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Wow, Sebastian, your green looks much more 'forest' green than the swatch, which looks a bit more subdued/'army' green. Is it just the lighting, or is that the correct color
It's a bit darker and slightly less vibrant in person
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@sebastian mcfox looking forward to see the final result! Looking very very good! :fonz:

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Thanks guys - will be sure to take lots of good quality pics when it's done smile.gif
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Amazing coincidence as I have just commissioned a full suit in that green Drapers fabric. Not from BnT though.

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Amazing coincidence as I have just commissioned a full suit in that green Drapers fabric. Not from BnT though.


Well, now I know what the plot of my sequel, Ocean's 12 style heist will be....

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Well, now I know what the plot of my sequel, Ocean's 12 style heist will be....

This reminds me of my discussion with a writer on Jezebel regarding Clooney's efforts in making more diversed films... as I type this I just realized why did I waste my time arguing with a writer on Jezebel...

 

Anyway can anyone comment on Slim Peak lapel on a charcoal 3 piece suit? I feel like it's a good middle ground between the bolder regular peak and the ordinary notch for a slim guy like me. However at the same time I also feel that it's gonna look too flimsy, like something a 15 year old would wear to look cool 

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Amazing coincidence as I have just commissioned a full suit in that green Drapers fabric. Not from BnT though.
From mystery tailor? Can't wait! (Australia based? Or is that part of the...mystery?)
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Anyway can anyone comment on Slim Peak lapel on a charcoal 3 piece suit? I feel like it's a good middle ground between the bolder regular peak and the ordinary notch for a slim guy like me. However at the same time I also feel that it's gonna look too flimsy, like something a 15 year old would wear to look cool 

Don't do it. Go notch or embrace the peak in all its glory.
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Don't do it. Go notch or embrace the peak in all its glory.

Just what I thought, just needed a little push :) Probably stick with peak as it goes with my Elijah Wood height nicely. 

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Hey guys, I posted a summation of last week's Pitti experiences here.
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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?
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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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Birdseye is only for suits.

The blazer suit I am wearing is made with Minnis Fresco 520, you'll need a fabric with texture such as Fresco or linen. I wore the suit the suit for a wedding in Jakarta and survived the heat.

Fresco is what you want for a blazersuit, not hopsack. I have one suit and three jackets in hopsack, and whereas jackets are fine, trousers never hold a crease.

This.
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This.

Message received! Linen or Fresco it is. Will start looking around for ideas.

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, folks, and for steering me clear of the birdseye, which I may still do up just as a regular biz suit.
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^ Don't forget wool/mohair.
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^ Don't forget wool/mohair.

 

Love the wool/mohair jacket I have.  It's a great fabric (Artison).

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Noodles, as long as we're discussing fabrics I am in need of yet more sagacious advice.

I'm going to give Kent Wang's MTM a whirl in the next few months, and I'd like some advice on jacket fabrics. I rarely get to wear suits but I wear my odd jackets a ton, so I'm thinking of getting either a blazer-suit, or getting just a MTM jacket.

My current S/S arsenal is a navy fresco jacket and a linen/wool/silk blend gray/light blue jacket. They're both SuSu and a little short, but I'm thinking I should add a couple jackets to my rotation before I replace them.

Any suggestions for required fabrics for this upcoming season? Should I go for a blazer-suit or just focus on a good jacket fabric? Part of me just wants to get another dark blue fresco jacket.
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