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JC, that's a nice suit. WSL breathes well and holds its shape. But the colour doesn't look summery to me, more autumnal.

I would abandon any attempt at a seasonal rationalisation and just kop the damn thing.
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Cox,

 

Depends on the price. It might not fit the lapel criteria, but if you want a crazy jacket you can rock for fun every now and then...

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Originally Posted by llamaone View Post

FYI, "suiting" refers to the fabric of which suits are made. You seem to be using the term as if it were synonymous with "suits." A common #menswear mistake. smile.gif

Fine. Be right or whatever. sneaky2.gif

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

JC, that's a nice suit. WSL breathes well and holds its shape. But the colour doesn't look summery to me, more autumnal.

I would abandon any attempt at a seasonal rationalisation and just kop the damn thing.

Still ok for a summer wedding though? Beyond that you're right, I'm not worried about the seasonality of the color all that much. I'm sure I would wear it whenever it gets warm enough in SF, which is plenty of other times besides summer.
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

I don't have any summer suiting. I may not need summer suiting. But if I want summer suiting, would this be a reasonable foray into such things? What says the jury? Wool/silk/linen Hudson.


I give it two thumbs up. I was just looking at that me the other day. I don't know about you, but I have brown hair and brown eyes, so brown looks good on me, and light brown looks really good on a sunny day. That's why one sees so many Spanish men wearing brown. thumbs-up.gif
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Hudson

 

Not impressed with SuSu's blue line, but if you like the look of it, go for it.

 

ETA: IMO the color is very nice for summer. With respect to Cox, I think the fabric type/weight/texture goes more into determining whether or not something looks seasonally appropriate than does the color. YMMV though.

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I remember a conversation from last year where the discussion point was something along the lines of the jacketing and suiting driving whether or not something is Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter.

My brain (and I suspect a lot of others) tends to think of brown as Fall - earth tones, and such. I've changed my way of thinking since then, though.

Short version: Brown doesn't always mean fall.

I'm not crazy about SuitSupply but they do check in at a pretty good price and I don't mind that particular suit at all. The Hudson has a pretty high button point that doesn't work for everyone, though.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

As usual, level heads prevail. But I kinda like that tangerine linen...

 

Where I was once very inspired by sobering and simple cloth selections...I now find myself drawn to a wider array of colors. 

 

But, in the case of this jacket...if you are so enamored with the color...perhaps you would be better off having something produced specifically for you.

 

I feel like when you go with very bold colors...to ensure that you actually use the items...it needs to be created with the exact purpose you envision. Otherwise, you risk it sitting in your closet for a few years collecting dust...and then donated or sold off. 

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I'm sure this has been hashed out in the SuSu thread a hundred times, but is the buttoning point of the Hudson roughly the same as the Havana? If so, it's not too high on me specifically because I'm short. The overall length of the coat actually boarders on too long, though, which makes me laugh since they describe it as "shorter jacket length."

Good to hear the general consensus is that the color and fabric work. Thanks for the replies, guys.
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Your location says SF. Does that stand for San Francisco or StyleForum? If the former you will soon have a Suit Supply store near you so you can try fits on to your heart's content. Supposed to be opening this year, actually.

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StyleFarmer. Cultivating dat style
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Well brown IS more of a fall color, just it shouldn't be purely a fall color. I think burnt orange is more of a fall color personally.

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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

I'm sure this has been hashed out in the SuSu thread a hundred times, but is the buttoning point of the Hudson roughly the same as the Havana? If so, it's not too high on me specifically because I'm short. The overall length of the coat actually boarders on too long, though, which makes me laugh since they describe it as "shorter jacket length."

Good to hear the general consensus is that the color and fabric work. Thanks for the replies, guys.

I think Havana and Hudson have appx. .5" of difference in the button stance, with Havana being the higher of the two.
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Well brown IS more of a fall color, just it shouldn't be purely a fall color. I think burnt orange is more of a fall color personally.

Yeah - I think the main idea in the discussion I'm recalling is to not get so hung up on a color that you totally dismiss it, since the fabric used can make it seasonally appropriate and I agree with that.

By blah blah blah brown is for farmer.
-StyFoDude
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Your location says SF. Does that stand for San Francisco or StyleForum? If the former you will soon have a Suit Supply store near you so you can try fits on to your heart's content. Supposed to be opening this year, actually.

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StyleFarmer. Cultivating dat style

V knows what's up.

They've been threatening the SuSu SF store for ages and moved the opening date back like 5 times. I did try on a bunch of stuff at the Mayfair store in London - and many of the ones I tried had shoulder divoting for me, which I found odd given that the one Havana I have is fine. Free returns is the saving grace for at least giving it a shot.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Well brown IS more of a fall color, just it shouldn't be purely a fall color. I think burnt orange is more of a fall color personally.

No argument there, though Caustic will no doubt find a technicality to start one. wink.gif
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I think Havana and Hudson have appx. .5" of difference in the button stance, with Havana being the higher of the two.

Even better.
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

They've been threatening the SuSu SF store for ages and moved the opening date back like 5 times. I did try on a bunch of stuff at the Mayfair store in London - and many of the ones I tried had shoulder divoting for me, which I found odd given that the one Havana I have is fine.

 

The many variations of the human shoulder is interesting. Finding jackets without shoulder divots is a major challenge for since mine pitch forward a bit. Weird thing is, I've never tried on a SuSu jacket that had a divot when I wore it. I imagined that it would be much the same for most people but I guess I was wrong.

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