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08-13-2011, 08:43 PM #11
I ain't messing with you Sal. Yes, all those fitted cuts are a pain for big american dudes. I find in euro clothing that Zegna and Corneliani are cut more relaxed than other brands. Like a Hugo Boss suit must have been fitted on a 16 yr old male dummy. Have you tried Zegna polos? I think Nieman carries them. I am currently working with Asians on Asian lines although most of my focus is perfume not fitting. Stlll, they present a third body type and their notion of extral large is like a 42 but they do cut more fully than euros.Tatum Spyder
08-14-2011, 12:12 AM #12
Never tried Zegna polos, do have quite a few polos from some others like Brioni, St. Croiz etc. But ya the fluctuations in sizing has almost eliminated all on line clothing purchasing for me. The amount of money I wasted due to non-fitting clothing and my laziness to return it is substantial. I either have to be familiar with the brand/sizing/cut or I only buy in person after examination.
Rant: Even my Levi 501's got cheap I wore a hole in the corner of a back pocket inside of two months. I sit in a damn office chair for christ sake. The material is now thin and not as generously cut. When I was a kid a 501 could be made to stand up straight without anyone in it. (I'm 100% certain its all about cutting corners to save money and continue profit) Not like they just can't raise the price (they do) End Rant.
08-14-2011, 02:45 AM #13
I buy and sell a lot of Japanese denim that is made based on the standards used in the 40s and 50s. The main prob with Japanese goods is they are highly priced but the quality is beyond belief. Sugar Cane Jeans are based on old American patterns and can be made to order at History Preservation. This model is an exact reproduction of the original 501. You should check out this site, lots of amazing vintage flieger couture plus Hanhart and Laco watches. You can also buy historical jeans from Self Edge is Denim where they will chain stitch the inseam using an old sewing machine made especially for denim.Tatum Spyder
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08-14-2011, 03:10 AM #14
$330 for a pair of jeans is steep. I'm not the type that wears a sportcoat with jeans or I could possibly justify the cost. i've never personally elevated the jean past their original intent, just casual kick in it clothes or outdoor work attire. I'm gonna check out that other site, anything with watches gets a mandatory cursory examination. My man David is gonna be my personal Stylist
08-14-2011, 04:21 AM #15
Sal 2.0....I got your backTatum Spyder
08-14-2011, 06:09 AM #16
^ So are you in the schmatta business or do just dabble? My mother was in it for nearly 30 years. She started with Olga which later got bought out by Warnaco. So growing up I saw a lot of clothing from totally different aspects other than consumer.
08-14-2011, 07:25 AM #17
I grew up around schmatta and also worked on 7th Avenue in the 80s. I have been in marketing of all sorts but in my old(er) age I have worked as a consultant to quite a few designers either launching or attempting to grow. My personal project and current focus is to launch a perfume line in Asia in the next year...trying to recoup a few of those T-bills that have gone astray. Warnaco is a fish of a different magnitude.Tatum Spyder
08-14-2011, 07:54 AM #18
I see I see. Ya Warnaco was a whale. Later on they cut many lines such as White Stag, Christian Dior, Jack Nicholas on and on. I was the only kid in the city that wore full blown ski gear to school as my mother would get it for like $5 a garment.
08-14-2011, 09:51 AM #19
As long as she didn't dress you in Olga....Tatum Spyder
08-14-2011, 09:58 AM #20
No but I learned all about boobs at an early age