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Viola Milano

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Why madders : (

 

 

This reminded me of Tweedy's bold stripes from a few weeks ago-

 

cashmere stripes. mmmm

 

 

 

'Aint nuttin' badder

 

than tweed n madder.'

 

(NWA)

 

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'Aint nuttin' badder

 

than tweed n madder.'

 

(NWA)

 

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Thanks for my new sig, Pliny!

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

 

'Aint nuttin' badder

 

than tweed n madder.'

 

(NWA)

 

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I could be wrong 

 

Thanks for my new sig, Pliny!

 

 

it's Vox

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Do Viola milano make 9cm ties? Other than bespoke i.e I have two Cashmere block stripes from Drake but being 8 or so cm i seldom wear with (without a cardigan).

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Calling all Noodlers that will be in the UK in September!

 

Myself and Monsieur Fox will be hosting a bespoke trunk show.

 

You can check out the details here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/505905/bespoke-london-trunk-show-and-pop-up-shop-september-6-8-2015#post_8044250

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Wrong week for me again frown.gif
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Gentlemen, what are your thoughts on Glen plaid for odd jackets or trousers? 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Yes to both, but scale, vividness of pattern, and texture all figure significantly.  One of my favorite fall/winter looks (I do this and so does UrbanComposition) is flannel PoW check trousers with a navy jacket.  

 

With odd jackets, I think it's a hugely underrated look, largely because people are afraid of having their SC mistaken for an orphaned suit jacket.  It allows you to add a bit of visual interest to the "uniform."  It's also a great frame for solid winter ties and grenadines (sorry-not-sorry, @semperexcelsius).  

 

Something like a GlenRoyal is always a good bet:

 

 

I nearly bought this suit, in fact, because I thought it would work just as well as separates in odd-trouser fits, but sizing killed it for me: 

 

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@heldentenor glen plaid can sometimes work with "city" accessories (I was arguing against tweed), but those two could not IMO

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I'm a fan of an odd glen plaid. I've got this soft Cantarelli that I love in the F/W, i guess you'd consider it a glen plaid, with a brown windowpane overcheck? Not sure the right terms to use here:

 

I'd wear it more frequently but it doesn't fit me well anymore :(

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Yes to both, but scale, vividness of pattern, and texture all figure significantly.  One of my favorite fall/winter looks (I do this and so does UrbanComposition) is flannel PoW check trousers with a navy jacket.  

 

With odd jackets, I think it's a hugely underrated look, largely because people are afraid of having their SC mistaken for an orphaned suit jacket.  It allows you to add a bit of visual interest to the "uniform."  It's also a great frame for solid winter ties and grenadines (sorry-not-sorry, @semperexcelsius).  

 

 

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Something like a GlenRoyal is always a good bet:

 

 

I nearly bought this suit, in fact, because I thought it would work just as well as separates in odd-trouser fits, but sizing killed it for me: 

 

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Thanks.

 

I’m not sure the second is a Glen plaid, but perhaps the photo is deceptive.  (Whatever it is I like it.)

 

It wouldn’t surprise me if opinions on this question vary depending on where in the world one is and how old one is.   Regardless, you make a good point about the scale and vividness of the pattern and the texture of the cloth mattering.

 

My chief worry is that it’s a pattern that is so strongly associated with suits that any other use will always look orphaned, as you mention.  But that’s an association based on the experiences of a baby boomer raised in the American northeast, where the Glen plaid suit was at times pretty standard business apparel.   I don’t know how widespread that association is.

 

Of course the traditional Glen plaid jacket will resolve to medium gray at a distance, so one also encounters the pairing difficulties associated with that, but that’s been discussed quite a bit.

 

Thanks again.

 

Anyone else have any thoughts?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I realize my first two examples were non-gray and thus easier to differentiate from traditional glen plaid suits, but gray can work too; I like this recent example from Sander: 

 

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I'm a fan of an odd glen plaid. I've got this soft Cantarelli that I love in the F/W, i guess you'd consider it a glen plaid, with a brown windowpane overcheck? Not sure the right terms to use here:

 

I'd wear it more frequently but it doesn't fit me well anymore :(

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Not a fan of Glen Plaid for odd trousers tbf. For an OJ, texture, scale, impression of pattern and even colour plays a factor so it could work.

 

I own no GP currently - except a few weddingy ties but if i were to, i'd get a suit in a few colour ways /patterns: Fox, Harrisons and Minnis all carry majestic POW flannel - the suiting for kings.

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