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post #406 of 13589
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Linen.
I'm not going to buy a linen suit, ever.
post #407 of 13589
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I'm not going to buy a linen suit, ever.

Is it Southern self-hate that's stopping you? If I lived in the South, I'd wear linen all the freaking time.
post #408 of 13589
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Is it Southern self-hate that's stopping you? If I lived in the South, I'd wear linen all the freaking time.
No, they never look good after 10 minutes of wear. I know you see the obnoxious wrinkles as character, I see them as wrinkles.
post #409 of 13589
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

No, they never look good after 10 minutes of wear. I know you see the obnoxious wrinkles as character, I see them as wrinkles.

Have you tried the really heavy Irish stuff? Doesn't wrinkle so much. In fact, I'd say my lightweight fresco wrinkles more.
post #410 of 13589
Solaro : (

Cotton (7 oz, IIRC):

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(Yes, same shoes, and this time in a spring/summer outfit. "Summer grenadine" as well. Oops, oops.)
post #411 of 13589
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No, they never look good after 10 minutes of wear. I know you see the obnoxious wrinkles as character, I see them as wrinkles.

I have a hard time embracing the wrinkles and saggy knees myself.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Have you tried the really heavy Irish stuff? Doesn't wrinkle so much. In fact, I'd say my lightweight fresco wrinkles more.

That's a bold statement the 8/9oz fresco holds up surprisingly well.
post #412 of 13589
Thread Starter 
Solaro wears hot. 14 ounce linen does too, and it still wrinkles like mad. I don't mind the wrinkles though.
post #413 of 13589
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

It's the anti-fuuma tie, I couldn't think of anything that would be in more contrast to your aesthetic.

Yeah I know, however I think it would go over relatively well with a beige cotton suit in some summery fit (i.e. much better in the south than the north for example). The suit you are wearing is just too somber.
post #414 of 13589
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's a bold statement the 8/9oz fresco holds up surprisingly well.

It does. But my 13oz. W. Bill linen trousers hold up equally well.
post #415 of 13589
Thread Starter 
NOBD that is nice but you should not be wearing suede shoes in the summer. Ginger suede is the only possible exception.
post #416 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

NOBD that is nice but you should not be wearing suede shoes in the summer. Ginger suede is the only possible exception.

smile.gif Hence the first oops... Grenadine is okay in summer? I'd appreciate an example of ginger suede.
post #417 of 13589
Thread Starter 
nothing wrong with grenadine in summer
post #418 of 13589
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Last time I wore it with a white shirt and the mid-blue fresco we both have. Maybe a khaki fresco suit is in my future!

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

problem is, nobody makes it.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

How about wheat fresco? I think that is a great color. Pretty close to khaki.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

My feeling is that if you are going to go tan/khaki/gold in the summer, you ought to go linen or cotton. Fresco, to me, is inherently more of a city/business appropriate cloth.
I have the H&S Crispaire khaki/tan fresco in my usual summer 3 roll 2 patch/flap hip pocket, patch breast pocket and single hook vent. It was my first suit from Winston/Chipp and he mistakenly did hand pick stitching on the lapels and trouser seams instead of the machine stitching I wanted. That is the only thing I don't like about it. He was so proud of it that I left it alone and only corrected it for future orders.
I like the color and don't see the objection to fresco here. It is way more useful to me than a cotton suit would be and for the same purpose (linen is a different beast altogether)
post #419 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Black shoes with brown suits is actaully and "advanced" move that I do sometimes.


A super seiyan move is black shoes with khakis.
post #420 of 13589
Is that the first time a jacket's ever been made with both a single hook vent and hand pick stitching?
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