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Does this combo work? Too matchy?
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TV folded  white linen would be better-  I'm not a fan of showy squares with a suit, altho if the cut is informal I don't mind. With a white shirt, too, I'd go for linen-  a better formality match.   The other problem with the square is that it's not coherent with tie and jacket.  The square is a bridge between the other elements:  a final touch that seals the matrix.  Needs to be darker, more subdued here.  In general, I'd say that square is not very useful.

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Thanks for the feedback @Pliny
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2 Questions for the Clagz:

 

1) If you like chelseas how come we never see you wearing them?

 

2) Do you find dust being a problem having your jackets open? I have a dust cover for my clothes rack, but I've taken it off recently and found it much better for the general vibe in the room (just looks more spacious etc), but I'm curious if it impacts the clothes in any way not being covered.

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So what's your next Formosa?
I am done with Formosa suits. The wise gentlmen here have been hammering me to get different cuts. You look fantabulous in Formosa suits whereas I look so so. So it makes sense for me to try other cuts. I really want a freaking houndstooth suit. Ugh~

Today, I had lunch with my former co-worker and he was kind enough to find and to bring a jacket that I never bothered to take home on my last day. Will make a good odd jacket (even though it is an orphan).
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Buy into the black and white Minnis group buy, take it to Seoul for BnT to make up
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Buy into the black and white Minnis group buy, take it to Seoul for BnT to make up

Ain't gonna happen. He'd better start looking for a tie for me.
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2 Questions for the Clagz:

1) If you like chelseas how come we never see you wearing them?

2) Do you find dust being a problem having your jackets open? I have a dust cover for my clothes rack, but I've taken it off recently and found it much better for the general vibe in the room (just looks more spacious etc), but I'm curious if it impacts the clothes in any way not being covered.
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A more accurate (colorwise) picture of the fabric. I think it might be 26.

I also think 18 is the way to go.

And no dust issues
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Noodles you don't need to use Formosa to make up that fabric. You can use whomever you want
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In case it's any help, this photo from @jrd617
 is pretty great comparison shot for a number of brown herringbone fabrics. (From this post: http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/9200_50#post_7022265.)


Thanks, this was really helpful.  Also, thanks to Clags, Archie and TM79 for their thoughts.  I'm down to 26 or 18 and will just need to think about it for a little while as they are fairly different.

One more data point. Lighter brown Harris tweed. Probably closest to Kent's #21.

And if you're going to do a heavy tweed, consider flapped patch pockets.
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Noodles you don't need to use Formosa to make up that fabric. You can use whomever you want


I have my doubts that Greg would take the commission anyway.

 

But yeah, grab a length of the fabric and take it to BnT. That's a great idea. Noods, time to step up to the bespoke plate.

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I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Unfortunately unless NMWA has Formosa on sale, it's cheaper to go with BnT bespoke than deal with the exchange rate and import and pay duty on them frown.gif
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Does this combo work? Too matchy?

I really like that square, particularly with a white shirt. I have a couple Rubinacci squares with a light background that I love for that very reason.
Not a fan of the tie, though. Swap it for navy devil.gif
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Ha, good point well made! mwink[1].gif

I just don't reach for a burgundy as often as others. In fact I have a lovely burgundy gren' that I've never worn...

Shame for it really, not being used.... lurker[1].gif

 

 

Is this where I am supposed to ask if you'll sell it to me?

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Is this where I am supposed to ask if you'll sell it to me?

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It's a lovely Henry Carter, no reasonable offer refused... http://www.styleforum.net/g/i/1989520/cleavs-ties-some/
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Is this where I am supposed to ask if you'll sell it to me?

shog[1].gif

It's a lovely Henry Carter, no reasonable offer refused... http://www.styleforum.net/g/i/1989520/cleavs-ties-some/

 

I thought the popcorn gif meant you were waiting for me to respond, since I think it was my post that started the "top ties" conversation. I'll take a look. Length? I'm just about 5' 7.5" so if it's too long, it'll never work.

 

Is it this burgundy fina (http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/burgundy-grenadine-fina/)?

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