but tell us who their tailors were!

    Duh. Rubinacci.
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I can tell you who wasn't a drapist...the great bespoke tailor Recep Cesur.

    As for the early 1960s Florentine tailor, Mario Zuccala, well...see for yourself.

    A good source, BTW, of undraped, structured tailoring these days is Mens Wearhouse. I guarantee it.


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  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Duh. Rubinacci.

    Actually, I believe that is their slogan.

    Also: nice job summoning tepdoc.


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  12. Eustace Tilley

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    Actually, I believe that is their slogan.

    Also: nice job summoning tepdoc.


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    Can someone pls summarize / or provide a link to tepdoc's tirade against LH. People always refer to this, and I feel lost as I haven't read the post. I wanna hang with the cool kids too!
     


  13. Infrasonic

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    As for the early 1960s Florentine tailor, Mario Zuccala, well...see for yourself.




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    I believe a similar fate happened to Darren Beammeupman...
     


  14. voxsartoria

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    Can someone pls summarize / or provide a link to tepdoc's tirade against LH. People always refer to this, and I feel lost as I haven't read the post. I wanna hang with the cool kids too!

    They weren't posted here, but off on the Island of the Banned.


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  15. mafoofan

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    mafoo, I always knew you were an antisemite! (despite marrying a jewess) Where's Moses in all this? Moses was one hell of a drapist, alright
    Moses is not of an equivalent status within Judaism, as compared to Jesus, Buddha, or Vishnu within their respective religions. The Jewish god would be much closer, but he doesn't have a physical form or manifestation. However, you are right: Yahweh (is that the proper term?) is nonetheless also a Drapist.
    Can someone pls summarize / or provide a link to tepdoc's tirade against LH. People always refer to this, and I feel lost as I haven't read the post. I wanna hang with the cool kids too!
    I'm not sure anyone really knows why he is so negative on Rubinacci, but the negativity appears to have developed shortly after Rubinacci spread beyond Iammatt on the forums and Tep visited Rubinacci (in London, I believe). He has never explicitly revealed why his experience was so disillusioning, but he has frequently alluded to Mariano's smile, the fanciness of the Rubinacci shops, the presence at the Carlyle, Arab oil money, and Persian carpet dealers. I'm not sure what the connection is between those things, but I think the point is that he believes it's self-explanatory.
    They weren't posted here, but off on the Island of the Banned.
    And London Lounge.
     


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