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Those seem like pretty SF safe ties to me.

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^ I agree with Caustic that both of those are pretty safe / nice, Noodles. Boring perhaps, but I'd happily wear either.
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^ I agree.

So because I am stuck with suits, I try to find suits that have patterns. I know I should build up on solid colors but it is not what I want at this point in my sartorial life. Hehe
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Thanks, archi. smile.gif
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I luv archi. He makes solid points.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

^ I agree.

So because I am stuck with suits, I try to find suits that have patterns. I know I should build up on solid colors but it is not what I want at this point in my sartorial life. Hehe

What sort of patterns are we talking about here? I only ask because I know that you want more POW / windowpane and I'd really urge at least going for stripes. I understand not liking solids, but the benefit is that they give you a conservative ground to contrast with your more esoteric or bold choices. Sometimes you do want your suits to blend into the background.

That said, if you really like patterned suits, at least consider getting a solid suit every other time. This way you can indulge yourself while still building up staples and increasing your suit wardrobe to a workable size.
post #24427 of 37395
Patterns that catch my small eyes.
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^ You have a windowpane, but yeah, that Houndstooth is awesome. If you do get something Formosa MTO (individual, not group), Harrison's has a worsted flannel that is pretty similar.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ You have a windowpane, but yeah, that Houndstooth is awesome. If you do get something Formosa MTO (individual, not group), Harrison's has a worsted flannel that is pretty similar.
Yes. For now, Formosa MTO is my best optIon. I have 2 winpans.
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Yes. For now, Formosa MTO is my best optIon. I have 2 winpans.
If you're planning to do Formosa MTO you may as well do MTM and save on alterations
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Gents, now that I've landed in London, it seems I shall need a rain coat.

Is there really no equal to Burberry's gabardine trench? I don't know if it's classic, or passé..

Would you wear it a lot in Boston? If you think you'd only be using in London, maybe investing in a good umbrella is the way to go.

Or you could get a Stutterheim raincoat for way less money than a Burberry trench.
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Thread Starter 

+1 for houndstooth. And there are other options besides Formosa for MTM (SuSu, NSM, KW). Plus, of course, Formosa, which is great as well.

 

A houndstooth suit is something I'd love to own. Maybe even in gray.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

People worrying about mid to light gray trousers being orphaned trousers are crazy. Unless that shit has mohair or is charcoal, it isn't really an issue in my opinion.

 

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I don't really see the issue with odd trousers that have a bit if mohair. Unless they're navy or dark grey, I'd happily wear them.

 

Charcoal/Dark Grey odd trousers are generally unloved on SF?

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I think it's safe to say that they are challenging to do right in an SF context. Naturally, everywhere else they are a mainstay.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I don't really see the issue with odd trousers that have a bit if mohair. Unless they're navy or dark grey, I'd happily wear them.

Charcoal/Dark Grey odd trousers are generally unloved on SF?

Not sure if serious...
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