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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

man, i sure hope they're not out of style.  just placed an order for the navy sharkskin from indochino (it doesn't look too shiny to me)

 

When you get your delivery, post pictures of you wearing it in the Indochino thread. I sure hope that you didn't go to the Traveling Tailor...

post #17 of 36
Never out of style.

post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I never knew there was anything untoward about sharkskin (aka pick and pick). I had Chan make me up a suit from a VBC 110 gray sharkskin a couple of years ago. Truth be told, I didn't even know it was sharkskin until Patrick Chu told me it was. That suit will always have a special place in my heart because one day, while I was wearing it, a lady--a complete stranger, I might add--volunteered that I looked just like Cary Grant! I had never fancied there was a resemblance, so I think it must have been the gray suit!

I ain't sayin' she a golddigger but...
post #19 of 36
It is always favorable if the fabric is nicely weaved.

Good one can be Italian look blend with british toughness.
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I ain't sayin' she a golddigger but...

As this occurred in an eyeglass store (not a propitious haunt for golddiggers, I would assume) and she looked some few years my senior, she would have been awfully long in the tooth to have been digging for gold--not that I have much gold to be dug, anyway!
post #21 of 36


i just got this one. wanted to share.
post #22 of 36
Sorry but that looks awful.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Sorry but that looks awful.

That's quite inpolite of you.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Sorry but that looks awful.



i dont think it was inpolite of you, however vague.
this is a fashion forum after all.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

That's quite inpolite of you.

I am very sorry misterkisses , I was commenting last night with a very anguish mind.
But however, I believe you may benefit from lurking in this forum if you want to dress better.
post #26 of 36
oh i wasnt offended. i just wanted to share my new suit. which is sharkskin.

"dont cast your pearls before swine", it is what it is.
post #27 of 36
Got married in sharkskin, Holland and Sherry 8oz, 80% tropical worsted, 20% kid mohair - not too shiny:

post #28 of 36
I know the traditional sharkskin (pick-and-pick), which is an even twill weave that alternates black (or coloured) and white yarns in both the warp and weft. But what is the shiny sharkskin exactly? Is it the same weave, just in mohair or polyester? I have a traditional sharkskin suit in all wool and it isn't shiny at all.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Sorry but that looks awful.
the guy appears to be musician, so the white shoes (trainers?), tie may not be out of place and black shirt is clearly evening wear.
The suit looks to have a pull (too tight/ "X" on the jacket) due to the high jacket button vs. need to get shape into it. I have the same problem with an Armani suit slim fit reconstruction.
Edited by Hacking jacket - 3/3/13 at 11:33pm
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Got married in sharkskin, Holland and Sherry 8oz, 80% tropical worsted, 20% kid mohair - not too shiny:
Very nice indeed. The cloth merchant of Savile Row: is mohair a Savile Row trend? I've an Ede and Ravenscroft 'non-shark skin' but with similar mohair content. 'The mods' use to be big on mohair suits in the '70s
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