Whoopee hacking jackets!

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  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    whoopee, your DB suit from Chan is probably still the most spectacular garment I've seen posted here (excepting the infamous RLPL butt thong).

    In case anyone else was wondering about the suit:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=15124

    --Andre
     


  2. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    That's very nice. Congrats.
     


  3. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    wow, that is a very nice looking jacket!!! the fit is just spot on!

    not sure if this is in another thread but two questions:

    (1), were you physically at Chan's for the fitting?
    (2), how much?

    -Jeff
     


  4. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    oh nice..I have not seen the DB suit before. DAMN! I want a DB suit now. So far all your suits I've seen from Chan are fabulous. Time to hike over and get me one too.
     


  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    oh nice..I have not seen the DB suit before. DAMN! I want a DB suit now. So far all your suits I've seen from Chan are fabulous. Time to hike over and get me one too.

    this fora will be the death of your back balance esp if whoopie keeps up with his postings like this!
     


  6. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    this fora will be the death of your back balance esp if whoopie keeps up with his postings like this!

    its perfectly balanced at 0...[​IMG]
     


  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    its perfectly balanced at 0...[​IMG]

    well thats better that some i guess![​IMG]
     


  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I happen to have pics of the front and back because my dad really likes the design and wants a near copy made of it. Except he wants it done as a 2 piece suit in millionaire cashmere jacketing. As an aside, for those with experience with non-suiting cashmere for trousers, how bad an idea is this? I've explained about the baggy knees and that they'll hardly survive a couple years' wear, but I couldn't get through. The fragility is obvious. More important to him I think is: will this look bad? It's a greenish herringbone with light blue windowpane. Will cashmere jacketing drape poorly? I'd appreciate any advice, as I obviously don't want him throwing money at something which will look awful. Anyway, here are the pics. It's really comfortable because the cloth is so soft and the coat is cut so close but has that centre pleat and drape in the back to allow for superbly free movement. In response to thinman and chorse, this faux-donegal feels like a sweater and tailors wonderfully; however, it is not durable. Many have complimented me on the cloth and design of the coat, but I can't take all the credit for the latter. A Christopher Bailey/Burberry coat inspired me, though I like to think I improved on it. [​IMG] [​IMG] The following is a three piece suit I received recently. I'm really pleased with it even though I've yet to break it in. [​IMG] [​IMG] The camera clicked when I was preparing a pose to show the armholes; this turned out better than the staged shot. [​IMG] Here with the vest. I think I'm going to wear this when I meet Tony Gaziano this Friday in NYC, so if any of you happen to spot a flannel B&W glen check, 1 button peak lapel being worn around the Waldorf (or really all of NYC), take a risk and say hi. He probably will be me. Edit: Thanks everyone for your kind words. iammatt, I think you have excellent taste, from clothing to wine to art, so your praise means a lot. Thanks again.
     


  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    freaking awesome man
     


  10. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Really stunning. You have a physique for really dramatic clothes, and these look great.
     


  11. GQgeek

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    Those are Chan? They're exquisite. I have a tailor for sports jackets but I need a few suits for infrequent use and can't afford to build a suit rotation from scratch at my current tailor's prices... I'm definitely going to try Chan at some point in the next year. I have the same body type as you with the exception of slightly narrower shoulders. Again, very very nice.
     


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    masterfred Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you also receive another three-piece recently? Show show show! Also how's the vest look w/o the coat?
     


  13. Kent Wang

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    I can't believe I am saying this but the first jacket has too much waist suppression. The pocket flaps are great, though I'm not sure about having the button on the breast pocket. Would you still be able to wear a square with that exposed button?
     


  14. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I can't believe I am saying this but the first jacket has too much waist suppression. The pocket flaps are great, though I'm not sure about having the button on the breast pocket. Would you still be able to wear a square with that exposed button?
    I see your point about the waist suppression. What I have in the works is a touch looser around the waist. I don't wear a pocket square with that jacket. It's an unfussy, very functional piece, doesn't stand out too much and as such garners a lot of positive comments. Looks best when unbuttoned, and I actually prefer to wear it that way.
     


  15. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I can't believe I am saying this but the first jacket has too much waist suppression.


    I can't beleive that I'm agreeing, as I love more than usual waist suppression but this does look a bit too extreme imo, and looks very much like a woman's jacket. But overall I do like both pieces and would rather have too much rather than no waist suppression.
     


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