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Discussion in 'Suits' started by Marc Chevalier, Feb 29, 2012.
There were many designers who showed skinny suits from the mid-90s onward; YSL, Helmut Lang, Issey Miyake, Jill Sander, Dior.....to name a few. These suits were cut to Rat Pack specs while TB's were cut to Pee Wee Herman specs.
I'd be willing to sacrifice some "individuality" for the perk of being able to find bells and whistles like double-breasted waistcoats, belted backs, and the like in RTW stores. Incidentally - has anyone looked at Ralph Lauren's "Rugby" line? I've gotten some VERY early, collegiate inspired sportcoats from them. Great fabrics, good prices. Of course the trousers are still low-slung...
I agree with Patrick. I would certainly give up some of my "unique" look if people in general dressed better, and more vintage-style clothing became more mainstream.
If only reVamp tried her hand on some vintage-inspired suits...hint, hint.
Alas, the cost would be prohibitive. Annamarie would have to hire an older, experienced tailor who would be willing and able to devote the time to making suit jackets. The "vintage-inspired" suits would end up having a bigger price tag than those made in Thailand for 'Matt Deckard Apparel'.
In short, it would be more cost effective for you to buy vintage-inspired suits from here: http://mattdeckard.com/
I have a friend that went to visit Thailand and while there had a nice custom suit made like within 5 days. Crazy how little he paid for that suit.
I've been wearing late 50s/early 60s suits the last 25 years. I'm a skinny guy, so the bigger lapels don't look as good on me. I also like some of the style details of the Golden Era, which is why I'm here.
But for people like me who simply love the style, and not necessarily the "individuality" of it all, everyone dressing like it's 1937 would be the greatest! In fact, I don't particularly like being stared at because of my three piece suits. It doesn't stop me, but I can't say I like it...