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post #31696 of 37439
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Why the hell do you have to change in the airport bathroom. I don't understand that.

Normal way: Wear ANYTHING on the plane, suit included (nude, if you like), arrive at your destination, sleep in car, eat finger sandwich while hotel presses your pants. Go to meeting and extort money from clients.

SF way: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
wear suit, wrap self in neoprene*, put on SWIMS galoshes, adjust pocket square in breast pocket of neoprene wet suit, ask stewardess repeatedly to have emergency rations of club soda on hand in case you spill catsup on suit. Arrive at airport, go to public restroom and begin to change, realize you packed your Harrison's Oyster suit in garment bag but want to wear your Dormeuil Tonik suit (potential opportunities to impress groups of women on tour buses driving past as you make the transit from airport to hotel), hastily exit bathroom stall but take obligatory bathroom mirror picture in boxer shorts and upload to SF while en route to baggage claim, collect vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk while drumming fingers nervously on your portfolio and looking askance at other passengers who you think might pounce for the steamer trunk first and try to abscond with your collection of vintage Holland & Holland handkerchiefs, painstakingly acquired on eBay, finally and triumphantly return to the restroom with the CORRECT Tonik suit only to find it is occupied by fathers teaching their children how to urinate, and end up changing into your suit behind Sbarro -- inhaling pizza, natch -- while making the perfect Foo Fold™ on your pocket square. You beat a hasty retreat from the chaos of the airport, wafting clouds of Creed Green Irish Tweed behind you. Now it's time to climb aboard a taxi (don't forget to tip the cabbie for strapping your steamer onto the roof of the car) and make your way to the Howard Johnson's (gotta go HoJo). Up early tomorrow for the 6AM scrambled egg buffet. They won't have salumo or prosciutto, but scrapple is the next best thing, right? Good thing you brought your own looseleaf tea -- getting it through security was a hassle! Ah, travel. If only my Tumblr followers could see me now. Eat my dust, poseurs... IG is the real man's game. Read your iPhone macro lens on the nightstand for some luscious latte pics tomorrow.Your emoji game is on point, too. Must be the suit. It gives me confidence.


Not staying overnight? If this is for a day trip, wear the hardest material possible and call it a day.

*Camo pattern produced by Wooster x A&S x Prince Charles

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post #31697 of 37439
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


You win Styleforum for the day

 

The day?

 

#swagginonthesehos

post #31698 of 37439

Based on EFV's recommendations, I looked through the ebay and am heavily considering this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sartoria-Partenopea-38R-48-Gray-Twill-Tweed-Wool-Cashmere-Blazer-Sportcoat-/131575763989?hash=item1ea286d415:g:DaQAAOSwT5tWMnCo

 

Thoughts?

post #31699 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

Based on EFV's recommendations, I looked through the ebay and am heavily considering this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sartoria-Partenopea-38R-48-Gray-Twill-Tweed-Wool-Cashmere-Blazer-Sportcoat-/131575763989?hash=item1ea286d415:g:DaQAAOSwT5tWMnCo

 

Thoughts?


Why?

post #31700 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Based on EFV's recommendations, I looked through the ebay and am heavily considering this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sartoria-Partenopea-38R-48-Gray-Twill-Tweed-Wool-Cashmere-Blazer-Sportcoat-/131575763989?hash=item1ea286d415:g:DaQAAOSwT5tWMnCo

Thoughts?

Maybe not the most versatile colour.
post #31701 of 37439

Agree with EFV; that's very light and tough to pair.  If I recall correctly, the best options in 38 were either charcoal or warm browns (solid and patterned), while in 40 there's more breadth (including this triple patch herringbone 100% cashmere jacket):

 

post #31702 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Based on EFV's recommendations, I looked through the ebay and am heavily considering this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sartoria-Partenopea-38R-48-Gray-Twill-Tweed-Wool-Cashmere-Blazer-Sportcoat-/131575763989?hash=item1ea286d415:g:DaQAAOSwT5tWMnCo

Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Maybe not the most versatile colour.

In addition to that, I have a feeling it's not the most flattering colour for Iso's complexion.
post #31703 of 37439
Waaaaaaaht?!
post #31704 of 37439
I rather think such white like colors contrast well with black hair and general high contrast features. I don't really need a versatile piece anymore, but if you think it looks bad that's good reason to not get it but I kind of like it.
post #31705 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I rather think such white like colors contrast well with black hair and general high contrast features. I don't really need a versatile piece anymore, but if you think it looks bad that's good reason to not get it but I kind of like it.

I like it. Nice summer addition. Any one with patch pockets?
post #31706 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I rather think such white like colors contrast well with black hair and general high contrast features. I don't really need a versatile piece anymore, but if you think it looks bad that's good reason to not get it but I kind of like it.

I think it can work if you wear darker colored shirts with it. After all, the inverse of dark jacket + light shirt is light jacket + dark shirt. Either way you get high contrast.
post #31707 of 37439
What is the consensus on these Partenopea listed on eBay? Construction quality checks out? Canvassing? That seems like a heck of a deal.
post #31708 of 37439
Thread Starter 
I use garment bags (they kind you get from the tailer that fold into awesomeness). I can fit two jackets/suits into one. I've never had to pack more than two, but if I did, I'd probably just wear the third.
post #31709 of 37439

I do not want to disturb my suits in general so I just leave them hanging in my closet...:facepalm:

post #31710 of 37439
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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post

What is the consensus on these Partenopea listed on eBay? Construction quality checks out? Canvassing? That seems like a heck of a deal.

I bought one and will take it to the tailor this afternoon to shorten the sleeves. I did a pinch test and yes, it is fully canvassed.
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