I recently dug this suit out of my closet. I haven't worn it in years because a tailor mangled the pants somewhat and I assumed since I bougt it at Syms (Filene's), it wasn't worth the tailoring bill to fix all its issues. But since I pulled it out I've worn the jacket as an odd jacket a few times. It seems to be decent quality, though it has some oddities....the biggest of which is that it has an unvented jacket and pleated pants, which is a combination I've never seen. I bought it before I really knew what to look for in a suit.
1. The brand is Tallia Uomo, which I've never heard of. It was made in the USA at a unionized factory. See photos of tags below. Does this mean anything in terms of quality? The fake Italian name is a turn-off, but the made in America part gives me hope that it might be worth paying a tailor to salvage the pants.
2. Does this work as an odd jacket? In the photos below, I'm wearing it with unwashed 501s, but I've also paired it with chocolate pants. Might work with cream pants if I had a pair. The fabric has some visual texture, which makes me think it works, but the lack of vents makes it seem fairly formal.
3. What would you call this fabric? Hopsack? Fresco? I'm wondering if it might be breathable enough that it would be worthwhile to have the lining removed so I could wear it during the summers in Dallas.
4. What do you think about fit? It fits very snug but isn't uncomfortable. Biggest problem is the strain at the button. It's a 42L (I'm normally in a 46L) but the shoulders look and feel alright.