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Mid grey suit in Harrison's Fine Classics, 3rd bespoke commission, details....

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Thread Starter 
I've had two suits (navy, in worsted and fresco) and a jacket (a navy blazer) made by Lee Baron in the last year or so, and the next one will be a wool coat for the colder half of the year.

I just ordered a suit in mid grey Harrison's Fine Classics, which I've heard good things about in a few places. I want a basic versatile suit. I'm thinking:
  • Single breasted, notch lapels
  • 3R2 dark brown horn buttons buttons
  • Double vents
  • Flap-besom pockets
  • Plain front trousers, no cuff
  • I'd like to get the edges finished like this jacket I saw in J. Press the other day, but I'm not sure if that's too casual or sports-jackety by your estimation. I really like it, but I wonder if it's too loud or affected:

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This'll be my only grey suit, I'm skipping charcoal because I am blonde and I'm not a "businessman." I'm a teacher but I'll be moving into an art/design job later this year. I rarely need to wear a suit, but when I do I am glad to have something nice. What do you think?

BTW, love to hear what you think of the fabric. I was encouraged after digging up these:
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From an old post Ask Andy's: Harrisons "fine classics" or flannels r excellent choices for wrinkle resistance. They run from a bit lighter than 14oz to significantly heavier. Without the open weave they'll be warmer than the 11oz u r looking for but u can find 13oz stuff in there which I don't find that warm.

And it doesn't wrinkle. I've taken a fine classics suit on a 2 week trip, pack and move every other day, wear 3 or 4 times total, never need to iron. Hang an hour and u r off.
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From an FNB blog post: Because Harrisons try to deliver goods that won’t lose their crease or bag in the knees after a few wearings, their flannels aren’t as spongy as some other makes but they perform incredibly well. In fact, their flannels wear like a worsted, keep their crease and sell quickly.... The Frontier and Fine Classics bunches are suit cloths for the city boys uniform. Good value, hard wearing and always look smart. Although they are still lighter in weight than cloths from the past they incorporate the same qualities which used to be standard for the City. In the past, City boys used to (Barristers still do) like the heavier 15 oz cloths because to them the suit was more of a uniform than a sartorial indulgence.The idea was that they wore them every day, all day. Doesn’t sound like much fun or even a matter of style and it wasn’t.
post #2 of 6
Don't get the swelled edges. It is for sport coats or informal suits. If you will have 1 gray suit, make it classic. It'll give you more options for shirt and tie combos.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
"Swelled edges," so that's what you call them! Thanks, I thought that might be the case. Dark horn buttons classic enough?
post #4 of 6
Only gray horn for a gray suit. Dark brown is better for a navy blazer suit. I have navy buttons for my navy blazer suit (NSM make it that way so I rolled with it).
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I was hoping to be encouraged in the direction of those photos... it'll be a good suit either way, for sure. Thank you for the comments!
post #6 of 6
I like the subtle charcoal/dark red windowpane in the Fine Classics book. Most windowpanes are too loud for me but that one looks just right.
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