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post #6676 of 37396
Nope, not for me. I had no idea your DB was herringbone....I take back all the nice things I said about it.




...kidding. It looks good on others, but not for me.
post #6677 of 37396
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but i know what you mean about liking a certain pattern or look on others but not yourself. and as well, i generally do not love herringbones that are too obvious. i liked mine because it was so slight. gave the fabric more character than a solid brown, but not offensively so.
post #6678 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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but i know what you mean about liking a certain pattern or look on others but not yourself. and as well, i generally do not love herringbones that are too obvious. i liked mine because it was so slight. gave the fabric more character than a solid brown, but not offensively so.

Please tell me the Fox wasn't subtle so I don't kick myself for not ordering.
post #6679 of 37396
Quit the bullshit, Stitchy. Errbody knows you like an obvious bone.
post #6680 of 37396
Um, then, no, not subtle? (EDIT: also SB's comment - not subtle ;p )

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post #6681 of 37396
Damn, Murl. That looks pretty damned subtle.

U MAD?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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but i know what you mean about liking a certain pattern or look on others but not yourself. and as well, i generally do not love herringbones that are too obvious. i liked mine because it was so slight. gave the fabric more character than a solid brown, but not offensively so.

I think there's a wide range of variation in hbone, from the bold, op art type pattern, to patterns that are so subtle they barely register. I have several pieces that fall into the latter category, including an Inglese shirt whose pattern doesn't really register from more than about 1' away, yet it adds a little extra character and depth to the fabric.

I think you're cheating yourself Murl, by automatically disqualifying it for consideration. Horses for courses though.
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Um, then, no, not subtle? (EDIT: also SB's comment - not subtle ;p )

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That's what I'm talkin bout; s u b t l e ("shhhhhhh....don't disturb Murl; we're just quiet little herringbones")
post #6684 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Please tell me the Fox wasn't subtle so I don't kick myself for not ordering.

I wish I could help you, but I cannot. It's a really beautiful fabric and the creamy flannel pretty much hides the herringbone from more than a few feet away. It's a perfect fabric really.
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Quit the bullshit, Stitchy. Errbody knows you like an obvious bone.

Obvi
post #6685 of 37396
It's ugly and I hate you all! (slams door and sobs uncontrollably).

Seriously, I saw those pictures. The bone is clearly present. I don't like it.
post #6686 of 37396

I just kopped this one, subtle enough?

post #6687 of 37396
That's a nice suit. I'm sure it will look great on YOU. I wouldn't buy it. I will probably come around eventually, but for now, it's just not for me. I feel the same way about quite a few items....I see some I like, but would never buy/wear.
post #6688 of 37396

I like it a lot. It's basically the only pattern that is conservative.

post #6689 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

It's ugly and I hate you all! (slams door and sobs uncontrollably).
Seriously, I saw those pictures. The bone is clearly present. I don't like it.

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enjoy your solitude.
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I like it a lot. It's basically the only pattern that is conservative.

its very nice. also, this is murls bone to pick. there is nothing wrong with herringbone, even ones that are obvious. its a wonderful pattern.
post #6690 of 37396

Dear Noodles thread: I wonder if I could get some thoughts on a particular suiting fabric?  

 

Situation is as follows. I work in a CBD environment, so suits most days, but only have two that I really like (a charcoal pinstripe MTM from KW, and a navy chalkstripe flannel).  I am moving to the Middle East this summer, and so have been focusing on climate-appropriate fabrics for my next orders.  

 

The following navy hopsack was suggested, shown here on Kent's site:

And here on Hudderfield's site: 

 

What are your thoughts on this weave for a suit?  In searching I found a lively discussion (punctuated by Vox-driven asides) here with a diversity of opinions but no really clear conclusions (and mostly dead picture links).  

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

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