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Snap of the BnT dinner suit

Pesky cuff got caught under the jacket sleeve..

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^ So nice!

 

Hey Guys,

 

Maybe solaro is too rich for my blood right now, just looking for something basic cotton suiting like this 

 

 

 

Anyone know a good mill / merchant that sells a cotton in that colour?

 

Also, 8-9 oz cotton suiting, is much different than 8-9 oz cotton chinos? Will they both wrinkle the same, or should I stick with heavier cotton fabrics for suiting?

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What prices were you getting on them?
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What prices were you getting on them?

Was about 150 Cad for a metre, was thinking of just going for 4 metres in case of shrinkage ( not sure if sanforized), possibly an extra pair of trousers if there was enough meterage.

 

This is from merino brothers, the pricing is actually not that bad and I would be more than happy to get it made, but after everything, i'm not sure if the "solaro" premium is worth it, instead of just getting a khaki cotton suit ( which is my main priority).

 

I'm going to wait to see how much caccioppoli charges, but I don't think it would be much less.

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Pretty pricey, especially if that was for the cotton (which tends to be a cheaper material than wool or linen)
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Looking good @sebastian mcfox
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Thanks!
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I purchased a pair of #8 shell tassel loafers on Ebay thinking I'd flip them but they've been surprisingly versatile so I'm keeping them. I originally expected to get a #8 plain toe blucher but I'm pretty certain now that the PTB spot will be filled by the RL Marlow or something in a similar cognac/brown shade. I think the #8 tassels would be a lot more versatile than loden suede loafers, I even wore them with a brown suit yesterday:

Apologies for the bathroom pic, it was the only shot of me that included the shoes. Suit is a tobacco wool/linen blend from Spier & Mackay, for color reference, ignore the weird white artifact on the L lapel.

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Thread Starter 
From their MTM program?
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@Claghorn this is OTR, a sz 40 Contemporary. The only adjustment was hemming and cuffing the trousers. Waist could be taken in a bit. Tucked in the flapped pockets for a cleaner look.

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Originally Posted by losrockets View Post
 

I purchased a pair of #8 shell tassel loafers on Ebay thinking I'd flip them but they've been surprisingly versatile so I'm keeping them. I originally expected to get a #8 plain toe blucher but I'm pretty certain now that the PTB spot will be filled by the RL Marlow or something in a similar cognac/brown shade. I think the #8 tassels would be a lot more versatile than loden suede loafers, I even wore them with a brown suit yesterday:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Apologies for the bathroom pic, it was the only shot of me that included the shoes. Suit is a tobacco wool/linen blend from Spier & Mackay, for color reference, ignore the weird white artifact on the L lapel.

 

This is a superb outfit.

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Edit: Wrong topic
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Originally Posted by losrockets View Post
 

I purchased a pair of #8 shell tassel loafers

 

I have exactly the same; picked up as seconds for next to nothing and I love them.  I wear them with chinos mostly, but despite my conservative position on slippers with suits, I've even worn them with a three piece on one occasion.  Long live the shell tasseks!

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Hey guys, I've sent a few PMs out to folks I remember mentioning trips to Japan in the past, so feel free to reply that way if you'd rather - or you could add to one of these threads I've scoured already:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/332162/travel-to-japan-reco
http://www.styleforum.net/t/192178/one-week-trip-to-japan/15

I'm planning my first trip and could use some tips/recs. I'll most likely be there alone (wife can't go, trying to get a friend on board) for ~10 days in April (4/9 - 4/19), and loosely thinking Tokyo down to Osaka with whatever stops in between make sense, possibly including Kyoto.

Any bars, restaurants, sights, etc. would be great - and for clothes I will definitely want to buy some RTW stuff (will stop at Ring), but any suggestions in that realm would be helpful as well. I may get something MTM done in Osaka at Kubo - mostly because I have an Instagram contact who lives there and knows the shop well.

Thanks in advance! Oh and if it happens that anyone will be there, I'd love to grab a drink!
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Check out the Japanese shoe thread (or rather don't if you want to save money - you'll end up buying some)

Are you outdoorsy? (Mount Fuji, some scenic/older style villages, bullet train and countryside could be possible)

Or do you want to stay in the city (might be easier if you don't speak Japanese/traveling would be easier - no car needed at all)
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