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@WhereNext, it's not that I don't like the houndstooth jacket. It's more that it is very difficult to pair with anything and I don't care for things I have to plan around. I prefer stuff that at least goes well with a couple of different trouser combinations and doesn't require a ton of thought or effort to make work. The best thing I have to go with it is a pair of dark grey pants that I made the mistake of ordering without seeing a swatch (was expecting more of a medium grey). Medium grey and light grey flannel both look weird with it. Cream flannel looks okay. I think a more subtle houndstooth suit with smaller teeth (like the Minnis or Harrison's) models would be awesome. I would wear a nice brown and cream houndstooth sport coat at some point.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

@WhereNext, it's not that I don't like the houndstooth jacket. It's more that it is very difficult to pair with anything and I don't care for things I have to plan around. I prefer stuff that at least goes well with a couple of different trouser combinations and doesn't require a ton of thought or effort to make work. The best thing I have to go with it is a pair of dark grey pants that I made the mistake of ordering without seeing a swatch (was expecting more of a medium grey). Medium grey and light grey flannel both look weird with it. Cream flannel looks okay. I think a more subtle houndstooth suit with smaller teeth (like the Minnis or Harrison's) models would be awesome. I would wear a nice brown and cream houndstooth sport coat at some point.

Can you post a picture of the houndstooth? Was it from the W. Bill super lambswool? I thought it was a versatile jacket that could be matched with gray, dark brown, navy blue, sandy/tan pant trouser.

I tried to order and found out that the cloth selection was sold out.
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Now I'm worried about the light grey jacket I want. (Has a strong windowpane though)
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@lordsuperb - I believe this is from Bower Roebuck.

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Now I'm worried about the light grey jacket I want. (Has a strong windowpane though)

Pic?

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

@WhereNext, it's not that I don't like the houndstooth jacket. It's more that it is very difficult to pair with anything and I don't care for things I have to plan around. I prefer stuff that at least goes well with a couple of different trouser combinations and doesn't require a ton of thought or effort to make work. The best thing I have to go with it is a pair of dark grey pants that I made the mistake of ordering without seeing a swatch (was expecting more of a medium grey). Medium grey and light grey flannel both look weird with it. Cream flannel looks okay. I think a more subtle houndstooth suit with smaller teeth (like the Minnis or Harrison's) models would be awesome. I would wear a nice brown and cream houndstooth sport coat at some point.


That's interesting, thanks for that. I'm picturing it going with some blue trousers I own (no, I'm not interested in dredging up the whole "blue trousers" SF thing) but you're right: I'm not sure I could wear it much if I was sticking with grey. Have you tried it with any brown darker than cream (though I do like the cream idea)?

 

I'm also thinking of getting a grey-black and/or dark blue-black houndstooth but as a casual suit.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

@lordsuperb - I believe this is from Bower Roebuck.


Are you sure it's not this?
 

Retro-Men-Houndstooth-Suit-Set-Sleeveless-Jacket-Blazer-Waistcoat ... 

 

Edit add:  Houndstooth has a retro look/feel to me, so to wear it maybe you need to embrace it?  Bow ties, etc.

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I kinda like it. Why does everything need to be hidden, and out of sight? All we're talking about here is a customer complaint. They're not discussing state secrets or anything like that. Just some suit problems. It's relevant to this thread, and I'm sure noodles could use some good natured advice, instead of everyone piling on him. This thread has had so many random tangents, why could this not be one?

The fact of the matter is that Greg sold a mislabeled jacket. I believe if he had simply apologised for this fact, and gave a nice discount for the next purchase, assuring it won't happen again, the problem would've been solved. The least you can do is measure the shoulders and chest before you send out $2.2k suits. Instead, Greg said Noodles was taking pictures wrong, was measuring wrong, called him a liar, etc. even when it was clear that wasn't the case.

GuP discussed his stuff with David Reeves on here, and he managed to get a full refund, even though it was final sale. The product that was delivered was not as described, hence the company issues a refund. No one had a problem with him 'airing his dirty laundry'.
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I kinda like it. Why does everything need to be hidden, and out of sight? All we're talking about here is a customer complaint. They're not discussing state secrets or anything like that. Just some suit problems. It's relevant to this thread, and I'm sure noodles could use some good natured advice, instead of everyone piling on him. This thread has had so many random tangents, why could this not be one?

