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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

@kulata

here's a northern lights check

HATE this color scheme so much. Fit is spot on though. (Henry Poole blog)

https://henrypoole.com/henry-poole-house-check/

David-Gandy-Henry-Poole-Check-725x1024.jpg

Just shows how personal taste is.

I think the outfit looks super sharp, very British but modern still, I'd wear it.
Only thing I might personally change would be the pants for a dark navy flannel instead but that's minor....
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Same suit, much better tie choice (in the Artist, Rebel, Dandy exhibit):

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MUCH prefer it as a jacket

 

Also, the one you're posting is the "true PoW" similar to the Glenroyal brown/blue, correct?

 

The Poole "house check"  looks tighter in scale

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Also, the one you're posting is the "true PoW" similar to the Glenroyal brown/blue, correct?

yes I think so
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The Poole "house check"  looks tighter in scale

even more suit-ready then.

I think it's good as both. The suit is obviously very dandified and few could wear it. But I think it looks good.
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It does look good (including the old pictures of the Duke) but the dandified impracticality of it makes it hard for me to relate to.

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Originally Posted by jedwards View Post

Just shows how personal taste is.

I think the outfit looks super sharp, very British but modern still, I'd wear it.
Only thing I might personally change would be the pants for a dark navy flannel instead but that's minor....

I agree, super sharp indeed.
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Oh hey y'all, and Greg! I thought I walked into NMWA thread!:slayer:

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Good deed Friday for my 2000th post

If you are a US42 or maybe US40 and in the market for a staple grey flannel suit. Here is a Sartoria Partenopea for Maxi Ho (A store in Napoli) at a steal price, this is essentially what you pay for a nice tie. I would have snagged it if it was a US44 but oh well it may just be your lucky day if you are looking for a staple grey flannel suit.

I own a 100% cashmere navy blazer from the store and it's made by Sartoria Partenopea. Fantastic stuff

http://www.yoox.com/us/49139533PX/item?dept=men#sts=sr_men80&cod10=49139533PX&sizeId=5

*Don't ask me any questions. Just order if you need it and return if it doesn't work out

 

It's too bad I only just got home from work! I would've picked that up in a heartbeat if it were still available. That's exactly my size for Sartoria Partenopea. Anyway, I appreciate you posting here. Thanks!

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I'm continuing my suit shopping while in the US from Africa.    This time at a small Men's store nearby.

 

I tried to get better pictures this time.    I hoped to get back to Suit Supply and BB for some better pics but not looking I can make it happen.

 

I'm trying to learn what looks good on me.  Any of these suits specifically worth pursuing or at least on that fits decent that I can learn from?

 

First up:   

 

Paul Betenly 38S - Jacket Length is 29.5" - $695 for this suit; it is a little more than the SuSu suits I was considering but may fit better?

 

 

 

 

Next Up: 

 

38R Coppley Biella - $995 - A little more than I want to spend but I would consider it.  - Jacket Length is 30"   

 

 

 

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That jacket looks like it sits much more cleanly on you. Back is hard to tell since the vents are still basted. 

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@mdancel the last one fits best. Length is ok to my eyes. However, I still see some lapel bowing, indicating the chest is too tight. Perhaps it's just your posture though, you seem to be standing overly erect. Is that your natural pose?

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Do any Noodlers here like the Howard Yount USA cut in 34?
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Do any Noodlers here like the Howard Yount USA cut in 34?

I love it in a 32.
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Curious to get some takes on something I've been thinking about for awhile. I have a black and white houndstooth "worsted cashmere" odd jacket with patch pockets. It was one of those things that looked cool but I have since found somewhat difficult to wear with most of my wardrobe. I'm considering just ordering a matching pair of trousers (exact fabric is still available) to turn it into a casual suit. I'm not really sure if I'm throwing good money after bad here.

- The fabric does not feel like a fabric that would make a particularly sturdy pair of trousers. I'd probably get the trousers lined to the knee and only wear the thing 5-6 times a year, so hopefully that would minimize wear issues.
- I guess the drape of the trousers is another concern here.
- If the trousers do wear out, I'd go back to wearing the jacket occasionally with other odd trousers.
- Jacket has been to the dry cleaners once and has no real signs of wear. I'm willing to risk immaterial differences between bolts of the same fabric.
- Opportunity cost of getting this done is roughly one pair of Minnis flannel trousers from Luxire, which would likely get more use.
- At some point I plan to get a black/white flannel POW or small houndstooth suit (most likely POW) to wear as a casual suit.

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I'm not sure it would look that good as a suit. What pants do you typically wear with it?
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