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Old 11-11-2008, 11:32 AM
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o-m-g until you mentioned it. hee It wasn't realizable!! You know at the s-t-r-e-t-c-h of the imagination you are right! he does bear a resemblence at a glance. It's the hair style though!!! All thaaat hair?!! hee don't you think so too? As handsome as they both are PA is still our faaav!!

ohhh lakshimi said his suit might be linen?

Do you think so?? I wondered thaaaat too. However, upon closer inspection it has a bit of a sheen to it don't you think so too? Does that mean it's silk based???
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ohhh lakshimi said his suit might be linen?

Do you think so?? I wondered thaaaat too. However, upon closer inspection it has a bit of a sheen to it don't you think so too? Does that mean it's silk based???
It might be a silk and light wool blend sometimes that combination will give a slight sheen in the light. It's a very well made suit and for once he has had it tailored, so it fits nicely. He looks wonderful in this suit and who ever made it or tailored it should do all his clothes.
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h-m-m whom made his suit, it's hard to tell. Someone said he buys off the rack from Armani?? Is this true?? In any case, i concur he does look good.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:49 AM
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I really like that Albert's suit, wonder what material it was because it looked like linen but seems impossible someone wearing this kind of material in November. Anyway, Albert looks good, outfit has nice color.
Is it just me or really French minister, Jean Louis Borloo, looks almost like prince Ernst-August in pic #3 posted by iceflower.
No it's not just you, I was thinking the same thing. Also Albert looks nice there, nice suit. Albert seems to keeps pretty busy doing some very good things.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:43 AM
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IIt's a very well made suit and for once he has had it tailored, so it fits nicely. He looks wonderful in this suit and who ever made it or tailored it should do all his clothes.
Prince Albert always wears talilored and measure made suits, like all European men who can afford them! Ready to wear men suits are considered not chic!
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h-m-m whom made his suit, it's hard to tell. Someone said he buys off the rack from Armani?? Is this true?? In any case, i concur he does look good.
I guess he has his suits measure made in Paris or in Italy (Caraceni, Brioni,...). I am sure he never buys off the rack from Armani, but, if I am not wrong, Armani has recently opened a taylor's shop for men in Milan.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:41 PM
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Prince Albert always wears talilored and measure made suits, like all European men who can afford them! Ready to wear men suits are considered not chic!

I guess he has his suits measure made in Paris or in Italy (Caraceni, Brioni,...). I am sure he never buys off the rack from Armani, but, if I am not wrong, Armani has recently opened a taylor's shop for men in Milan.
Actually, Albert has said in interviews that he usually buys his suits off the rack. It's just that this one looks like a very nice one and he has had it tailored. Maybe since his father died he has begun to to have them made?
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:59 PM
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Obtaining custom suits is not a big deal. I've had several custom suits made (that provide a much better fit) in Hong Kong and other markets. The final product is a delight and a pleasure to wear.

My suits have been a mix of wool and are very lightweight in order to accumodate my lifestyle (easy to wear and care for).
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:01 AM
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Actually, Albert has said in interviews that he usually buys his suits off the rack. It's just that this one looks like a very nice one and he has had it tailored. Maybe since his father died he has begun to to have them made?
I don't know why Albert says in interviews that he buys his suits off the rack, as he has always worn tailored suits since he was a boy. I don't mean that all his suits look perfect, but you can easily see that they all are tailored suits. European rich (enough) men never wear ready to wear suits. It is considered very very unelegant. They all have them measure made in famous tailor's shops.
It is not like in USA, where men think it is classy to buy a Versace, a D&G,or an Armani ready to wear suit.
Anyway, Smdouglas is right, custom suits are not always more expensive then ready to wear ones.
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I don't know why Albert says in interviews that he buys his suits off the rack, as he has always worn tailored suits since he was a boy. I don't mean that all his suits look perfect, but you can easily see that they all are tailored suits. European rich (enough) men never wear ready to wear suits. It is considered very very unelegant. They all have them measure made in famous tailor's shops.
It is not like in USA, where men think it is classy to buy a Versace, a D&G,or an Armani ready to wear suit.
Anyway, Smdouglas is right, custom suits are not always more expensive then ready to wear ones.
Hibou is correct he has said he buys off the rack and the Palace tailor makes them.
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Hibou is correct he has said he buys off the rack and the Palace tailor makes them.
I have never said Hibou is not correct. Read my post again, Please!
However, I think Albert probably meant that he buys suits that are not ready to wear, but partially tacked ( I don't know how to say it in English) and then they need to be tailored. But those are still custom made dress, a cheaper version though!
Weird!
That's why Prince Albert is not so elegant as Prince Charles!
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I have never said Hibou is not correct. Read my post again, Please!
However, I think Albert probably meant that he buys suits that are not ready to wear, but partially tacked ( I don't know how to say it in English) and then they need to be tailored. But those are still custom made dress, a cheaper version though!
Weird!
That's why Prince Albert is not so elegant as Prince Charles!
I know you didn't. I was agreeing with her we must have both read the same article and I added the part of his mentioning the tailor makes some. I understand what you are trying to say. I don't see anything wrong with how he dresses except I don't like when he wears the tan or white pants. They don't flatter him due to his weight. It could be part of why you see a difference between him and Charles because he is slimmer. It's no big deal really at least he's dressed appropriately when in public and to each his own on its all a matter of personal taste.

