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post #16 of 30
That would be a reference to Dormeuil Tonik, their mohair cloth. Tonik 2000 and Super Brio are their mohair/wool blends.

The ideal is sheen, not shine. Classic "tonic suits" can look sublime. They're expensive.

I'm sure Dave Reeves and some others can chime in on Tonik.
post #17 of 30
Polyester suits always have a nice shine. Though, I would avoid polyester suits.
post #18 of 30
My favorite summer suit is a wool/mohair Trofeo and it has a slight shiny look to it, can't really notice it till you are very close. I love that suit, it's a mid grey and unlined. Nobody has ever noticed the mohair sheen. Shiny iridescent lounge suits are another story, I must confess that I've always wanted a stylish sharkskin suit, not that I'm ever going to wear that to the office. Super tacky lounge lizard one for listening to Sinatra, drinking top shelf booze and smoking Cohibas.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by So(cal)Steezy View Post

My bamboo sport coat has a slight glistening sheen to it...I think it's the nature of the fabric..? eh.gif
It looks cool for evening events, but I wouldn't want any shine coming from my suits.

I suspect it's shiny because your sports coat is actually "bamboo" viscose, which is the most common bamboo fabric, not bamboo "linen". Have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo_textiles

Silk blend suits can be quite shiny, even low percentage silk blends. It depends more on the way the fabric is processed than the material.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

That would be a reference to Dormeuil Tonik, their mohair cloth. Tonik 2000 and Super Brio are their mohair/wool blends.
The ideal is sheen, not shine. Classic "tonic suits" can look sublime. They're expensive.
I'm sure Dave Reeves and some others can chime in on Tonik.

+1 , I can understand the hate for polyester shine, its indiscriminently shiny in any angle/direction, but don't get the hate for the sheen of silk/mohair or any polished suiting. These can look so awesome as they play with the light.

OP should definitely look at Trofeo 600 (zegna) which is a blend of silk 600 and fine wool (I suspect the wool is roughly S150). You can get suiting and jacketing in this. It has a wonderful hand.

Also look at Summer Amadeus (Dormeuil) and Summer Tasmanian (Loro Piana) which are both silk/wool blends as well. I don't know how the Summer Amadeus holds up but the Summer Tasmanian is quite durable and wrinkle resistent. In particular I had a suit made in this which is a medium gray & silver pin stripe and depending on the angle you can see a slight silvery glow beneeth the gray almost like a sharkskin.

In any regards none of these cloths are in the same universe as tacky. The only comments I get when wearing these are positive
post #21 of 30

Shiny, no. but a little sheen wouldn't hurt for me.

post #22 of 30
Mohair and it's not bad per se. You just need some personality to wear it.
post #23 of 30
sharkskin is not always shiny. it depends on the way its woven and finished. its the same with silk.
even flannel can shine when it is pressed too hard.
post #24 of 30
If it is very shiny it may be a pimp suit
post #25 of 30

not too crazy about shiny suits.

post #26 of 30
Neither were the LOX.
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post #28 of 30
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I think the best line is "bright and shinning properties"..kind of sounds like they're describing a star
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by laphroaig View Post

I suspect it's shiny because your sports coat is actually "bamboo" viscose, which is the most common bamboo fabric, not bamboo "linen". Have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo_textiles
Silk blend suits can be quite shiny, even low percentage silk blends. It depends more on the way the fabric is processed than the material.

I will have to check now, thanks for the info!
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post


I think the best line is "bright and shinning properties"..kind of sounds like they're describing a star


I quite like it. I think I saw a doorman at a strip club in Montreal wearing a similar once. Both Bright and Shine were standing right next to him.

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