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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Do Lazio and Hudson have similar buttoning points?

 

Hmm.  Not entirely certain off the top of my head and I don't want to guess.  The good people of the SS thread should be able to answer easily, however:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/250682/suitsupply-nyc/11685#post_8299312

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #33752 of 37395
Or instead of that first Havana SC, I can just get a Lazio suit for the same price point. Lazio pants don't fit me well though. Can I just use the Lazio suit jacket as a navy SC?

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/lazio-navy-plain/P4806I.html?cgid=Suits&prefn1=styleFit&prefv1=Classic-Lazio

What makes that SC worth just as much as this suit? Better Fabric?
post #33753 of 37395
Lazio jackets only come with flap pockets, not patch. Just thought I'd mention that because that would be enough to make me not buy the suit just to use the jacket.

And, Clags, Lazio button stance is definitely lower but I don't know by how much.
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Or instead of that first Havana SC, I can just get a Lazio suit for the same price point. Lazio pants don't fit me well though. Can I just use the Lazio suit jacket as a navy SC?

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/lazio-navy-plain/P4806I.html?cgid=Suits&prefn1=styleFit&prefv1=Classic-Lazio

[...]

 

I wouldn't.  It would look like an orphan suit jacket.  To be fair, some aren't bothered by that.   (Edit:  On the other hand, if you are going to wear an orphan jacket, a dark navy is your best bet since traditionally these often had flapped hip pockets, though the look doesn't get much love on SF.)

 

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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

[...]

What makes that SC worth just as much as this suit? Better Fabric?

 

Because the market will bear it.   Seriously.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Ya I should stick with that initial SC
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http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/jackets/havana-navy-plain/C962.html

 

This jacket looks like it'd look really good, but havana fits me very poolry =[

 

The fabric looks very similar to a Dugdale mohair mix (stellar) that I made a suit for my spouse recently.

post #33757 of 37395
Thread Starter 
@GuP

This will work as an SC:



post #33758 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

If your city doesn't have a significant Latin influence, I don't want to live there.

We had Romans during the Empire. Does that count?
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post #33760 of 37395
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If your city doesn't have a significant Latin influence, I don't want to live there.

Weren't you in South Korea for a while?
post #33761 of 37395
Thread Starter 
Close to six years. And Mrs. Claghorn is Korean (though I'd always figured I'd marry a Hispanic woman).

I was thinking more about within the US. I would have added that I'd not mind a significant Asian influence, but I don't think that really applies to any major cities in the US.

It was partially tongue and cheek, but I definitely feel most at home in a Hispanic (American) city (and would not feel particularly amiss in an Asian city). WASP culture is very...dry. Particularly when it comes to family. There are of course many, many exceptions, but one of the reasons I never imagined being married to a white woman was that I just strongly associated the family dynamic I desired with Hispanics (particularly Mexican-Americans). I ended up marrying a Korean, and my last two serious girlfriends were black (from a family with a very heavy emphasis on family) and Irish Catholic (she was also big on family).

Korean family values have certain superficial similarities with Mexican-American values, but their motivations are a bit different (generalizing and idealizing here, but Korean values are born of duty whereas Mexicans are of love. For example, during Chuseok, Koreans honor their dead in a very somber, formal ceremony. During Day of the Dead, there is tons of laughter as we get together as a family to remember the good times with our dead family). My wife actually prefers the Mexican approach.

Anecdote. The other day, I guest lectured a class of 50 or so. When collectivism came up, I asked how many students had grandparents living with their children (my grandma lives with my aunt and my wife and I are both looking forward to my mom, who is ten years younger than my dad, living with us). Eight students raised their hands: an Indian-American, two Asian-Americans, and five Hispanic-Americans. The class was probably a bit over half Anglo-American.

Anyway, I can easily see myself, regardless of cultural influence, in the West coast states, Texas, and large parts of the South. Midwest and Northeast, not so much.
post #33762 of 37395
@Claghorn

You have a link for that at the SuSu website?
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I seriously want to move back to Seoul...but do not want to work for a Korean firm.

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I hope my parents-in-law accept me with open arms to their $x million apartment when we do move back to Seoul. I know for sure that we won't be able afford a home in Seoul.

 

Busan...can't believe I have never been there. The closest encounter was when I forgot to get off at my stop on KTX. Had to get back on another train home...took me another 2 hours or so.

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