Originally Posted by westhill
Thanks JTA , its good to have the different perspective . Imagine its true that some workplaces are very more open to staff expressing their individuality through their choice of clothing ,such IT, recruitment, creative etc.. The City of London for sure is not so advanced in this thinking, but compare it to the olden days of tightly furled umbrellas and bowler hats and you see there has been change there as well. Probably most bowler hats are only seen now in the pages of a " Hackett "catalogue ! In reply to your second point , Yes I have discovered Mark Stephen Marengo quite recently , it seems to be a very well kept secret , but I know many of my colleagues always buy their suits there so they must definitely be doing something right. Noted your point about "not an orphaned suit coat" ... that's another tip I will take on board .... but is there anything one can do with suit coat or jacket once the trousers wear out ...seems such a waste to dump It ? That's a rhetorical question I don't expect you to reply JTA.
No worries mate. Glad to be an assistance.
For the orphaned suit coat, if the fabric is worsted then I would probably suggest there's a little help I can offer aside of donate it to somewhere.. I've tried in the past and resigned to the fact that it didn't work out well. Having said that though, in reality not many people care about whether you wear an orphaned suit coat or a sportscoat lol. To many people it's a jacket.. Everything is in the mind..
As for the Mark Stephen Marengo, yes, the brand is pretty good and I'd his RTW blue label suit about 5 or so years ago. Yes, the coat is fused yet solidly built with flattering fitted silhouette without being too skinny. I've received many compliments when I wore that one. I think his scarlet label is semi or fully canvassed (it says in the lining that the coat is canvassed yet unsure whether it is full or not) but the bespoke is full canvassed.