Tuesday, October 18, 2011

this is not custom

I love a trim fitting coat as much as the next New York Wall Street hipster guy. After all, the sure sign of a good custom jacket is a small armhole that was obviously built around your frame allowing the arm to swing with your movement and not disrupt the rest of your coat in the process. But...
I found this pic of a Michael Bastian for Gant sport coat on the web and thought I'd share with you all the stress points that are going to lead to this coats' failure well before its' time. Michael is a men's wear icon, but please, let's not encourage people do do this, it's as bad as wearing that old '80's oversized Armani shit. You could argue that if the seams are taped and the fabric has enough give, over time, it will become a custom looking piece, but, please, don't.
This guy is definitely not wearing this coat to a shooting party at the country estate this weekend, I don't think he can get his arm beyond his waist.

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