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Prince Albert of Monaco talks exclusively to Peter Kurth. I decided to look it up but didn't find where he said his tailor also makes clothing for him. I read it some where.

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in clothes he says he buys 'off the rack' (as his mother was inclined to do, frequently at Marks & Spencer)
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:55 PM
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Not as elegante as Prince Charles?! That is simply a matter of opinion? Because, although Prince Charles is indeed an elegant dresser that is without question; imho so is PA.

Personally, it was a wonderful surprise to learn that ready-wear isn't always cheaper than the designed one's! thaaat is indeed news!

It was also a surprise to learn that Pa meant he purchases them "tacked" and then has his people tailor them? Since most of us out here really don't know that is how the clothing industry works.

Although, in past there are some places whom have indeed made for us custom fit clothing and indeed you were right it was comprable to off the rack. However, they were the only one's whom provided the service and it was for only certain things. it's not like you could just have anything done there.

Although, it must be said Pa really does look much nicer in black tails. His pictures with the white pants (do they call them docksiders? you know the one's with the pleats) they look fab at any weight. However, black does look better on him. However, it's because black brings out the fire in his baby blue eyes, again not because of his weight. The white tends to make him a little washed out? any opinions on this?
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:35 AM
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Albert was in Nice today, 11/13 and he met Nice's mayor:
Translated version of http://www.nicerendezvous.com/FR/NICE-ALBERT-II-DE-MONACO-RECU-PAR-CHRISTIAN-ESTROSI-VILLA-MASSENA-n-4494.html

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The white tends to make him a little washed out? any opinions on this?
I agree that white is not PA's color because he is naturally pale.
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o-h-h-h it doesn't work!! anyone else having trouble with this??? Some pics would be nice!!
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o-h-h-h it doesn't work!! anyone else having trouble with this??? Some pics would be nice!!
Try this....

NICE Albert II de Monaco reçu par Christian Estrosi Villa Masséna Actualité de Nice France - Information Nice Daily News, info actus de Nice, agence de presse NICE, journal en ligne,annonces,météo,flash,rencontre,
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His pictures with the white pants (do they call them docksiders? you know the one's with the pleats) they look fab at any weight. However, black does look better on him. However, it's because black brings out the fire in his baby blue eyes, again not because of his weight. The white tends to make him a little washed out? any opinions on this?
Washed out is a good word. I believe you mean Dockers the Docksiders I'm familiar with are shoes.

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I couldn't get the link in Lakshmi post to work either if that's what you're speaking of. I haven't been able to get that translator to work in a while due to my server and the program I'm running it might be your problem too.
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I feel bad that nobody can view my link. I don't know how to fix it, I am not computer whiz.

Next news about Albert. On 11/12 he attended cocktail party organized at Monaco Media Forum, no pics:
Monaco Gathering Grapples with the Future of Media - BusinessWeek
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Lakshmi do not feel too down I was able to get your link though the rest of the members could not get it.Albert looks good in black and boy I love blue it is my favorite color and his eyes are that color.
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ahhh this one worked! You were right both gentlemen do look nice. That shade of blue is always a crowd pleaser. Iuh-ohh it's back to cracking the translation books ?again? my random collegiate interpretation (without dictionary) something er-hmm got a "little" lost in translation?? Actually mine translation wasn't even c-l-o-s-e? hee. Relief to know someone could translaaaate!!!
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Yesterday - November 15 - Prince Albert handed out medals of
honour in bronze to several committed persons at the Princely
Palace of Monaco. Here's an article with a list and a pic:

Monaco : Médailles d'honneur remises hier par le prince Albert II
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