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#1 carpu65

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:57 AM

Well,John Galliano suits for 2011.
A little too much trendy.
Call me conservative,but i prefer more classic shapes.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:42 PM

Hello, hello, hello. What have we here? :good:

Very Neo-Edwardian. I personally have no problem with that but even I have to say that much of the above looks straight out of Croonborg's 1907 Blue book. :ermm:

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:24 PM

Second from left appears to have been lifted straight out of the history books. A single breasted bodycoat worn as business wear (in 1905 ;) )

Kind of a close reading don't you think? A little too close for comfort.

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Now I really like this Galliano creation on certain levels. I think it is an attractive thing, as an object it holds my interest.
But I'd feel self-consicous if I tried to wear it anyplace outside of a cafe in the fashion district. On a weekend. In Spring or Fall. :Straight Face:
The near relation on the far right might be more workable. It'd be a gutsy dress move requiring much confidence, but perhpas a person could get away with it on a Friday when you're going straight from the office to the cocktail lounge.
Or in this case the underground speakeasy :drinks:

Edited by I.Brackley, 08 February 2011 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:42 PM

Or in this case the underground speakeasy :drinks:


I have fear that in a 20s underground speakeasy these suits would be judged terribly old fashioned.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:53 PM

Other than the poor construction, YAY!
Silly Cognoscenti, Drape is for windows!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

old fashioned by 1929 perhaps, in 1920 maybe less so?

Sator had mentioned that the film "Kind Hearts and Coronets" both co-incided with and promoted the post-war Edwardian revival ( http://www.cutterand...p?showtopic=198 ), perfectly illustrating the effect popular media can have on fashions.
I wonder if we're seeing something similar? Call it the "Mad Men affect":

http://www.guardian....ardrobe-fashion

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http://www.esquire.c...alk empire/15;1

Edited by I.Brackley, 08 February 2011 - 02:01 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

Other than the poor construction, YAY!


Undoubtedly.

old fashioned by 1929 perhaps, in 1920 maybe less so?



No,is 1900-1905,and all are copied from this well known book (for exemple double breasted lounge suit is from pag.3):
http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/0486263533

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

From the style I like them all, just make bespoke fit out of it and it would be perfekt. Nice Edwardian,
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:27 PM

I agree with the DDR :D
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

I bet you that if you walked into a Galliano store and tried to buy them, you probably wouldn't find any - because many of these styles won't sell well, they stay on the catwalk after the accountant pours water on them.

Or else it will last one season and then they will move on to the next novelty.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

I'd wear it :spiteful:
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:18 PM

I like it! Posted Image

Although, I am not sure about the flaps being so close to the front buttons. These are stick figure men so on a regular size there would be a fraction more "styling room" across the front.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:31 PM

They're made poorly but the style is HOT!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

I agree, and think the pattern of the 3rd suit's fabric is so beautiful.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:42 PM

Perhapthe exact copies of these garments won't be seen in the shops, one can hope that some of their details (notably the flapped breast pocket, a personal favourite) may find their way to 'street level'.

That said I'd wear any of them with the exception of the "business frock" :spiteful: which I only wish I could wear...
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

The "business frock" is too much, but everything else is quite wearable, which surprised me coming from Galliano.

There are lots of details than could be seen on a suit, such as pockets, shoulder shape, etc. Trousers are not slim-lycra fit, and that's great.

The 8 buttons reefer is definitely a "sapeur" thing to my eye, but I like the general high-gorge line we can see on all this collection.


Of course, shoes are ugly, and the bowler hat and umbrela are too much. The whole outfit screams "'costume", but the suits by themselves are interesting and perfectly OK.


The cape might be attractive to some (we see it more and more), but it's not really adapted to contemporary living, plus it always looks costume or at least very fashion-forward. I'd like to have some asked, though, there is a lot of fun to have with capes.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:22 AM

But who wears all thiosw designer stuff? Second division footballers or who?
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:28 AM

But who wears all thiosw designer stuff? Second division footballers or who?


The designers staff.




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