Currently, I have pin stripe, chalk stripe, and quite and solid suits in navy, grey, taupe, and olive. I have considered a navy with a silver/white windowpane, but have worried about wearing such a large pattern. (44 chest, 37 waist, 28 thighs) Today at a new tailors, I saw a bolt of very heavy chocolate brown flannel with cream colored lines running through it to form window pane (4 inch by 4 inch squares). If I had a suit made, it would be three button, single breasted, with working sleeve buttons and side vents. Such a suit would work with my new brown sued cap toes, but most of my neckties are silk and in the red, navy, maroon family. Should a broad fellow worry about wearing a heavy fabric in a window pane? Would I need to buy a tweedy-wool neck tie too? Bic I most often wear navy or charcoal with a white shirt, and also wonder whether a brown windopane would be a little too country.
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8/16/02 at 11:19am