And suddenly Ross found that as soon as you noticed this much, you started noticing the rest of it. Yes! The scyes, for example. The scyes! Imagine somebody like Ross knowing all this esoteric terminology. Ross is a good old boy, for godsake. The scyes! The scyes are the armholes in a coat. In ready-made clothes, they make the armholes about the size of the Holland Tunnel. Anybody can get in these coats. Jim Bradford, the former heavyweight weight-lifting champion, who has arms the size of a Chapman Valve fire hydrant, can put on the same coat as some poor bastard who is mooning away the afternoon at IBM shuffling memos and dreaming of going home and having a drink and playing with the baby. Naturally, for everybody but Jim Bradford, this coat is loose and looks sloppy, as you can imagine. That’s why custom-made suits have high armholes; because they fit them to a man’s own particular shoulder and arm.Tom Wolfe (via voxsart)
Great quote (can’t possibly use the word ‘epic’), typical Tom Wolfe
Hi, it’s a petroleum blue for me. The fabric is a wool and mohair mix from Ariston.
Indeed, I’ve tried quite a few. I’ve never taken the time to see Rambure as the few bespoke pieces that I’ve seen from him have yet to raise my interest. Wrong in the fit and not impressive construction-wise. I can’t judge on everything he has produced but the 2 pieces that were presented to me were far from worth seeing.