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Hi, I asked this before but the subject went off on a different topic of my question, so I thought I'd ask again: I'm in the process of buying a charcoal herringbone suit. I want to avoid a herringbone that looks like a self-stripe, though, in favor of one that looks totally solid from a slight distance. Do you think either of these fabrics would work? http://www.kentwang.com/charcoal-herringbone.html http://www.kentwang.com/charcoal-herringbone-1.html ​I'm leaning...
Well, that was sort of my original question -- how do I tell if something will look like a self-stripe from just a swatch?   I'm leaning toward this: http://www.kentwang.com/suits/charcoal-herringbone.html or this: http://www.kentwang.com/suits/charcoal-herringbone-3.html.   For reference, Kent Wang's standard charcoal suit is made from this: http://www.kentwang.com/suits/charcoal-twill-3.html.
  Ha, I agree, but the low bar is tempting...   Anyway, I've been really set on herringbone -- my original question was more about which herringbone rather than whether to go herringbone at all. I think after hearing from everyone on here, as consolation I'm going to go with no. 3, which is the smallest pattern and most likely to resemble a solid. Kent made my previous suit, which I love, so I'm pretty confident I'll love this one either way.   Also, this has been nagging...
    I already have a solid navy (well, pretty solid -- bird's-eye) suit, so this wouldn't be my first or only. I also wear suits maybe 6 times a year max, so this may not necessarily be a situation where I'm going to get the evil eye for wearing the same thing over and over again. (Maybe if I was going to only StyleForum conventions, but in the real world, it seems to me that most people -- even at white-shoe firms these days -- don't know or don't care about the...
I'm buying a new suit and am trying to decide on a charcoal herringbone fabric. I work in a very casual industry (tech) and rarely if ever have to dress up (and when I do, no one has the sense or style to notice what I'm wearing). So this would basically take the place of my solid charcoal suit for weddings, fancy parties, interviews, etc.   I want it to be versatile and all-season, but still a little fun and interesting, hence the herringbone. I think I've got it...
  Thanks for your reply -- that was my thought as well (sorry, I replied to msulinski's post before I saw yours). This is a 2-button jacket, so there already is a roll above the second button, it's not creased flat or anything.
  I'm 99% sure the lapel on my 2-button suit already has a "roll" above the second/top button -- ie, the lapel is not really creased flat above the top button, it just naturally rolls over. (I think that's what you're referring to when you say "roll," correct?) In that case, wouldn't adding a third button on that already existing roll result in a true 3-roll-2? I can include a photo of the jacket (when I get home from work this afternoon) if it helps.
I had an online MTM suit done and asked for a 3-roll-2 button. What I received back was a 2-button. The suit maker (who's based elsewhere) said to take it to my local tailor who could turn it into a 3-roll-2, and the suit maker would reimburse me. My question is, is it really as easy as a tailor adding an extra buttonhole and button to the lapel of a 2-button jacket to turn it into a 3-roll-2? I thought that might mess up the construction of the lapel. Can any 2-button...
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