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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post
But starting in two weeks I'll no longer need to wear suits. What a relief.

In my book, this is a tragedy.
post #32 of 46
It depends on things other than just the quality of the suit. The way that you wear it and how frequently you wear it are important as well. If you wear the suit 5 day/week, you're not going to get as many wears out of it as if you wore it 5 times/month. Also, if you wear the suit in a job wear you're more likely to work up a sweat or do "dirty work," your suits life-span will take a hit.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman View Post

1. A second trouser;


This.

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Originally Posted by stylomilo View Post
Agreed. A good jacket hanger helps too

And this.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post
In my book, this is a tragedy.

It's one thing to have to wear them; it's another thing to want to wear them.
post #35 of 46
Frequency of use is another significant factor.

Generally, summer suits (silk, linen, mohair, tropical wool) will last due to the short season. At most, some of your summer suits will be worn no more than 10 times a year. Same for summer shirts.

E.g., yesterday I wore a silk suit that is 6 years old and is in excellent condition. Today I am wearing a Turnbull shirt, 10 years old, which I also wear primarily in the summer.
post #36 of 46
The oldest suit I still wear is now 12. The oldest jacket I still wear is now 18.
post #37 of 46
I'm still dithering over a heavyweight flannel suit. I have thighs that slightly rub together when I walk. Nothing to serious, but I can definitely feel both sides of the leg making contact, especially when wearing extra long rise track suit bottoms. My question: does this mean that any sort of flannel would be a bad idea? Would Smith's 15 ounce Whole Fleece be a better (essential) compromise? When they say flannel wears out quickly, would you guess at how long before the inner thighs start to go? Are we talking about dozens of wearings, or after just a few? Lear (the ugly one)
post #38 of 46
Whole Fleece is much tougher than any flannel.
post #39 of 46
I am wearing some 12 year old bespoke suits regularly. That means 2-3 times a month for half the year, and I show more signs of wear than they do.
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by stylomilo View Post
A good jacket hanger helps too

Why is hanger help?
What is good suit maintenance?
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Wouldn't wearing a suit once be the worst, if that is, you never take it off?




- B

that would be the ultimate static electrical charge. it has only happened
once in history. to our own dear Moo Fan.

it happened while wearing his hand made "LUIGI STROMBOLI" suit. it was a lovely
super 600 2 1/2 ounce window pane plaid. made from the first shearing of virgin
female bison.
moo fan was so moved that first day there in sunny italy, that in spite of warnings
from luigi he ran out into the sunshine. then in a fit of spretsatura undid one button
of his trouser cuff.
it was a sunny day as always in sunny italy that is to say there came a beautiful
italian sunny day thunder storm. one flash of sunny italian lightning was all it took.
that unbuttoned cuff had broken the circuit and the trousers were not grounded.
the lightnings only target was the titanium pick stitching in the jacket.
a terrible flash and horror of horrors, moo fan was FUSED to his suit.
fusing techs from hong kong and thiland were rushed in taking over the rescue.
3 months later the last peice of cloth was removed from our hero and he is doing well.
moo fan tells me that he framed that last bit of cloth. it now hangs in his wardrobe.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post
that would be the ultimate static electrical charge. it has only happened
once in history. to our own dear Moo Fan.

it happened while wearing his hand made "LUIGI STROMBOLI" suit. it was a lovely
super 600 2 1/2 ounce window pane plaid. made from the first shearing of virgin
female bison.
moo fan was so moved that first day there in sunny italy, that in spite of warnings
from luigi he ran out into the sunshine. then in a fit of spretsatura undid one button
of his trouser cuff.
it was a sunny day as always in sunny italy that is to say there came a beautiful
italian sunny day thunder storm. one flash of sunny italian lightning was all it took.
that unbuttoned cuff had broken the circuit and the trousers were not grounded.
the lightnings only target was the titanium pick stitching in the jacket.
a terrible flash and horror of horrors, moo fan was FUSED to his suit.
fusing techs from hong kong and thiland were rushed in taking over the rescue.
3 months later the last peice of cloth was removed from our hero and he is doing well.
moo fan tells me that he framed that last bit of cloth. it now hangs in his wardrobe.

post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post
Why is hanger help?

A poor hanger will ruin the shoulders pretty fast.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
I'm still dithering over a heavyweight flannel suit.

I have thighs that slightly rub together when I walk. Nothing to serious, but I can definitely feel both sides of the leg making contact, especially when wearing extra long rise track suit bottoms.

My question: does this mean that any sort of flannel would be a bad idea? Would Smith's 15 ounce Whole Fleece be a better (essential) compromise?

When they say flannel wears out quickly, would you guess at how long before the inner thighs start to go? Are we talking about dozens of wearings, or after just a few?

Lear (the ugly one)

for more information. go to ask andy advanced search function.
ask for inseam damage and scroll down to inseam.
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post
for more information. go to ask andy advanced search function.
ask for inseam damage and scroll down to inseam.

Thanks.
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