The fact of the matter is that Greg sold a mislabeled jacket. I believe if he had simply apologised for this fact, and gave a nice discount for the next purchase, assuring it won't happen again, the problem would've been solved. The least you can do is measure the shoulders and chest before you send out $2.2k suits. Instead, Greg said Noodles was taking pictures wrong, was measuring wrong, called him a liar, etc. even when it was clear that wasn't the case.

GuP discussed his stuff with David Reeves on here, and he managed to get a full refund, even though it was final sale. The product that was delivered was not as described, hence the company issues a refund. No one had a problem with him 'airing his dirty laundry'.

+1

 

You guys tell me to stop and other comments in response to my attempt to get some kind of resolution. Well, I went ahead and created a new thread. The SF admins delete the thread. 

 

So when a SF member gets a product that he is unhappy with, where is he to go to talk about it? 

Yes, the vendor. But the vendor chose to come here and start posting and is refusing to respond. So where should I go to vent? Imagine if this is your $2,000. What in world would you do? 

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That's interesting, thanks for that. I'm picturing it going with some blue trousers I own (no, I'm not interested in dredging up the whole "blue trousers" SF thing) but you're right: I'm not sure I could wear it much if I was sticking with grey. Have you tried it with any brown darker than cream (though I do like the cream idea)?

I'm also thinking of getting a grey-black and/or dark blue-black houndstooth but as a casual suit.

I haven't tried it with brown trousers. For some reason, I don't love the idea of mixing brown with black and white houndstooth. If it was more of a charcoal / cream houndstooth, I think maybe that could work.

I could see the blue black houndstooth work as a casual suit with patch pockets and could see wearing the jacket separately too.
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The issue I have with this whole suit saga, @Monkeyface, is that it's becoming a drawn out epic that is overshadowing everything else going on in this thread. It's like a bad orchestral piece too in the sense that every time you think it's over, you learn it isn't. The whole situation is unfortunate but I don't see how any of us are benefiting from continuing to hear the same stuff over and over.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I kinda like it. Why does everything need to be hidden, and out of sight? All we're talking about here is a customer complaint. They're not discussing state secrets or anything like that. Just some suit problems. It's relevant to this thread, and I'm sure noodles could use some good natured advice, instead of everyone piling on him. This thread has had so many random tangents, why could this not be one?

The fact of the matter is that Greg sold a mislabeled jacket. I believe if he had simply apologised for this fact, and gave a nice discount for the next purchase, assuring it won't happen again, the problem would've been solved. The least you can do is measure the shoulders and chest before you send out $2.2k suits. Instead, Greg said Noodles was taking pictures wrong, was measuring wrong, called him a liar, etc. even when it was clear that wasn't the case.

GuP discussed his stuff with David Reeves on here, and he managed to get a full refund, even though it was final sale. The product that was delivered was not as described, hence the company issues a refund. No one had a problem with him 'airing his dirty laundry'.

I don't think it is. Noodles isn't looking for advice (unlike GuP), he's looking for a platform on which to air his grievances. Which is fine. And is also why we have this seldom used thread:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/403536/affiliate-vendor-central/20_20

 

I started that post PC scandal specifically for instances like this. You can't complain about an AV on their threads--that's their space which they pay for--so people are forced to go to other threads and end up massively shifting the direction of them, regardless of the original intent or the spirit of the thread.

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Seriously guys, that's enough. Everything that could possibly be said about the debacle has been said. That's it...move on. The parties involved will handle the matter personally.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I haven't tried it with brown trousers. For some reason, I don't love the idea of mixing brown with black and white houndstooth. If it was more of a charcoal / cream houndstooth, I think maybe that could work.

I could see the blue black houndstooth work as a casual suit with patch pockets and could see wearing the jacket separately too.

Yeah, that's how I'm picturing it. I've seen 1 or 2 nice examples of a good cloth, but am waiting to see how a tailor here in Cape Town does on a smaller project first before investing in buying some expensive cloth.

 

I think houndstooth can be brilliant, but getting the right scale AND the right color combination can be tricky (at least in my scanning through books of cloth).

 

Apropos of nothing: oddly nice to see that my previous 100th post mentioned an SF meme.

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