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 Thanks all, but you're not converging on the same answers! 

 

Unbel, I do think a bigger houndstooth would be better (saw one on the bus after leaving the store and thought, yep bigger/better). You don't like brighter colors in fall/winter? 

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Unbel, I do think a bigger houndstooth would be better (saw one on the bus after leaving the store and thought, yep bigger/better). You don't like brighter colors in fall/winter? 

Some brighter colors are good in fall/winter, but not bright blue. Think about the colors you see around in the fall/winter. Rust, violet, and whatnot.
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Some brighter colors are good in fall/winter, but not bright blue. Think about the colors you see around in the fall/winter. Rust, violet, and whatnot.


Yeah, I know and have preference for a muted fall color scheme, but the sky, when it comes out in winter, is bright. Navy isn't much of a fall color, except I suppose in, well, the navy!

 

That said, I'd never wear sky blue in the winter, or be disinclined to. Will check on how bright that blue is IRL if I press ahead. 

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Some fabrics, which come to 500-750 Euros depending on which. Probably the navy herringbone as the first shot since the base model works pretty well. The top two are my favorite of the bunch though would like a darker donegal. 

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On houndstooth jackets, I think a larger houndstooth would be better.

 

1.

 

2. Tan donegal

 

3. navy/dark blue herringbone

4. Navy micro houndstooth (or brown one)

 

5. brown/charcoal with blue overcheck

 

 

6. brown with navy check.

 

 

6, but the Moonbeam version is better. Too bad they don't have that.

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There comes a point where for a bit more, through Formosa at NMWA, a MTO might be the way to go.

 

Greg once posted a really nice rich almost coppery herringbone when he was offering the first MTO. Didn't make it to the top, but I thought it was great. 

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^ That's pretty much the conclusion I've reached and why I've joined a number of the GMTO's. The value proposition is pretty high, as long as the fit works.

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I've come to that point...now I can't settle for much less. I am giving Eidos MTO a shot through NMWA though...nice prices.
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Glad I can just slip into RTWs with no major alterations. 

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Clags, something like the London Lounge houndstooth would be a nice addition to your rotation:

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Cox, my thought: Stop sticking your hand in your pocket for pictures, dammit!
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Are we still styling @Claghorn? Clags, what do you have that's not navy or blue? I know you've posted this before, but help me remember...seems like you could use some summer stuff. Do you have any non-blue linen? Also are you still getting stuff made for you or is that over now that you're not next to BnT anymore?

I have a brown silk-wool-linen from B&T. A number of blue linen numbers, obviously. Going to use a combination of Suit Supply and B&T (one a year) going forward.

I like that fabric Butchy. Something along those lines. Warm. But that might be of limited use in Texas. People are still walking around in shorts and tshirts.
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Cox, my thought: Stop sticking your hand in your pocket for pictures, dammit!

Sugar, I owned that cloth for about two weeks before I sold it back to someone on LL

It's a very intense fabric, not for the faint of heart. Large scale herringbones have a very limited range in terms of versatility

I believe Edmorel commented he didn;t like large scale herrings either
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#2 is the most useful without being boring. Thats what Id kop if I was you, Tweedy.
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Some fabrics, which come to 500-750 Euros depending on which. Probably the navy herringbone as the first shot since the base model works pretty well. The top two are my favorite of the bunch though would like a darker donegal. 

 

On houndstooth jackets, I think a larger houndstooth would be better.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

1.

 

2. Tan donegal

 

3. navy/dark blue herringbone

4. Navy micro houndstooth (or brown one)

 

5. brown/charcoal with blue overcheck

 

 

6. brown with navy check.

 

 

 

IMO  #1 = horse blanket, #2 = awsm and versatile, #3 ditto, #4 meh, #5 cool, #6  got one like that and IMO it's awsm


Edited by Pliny - 12/15/14 at 6:58pm
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