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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Everyday - mostly CBD with a few non-CBD days thrown into the mix (ie tan linen on Friday)

I think having at least one more suit than days you need to be in a suit per week for any given season is a good idea. So if you are in a suit 5 days a week, 6+ suits in any given season. Seems like you are probably there for S/S, but F/W looks a bit thin. Charcoal worsted seems like the simplest addition for F/W.
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That seems like sensible advice - although I'm trying my best to avoid buying and wearing a charcoal suit. Is there any way (fabric, texture, hint of a pattern?) to make a charcoal suit more exciting?
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Speaking of gaps in ones wardrobe, I'm getting to the point where I am comfortable with the number of suits I have, but I am wondering if there are any glaring omissions from the list below. I'm recalling the popular thread(s) from a few years ago that listed the clothing deemed essential for a well-dressed man's wardrobe.
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Navy Minnis Rangoon 9oz
True blue hopsack 9oz
Tropical wool POW 8oz
Grey sharkskin 9/10oz
Light brown linen/silk 9oz
Tan linen 11oz

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Grey flannel 11oz
Navy birdseye 11oz
Navy chalk stripe flannel 12oz
Minnis houndstooth flannel 12oz

 

 

How many days a week do you need to wear a suit?  Could be relevant.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Everyday - mostly CBD with a few non-CBD days thrown into the mix (ie tan linen on Friday)

 

 

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

That seems like sensible advice - although I'm trying my best to avoid buying and wearing a charcoal suit. Is there any way (fabric, texture, hint of a pattern?) to make a charcoal suit more exciting?

 

I agree with archibaldleach that if I was wearing a suit five days a week I'd ideally have a few more.

 

I take it your winters are too cold for the Grey sharkskin 9/10oz (in a lot of places that could be all season)?

 

I personally like charcoal, but if you don't I see no reason why you should even consider it.

 

I personally like pinstripes; I've got a mid-gray pinstripe in a worsted which I wear all year (during the winter I wear a topcoat over it, of course, but I'd do that with any suit).

 

Are your winters cold enough to wear a tweed suit?  If so ...  :D

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #36904 of 37497
The winters here are relatively mild - so the sharkskin and the navy hopsack can be worn in winter.

I should add that odd jacket and trousers get the occasional outing at work, taking the burden off the suits once or twice a fortnight
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I think subtle, narrow pinstripes on a charcoal suit look nice.

I've seen some subtle windowpane ones and wasn't crazy about any.
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Charcoal birdseye is a good one

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I think subtle, narrow pinstripes on a charcoal suit look nice.

 

Those are the only kind of pinstripes I like.

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

That seems like sensible advice - although I'm trying my best to avoid buying and wearing a charcoal suit. Is there any way (fabric, texture, hint of a pattern?) to make a charcoal suit more exciting?

Any particular reason you don't care for charcoal? I think a subtle herringbone pattern can work well here. I mostly suggested for purposes of variety. Charcoal along with medium grey and navy give one three different looks to work with, even before adding things like stripes. If you really don't like charcoal, maybe an RAF blue flannel is a good option. Windowpane in some sort of blue wouldn't be bad either.
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No rational reason - I just prefer navy and other shades of grey over charcoal. That said, the idea of a subtle, narrow pinstripe or rope stripe appeals more than a charcoal solid.

 

Tom Ford had a nice rope stripe made up for Craig in Skyfall (http://www.bondsuits.com/the-fancy-grey-rope-stripe-suit-in-skyfall/) - anyone know what type of fabric was used, or where to find something comparable?

 

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Bondian halo effect. That looks like something a salaryman would wear.

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Not entirely sure what the point is - you could take almost any item of clothing worn by the pantheon of Bonds and they would look like garbage on different people and in different contexts.

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What's a celeryman?

post #36913 of 37497
Narrow pinstripes are weak
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Here's an example of the sort of mid-gray cloth I was talking about (this happens to be Huntsman).

 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #36915 of 37497
I'm not a fan of narrow spaced narrow pinstripes in any color. If Anderson & Shepard offered me one for free I wouldn't take it. Seriously. I think I saw far too many cheap ones and Vegas mob types wearing them with Versace ties to ever consider one.
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