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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

that's not a twill ^

looks more like a "nailhead" tweed

 

SA told me twill but whatever it is, it's not herringbone.

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Twill

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nailhead

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^ You know a lot more about this stuff than I do I'm sure so I'm certainly not looking to be contradictory on it. I do specifically remember that I asked the SA if this was a nail head and he told me twill. You and he might have had a conversation on it that could have been a little interesting.

 

All the same, I posted the picture to explain my vote that no, herringbone is not the only good grey SC.  

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^ no disrespect intended

I actually found it interesting that there's such thing as a nailhead tweed. I've seen birdseye before, but never nailhead. Both are more often found in worsted suiting...
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Perhaps not the only good one, but arguably the best. And probably the easiest to use and hardest to mess up.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

^ no disrespect intended

 

 

Likewise, of course. The jacket is Samuelsohn who use a lot of Loro Piana for what that's worth. The texture has a fuzziness to it that's really nice to wear. I confess that I bought it before I realized how hard it is to pair a mid (dark-mid?) grey jacket. The only pants that I have and can wear it with are Navy and Tan and tan just looks 'OK'. I'll try it with Winter White eventually, and possibly the black turtleneck.

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Thread Starter 
Um. Salespeople are generally not very knowledgable about the clothes they sell. More knowledgable, on average, than the average Joe. Less knowledgable, on average, than the average hobbyist.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Um. Salespeople are generally not very knowledgable about the clothes they sell. More knowledgable, on average, than the average Joe. Less knowledgable, on average, than the average hobbyist.

Youtube channel idea: Claghorn visits stores and trolls the SA's

-Suit Supply
-J Crew
-Banana Republic
-Charles Tyrwitt
-Zara
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Thread Starter 
Very. Very. Tempting. But I'm very much anti-troll. As much as I want to.

But BR, JC, and Zara...their SA's don't pretend to be knowledgable.

Whenever I take my dad to Brooks, the people he talks to generally seem decently knowledgable. Limited sample, as I've only heard SA's there talk suits once.

Good targets would be:

BB.
Jos A Banks
CT
SuSu
SFA/NM/Nordstroms
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Sarto could do it well...
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Noodles, some linens for summer?

Looking through this book for some Panta MTOs



They even have some blue linens for your odd trousers
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Yep , I do remember seeing that and the grey pairings in that thread were one part of my thinking that to get the most of my jacket I might want to go with very light grey or possibly cream/white or... in the other direction, ahem... dark grey/ charcoal which is where my question came from several pages back. My take away from the charcoal pant conversation was that when people 'dislike' charcoal pants they often mean they dislike the idea of paying money to have them due to their lack of versatility as opposed to disliking them when they appear in good fits 'just because'. Some people will always dislike navy pants due to the association with delivery guys and mechanics. I'm happy that charcoal seems to be free of those associations and won't be scoffed at should they work out to be the right pants for my jacket.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Um. Salespeople are generally not very knowledgable about the clothes they sell. More knowledgable, on average, than the average Joe. Less knowledgable, on average, than the average hobbyist.
 
I don't take SA's comments as gospel of course. I was just mentioning that that's where I got 'twill' from originally. He could have called it burlap, I'd have still bought the jacket.
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SAs are hit or miss. For those who are just doing it because it is a job it is more likely than not that they don't know crap about what they're selling. But for those who are doing it because they actually really like clothing, they are often fairly knowledgeable or more.

Also, ime, and understandably, higher end stores usually (but certainly not always) have SAs that are more knowledgeable, or at least have on hand one dude who knows his stuff.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View PostAlso, ime, and understandably, higher end stores usually (but certainly not always) have SAs that are more knowledgeable, or at least have on hand one dude who knows his stuff.

 

I bought shoes the same day and thought that the woman at the same store who helped me with that was really good. She talked me out of spending a bunch of cash on Canali or Ferregamo and actually 'downsold' me to a pair of AE's which were a much more sensible purchase for me at the time.

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