Originally Posted by mafoofan
I'm not drawing conclusions and you aren't merely implying. You explicitly prescribe that the OP's first ten suits should be of an all-season cloth (whatever that is) and that only subsequent suits be season-oriented. I think this is bad advice and I have stated why. But here it is, put another way: I would not want to spend $60-70,000 on ten suits that ultimately look neither here nor there, each of which I am likely to leave behind in my closet once I have acquired more season-specific options.
I think that all depends on where you live. Frankly, there is no way I could spend all year in flannel or fresco.
For one, I reckon a nice 11-13oz worsted wears a lot better on those 10-20c days that make up most of the year in London (nowhere near enough cold enough for 14oz flannel - especially if you ever use the tube - and a bit too windy and cool for 8/9oz fresco).
Secondly, I also really quite like a nice worsted - the Smith's Botany in particular drapes beautifully, and wears significantly cooler than my flannel
Finally, I think there is a question of what is deemed business appropriate in your professional environment. Flannel, in my circles, always causes comments. Sometimes this is good, but if I am presenting to a new client, or in a proposal meeting, that is not where I need the attention to be. Similarly, the see-through nature of fresco can be a distraction...especially if you have hairy legs
PS. Neither would I suggest that someone starts their bespoke journey with suits that cost $6-7k a pop, but that's just me