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Sorry man, I had just woke up and didnt read clearly. I thought you said last round.

I believe that these will whip late November/early December.
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Originally Posted by stlms3 View Post

Sorry man, I had just woke up and didnt read clearly. I thought you said last round.
I believe that these will whip late November/early December.

 

No worries. I appreciate it. Thanks

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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Anybody have the "charred forest" Donegal tweed Walts?

What color shirts or shoes would you wear these with? Do you think they go with color 8 (as in the above photo)?
How about with a black/brown herringbone jacket such as the one below?

 

I have them. They're incredibly versatile, as the green tone is very dark. Color 8, I think, is the natural match for it, and that herringbone jacket looks like it'd be fine with it.

 

The fabric is so soft that when you wear them it almost feels like flannel.

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How about with a black/brown herringbone jacket such as the one below?

I am absolutely no help other then I have been looking for a jacket like this for some time. Any leads (I an a 42R US sizing)?
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I am absolutely no help other then I have been looking for a jacket like this for some time. Any leads (I an a 42R US sizing)?

ebay? try searching tweed 42r or harris tweed 42r. you can find some decent jackets for cheap. i mean, mostly not name brand stuff, but still vintage harris tweed in nice condition. many have those leather buttons but you can replace those easily. i got one like that in brown harris tweed with patch pockets that i really like.
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Any update on when there will be a restock on Luchino Polo Shirts in Bordeaux?
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Question seems to have been missed a few times. Had an hour to kill yesterday in Costa Mesa and saw Zara was doing one. Fabric was bad and couldn't get my arms in the sleeves but really made me want one.
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Ruby shell preorder coming soon?
And any update on the killer blackwatch fabric you mentioned over the summer?
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Hey Mike, any update on the blackwatch fabric / suits?
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Awesome! This BW suit is going to be fantastic. The cloth is gorgeous, and the color is slightly muted, so it won't be screaming out "PLAID" at everyone. And the pieces will be brilliant as separates. I'm sure that we'll run waistcoats in it too.
And no need to send in a deposit now, we don't even have the cloth yet. It's coming via sea freight from Europe. I'll post up a note when it arrives and we'll have plenty of cloth for special orders, no worries.
I'm happy to report that we had an EXCELLENT round of meetings at Southwick yesterday. There's lots of exciting things in work, and we'll establish separate RTW and MTO collections this Fall. The MTO is going to be fantastic, and we'll have a bunch of exclusive options that can be added to our jackets - including a whole range of buttons and colored suede elbow patches. What 'chu know about a DB Hopsack blazer with cream patches and white mother of pearl buttons??? Such things will be possible with unbeatable pricing and a gonzo-short turnaround time.

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That said - at the risk of giving too much away, I'm totally going to run a Blackwatch suit for the Fall. Weller jacket on top, Walt/Rudy on the bottom. I found the most freaking perfect blackwatch cloth ever. It's a little muted in tone and the hand on it is insane. This makes for great separates. It's easy to wear the trousers, and the jacket could be worn with grey pants, navy pants, tan pants, and of course, the matching plaid trousers.
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guys...

GUYS

I got my Marcello jacket today. Holy shit, it's awesome. I understand that these have not been a big seller but frankly I am baffled that such is the case. The fabric is great, the pattern is ass-kicking (future old men unite!), and the construction is cool in a way that no one outside of Italy can even begin to try to replicate. One possibility for slow sales is that guys are confounded by the sizing on these. I was. So let me try to help.

Here is my sizing advice. I'm wearing a Euro size 46 here (ie. 'murrican size 36). I usually wear a 34R in basically everything else, and, of note, in the Epaulet Southwick jackets. The 46 Marcello is not perfect, but it's very, very close. Closer than I was expecting. Let me address each point:

1. Shoulders -- I thought the shoulders would be too wide. They're not. This is a totally different shoulder construction so of course it's... totally different. Most guys can probably expect that there should be between an additional 1/4 to 3/4 more across the shoulders than on a comparable suit jacket already in their closet. For reference, I was at the far end of that range. The southwick 34R has a 16" shoulder and the Marcello is 16.75". If it looks too wide in my pic, tell me, but I don't think it does.

2. Chest -- For me, this 46 has an inch more in the chest (laid flat -- so 2" overall). It's a little roomier but frankly it's nearly unnoticeable and along with the rest of the construction being slightly different, feels just fine. I would call this a "rounding error" or "within the margin of error" for most guys looking for a decent OTR fit.

