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Wouldn't this Harris Tweed jacket from BB be described as "earth-tone"? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Madison-Fit-Harris-Tweed-Herringbone-Sport-Coat/MM00268,default,pd.html?dwvar_MM00268_Color=KHKN&contentpos=7&cgid=
Having spent a week in Campania and Sicily this past August and eaten a mountain of mozzarella di bufalĂ , I can vouch for this statement.I never got my act together on the sartorial side though as I assumed most businesses would be closed. Am very envious and appreciative of koolbear's experience and am taking notes.
All this talk of the lining of tweed jackets reminded me of a question I've always had. What is the rationale of an unlined tweed jacket? I assume that one would only wear tweed when it's cold. So what is the point of an unlined tweed jacket, which presumably would undercut its ability to keep the wearer warm?
Also I am curious about Vintage Gent's three-piece suit: how did it turn out? How often have you worn the full ensemble? Did it turn out to be a good idea?
One thing that this (old) thread has not addressed is the practicality of wearing a three-piece suit in the summer, even if it's made of linen. I understand that there are a lot of precedents for this (and it is a nice look), but I wonder if those are due to the fact that summers in England are usually not that hot. In Washington, walking around in a suit (even a linen one) at the height of summer requires a certain level of fortitude and endurance; I can't quite imagine...
Thanks for the clarification.The summer closure may be unfortunate for me, but quite fortunate for my wallet. I'll be leaving Rome on Sep. 1.
I'm curious how they managed 4 fittings in 5 days without compromising quality. Did you bring that up? What did they say? Or is cutting a suit so much less complicated than I thought?I'm not in the market for new bespoke suits, but I will be in Rome in three weeks for three weeks (temptation, temptation.)
I saw someone wearing this white dinner jacket the other day and apparently it's from J Crew. Unless they have more than one, it's probably this one: https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/TheLudlowShop/BlackTie/PRDOVR~A7132/99103435501/A7132.jsp
Would people in Hawaii look at you strangely if you wear a tailored long sleeve linen shirt? With linen trousers? If I lived somewhere tropical, I would wear nothing but linen.
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