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I too would be interested if anyone could shed any light on from where Hilditch get their shirting.
Hilditch and Key's semi-annual sale now on - very good value (especially if you buy 6+).  http://www.hilditchandkey.co.uk
This.  And what Macallan said about work suits.  And what GBR said about this suit. Discrete workhorse work suits, in charcoals, navies and mid greys, with classical styling.  Why would one possibly forgo the opportunity to extend the life of something that could serve one well for 15+ years?
Thanks.  Will investigate.
Thank you - would really appreciate the references when you have time.
As you say, there are different perspectives on this.  I would encourage anyone attracted to the double monk to consider a classic single monk as an alternative.
Leave CBD suits in the office and change when you get in.  
Does anyone have any good recommendations for a mid-to-dark grey cloth for odd trousers.  Needs to be relatively durable and no more than mid-weight (to pair well with an 11 oz hopsack blazer in dark navy).  I was thinking 11 oz worsted flannel or twill.  Would be grateful for any suggestions (either from specific books for worsted flannel / twill or alternative options to consider).
Oh, whatever you do please avoid double monks.  It's such an iGent cliche, and they look fussy.  Someone once commented "leprechaun's shoes" (forget who), and the expression stuck with me.   A single monk has long been established as a classic in England (although again not to my taste).     As for loafers, one can certainly wear loafers with suits.  In the real world this happens all the time (and not just by the Dilberts of this world, Prime Minister Cameron and...
I know these are not your questions, but: 1.  That shirt is not appropriate to be worn with a tailored jacket.  You need a much more restrained check. 2.  Never pattern-match the pocket square and shirt in that way. WIth that collar (in a different shirt), a four-in-hand would work okay (and better than anything 'fatter').
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