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post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Epa, that sounds like a flannel suit. Don't do it.

Btw, I chose my fabrics, both are from Scabal books. The first is a bronze/brown twill with a blue windowpane. The blue is slightly different in each direction and really blends well with the brown/bronze. It's gonna have a bronze silk lining (i think).

The second is a grey on the light side of medium with a sky blue windowpane and a very subtle charcoal windowpane (almost impercthat overlays the blue one. It's begging for a bright pink lining but I haven't decided yet. :P

Two more jackets with blue!

post #47 of 54
I see striped odd jackets all the time and I don't really give it a second thought.

However, I don't think I would feel comfortable in one.

Please post some pics when you get it.
post #48 of 54
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You'll have to wait about 5 months until you see pics of the final jackets. I've put down a deposit so that they could order the fabrics but work won't begin until I've attained my goal weight of 155-160 and 8% body fat which is about 3 months off. I suppose I could post some pics of the fabric and linings once they come in though.
post #49 of 54
I know this advice wasn't solicited, but for what it's worth, if anything...

After reaching your ideal weight and body fat percentage, you might want to consider waiting 4-6 months before having any bespoke clothing made. Even if you maintain your weight perfectly (and, often, after stopping any restricted calorie/increased exercise routine, people put on a few pounds of muscle when they begin to increase their caloric intake to sustainable longterm levels), once you reach that weight, your body will naturally make some toning changes. These are all good things, of course, but reaching that natural equilibrium (which takes a few months after reaching that ideal weight) might be a good idea before spending the money on new bespoke clothing, assuming a perfect fit is the goal.

Just my two cents, having been through a similar weight change myself.
post #50 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by GQgeek
Epa, that sounds like a flannel suit. Don't do it.

Btw, I chose my fabrics, both are from Scabal books. The first is a bronze/brown twill with a blue windowpane. The blue is slightly different in each direction and really blends well with the brown/bronze. It's gonna have a bronze silk lining (i think).

The second is a grey on the light side of medium with a sky blue windowpane and a very subtle charcoal windowpane that overlays the blue one. It's begging for a bright pink lining but I haven't decided yet. :P
Oh, shit, GQ, you have got to do that lining pink!
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Epa, that sounds like a flannel suit. Don't do it.
I won't.
But I had a striped light blue Loro Piana (linen+cotton) odd jacket made this summer (thin, white stripes, maby about 1,5 cm apart). It looks great, I think (now, I don't ask you to trust my taste). I wear it with white jeans-style Zegna trousers, and with bone-coloured trousers (chino-style, I guess), and with a pair of navy blue linen trousers, and I feel very happy with it. My wife agrees. Actually, I saw an odd Brioni jacket (OTR price around USD 2500) with a similar cloth, and also a Façonnable odd jacket with almost identical cloth (I did not try the Brioni jacket on because I was afraid that it would fit, and I just found it too expensive; I did try the Façonnable jacket, but it didn't fit at all, but I got this idea to look for this kind of cloth and have a jacket made. The lining is bone-coloured.
I have a nice linen shirt, white with blue stripes (slightly darker than the colour of the jacket) to go with it, and a striped (white/blue/pink) Zegna tie.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by Tuerney1
I know this advice wasn't solicited, but for what it's worth, if anything...

After reaching your ideal weight and body fat percentage, you might want to consider waiting 4-6 months before having any bespoke clothing made. Even if you maintain your weight perfectly (and, often, after stopping any restricted calorie/increased exercise routine, people put on a few pounds of muscle when they begin to increase their caloric intake to sustainable longterm levels), once you reach that weight, your body will naturally make some toning changes. These are all good things, of course, but reaching that natural equilibrium (which takes a few months after reaching that ideal weight) might be a good idea before spending the money on new bespoke clothing, assuming a perfect fit is the goal.

Just my two cents, having been through a similar weight change myself.

I can't wait 9 months for this clothing. I ordered 6 bespoke shirts right before I made the decision to start working out and already waiting for those is killing me. I find that our bodies can change quite rapidly so I might wait an extra month after I reach my goal, but not 4-6 months. Either way, I don't intend to start slacking because I know that if I do my body will revert to what it was before. I'll be switching to a maintenance routine and diet instead of the heavy bulking diet (soon to be followed by a cutting diet) I'm on now.

Anyway, having all this bespoke clothing waiting for me at the end of the line is the best motivation ever :P

And JA, pictures of the lining coming just for you :P
post #53 of 54
you could do some more searching on fabric. With all that is available, I'd bet you could find something in those colors/ textures that would make an obvious odd jacket.
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
you could do some more searching on fabric. With all that is available, I'd bet you could find something in those colors/ textures that would make an obvious odd jacket.

You mean the original one I liked in the bronze/brown flannel with sky blue stripe? I dunno... I've been through ALL of Scabals books from both this year and last. I went through all of Loro Piana, a good amount of H&S, and all of Dormeuil. I don't think it's the type of thing Lesser would do either but if someone can prove me wrong I'll happily retract my statement and order some :P

The closest I came was a chocolate brown flannel with a blue windowpane in the LP Saxony & Flannels book. It didn't have the bronze tint to it though and that's really what made the other fabric special. If it's still around next year i'll make it a suit though, and who knows LP might incorporate the color into different patterns if it sells quickly.
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