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True, but the 0520 is not really grey/blue (at least not compared to say the fresco mohair 0577 that I'm considering having a suit made up in).

I agree. Nothing remotely grey about it.

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It is not a "blazer" fabric in the sense of the traditional New England version. I find it a shade of blue, however, that works quite well as an odd jacket with light grey trousers.


Same here. Perfect for summer.

If you're wedded to navy then it isn't what you want. But IMO it's just as good - in this instance - as navy.
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Mohair seems to be popular on here at the moment.
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Mohair seems to be popular on here at the moment.

Preparations for summer have begun.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Preparations for summer have begun.

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I'd love to prepare for summer. If we ever have another that is.

A tip for those lightweight mohairs, try and avoid getting caught in the rain shower because if they get wet they'll look like a rag.
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Preparations for summer have begun.

Hear, hear.
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I'm prepping for summer here as well- with a certain sense of loathing I might add.  I'm moving heavily into linens for the hot months here in Napoli.  I have found a local 5th generation tailor to make some linen shirts for around 85E and pants starting around 200E.  Looking forward to that part of summer at least!

 

 

But my reason for posting is this; 

 

What are your opinions on turnback cuffs/cocktail cuffs?  I'm interested in hearing whether you find them to be in good taste.  

 

Thanks

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I think you'll get wild-y disparate opinions on turn-back cuffs on shirts, with some saying it makes one look affected, and others saying it'll look good. I say, if Bond (played by Connery) wore it, it's good enough for me.

I'll be sending some stuff to Naples. I've heard a lot about the problems with the Italian post (not sure if it's founded or not), and want to know if it's safe for me to send it via regular mail? Since you're in Naples, any feedback?
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I used to have a lot of turnbacks. I have since moved to a regular barrel.
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I think it's fine to have a few of them, but they shouldn't be on the bulk of your shirts
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Turbacks seem broadly understood by the cognoscenti as being in bad taste. I'm not sure why, but that's the story.
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Are we talking about cocktail cuffs here?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Turbacks seem broadly understood by the cognoscenti as being in bad taste. I'm not sure why, but that's the story.

That is true.
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Are we talking about cocktail cuffs here?

Yes. Opinions?
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Cocktail cuffs, portofino cuffs, turnback cuffs, casino cuff, milanese cuffs, all the same thing.
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My understanding is that they were created by T&A and popularized by one of the Bond films. This kind of early attempt at branding and marketing may be what's still befouling their reputation in the anti-branding iGent culture. Personally I think they look kind of cool in picture but I don't have any. I wouldn't be opposed to trying it. I've heard they're a huge pain to clean though - if you don't have somebody good, they'll probably screw it up.
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