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Aug-14-14, 02:55 AM (EDT)|
11. "RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review"|
In response to message #0
>Sidebar: I have, at times, toyed with the idea that the notoriously |
>casual clothing sense of Gryphon and a lot of his contemporaries is
>something of a front. I can't see most of them being
>ten-thousand-credit-suit guys (well, maybe Larry) but let me tell you;
>professionally tailored clothes, of any sort, are an absolute joy to
>wear. I once had a couple pairs of tailored jeans I got as a gift, and
>until some weight fluctuation happened they were far and away the most
>comfortable clothes I owned despite looking like off-the-rack Levis.
>Given the wealth of Gryphon et al., I figure there's a nonzero chance
>that a lot of the clothing they have that looks like something you'd
>toss on to tear apart an old car engine is actually far more expensive
>and fancy than it looks.
Given the mention early in SoS of an auto-tailor that produced Utena's uniform at WPI, I suspect most people's clothes in cities like New Avalon are tailored.
For example, you might go through the racks to pick out something you like the look on, but it's not "do they have this in my size" it's going into a booth that takes your measure and the design of the item that you want and they run up a version cut specifically to fit you perfectly.
So it is perfectly ordinary T-shirt and jeans... but by the standards of the 23rd/24th century which are much better than our 'off the rack' would be.
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