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post #34801 of 37396
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Another option is to do bespoke in Canada. The low dollar is putting full bespoke in the $2500 US range.

And who do you mean in Canada?

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Will the tailor pay for my airfare?
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Hi guys. Just got back from tailor (alterations) to pick up my jacket. Let's just say he needed to do some serious surgery. Does anyone see anything terribly wrong with this jacket, so that it needs to be burned (except that guy, can't remember his nick, who always wants to burn everything)? Thanks

 

 

post #34804 of 37396
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

And who do you mean in Canada?

Harry Rosen's bloor location has a bespoke shop.
post #34805 of 37396
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Harry Rosen's bloor location has a bespoke shop.

Ah OK. Not saying there is no, my tailor does very nice bespoke, was just wondering who you had in mind.

post #34806 of 37396
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I've heard braces be equated as an almost underwear, and that they should not be seen.

 

As I've mentioned before elsewhere, this is the principle I was brought up on.  It would be naive of me, however, not to recognize that there are generational differences in attitude; a lot of younger guys see braces as an accessory intended to be seen, or at least to be see-able, as it were, under some circumstances.

 

Many younger American males, if they do not come from a family were dress matters, get their sense of what is appropriate from the images of popular culture, beginning with TV.    American police procedurals are one reason why for decades we have seen so many guys wearing loosened ties with the collar unbuttoned and visible suspenders:  it's how the good guys dress when they're hanging out in the squad room.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #34807 of 37396
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post



Don't be silly - denim is for a Canadian tuxedo, not a Canadian suit, and one knows that it's tawdry to wear a tuxedo during daylight hours.

Says the guy who regularly wears Paul Stewart - made by Samuelsohn - suits :smarmy:

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Cross post, looking for help and opinions!
 

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I'm looking for some worsted flannel too, but can't seem to find anything.

 

I'm looking for a bold stripe with char or slate navy background. but all I see are relatively subtle stripes and/or dark sombre navy.

 

Closest I've found look-wise is this:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/806/the-290-flannel/290g-navy-pin-stripe

 

But I want something less saturated. I've found some in Huddersfield that seem close, but they are too heavy for my liking.

 

I guess it'd be something like this:

 

AppleMark

 

 

I also like a more densely packed stripe like the first one. Could this just be normal navy and it tends to look darker on swatches, and I am probably alright just picking up any navy chalkstripe in worsted flannel?

 

 

Somehow also tempted by this, but it doesn't look very flannelly at all:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/916/directors-cut/navy-stripe-hopsack

 

I think braces being seen is fine, but in my experience it's not good if its only purpose is to accessorise because then you come off as too tryhard/hipster. Unless you're going full camp I guess, which is not a CM thing. Then again I feel the same about fun socks.

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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Says the guy who regularly wears Paul Stewart - made by Samuelsohn - suits mwink%5B1%5D.gif

Did I say a Canadian suit had to be made of denim? No. Are any of my suits from Paul Stuart made of denim? No. Was I working with the witticisms and cultural assumptions of other people when I made my remark? Yes. So there! smile.gif
post #34810 of 37396
Iso - H&S classic Flannels(though I'm not sure if it's as bold as you want)

10/11 oz worsted flannel. They have one with wider stripes (1' or so apart), and one with narrower stripes (.5' or so apart)

They also have a few in the heavier weights too

If you have money to burn, lesser golden bale has some nice ones . DiCaprio from wolf on Wall Street wears LGB for his chalk stripe suit.




Honestly - you should just ask your tailor. Most mills have something like that (fox has many books that aren't online, etc)
Edited by venividivicibj - 3/5/16 at 6:22am
post #34811 of 37396

I think Minnis has some narrow stripe flannels like that too...

post #34812 of 37396
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

I think Minnis has some narrow stripe flannels like that too...


yeah, I just wasn't sure if they were worsted or woolen

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Thanks! Yeah I'll ask to see some from my tailor too, but I want something more slate/char, I want something more casual but not saturated.

 

I actually really like the hopsack navy stripe thing. Ordered some samples to have a look.

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Casual and chalkstripe seems semi-contradictory to me, but you seem to be on the right track to make it more casual (slate/char vs typical navy, and narrow vs the usual width)
Edited by venividivicibj - 3/5/16 at 7:36am
post #34815 of 37396
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Did I say a Canadian suit had to be made of denim? No. Are any of my suits from Paul Stuart made of denim? No. Was I working with the witticisms and cultural assumptions of other people when I made my remark? Yes. So there! smile.gif

OK, OK... It is amuzzing to hear Canadians and Americans making jokes of each other, especially as new comers don't see much difference.

BTW, your vocabulary is so rich, I am constantly reminded that English is not my native language. Witticism...
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