Originally Posted by iammatt
I think so, though I am not sure. All you have to do is ask
I just like having more-than-a-vague sense of what I want before I talk to Mariano--more so that I can understand what he suggests and less so that I can specify something specific.
Originally Posted by dopey
Mohair blend and midnight blue together have me nervous. You risk looking a little too rat pack. I would go with either traditional barathea in midnight blue or else the mohair blend in black.
But iammatt has one - if his experience with it is that it is not too shiny, you can ignore this post. On the other hand, he always reminded me of Dean-o.
I hadn't thught of the shine issue. I guess I figured that mohair was naturally going to have some sheen no matter what. I don't want black cloth. I have an old Armani tux in black serge (awful, awful cloth), and want to get away from it. An irrational aversion, I know.
Originally Posted by Despos
I think the Cape Kid book is no more and has been replaced with Cape Breeze. The new book is a bit heavier and I think a better cloth.
A ha. Harrison's needs to update their website.
Originally Posted by romafan
How often do you attend society galas? In this economy, it might make more sense to rent...
Not often. But every now and then there are weddings and charity events sponsored by my firm to go to. As infrequently as I need to wear a dinner suit, I still need to and there's no alternative.
Me rent? Can you imagine a place that would have anything remotely close to my size? I rented a 38 or 40 short tux to my high school prom; it was one of the worst sartorial experiences of my life.