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On a side note who pays $5K for an OTR PL suit?   At that price range there are so many serious bespoke options which should dominate the excellent quality OTR PL.    I just dont get it.  Is it mostly brand whoring?
thanks for the good comments.   I like my IM linen sweater so far.  Up to the 2nd wearing!   Any suggestion where one finds silk sweaters?  I hadnt even thought of that.   My office can be cold in the summer so a sweater is very helpful (we are business casual).  
Hi Gents,   I am looking a get some summer sweaters and want to learn a bit more about what are good materials.  Cotton, linen....?  Summer sweaters generally seem more stretchy and fragile than fall/winter wool ones.  But not much cheaper.    I just got a 100% linen from Inis Meain (big sale) and want to see how it looks/wears after using it a bit.     Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated.
Hi Gents,   Thanks for the insights.  I do prefer flannel or tweed in the winder as they seem warmer than worsted.   I think I want at least 20 ounce weight.  I actually read about the old school 'gamekeeper' trousers that apparently were 24 ounce weight.  It makes me think of folks walking on the Scottish moors in the winter.     I am certainly willing to consider MTM for good stuff.  I hope it wouldnt cost over say $400-500.
Hi Gents,   I have a couple 14 ounce trousers which are warm enough to and back from work when its cold.   But I want to find some heavier ones - say 18 ounce+ - to wear when I am out in the cold for a while.  For example I will be in London next week and will take a 3 hour outdoor walking tour.  Heavy trousers seem might appropriate in this case.   Any suggestions where I can get heavier wool trousers - preferably in a modern cut?  I dont want to look like I should...
Hi Gents, A couple of my Hober grenadines have small threads popping up. Any guidance on how to put th thread back in? I am willing to pay someone as my dexterity isn't that good. I live in NYC is there are tailors who can do this. Thanks
Thanks archibald.   I am thinking about a green tie.     I am interested in folks' thoughts on these two Hober ties.   First is cashmere black war tie and second in Macclesfield silk tie.              
I have my first 6 Hobers and realized I havent posted them.  Here we go, in no particular order.   Navy blue grenadine Burgundy grenadine Charcoal silver grenadine Midnight blue grenadine with white pindots Dark brown Macclesfield with white pindots Grey prince of wales plaid   Looking to add a couple more.  Most of my suits are solids - grey and navy blue so I tend towards a bit more action in the tie.   Maybe a nice grenadine rep tie (red stripe on midnight...
Very true.Pierre is a wonderful craftsman. Over the last couple of years I have used him and am very pleased. Great attention to detail and loves his work.He hardly knows how to use the internet so he couldn't really be posting here. An old world craftsman. Not a fancy shop and a bit messy there but he has done right by me every time. You can learn a lot by chatting with him and asking questions.Honestly the Paul Stuart suit altered by him looks better than both $1500...
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