3. Arms -- here is where I will have to have alterations done. Whereas the Southwick 34R is perfect for me OTR, these are a little long (maybe 1/2") and a little wide (again, only by maybe 1/2"). I also have skinny bird arms so I would expect the typical guy to only have a potential length issue and not a width issue -- but either way these are not expensive alterations.
---> one more "arms" note: SLEEVE PITCH! most people don't even know what this means, but if you do, it's usually the final factor in achieving a perfect fit after you've sorted out all your other bullshit. I have a very erect posture (shut up) and I've never found a jacket with a better OTR sleeve pitch for me than this. If you know how to fucking stand up straight, this may be the jacket for you.

4. Overall length and buttoning point -- nothing you can do here. This is a shorter jacket and it has a higher buttoning point. It's more casual so shut up. This is another thing that made me hesitate when I saw the original product shots. Those of you who peruse WAYWT may recall I took some heat for an extremely high buttoning point on my H&M coke dealer blazer. And with good reason, too. That one really should only be worn unbuttoned. This one, however, is just on the other side of "fair game" when it comes to buttoning point. It's a little high, but it looks great buttoned and it feels great wearing it buttoned too. I don't have any concerns about "tie peek" or even just my shirt placket billowing out from under the top button; everything is kept in check.

5. Waist -- This is the one place I really can't help, sorry. Look at me; I am not the person to ask about this. For me, it's fine. Again, sizing up one seems like the way to go as this is nipped in the waist the right amount for me but I usually wear a 34R.

In closing, I would say that the biggest reason to jump on this now is the fact that there simply won't be any more. Mike said he can't get a hold of the guy in Italy after lots of tries. Sounds like the guy showed up to Pitti, took an order for some hidden button-down shirts and these jackets, and then decided that was enough to retire in Albania, which is what Italy is going to look like in a few years anyway if the economic problems persist, and figured he'd just shortcut it, move to Albania now, buy a stolen Mercedes and live the good life in the Balkans. That's how I like to think of it at least. What was I saying? Oh yeah, size up one, and buy this jacket.

Great looking jacket. fistbump.gif Congrats on coming around to the MC groupthink that natural shoulders with little/no padding is a more comfortable and flattering jacket format (for most people) than conventional shoulder pads - see the Rubinacci or Anderson & Sheppard expats threads.

That said, would not make the claim that "no one outside of Italy can even begin to replicate" as Brooks Bros and Anderson & Sheppard were pioneers of natural shoulders and today tailors all around the world offer the same. The uniquely Italian variation involves a pleating effect resulting from gathering fabric from a larger upper arm and sewing it by hand into a smaller armhole. Doesn't appear that your jacket has this feature (which is not always desirable for aesthetic reasons).
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Plum chinos today:
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Bit the bullet, ordered a pair of Rudy in Worsted Gunmetal. Can't wait.
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Thread Starter 
Dear Mike,

F**k you. ffffuuuu.gif I thought that I had my personal finances in order, and now you come out with this:



which I ordered for my wife. Which means that I blew my budget for October, same as for September, and honestly, probably August before that. I'm so high on my own supply foo.gif

Regretfully,

Fok.
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Here are some photos of the rust steep twill, in an effort to show the color in the wild in two different lightings. Loafers are #8 and, yes, the socks are pink, for comparison. It's really as much brown to my eye as it is red, and sometimes it looks deep purple. I think it is both interesting and very wearable. The fabric itself is outstanding. Heavy and soft. Recommended.

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Frank, really liking the combo, especially with the green jacket, the textures seem to match well too thumbs-up.gif

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Dear Mike,
F**k you. ffffuuuu.gif I thought that I had my personal finances in order, and now you come out with this:

which I ordered for my wife. Which means that I blew my budget for October, same as for September, and honestly, probably August before that. I'm so high on my own supply foo.gif
Regretfully,
Fok.

 

I can't let my girlfriend see these...

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Here are some photos of the rust steep twill, in an effort to show the color in the wild in two different lightings. Loafers are #8 and, yes, the socks are pink, for comparison. It's really as much brown to my eye as it is red, and sometimes it looks deep purple. I think it is both interesting and very wearable. The fabric itself is outstanding. Heavy and soft. Recommended.

Looks very sharp. Thanks for sharing.
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