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Has anyone seen that Inglese blue Donegal chambray in the wild? Curious as to the weight of the fabric. Love the look of it. Sometimes I wonder if I'm about to reach blue chambray shirt maximum capacity.
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^ This one? I got it MTM. It's a pretty substantial fabric but also soft and the texture is fantastic. If you're looking for a lightweight chambray, this one probably isn't it.

 

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Schneider Memory

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^ This one? I got it MTM. It's a pretty substantial fabric but also soft and the texture is fantastic. If you're looking for a lightweight chambray, this one probably isn't it.

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Yep that's it. Actually glad it's a bit heavier fabric. Maybe I can wear it before June. Thanks for the info. Are you preferring it dressed up or down?
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Schneider Memory

 

 

whoa  :wow::inlove:

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I think I might put SW kops on hold for a bit to pick up a Formosa suit. Now the question becomes which.
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^ This one? I got it MTM. It's a pretty substantial fabric but also soft and the texture is fantastic. If you're looking for a lightweight chambray, this one probably isn't it.

072015015.jpg

Yep that's it. Actually glad it's a bit heavier fabric. Maybe I can wear it before June. Thanks for the info. Are you preferring it dressed up or down?

 

I think it works best with dress casual, including with a sufficiently casual sport coat. I'm not sure it really works with a tie, though I keep considering it.

 

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I think I might put SW kops on hold for a bit to pick up a Formosa suit. Now the question becomes which.

 

It's a bit heavy at 15/16 oz. but the P&B Universal navy herringbone is legitimately amazing. It's one of those fabrics about which I think it's fair to say that pictures don't do it justice (as nice as the photos are).

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15/16 is a bit heavy for Silicon Valley weather isn't it (ie Mountain View, San Jose, etc.)? I handled a few options at the trunk show, which were all quite nice.
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^Minnis 0765 midnight navy

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Yes, ts(s) trouser (and shorts) sizing starts off larger than expected, relative to their sizing for tops.  We've stocked size 1 in the past, which has a waist of about 32", but elected not to this time around.

Thanks, Kyle. Helpful info. Just curious, but do a lot of people find that the sizing works for them? It's not just that the waist starts off larger than one would expect in light of the sizing for tops. Unless I'm missing something, it's also that the proportions of waist x inseam are unconventional. Size 2 has a 34.6" waist but only a 29" inseam. I'm tall-ish but not unusually so, and to get an inseam that would work for me I'd need to take a waist that's like 7 inches too large. If that sizing works for other people rock on, but it seems like having inseams substantially smaller on a relative basis than the waist cuts out a lot of potential customers. Maybe I'm not getting how these are meant to be worn, though . . .
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15/16 is a bit heavy for Silicon Valley weather isn't it (ie Mountain View, San Jose, etc.)? I handled a few options at the trunk show, which were all quite nice.

 

Probably. I'm in the East Bay, so I know it will probably be a bit warm for some of the year (especially if temps continue to be so unusually warm). It's still worth considering. My other votes would be the navy birdseye, grey sharkskin, and Lesser navy nailhead (if you don't mind patch pockets on a suit).

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Thanks, Kyle. Helpful info. Just curious, but do a lot of people find that the sizing works for them? It's not just that the waist starts off larger than one would expect in light of the sizing for tops. Unless I'm missing something, it's also that the proportions of waist x inseam are unconventional. Size 2 has a 34.6" waist but only a 29" inseam. I'm tall-ish but not unusually so, and to get an inseam that would work for me I'd need to take a waist that's like 7 inches too large. If that sizing works for other people rock on, but it seems like having inseams substantially smaller on a relative basis than the waist cuts out a lot of potential customers. Maybe I'm not getting how these are meant to be worn, though . . .

 

I'm usually very happy with a 2 in tops and 1 in trousers, and if neither of those works for me then the item just isn't for me.  I think out of a lot of Japanese Brands, ts(s) tends to be quite western friendly with a 5 being a good fit for a typical 52, but you're right that the inseam is on the short side, and it's intended to be.

 

I think the best way to explain it though, and I don't mean this in any rude way whatsoever, is that the designer, Takuji Suzuki, definitely designs the garments for himself and then they scale the sizes from there.  At least this is the way I see it.

 

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I'm usually very happy with a 2 in tops and 1 in trousers, and if neither of those works for me then the item just isn't for me.  I think out of a lot of Japanese Brands, ts(s) tends to be quite western friendly with a 5 being a good fit for a typical 52, but you're right that the inseam is on the short side, and it's intended to be.

I think the best way to explain it though, and I don't mean this in any rude way whatsoever, is that the designer, Takuji Suzuki, definitely designs the garments for himself and then they scale the sizes from there.  At least this is the way I see it.



Really interesting and helpful - thanks!
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Thread Starter 

 

Formosa people,  this is the time for you to weigh in

and help decide what we're making for spring/summer

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/512554/ideas-for-sartoria-formosa-s-s16-suits-sport-coats/0_100

 

I'm happy to discuss and give more info on any of these cloths,

but I think it would be neater to have all those discussions

in that specific thread (so we can all keep track)

 


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Sadly, I don't think either of these work for me. I could try to shrink the PF, but I think it will still be too big. I have a medium S&C crewneck that fits really snug, but I sized up because I wanted the cardigan to be a little slouchy....think it looks too slouchy.
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