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post #15811 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

After talking about navy velvet jackets, what do you guys think about this jacket? I think it might not be versatile enough with the silk lapels, making it appropriate for black tie events only. Maybe I'll have Luxire make one with self facing shawl lapels if I can find some tartan cloth on the cheap, which would be more of a smoking than a dinner jacket.


It's not at all versatile, but it's great for winter black tie.
post #15812 of 37428
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

then why not just get the Formosa sharkskin?

Indeed. Why not?
post #15813 of 37428
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Indeed. Why not?

+1

Save B&Tailor for something Greg isn't carrying with Formosa. Perhaps your first odd jacket? A navy blazer? stirpot.gif
post #15814 of 37428
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 


I dunno, it's definetely "there," just "there" is on a balding fifty-something at a country club in 1956. I say that with great affection, of course.

 

It would be more versatile with self lapels, but I'm still not sure how or where you'd wear it. The satin lapel limits it to the evening, for me, though probably not black tie. Honestly it would be better with open-collar white shirt and jeans (unless you have a time machine). How would you feel about peak lapels, instead of shawl, Monkeyface? Maybe hacking pockets, too (a well-matched angled pocket on a tartan jacket is a thing of beauty). For me, that would be as fun, but a lot easier to actually wear.

 

Yeah, country club kind of describes it, except not balding and fifty-something, and it's in the city. I spend many a rainy Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening in hotel bars, members clubs and cocktail bars. London is perhaps one of the few cities where such a jacket wouldn't be out of place. Jeans aren't even allowed in some places, not that I was planning on wearing it like that. 

 

I was thinking of getting it with some drape, and perhaps completely unlined, sleeves included, so that it'll be very comfortable to wear. When it comes to the fabric, a tartan appeals to me as a sort of reminder of my time in Scotland, but a navy or midnight blue might be more versatile. I do like the idea of wide shawl lapels (shaped like TF lapels) and jetted pockets. It would be the perfect bar jacket, not as formal as a dinner jacket, not as standard as a navy blazer, and not as informal as a cardigan or jumper.

 

Anyway, this is just an idea, as I'm in the process of making a list of things to buy over the next couple of years. Communists aren't the only ones with 5 year plans.

post #15815 of 37428
Because you said you wanted a suit from B&T. The Formosa sharkskin from NMWA is the exact shade I would go with, but I thought you wanted the bespoke "experience". If not, get the Formosa!
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I think it makes sense to everyone to get from B&Tailor something that I cannot get from Formosa. 

The sharkskin would be nice but it would make more sense to just get it from NMWA. 

I am so done with navy colours. 

post #15817 of 37428
How about a mid grey fresco then? Like what I'm wearing today...

post #15818 of 37428
That looks like a light grey. Must be the lighting.

I want a pow suit in non-flannel.
post #15819 of 37428
It's on the lighter side of mid grey.

Get a PoW from B&T then. Better yet, make it a three piece!
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I does not like them 3 piece suit
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I does not like them 3 piece suit

 

You're crazy. Why not? Don't say because it makes you look old. This is beautiful:

post #15822 of 37428
Them vests is making me look old.
No one in my office wears vests.
Vests seem unnecessary
post #15823 of 37428
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

[...]
No one in my office wears vests.
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Your office sucks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac  (;))

post #15824 of 37428

Noodles has something seriously wrong with him. I think his brain is defective and he should ask for a new one for christmas. 

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Every men in my office could use some help frOM SF. This is a place whee people don JosABanks suits with no shame and spend over $100 on alterations on JosASuits. I have trIED to tell them it does not make sense to invest over $100 when the suit is $150-$200
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