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Am I the odd one out - I'll happily wear linen to the office (at least on a Friday, wool suits for the rest of the week) but I'd not wear tweed. That's for the weekend because it crosses the line into being too rural. Linen is casual, but can also be quite urban.
So it's one half of a suit, amended in such a way that it doesn't look like one half of a suit...
Yes - two, one in 9446 and one in 9461, both have had a fair amount of use and held up well. It may be my pressing skills but I can't get the trousers to keep a sharp crease, but the fabric seems very robust, doesn't run excessively warm (e.g. I have some Super 120s 10oz that wear subjectively just as warm) and I hope the two suits will be with me for some time to come.Now you have me looking at the swatches again - tempted to go back for 9436 and 9472. It's not the finest...
Throwing my hat into the ring - initial order placed for a couple of shirts (will send one in to duplicate) and some swatches. Here goes...!
Cream Henry Poole suit which may fly under the radar: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gentleman-s-Bespoke-Tailored-1970s-Savile-Row-Lightweight-Suit-Ref-MZY-/351164127566?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item51c303594e&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101
Amazing deal on NIB Edward Green boots if you have tiny UK5.5 feet: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Edward-Green-Boots-Size-5-5-/201160291785 And a pretty good deal for UK7 EG for RLPL loafers http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Shoes-7-Edward-Green-/271592541449
Yes, that's Chester Barrie (old production - far superior to their current stuff)
I think there were only 2-3 suits, and only one of any particular item. I got a suit, two pairs of bespoke trousers, a cardigan and a handful of pocket squares and a knit tie.Shoes were a bit crazy and I could see very little in my size. I may venture back tomorrow if things are quieter.
I don't think that's the genuine Mackintosh of Scotland - just another maker operating where the latter doesn't have copyright. That, plus the styling and the poly blend...
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