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post #6121 of 7572
Wore my Copenhagen linen suit (also, SS linen tie) yesterday...



I'm going to have the sleeves shortened a little bit.
post #6122 of 7572
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

Are you talking about the tobacco jacket or the navy blue wool one? Cause I have only seen the navy in real life, not the linen one. As for the skin tone, I can't say. If you're talking about the navy blue one, I tend to think (maybe foolishly) that this kind of navy can be pulled off by mostly skin tones!


My mistake. I read your post as having bought the tobacco colored sportcoat. Anyone else have this?

Navy does match everyone well but that that gets boring.
post #6123 of 7572

Bought a linen Havana suit and was disappointed to find that the trouser lining / half-lining (or whatever it is called when it covers the front of the thigh down to or just above the knee) is polyester. The rest of the insides of the trousers (pockets etc.) feel like they could be cotton or a cotton blend, but the wash tag only says that the lining is 100% polyester.

 

I'll need to ask the tailor how difficult it is to have the lining removed or replaced. A polyester lining seems to defeat the purpose of linen clothing.

post #6124 of 7572
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post
 

Bought a linen Havana suit and was disappointed to find that the trouser lining / half-lining (or whatever it is called when it covers the front of the thigh down to or just above the knee) is polyester. The rest of the insides of the trousers (pockets etc.) feel like they could be cotton or a cotton blend, but the wash tag only says that the lining is 100% polyester.

 

I'll need to ask the tailor how difficult it is to have the lining removed or replaced. A polyester lining seems to defeat the purpose of linen clothing.

 

That is disappointing. Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of linen trousers? 

post #6125 of 7572

Wearing navy pure VBC wool Havana jacket.

Actually sleeves will be a bit lengthened (approximately half inch)

 

post #6126 of 7572
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Originally Posted by Nathan84 View Post
 

Wearing navy pure VBC wool Havana jacket.

Actually sleeves will be a bit lengthened (approximately half inch)

 

 

I won't lengthen your jacket sleeves, they are just fine. You'r shirt sleeves are a bit to long, I would shorten them a bit.

post #6127 of 7572
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Wore my Copenhagen linen suit (also, SS linen tie) yesterday...



I'm going to have the sleeves shortened a little bit.

 

How much inch is the leg opening? They look verry tight

post #6128 of 7572
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Originally Posted by Jeroen Vriend View Post
 

 

I won't lengthen your jacket sleeves, they are just fine. You'r shirt sleeves are a bit to long, I would shorten them a bit.

He's right make sure all your shirts are the perfect length, so that your not altering your jacket so much. Remember there is only 3/4 of an inch to be shorten or lengthen in our sleeves from the wrist. 

post #6129 of 7572

Soho is a more generous fit than the madison. It also sits higher on the waist. 

post #6130 of 7572
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Originally Posted by MrTopCat View Post
 


48 looks best.

 

Both trousers seem to be excessively tight around the inner knees, perhaps there is room to let some fabric out?

 

EDIT: D'oh, just realised you were talking about the jacket, nevermind!

Plus he's wearing jeans lol, and you can't let out a thigh or knee.. ever. But i do agree the 48 looks best your not a 50 bro.

post #6131 of 7572
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Originally Posted by ryanohare View Post

The one just off Jermyn St?? I've been to about 10 SS stores around the world, and no store quite embodies shite service like that London one. Typically aloof middle-England wankers. You work in Suit Supply dude, your shirts are 40 quid, you're not Agnelli.

I agree. Both the west end and city one (think employees alternate work at both). Sales reps think they're too cool for school, but don't have a clue about fabrics or fit.

I tend to order online from the EU site or in person in Amsterdam if I'm visiting because of that and the better pricing (same euro as pound pricing so it's about 20% cheaper).
post #6132 of 7572
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Originally Posted by Spex View Post

That is disappointing. Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of linen trousers? 

What did you expect instead? Silk runs hot (and more expensive), cotton is not really used as lining (think it would run hot ans not be good lining), some use bemberg (a cellulose composite) which is arguably better than poly. Don't think half lined poly will add much heat.
post #6133 of 7572
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post


What did you expect instead? Silk runs hot (and more expensive), cotton is not really used as lining (think it would run hot ans not be good lining), some use bemberg (a cellulose composite) which is arguably better than poly. Don't think half lined poly will add much heat.

What about viscose? I've always thought Viscose was more breathable, but not as strong as, polyester.

post #6134 of 7572
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

What did you expect instead? Silk runs hot (and more expensive), cotton is not really used as lining (think it would run hot ans not be good lining), some use bemberg (a cellulose composite) which is arguably better than poly. Don't think half lined poly will add much heat.

 

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Originally Posted by MacGuffen View Post
What about viscose? I've always thought Viscose was more breathable, but not as strong as, polyester.

 

I think bemberg and viscose are similar fibres (I'm sure somebody else could explain that better), and yeah, I would have expected them to use bemberg if it is known to breath better and presumably feel cooler in the season when linen trousers would normally be used.

 

According to the inner-pocket tag the lining of the jacket is 77% cotton, 22% modal (another type of cellulose fibre) and 1% polyester. I assume this refers to the non-shiny/non-slippery almost see-through thin fabric which lines the inside of the body of the jacket. The jacket arms, on the other hand, are lined with a shiny fabric that looks and feels identical to the presumed polyester half-lining fabric in the trousers.  Or could the percentages on the tag refer to the average fibre content of  two different fabrics used in lining the jacket?

 

As I mentioned above, the trouser pockets are clearly not of the same fabric as the half-lining in the leg (and they feel like either cotton or possibly cotton with some minor synthetic admixture), but the tag in the trouser mentions nothing about this.

 

There have been other cases discussed in this thread where SuitSupply haven't declared the exact fabric content on the website. In this case, I wonder if even the tags inside the garments tell the whole story.


Edited by Celadon - 7/14/14 at 1:32pm
post #6135 of 7572

I've worn my fully linen Havana for an outdoor wedding when it was 90 degrees out. No problems with overheating and certainly no issues with the trouser lining.

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