The Anderson Unjacket is everything that is Manton.I actually think Foo had a good sense of aesthetics (in clothes at least) but his bespoke failures were fun and spawned a lot of memorable threads. Same with Manton, who doesn' t remember that A&S unjacket? I miss the good times.
It was a Simonnot- Godard (i think) same one that the Danish guy (sartorial notes? was selling at crazy prices on his website. Luckily fire purified everything....Yes, it was a chambray cloth, perhaps a French-made chambray. People on SF, including the Foo, had been talking about how great it was - until they discovered that it was an impure blend.
This was the funny bit. If the chambray looked good, felt good etc how come it was all of a sudden no good because it had a bit of synthetic in it. A bit that couldn't be detected in the real world of looking and wearing. I miss the heyday.Yes, it was a chambray cloth, perhaps a French-made chambray. People on SF, including the Foo, had been talking about how great it was - until they discovered that it was an impure blend.
There was no rational reason - even tho tha Foo spent thousand of words justifying himself. It was all about bragging rights to "special cloth" iirc.What kind of synthetic did the Foo chambray have? Was it even poly? If so, and if it was less than, say, 10%, I see no reason to return it if it felt good. But if it was rayon, viscose or the like, that's not even fully synthetic...
olo. oh so many streets & so many shades to eyesDoes anybody still have the pics of foo standing on naples (or rome!?) in a grey peak lapel sc with dandy pocket thirst and aviators on?
I really am amazed that anyone orders pents from Ambrosi, as he is so notorious for his service issues and vastly extended delivery times.I'm getting all nostalgic. I almost forget the famous ambrosia strides, whereby our hero complained publicly about waiting a year or two for a few pair of trousers that turned out to be a cm or two to small in waist or something similarly minor. Then the surprise appearance of the Italian pants man himself on the thread drunken posting live from Tokyo. His diatribe at the Foosta delivered the "oval headed dwarf" jibe.
Thruth s post reminded me of my other favorite classic Foo moment. His long winded insistence he didn't have the muscles to smile or some shit when he looked nonplussed in all his wedding photosYou dumbo - you left out the iconic "casual" sweat shirt with flannels in the park
Yes, it's probably linked in the "What's New with the Foo" thread which is somewhere on DW.
What an insufferable twat.My personal passion, and style, has evolved over the past few years to the point where menswear has become completely irrelevant in my life. I feel many Americans are going this route as well, and are looking for clothing that will make them feel comfortable and look good with a bit more of an edge to it.