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    Calling all tailors

    Can you make this?

    Looking for my Emma Peel.


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    Yes, but...

    Not sure I can match those prices!

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and bet that within the next couple of years, we'll see a mainstream fashion revival of the belted-back suit jacket. After all, single-breasted suits with peak lapels are popping up in the department stores: an '05 revival of a '70s revival of a '20s-'30s style. It's only a short (and logical) stroll from that to the belted-back.

    Hence the question: will the next belted-back revival imitate the '70s, or will it channel the '30s directly? My guess: it will be a compromise. Not as tacky as the '70s, but not as elegant as the '30s, either.

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    Agreed, Marc. I think that most men are tiring of the t shirt and jeans look, hence the "metrosexual" title to men that just want to dress nicely. I also predict the revival of the belted back suit, in a 30's snug fitting cut but with 70's fabrics. Darn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Henline
    Agreed, Marc. I think that most men are tiring of the t shirt and jeans look, hence the "metrosexual" title to men that just want to dress nicely. I also predict the revival of the belted back suit, in a 30's snug fitting cut but with 70's fabrics. Darn.
    Bring it on, we will be the best dressed in town and ahead of the curve.
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    Lauren, may I poke through your memory? Did you buy a '30s white linen day suit from Ben McGinty back in 1995? I seem to remember that the buyer was a slim young blonde who looked a lot like you. You see, I found the suit in a south central L.A. thrift store and sold it through Ben. That piece was beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft
    Bring it on, we will be the best dressed in town and ahead of the curve.
    We already are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica Parra
    We already are!

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    Very true.
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    Ooh! I wish! I just bought my first 30's linen suit from Ebay this week. Good find! Does he sell at the vintage expo?


    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica Parra
    Lauren, may I poke through your memory? Did you buy a '30s white linen day suit from Ben McGinty back in 1995? I seem to remember that the buyer was a slim young blonde who looked a lot like you. You see, I found the suit in a south central L.A. thrift store and sold it through Ben. That piece was beautiful!

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    Ben used to sell at Expo (in Santa Monica, CA) -- he's good friends with Art Fawcett. These days, Ben's focusing on selling art through his Underground Arts Society in Altadena. No more vintage for now, unfortunately.

    -- Marc

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