High praise, indeed.When I lived in Manila (early-mid-90s), I had a double-breasted peak lapel navy linen sport* coat from Ralph Lauren. I don't think you could find such a thing today (bespoke only). It was pretty elegant.
I remember wearing it to meet friends for drinks at the Peninsula Hotel (in Manila everything centers around very "luxe" hotels), adding a Panama hat and a white pocket square, and a young Thai lady remarked that I looked like a gangster from a 1930s Hong Kong film.
I accepted the complement.
* sometimes, you can pile on the adjectives!