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Not getting a suit, just a jacket. And MKT knows what I want (examples I can look at). And probably still going to be in the blue family. I'm thinking either solid with texture or something with a subtle pattern that's still obviously something made for an odd jacket (does such a pattern exist?)

 

I'd like a loud windowpane...but I'm thinking that this is going to be a jacket I want to wear about 3 times a month or so.

 

@kulata

NICE FIND. How did you stumble across that?!

 

Noodles, go to tailorable. Everyone wins.

post #3677 of 37396
Have you posted this question in the unfunded liabilities thread yet? That's really the place to get an answer.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Not getting a suit, just a jacket. And MKT knows what I want (examples I can look at). And probably still going to be in the blue family. I'm thinking either solid with texture or something with a subtle pattern that's still obviously something made for an odd jacket (does such a pattern exist?)

The obvious contender in this category would be a herringbone. Just make sure it's wide enough not to look like a suit.
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Are you looking for a 3-season type of thing or something more specific to a particular kind of weather? Korea is pretty hot overall, right?
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

 Korea is pretty hot overall, right?

I wish. Think New York weather disparity. And make it worse. Colder than New York in the winter. Hotter (and more humid) than New York in the Summer. We have about a month of spring and maybe a month of fall.

 

But yeah, I'm thinking 3 season. And a wide herringbone is an excellent idea.

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Found them on tumblr along with some other interesting bespoke alternatives.

Sartoria Vanni
vannikorea.tumblr.com
www.vanni.co.kr

Spolverino
http://spolverinokorea.tumblr.com

A Korean SFer used the above 2 tailors and it's one of the best bespoke fits I've seen around here.
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Thread Starter 

I was torn between Spolverino and B&T and visited both.

 

Heard of Vanni before but didn't think to visit there. Edit: I'm impressed.

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The obvious contender in this category would be a herringbone. Just make sure it's wide enough not to look like a suit.

this.
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And here with the neck down

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I was torn between Spolverino and B&T and visited both.

Heard of Vanni before but didn't think to visit there. Edit: I'm impressed.

Fit pics or it didn't happen!!!


Vanni and Spolverino


http://www.styleforum.net/t/255711/plz-criticize-jacket-from-vanni-tailor-in-korea
http://www.styleforum.net/t/303835/another-korean-bespoke-suit-fitting
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I wish. Think New York weather disparity. And make it worse. Colder than New York in the winter. Hotter (and more humid) than New York in the Summer. We have about a month of spring and maybe a month of fall.

But yeah, I'm thinking 3 season. And a wide herringbone is an excellent idea.

Given the disparity, why try to thread the needle with a 3-season piece instead of getting more seasonal items? Even if you don't have a seasonal wardrobe now, your interest in clothing seems great enough that you'll eventually have one. Better to start sooner than later.
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It's the other way around...I have little that can be worn more than 5 months out of the year.

 

Also, I won't be in Korea forever.

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If you already have a seasonal wardrobe, I don't see that much reason to go back and try to fill in with 3-season items. But YMMV.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

If you already have a seasonal wardrobe, I don't see that much reason to go back and try to fill in with 3-season items. But YMMV.


Shit. That's...a really good point.

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But especially for odd jackets, the options for seasonal fabrics are just way better IMHO. Mid weight hopsacks are nice, but other than that 3-seasons are worsteds that look better as suits. Even something simple like a herringbone will look way better as either cashmere, moonbeam, tweed, or linen.
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