Originally Posted by Chris-ModaR
I’d like to get things rolling in this thread and get some discussion started by announcing a lucky draw that we’d like to offer to the members of Styleforum. We’d like to offer a half canvas suit for free to one lucky member and entry into the competition is simply posting your ideal suit on this thread. The deadline will be a little more than a month from now (Oct 31, 2013) and we’d also love to see the feedback users here will give other folks on their designs. As a sign of appreciation, we would like to provide some free shirts to the suit design our team decides is second best as well as a gift to users that are active in discussions on our affiliate thread.
The format for entering the competition should be:
1. Specifications of the suit such as the cutting, the type of shoulders (natural or more structured), color of the fabric, lapel width, how many buttons, pocket styles, etc.
2. A reference photo or two so the folks here can get an idea of what you’re thinking of
3. What occasion you have in mind for the suit, your own wedding? A friend’s wedding? Everyday work? Graduation? Prom? Starting a new job? A special event coming up? Let us know to get us excited for your suit!
So what happens after we pick the winner?
We’ll work with the winner to either let them choose from one of the suit fabrics that is already on our website (if it matches close enough to their ideal suit), or the winner can utilize our Find A Fabric service where we’ll help them find a fabric they like. Also if you win but you’re worried about measuring yourself you can use our virtual tailor service to video conference our team for measurement guidance.
Let's get this started and we look forward to seeing what people have in mind!
Hey guys! Welcome to SF. It looks like you are putting out some great stuff.
This is a great idea. I'm all excited to design my dream suit now. Okay, here goes:
Fall and Winter are my favourite seasons, so I adore flannel. The fabric for my suit would be a medium weight flannel in chocolate brown, with a light brown loud chalk windowpane check. I love chalk windowpane. The jacket would be constructed with a more traditional English cut: structured, slightly roped shoulders, suppressed waist, stiff canvas in the lapels for a generous roll, and a structured chest. It would have a six-on-two double breasted button configuration, with peak lapels, hacking flapped pockets and ticket pocket, and side vents. The lapels would be 3.5 inches wide, a little on the wide side. With a functional boutonniere, of course. I would have five functional buttons on each sleeve.
For the trousers, I would like flat front with a fairly high rise. They should be very tapered with a crisp, single break about an inch above the 1.5 inch cuff. I would prefer a button fly, split-V waist, and brace buttons too.
Here are a couple pictures to kind of get the idea:
Overall I would want it to look a lot like this.
Here is another close one:
I would prefer a little heavier flannel than this one, though. And I'd want the check to be more chalky.
Anyways, in my opinion this is the ultimate cold weather suit. I would wear it for almost any occasion. Work, a stroll, just hanging out, anything.
Thanks guys, and best of luck to Moda Republic!