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post #3256 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

That is one weird looking vest on that guy though...

it looks like they ran out of fabric.

post #3257 of 4435
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Originally Posted by topos View Post

it looks like they ran out of fabric.

Haha, yeah it almost looks like it was weirdly photoshopped out or something. Anyway, the fabric I was thinking of that should match that one pretty well is TR7089. It's a navy blue, but the color really pops out in natural sunlight and it looks a bit brighter than a standard navy.
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Question for everyone -- does anyone have experience with TR2001 or TR2002, the "cool effect" fabrics from the Loro Piana & Zegna swatch page? Here's a link:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9511770474_6acd241773_k.jpg

As someone who is essentially always either sweating or about to start sweating, this fabric holds great appeal for me, so would like to hear what all y'all think.

Also, do you guys think TR2001 be considered more of a light or medium gray?


dreamspace -- I asked Kent essentially that same question and he suggested TR7087. Here's a link:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8230/8570682271_5e1c8b7d42_o.jpg

I also went through his fabric swatch sets and found a few more I thought might fit the bill (mostly in higher price brackets unfortunately). I think I jotted their #s down somewhere, I can probably find it if you're interested.
post #3259 of 4435
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Originally Posted by topos View Post
 

it looks like they ran out of fabric.

 

i actually like the look. as a vest, it exposes more of the shirt and tie. if you look up thom sweeney's horseshoe vests, its very similar. definitely an acquired taste

post #3260 of 4435
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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Question for everyone -- does anyone have experience with TR2001 or TR2002, the "cool effect" fabrics from the Loro Piana & Zegna swatch page? Here's a link:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9511770474_6acd241773_k.jpg

As someone who is essentially always either sweating or about to start sweating, this fabric holds great appeal for me, so would like to hear what all y'all think.

Also, do you guys think TR2001 be considered more of a light or medium gray?

Sorry for dunce reply, but do you wear deoderant and undershirts? I think 2001 would be a medium gray/
Edited by CousinDonuts - 9/29/13 at 4:32pm
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Ha no apology necessary CD. I was being somewhat facetious; I just meant that I tend to "run hot" and prefer lighter/more breathable clothing in most situations. I always wear deodorant/antiperspirant but would prefer not to wear an undershirt if I can avoid it.

Anyway I just thought this fabric seemed like it could be great for summer weddings, and as someone who's pretty comfortable in colder weather, I don't think I'd have any trouble getting four-season wear out of it. Just looking to see if anyone had any experience with it in the wild.
post #3262 of 4435
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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Ha no apology necessary CD. I was being somewhat facetious; I just meant that I tend to "run hot" and prefer lighter/more breathable clothing in most situations. I always wear deodorant/antiperspirant but would prefer not to wear an undershirt if I can avoid it.

Anyway I just thought this fabric seemed like it could be great for summer weddings, and as someone who's pretty comfortable in colder weather, I don't think I'd have any trouble getting four-season wear out of it. Just looking to see if anyone had any experience with it in the wild.

My preferred approach is to get jackets half lined at most and usually quarter lined. i find the lack of lining greatly improves breathability, more so that the fabric, and when done well it doesn't impact the way the jackets hangs on you. In other words, you can certainly have sports jackets done that way but suits as well. No one will know and you will run a few degrees cooler smile.gif
post #3263 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

My preferred approach is to get jackets half lined at most and usually quarter lined. i find the lack of lining greatly improves breathability, more so that the fabric, and when done well it doesn't impact the way the jackets hangs on you. In other words, you can certainly have sports jackets done that way but suits as well. No one will know and you will run a few degrees cooler smile.gif

+1 I'm here in Central Florida and can vouch for the strategy. Light, breathable materials only get you so far if you have a lining that's counter productive - either by the amount of lining helping to trap heat and stifle air flow or the lining being made of a material, like silk/rayon/poly, which defeats a breathable, open weave linen or wool outer. Stick to bemberg cupro for material and either half or quarter lined and, if done well, nobody will know but you.

Also note, you can "convert" an existing fully lined jacket to a partially lined one. Be prepared that under the lining the workmanship may not look very pretty (they figured it was going to be lined, so what if there's some stray threads?) but other than that it's doable. I went this route with one jacket in particular that was lined in silk and converted it to a 1/4 lined bemberg curpro and wears much cooler.

Last point - don't expect miracles. If you're normally hot in 95 degree weather, then you're going to be hotter in 95 degree weather with a jacket. I will say that you'll be cooler, briefly, as the jacket will help keep sun/heat off you until it radiates through, but that's only solace if you're briefly scurrying from air-conditioned building to air-conditioned building. The point is that tips like this can minimize how hot you are but none of them are going to make you cool like ac will.

Hard won points from an easily overheated and perspiring central Floridian smile.gif
Edited by razl - 9/29/13 at 6:58am
post #3264 of 4435
The long sleeve rugby I received is fantastic. Great collar, nice thick MOP buttons. My only gripe is how large the cuffs are on the XXL in comparison to how slim the shirt fits everywhere else. I had the button moved so they'd fit my wrist better, but now there's way too much fabric in the wrist area and it needs to be tailored (if that's possible) to look right.
post #3265 of 4435
Haven't visited KW's site in over a year, now I noticed a lot of great items on it. I'm itching to get myself an umbrella for the wet and crappy seasons in Vancouver!

Love the 2 grenadine ties I bought from KW last year, the green one went really well with my gray Corneliani.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3266 of 4435
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

Haven't visited KW's site in over a year, now I noticed a lot of great items on it. I'm itching to get myself an umbrella for the wet and crappy seasons in Vancouver!

Love the 2 grenadine ties I bought from KW last year, the green one went really well with my gray Corneliani.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I'm a fan of the KW grenadines too. I've never owned a grenadine tie before, but took a flyer and ordered the dark navy. I got a compliment the first day I wore it to work. :thumbs-up:

 

In my mind, the grenadine texture is pretty versatile; it doesn't feel overly formal when I wear it in my business casual office, but it still looks good with a dark suit (or at least the dark navy does). I may have to order one or two more in different colours.

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Yeah got my first Grenadine from KW over a week or so ago, very very happy with the size and quality.  Grey suit, white shirt, and the green tie looks great and not a look you see a lot of.  Will be back to order navy and maybe another colour in due time.

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Kent, have you given any thought to adding suspenders to your line? It seems to me that there is a market opportunity to be a US-based supplier of quality, affordable, traditional suspenders. TM Lewin, etc. require expensive/slow shipping from the UK. They would also fit in well to your line of accessories.
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Speaking of vests, has anyone gotten a vested suit yet? I'm curious what the 4-button notch lapel vest looks like.
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^ I had been thinking of getting a 3 piece suit, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe one of these days...
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