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Good to hear. Enjoy it before it gets too cold!
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I may have missed someone commenting on it, but I got an email from The Knottery yesterday about their new pocket squares  - silk/wool made in England...very Drakey.

At $35 I figured it was worth a shot

 

Here's one

 

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I may have missed someone commenting on it, but I got an email from The Knottery yesterday about their new pocket squares  - silk/wool made in England...very Drakey.
At $35 I figured it was worth a shot

Here's one



Saw that as well. Thought it was Drake's plagiarism.
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By chance, today I have opinions on which jacket to get, provided here in the form of photos.

 

 

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Thanks to everyone for the advice! I'm checking out all of the provided brands and links now. This thread provides some fantastic help for newbs in style-less cities, such as myself.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post
 

By chance, today I have opinions on which jacket to get, provided here in the form of photos.

 

 


I think you have the same jacket in both photos here.

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@Mr. Six 

 

You can really see the drape in chest in your pic (a bit more subtle in my pic). Also the rumpling from the nature of the fabric. Incidentally, that's the cleanest I think I've seen the Formosa shoulder on you, and I wonder if it's just a factor of your buttoning it and the drape in other cases (my memory might be off)?

 

To put things in perspective, the Formosa is nearly three times the price of the Jort (maybe 2.5x after SF discount, but Formosa needs the sleeves adjsuted). This obviously can be a relevant factor in decision making for lowly academics (of course, the Formosa is handmade by a very respected Italian tailoring house and that's hard to quantify in terms of monetary value). Given that someday, I hope to have a Formosa in exactly the fabric I want made (through a GMTO) I figured better to save for that by beginning with hard choices now. 

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I think you have the same jacket in both photos here.

That's the point.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

 

To put things in perspective, the Formosa is nearly three times the price of the Jort (maybe 2.5x after SF discount, but Formosa needs the sleeves adjsuted). This obviously can be a relevant factor in decision making for lowly academics (of course, the Formosa is handmade by a very respected Italian tailoring house and that's hard to quantify in terms of monetary value). Given that someday, I hope to have a Formosa in exactly the fabric I want made (through a GMTO) I figured better to save for that by beginning with hard choices now. 

Hey, if its that even, go with the cheaper. (This is from a guy who owns that jacket)

 

Also, which fabric GMTO are you trying to do?

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^ agreed, if I end up with one, it will be the Jort in this light brown summer jacket option. 

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I would definitely go with what fits better.

Seeing all these pix make me want to try on a jort. Looks good guys.
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I would definitely go with what fits better.
 

that was a given.

 

it was more of a determination of what type of fabric/fit he wants, and if the price discrepancy is worth it to him.

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The basics of fit is the same (clean shoulders, chest, back, reasonable suppression of waist, buttoning point, etc.).

 

As I noted, a major difference to this untrained eye is the three dimensionality of the Formosa in the chest down to the second button. It just has more volume (drape). I very much like that, but for this particular jacket, it doesn't matter as much too me (a light, summery look).

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

The basics of fit is the same (clean shoulders, chest, back, reasonable suppression of waist, buttoning point, etc.).

As I noted, a major difference to this untrained eye is the three dimensionality of the Formosa in the chest down to the second button. It just has more volume (drape). I very much like that, but for this particular jacket, it doesn't matter as much too me (a light, summery look).
This reminds me of a comparison that i did between a Formosa and a Suit Supply suit. The majority told me that the Suit Supply fit me better (slightly). I went with the Formosa because of superior fabric quality.

I like Suit Supply but the fabric quality has room to improve, especially those in the 500 to 600 usd price range.
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This reminds me of a comparison that i did between a Formosa and a Suit Supply suit. The majority told me that the Suit Supply fit me better (slightly). I went with the Formosa because of superior fabric quality.

I like Suit Supply but the fabric quality has room to improve, especially those in the 500 to 600 usd price range.

 

Serious question: What objective measures do you guys use to gauge fabric quality?

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