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30-08-2004
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this is my first post... hello everyone!

i am getting married and we've decided to wear shades of red at our very nontraditional ceremony/celebration... the guests, in return, will be dressed in only black and/or white.

my dress is bright bright red but the problem is finding a red jacket (not necessarily a tux) for my boyfriend. i found this picture of tom ford and will use it as inspiration. does anyone know where he can find a similar jacket? it should fit super snug- he is tall and very slim.

i find it is difficult enough finding a black velvet jacket... but red? am i asking for too much?

recommendations in l.a. would be great! help me marry my own tom ford!!!
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Hmm..If u can afford the actual YSL, it would be the most accurate choice... I dont knwo... This sounds bad, but I've done it myself, when you want to find funky and old skool jackets like that, you might wanna check on small tux rental stores, they will have styles like that and stuff of that sort... I don't know, I have a vintage Balenciaga black velvet blazer, I got it for really cheap at C. Madelines, which is a designer vintage store... I wish u good luck love, and congratulations on your wedding

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I agree with Ale, go with YSL if you can afford it. If not, start scouring the thrift stores and checking out the tux rentals. I'm sure there are some very good vintage stores in LA that you could tell them what you're looking for and a budget and they will be able to find it. I currently have three wonderful vintage boutiques looking for a small white tuxedo jacket for me. Isn't Decades in LA? Is Aardvark still around? That would be a great start.

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i would love to afford ysl but- sigh- don't think that would work. gucci has a wonderful blue velvet and i hear a red will also be available soon but the price tag is nearly $2200 for the jacket alone... i'll be sure to check decades but where is c.madelines?

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and if you have any other names of good vintage stores in the area, please let me know!

this is what i have so far...
decades
aardvarks
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scout l.a. (?)
american rag
ragg mopp (?)

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Spacemiu is in LA. You may want to PM...

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The title of your topic really cofused me!

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I would sugest Decades,aardvarks, wasteland & jet rag

Scout is an amazing amazing store but i woudl nto suges for vintage, although they ahve it, it's more for avant garde/alternitive deisgners

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Quote:
Originally posted by oanadobre@Aug 31 2004, 06:35 PM
The title of your topic really cofused me!
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I'd be more worried if it didn't.

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Quote:
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I'd be more worried if it didn't.
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the title of the thread... as in 'help me marry my own version of tom ford' as in my boyfriend wants to wear THAT tuxedo jacket that tom ford is wearing in the picture...

does that make sense?

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if vintage doesn't work out for you, you may want to consider a bridge line like just cavalli, d & g, or valentino RED. though pricier than vintage, at least you may have better luck getting a quality garment. most vintage velvet blazers i've seen look...well vintage...which is good if you are wearing them casually, but for a wedding you might want think twice.

if you're not getting married before the year's end you might try to capitalize on some of the sales these stores will have. it might drop a velvet blazer from one of these fashiony houses down to a more reasonable five or six hundred.
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haha...i just found this thread...
calexico...
i had no idea you have been a member for so long...

so now that i have seen what you wore for your wedding...
i am wondering what your husband wore...


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i suppose a follow up is required...
:p

we were unsuccessful in finding the right shade of red...
so we bought a vintage ysl burgundy velvet jacket that fit him perfectly and had it copied in bright red velvet...
(we had this theme going, where the guests at the wedding wore black/white... we wore splashes of red)

you can't see, but he is wearing skinny black pants...
and mod-ish boots...
i told him he looked like a beatle...
so wonderfully british... circa 1964...
these are the only pics i have on this computer... the rest are at home...

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fantastic......

it looks great...
and i love beatle boots...so cool...

what a stylish pair you are!!...


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