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I suppose that's true but some MTM places get all wonky when dealing with unusual body types. 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Might exhibit more creasing/ not drape as smoothly, but if youre not using it for pants, you dont have to worry about durability concerns

 

Thanks.  It would be the green jacket above.

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Oh damn. You both replied mid edit on my posts haha

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I suppose that's true but some MTM places get all wonky when dealing with unusual body types. 

True - I don't think they can adjust for 'forward' shoulders, as an example.

post #5405 of 5956

As great as the KW stuff I have seen looks, I have to imagine that there are just some things that you can't account for without being in person.

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What do we think of the relative heat index on the two greens?  i am ignorant as to what difference the variance in blend might make, taking into account the weight

 

Drapers - 70% Wool, 15% Silk, 15% Linen - 9oz.

Gladson - 50% Wool, 30% Silk, 30% Linen - 6oz.

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Might exhibit more creasing/ not drape as smoothly - though its a S/S jacket and made of linen so itll already have rumples. If youre not using it for pants, you dont have to worry about durability concerns

 

One of the reasons I do not want a linen jacket is I feel all the wrinkles make it too casual for my work environment.  I had been led to believe a 9 oz wool/linen/silk blend would give me the best of both worlds - the drape and clean lines of a wool jacket with a fabric that is a little cooler and breathes better.  Was I mistaken about the 9 oz blend or is there that much of a difference when going down to 6 oz?

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Honestly, not having seen/used the fabric - I can't tell you. I only have experience with the 9oz version. (and other WSL fabrics, but none at 6oz, so no experience there) 30% linen will have some rumple, but will not be anywhere near 100% linen - the wool/silk will see to that.

 

But if youre worried about formality, I dont know if green is a good choice?

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Honestly, not having seen/used the fabric - I can't tell you. I only have experience with the 9oz version. (and other WSL fabrics, but none at 6oz, so no experience there) 30% linen will have some rumple, but will not be anywhere near 100% linen - the wool/silk will see to that.

 

But if youre worried about formality, I dont know if green is a good choice?

 

I've got a couple green jackets, one tweed and one cashmere, so I know I can pull off that in the workplace.  I suspect part of it is that I would feel underdressed in a wrinkled linen jacket at the office.  It's probably more my issue than anything else. 

 

I think I have enough questions about this fabric that I'm going to pass for now and get something in mid-blue from KW's stock fabrics instead.  I may hold off on green until KW can get the Drapers fabric or something comparable.

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6.5 oz / 200 g is light and comfortable. I have two 100% linen suits like that (see above) and I wear them all the time. Wool/silk/linen might be a little different, maybe fewer creases.

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6.5 oz / 200 g is light and comfortable. I have two 100% linen suits like that (see above) and I wear them all the time. Wool/silk/linen might be a little different, maybe fewer creases.

Could the wool/silk/linen blend work as a suit? Or would it be too fragile for pants?
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Could the wool/silk/linen blend work as a suit? Or would it be too fragile for pants?

It's a fairly sturdy blend. But I never have durability problems with pants.

 

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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

What do we think of the relative heat index on the two greens?  i am ignorant as to what difference the variance in blend might make, taking into account the weight

 

Drapers - 70% Wool, 15% Silk, 15% Linen - 9oz.

Gladson - 50% Wool, 30% Silk, 30% Linen - 6oz.

I think the weight is more important here. 

 

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I've got a couple green jackets, one tweed and one cashmere, so I know I can pull off that in the workplace.  I suspect part of it is that I would feel underdressed in a wrinkled linen jacket at the office.  It's probably more my issue than anything else. 

It seems that if your office is casual enough to accept a green jacket, then they can accept a wrinkled linen one. 

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True - I don't think they can adjust for 'forward' shoulders, as an example.

They can rotate the sleeves within a certain range. I have forward shoulders and this is a big differentiator vs RTW (90% happy with my max rotated KWs but dimples with most other stuff).
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They can rotate the sleeves within a certain range. I have forward shoulders and this is a big differentiator vs RTW (90% happy with my max rotated KWs but dimples with most other stuff).

If by "forward" shoulders you mean internally rotated, have you ever considered fixing this posture problem? It's a fairly common issue these days, caused mainly by sedentary lifestyles, lots of sitting/slouching, typing, using a smartphone, etc. If you lift weights, it can also be caused by an overemphasis on upper body pressing movements and not enough pulling movements.

Regardless, forward shoulders can be easily corrected in time with some specific stretches and exercises, as well as a general awareness of your posture and a conscientious attempt to fix it. In the long run, you're much better off simply fixing your posture rather than going with MTM clothing to compensate. Besides being better for your overall health, you'll also appreciate being able to wear more OTR clothing without major fit issues.
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I sense another epic weight lifting argument coming...

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