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post #451 of 643
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It's annoying truths like this that keep me from buying a lightweight mac.

Well I'm here in NY and mine gets plenty of use. It is certainly an essential and oft used item in my wardrobe! It can get really humid here and if all I had was a heavy raincoat (even with a removable lining) I would be miserable!
post #452 of 643
How many meters of cloth do you need for a vest?
post #453 of 643
As I'm informed, as much as the distance from your shoulder to your crotch, plus 3 inch margin
post #454 of 643
So when ordering fabric and asked how much I need I can just give them this measurement? confused.gif
post #455 of 643
I'd ask your tailor.
post #456 of 643
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3-pc medium gray flannel chalkstripe? I have only two things still in production (and then I hope I am done for a while) and that is one of them.


I would say that solid is the more "essential" suit but chalk is nice, yeah.

Would do medium grey chalk as a DB before going 3 piece. May be in the minority but the idea of a 3 piece flannel suit in a significant weight seems bulky and cumbersome to me but what do I know of such matters.
post #457 of 643
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So when ordering fabric and asked how much I need I can just give them this measurement? confused.gif

One yard is safe. You need the full yard for the length of the vest. Sometimes you can get by with 7/8 yard but it's not worth skimping for an 1/8th. You could get two vests out of one yard as you use only half of the cloth width, unless you have a lot of girth.
post #458 of 643
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A 3-piece medium gray flannel--the ultimate winter suit--could well go on the advanced list.
3-pc medium gray flannel chalkstripe? I have only two things still in production (and then I hope I am done for a while) and that is one of them.

Don't be a quitter D!
post #459 of 643
While I pretty much have the entire list, I'm on a quest for a complete Despos (sans shoes and ties) version of it. How am I doing so far, Chris?

Rob
post #460 of 643
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I suppose a rain coat is essential. I much prefer the longer ones, though, mid-calf.
I very much agree - I can't see the point of short raincoats.
post #461 of 643
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Don't be a quitter D!

yes, those who can, must.
post #462 of 643
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

One yard is safe. You need the full yard for the length of the vest. Sometimes you can get by with 7/8 yard but it's not worth skimping for an 1/8th. You could get two vests out of one yard as you use only half of the cloth width, unless you have a lot of girth.

Is the yard for self-backed? My tailor requested a metre for that, but that may just be the consequence of living in a metric country.
post #463 of 643
Nice thread, this helped with deciding what to get next. I would add few more items:

Navy blazer with metal buttons
A pair of ankle boots for winter, rugged terrain, and travel
A travel suit in a crease-resistant fabric (eg fresco), grey or navy
Driving shoes
Silver/grey cashmere v-neck sweater
Black turtleneck sweater
Polo shirt
Summer jacket e.g. Harrington Jacket

Since you mentioned ties, let's list 'must have' accessories:

Sunglasses
Scarf (cashmere)
Leather gloves
Panama hat
Umbrella or a rain-resistant hat (trilby,fedora, flat cap)
Dress watch (thin, leather strap)
post #464 of 643
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

How many meters of cloth do you need for a vest?
According to Will, most men would need .5 meters.
post #465 of 643

I think nothingdescribes a well-dressed man than a nice fitting tailor made suit/jacket.

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