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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

great! i always liked your fits 

Well thank you, I appreciate that but I still feel like over the years I have still not advanced in my knowledge of proper fit and coordination. Case in point, today, I never really felt the shoulders on any of my jackets fit, especially considering my somewhat odd body shape (I have a wider chest and somewhat narrow shoulders in comparison and a narrow waist, makes for odd sizing).

Anyway, thought I would post this, shirt is light blue stripe. I will find a better place to take pictures in the morning, I swear!

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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Great analysis! 
I see that it's a bad choice for an example, as his stylistic choices were just on point for the intended formality. However, I wasn't trying to make a point about Vox's outfit, and if he cared or not doesn't matters for the topic being discussed, which is the cloth's formality.
So, if I got you opinion straight, fresco can be used for a casual coat, depending on the color and depending on how the coat is designed. Agreed, but how about those more suit-ish colors and designs? For example, navy blue sb with flapped pockets and notch lapels.

I know whether Vox care's or not is irrelevant - the statement was supposed to be flippant, dry, and mildly humorous.

I'm sure that there are stylistic choices (color, pockets, lapels) which lend themselves more towards suiting than Jacketing, but I would imagine those get pulled into a larger conversation about fabric formalities. However, from what I know the general consesnus is that fresco blurs the line even in this case. For example, see the definition of the blazer suit, which is a navy fresco suit where the jacket is styled suitably casually to be able to wear as a separate.
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^^ Citan- Hard to tell a lot without seeing the button point, and the size of your head.  If you relax your waists a bit you might not have that prob of shoulders looking too large in proportion to the rest (if I understand what you're getting at.

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

^^ Citan- Hard to tell a lot without seeing the button point, and the size of your head.  If you relax your waists a bit you might not have that prob of shoulders looking too large in proportion to the rest (if I understand what you're getting at.

The shoulders look extreme because I think they are just too big in relation to the rest of my body. The jacket was taken in quite a bit and is still rather loose, it is a 42. The 40 I tried was bowing out in the lapels. So yeah, in a tough spot sometimes when it comes to sizing and unfortunately I cannot afford bespoke at this point in my life.
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Originally Posted by ammanati View Post

A few days ago








Quite a nice outfit but three things stand out for my at least.
You tie is too long and if your trousers are made for a belt then wear one.
The pocket square is too matchy matchy with the tie and is so bright it detracts my attention away from an otherwise decent outfit
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Thanks for the comments.

Yup, tie might be to long, it is one of the longest so I should have probably re-tied it. Good point.

I am not so sure about the belt. I don't like wearing belt with this trousers as they are very light, have side adjusters and I dont feel like I need one.

Regarding the pocket square. It has quite nice rich colours. On the other hand the tie is more in pastel. Maybe it should be the other way around. The PS should accompany the tie. I also tried this outfit with white linen PS.

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Maybe consider removing the belt loops, otherwise it looks a bit unfinished IMO. Apart from that, looks good!
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Feel free to always join us. I've the exact opposite opinion about fresco odd coats. Don't get me wrong, it's good as a travel cloth, and it's suitable for business, but I think that it's not optimal for casual wear. While the fit bellow is fine, except for the necktie, imagine it one hour later, the trousers bagged in the knees and fully crumpled. Fresco seems too formal to be combined with cotton, IMO. What do you think?


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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Feel free to always join us. I've the exact opposite opinion about fresco odd coats. Don't get me wrong, it's good as a travel cloth, and it's suitable for business, but I think that it's not optimal for casual wear. While the fit bellow is fine, except for the necktie, imagine it one hour later, the trousers bagged in the knees and fully crumpled. Fresco seems too formal to be combined with cotton, IMO. What do you think?

I think you're slightly over estimating the formality of fresco. It never quite stays crisp. Trousers don't hold a crease terribly well and arms will wrinkle a bit.

For me, it's borderline for business. Okay - maybe not borderline but within walking distance of the border. Generally fine for work and, as you say, great for travel but not for occasions where you really need to be dressed up.
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Great analysis! 
I see that it's a bad choice for an example, as his stylistic choices were just on point for the intended formality. However, I wasn't trying to make a point about Vox's outfit, and if he cared or not doesn't matters for the topic being discussed, which is the cloth's formality.
So, if I got you opinion straight, fresco can be used for a casual coat, depending on the color and depending on how the coat is designed. Agreed, but how about those more suit-ish colors and designs? For example, navy blue sb with flapped pockets and notch lapels.

I see this as more of a problem when it comes to cotton to linen trousers.

Which is why I'd never order a SC, even as a blazer, with flap pockets.
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My "fresco" trousers stay quite crisp and hold a crease rather well, but I believe it's because they're made from older CrispAire, which is not much of a fresco as it is a regular plain weave worsted.

 

I agree with patch pockets in odd jackets being almost mandatary. In retrospect, I wish I had ordered them with my MTM blazer.

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Back at it after a few days down with a cold.

 

Closeup and shoes (Click to show)

 

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New tie from Conrad Wu! I was super excited to get this around my neck this week. 36oz silk with hand rolled edges and 3 fold construction. Lightweight, great drape, and solid. Jacket is SS, TM Lewin shirt, Yount trous, and G&G Hoves.
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Wore this today. Hotel hallway lighting..

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Gnatty, you better not be a 40, if so, im coming to atl to raid your closet and steal all of your jackets. lol8[1].gif
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New tie from Conrad Wu! I was super excited to get this around my neck this week. 36oz silk with hand rolled edges and 3 fold construction. Lightweight, great drape, and solid. Jacket is SS, TM Lewin shirt, Yount trous, and G&G Hoves.

 

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