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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

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/)?

No dear heart, tis this one...

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/burgundy-grenadine-grossa/
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I'm waiting for the part where Noodles tells us he works at a business casual firm and he only needs to wear a suit once a week at most.
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Thoughts/opinions/recs on doing the BlazerSuitTM in navy birdseye? Thinking the @tchoy from WAYWRN with @Spandexter's fabric here. Not the right fabric? Better to just keep it as a business suit with flappers?





Also, with a BlazerSuitTM, do you think the shoulders need to be generally less structured? I threw someone else's coat on at the tailor that has a shoulder expression I liked; decently structured with some roping. I've finally come to terms with the fact that my dropped/sloped shoulders don't really do so hot in unstructured jackets.

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The fabric of my jacket is a fairly hefty hopsac. Note sure it would work well as trousers. I don't have a blazer suit either but if I was going to is probably look more at summer weight cloths (I have no idea why it just seems more appropriate!).
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both of those blue jacket/suits are beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

The fabric of my jacket is a fairly hefty hopsac. Note sure it would work well as trousers. I don't have a blazer suit either but if I was going to is probably look more at summer weight cloths (I have no idea why it just seems more appropriate!).

My mistake on the fabric of your jacket - I saw pics in your post that made me think it was birdseye, but was clearly mistaken!

You're right, though, it seems given the formality reduction by going patch pockets that it makes more sense for a summer suit, but I would want to wear it to work (financial, though not a conservative office) and be able to wear the blazer separately of course. Hopsack for pants is definitely a no-go for me. Hmmm...
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

both of those blue jacket/suits are beautiful.

Agreed. Inspiration struck hard with Tchoy's post.
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

My mistake on the fabric of your jacket - I saw pics in your post that made me think it was birdseye, but was clearly mistaken!

You're right, though, it seems given the formality reduction by going patch pockets that it makes more sense for a summer suit, but I would want to wear it to work (financial, though not a conservative office) and be able to wear the blazer separately of course. Hopsack for pants is definitely a no-go for me. Hmmm...
Agreed. Inspiration struck hard with Tchoy's post.

I have another blue birdseye suit that I posted pictures of this week. I think that fabric would work well as a blazer suit. I work financial as well (fairly conservative) but my view is that tailored anything is better than most of the slops most people get around in, formal or not.
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

I have another blue birdseye suit that I posted pictures of this week. I think that fabric would work well as a blazer suit. I work financial as well (fairly conservative) but my view is that tailored anything is better than most of the slops most people get around in, formal or not.

Yep, that's also my thinking. Most people would never even notice the patch pockets, and I have solid worsted navy and charcoal for whenever it calls for it.

I'm sure others will have opinions on the fabric/makeup, but in terms of a couple details: dark/mid brown horn buttons? Slightly swelled edges to the patch pockets, like Tchoy (it appears), or leave them flat? And anyone have an opinion on those shoulders from my selfie-in-someone-else's-clothes?
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I'm waiting for the part where Noodles tells us he works at a business casual firm and he only needs to wear a suit once a week at most.
When visiting clients, suits is a must. That's about 3 to 4 times per week.
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Thread Starter 
Today I realized I'm not 100% comfortable wearing a double breasted jacket. This is maybe the eighth time I've worn the DB since purchasing it spring 2013. Generally, I'm unaware of what I'm wearing throughout the day, but whenever I wear this jacket, I grow conscious of wearing it. I like the way it looks, but it doesn't feel like something I'd wear.


Any of y'all have items like this?

I'm strongly considering parting ways with it.
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Yes. For me it's pinstripes.  I like the look on others, but feel very conscious/aware that I'm "dressed up" when I'm wearing them.  It's not a CBD vs. more casual thing for me, since I'm fine with solid suits.  I've let my two pinstriped suits go as a result.  

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A pic wud be nice
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Thread Starter 


This guy, an RTW Huntsman.
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I can definitely feel the difference, in that I feel more restricted than wearing a SB jacket. That said, i like them. Feels similar to a vest to me, which I also like.
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@jcmeyer

I have an eidos just less than navy birdseye suit with patch pockets (mtm). Brown buttons, so it qualifies as having blazersuit potential. My conclusion is, though, I dont love birdseye for a SC. It just screams orphan to me. I welcome/encourage others to change my mind and tell me I am wrong.

Manton and other old school SF gods have opined on the ideal fabric, so you may want to search for that discussion, but my sense it it would be a summer weight fresco or mohair blend
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