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post #2371 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I would also say that while fresco or hopsack takes brown or other horn buttons very nicely, I would stick with metal for smooth worsteds.

How do you feel about smoked MOP?
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

How do you feel about smoked MOP?
perfect for linen, I wouldn't do it on a worsted
post #2373 of 12602
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

Charcoal or navy blue. Navy blue pants are quite versatile, despite what the iGent community would have you believe.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

and KISS

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Worsted blazers are, in my mind, inextricably connected with Brooks, Jos A Bank, and house brands of department stores up and down market. It's such a common look but never done well.
If it's very well cut (and maybe in an interesting style - Napoli, not Savile Row), it could definitely look good. But I feel like the it would still look better with some texture / surface interest.
I figure with a worsted blazer, you have to wear worsted trousers and then, why not just wear a suit.
There are zero instances in my life where a tie is appropriate but a suit is not so that definitely colors my view of this.

idk, i saw a whole bunch of navy worsted SCs in the RL store, mostly BL and PL, and they looked fantastic to me.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

perfect for linen, I wouldn't do it on a worsted

how do you feel about white MOP buttons on navy SC that have a more casual look, like crepes?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

how do you feel about white MOP buttons on navy SC that have a more casual look, like crepes?

Mmmmmm... Crepes... drool.gif

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laugh.gif more word confusion. do you know what i am referring to, and what is your opinion?

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It's just another Madder Monday

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post #2377 of 12602
what is an ideal fall/winter blue blazer fabric if some of you are opposed to worsted?
post #2378 of 12602
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hopsack (which is worsted but textured) or flannel
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Lemme see if this qualifies...

 

 

Jacket = wool, shirt = oxford cotton, tie = wool, PS = silk

post #2380 of 12602
I know Foo in the past has said that flannel is a notch down on the formality scale. Could I get some more opinions? I would think it is equally formal for the winter/autumn season. Would a flannel suit be out of place for let's say a conservative interview?
post #2381 of 12602
I think it depends on the specific flannel in question. Worsted flannels dont look much different than your run-of-the-mill wool suiting and probably wouldnt be out of place in any CBD environment. On the other hand, I think worsted flannel is a waste of time, it lacks the fuzziness, body, texture and drape that makes (woolen) flannel so great. That said, I probably would steer clear of woolen flannel in a super CBD environment, definitely not for an interview, it isnt worth the risk. My woolen flannel has raised some eyebrows from clients, I think one asked if it was rabbit fur.

Edit: also, if you go "country" with flannel and add brown horn buttons and patch pockets (my preferred configuration), that makes it even less CBD.
post #2382 of 12602
This makes sense. Did your client at least ask if it was angora?
post #2383 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

what is an ideal fall/winter blue blazer fabric if some of you are opposed to worsted?

In addition to hopsack, I think the very heavy at the back of the HS and Minnis books could also work. It's 14oz but allows you some relief if you're in a very well heated room. It's fine in winter expecially since you'll always have an overcoat on when you're out in the wind.
post #2384 of 12602
Would pick a texture that works with the texture and finish of trousers you have. Not every cloth type looks right together.
I like heavier, wintery weight flannel for trousers or suits but think it doesn't work for a jacket. Just my association with the cloth. Navy flannel can be the worst offender as a lint magnet.
More and more cloth houses have hopsack in their books and in various textures. Some more refined than others. Have switched to this over worsteds.
Use a lot of textured, mill finished cloth for navy jackets
post #2385 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I think it depends on the specific flannel in question. Worsted flannels dont look much different than your run-of-the-mill wool suiting and probably wouldnt be out of place in any CBD environment. On the other hand, I think worsted flannel is a waste of time, it lacks the fuzziness, body, texture and drape that makes (woolen) flannel so great. That said, I probably would steer clear of woolen flannel in a super CBD environment, definitely not for an interview, it isnt worth the risk. My woolen flannel has raised some eyebrows from clients, I think one asked if it was rabbit fur.
Edit: also, if you go "country" with flannel and add brown horn buttons and patch pockets (my preferred configuration), that makes it even less CBD.

True. I'd add that a grey flannel is less CBD than a navy flannel, which doesn't give the same fuzzy impression as grey.
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