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post #8746 of 37497

Three-season usually means three seasons as they understand them in Britain or continental Europe, where May and September are not 85 degrees and brutally humid a la DC.  How long do you spend out of a climate-controlled environment in your suits?  Stylistically, that's an awesome suit and a great addition to your wardrobe. 

 

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Looking for my next Formosa... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The description says 11oz flannel. Is this for cold weather only or for 3 seasons? Sorry for the dumb question.
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/prince-of-wales-single-breasted-suit-11oz-flannel.html
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Looking for my next Formosa... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
frmsui005_1.jpg

 

Fantastic suit, but ehmmm, perhaps stating the obvious: why not wear your first Formosa for a while to see if it really is what you want before committing to another one?

post #8748 of 37497
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Looking for my next Formosa...
frmsui005_1.jpg
The description says 11oz flannel. Is this for cold weather only or for 3 seasons? Sorry for the dumb question.
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/prince-of-wales-single-breasted-suit-11oz-flannel.html

I think 11 oz is on the light side for flannel, but not 3 season.  I think 8-9 oz is 3 season and 6-7 oz is for summer.  Also, the breathability of the fabric may be more important than the weight.  There are 9 oz linen and flannel fabrics.  

post #8749 of 37497
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

Fantastic suit, but ehmmm, perhaps stating the obvious: why not wear your first Formosa for a while to see if it really is what you want before committing to another one?

 

Very good advice there.

post #8750 of 37497
All great feedback. Thanks all.
I guess I will let the first Formosa settle in but the sharkskin grey Formosa seems like a nice option.
post #8751 of 37497
Problem is, you couldn't get them if you wanted to. They don't have your size now and even when the restock comes in, the 50R comes with 52 tagged pants...you have 48. Your options are limited to pre-season orders and MTO. Wear the one you have and get in on a MTO when your ready. Greg said he will be offering single MTO option soon, at a higher cost of course.
post #8752 of 37497
Good to know, Murl.
I will jump on that MTO.
Thx
post #8753 of 37497
Noodles, when you are posting fit critique pictures or going shopping, you really should put on a proper dress shirt (and, gasp, a tie). It does make a difference in how a jacket appears to fit. After all, why evaluate the fit of something in a setting that you will never wear it in.
post #8754 of 37497
^ This.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i have done it. not a great option. throws of the pitch/balance. the elbow curve ends up above your elbow and its vey uncomfortable.

its also costly and only a real expert can detach and reattach the sleeve head from the shoulder hole.

 

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Also on a patterned coat like this one it will throw off have matching with the body and other sleeve

 

Thanks, both of you. If there is no pattern --- or if the pattern allows it or can be made to match --- shouldn't a bit of both (a bit from the shoulder and a bit below the buttons) be ideal to get the proportions right? (Assuming one is willing to pay for it, obviously.)

 

 
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Yeah....d-bag answer. Sorry. Stitch and Unbel summed it up.

 

Don't worry. Everybody can have a bad day.

post #8756 of 37497
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

@The Noodles
, at least you can still wear your wedding suit. I was so stupid to have a bespoke brown (!!!) tuxedo made, which means I will never be able to wear it again... A major waste of $$$ frown.gif

Channeling Noel Coward?
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Channeling Noel Coward?

Mine wasn't made of polyester wink.gif
post #8758 of 37497
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post


Thanks, both of you. If there is no pattern --- or if the pattern allows it or can be made to match --- shouldn't a bit of both (a bit from the shoulder and a bit below the buttons) be ideal to get the proportions right? (Assuming one is willing to pay for it, obviously.)
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Don't worry. Everybody can have a bad day.

The shoulder expression is a defining feature of a tailor-made jacket. If you like the way your jacket shoulder looks, don't let an alteration tailor redo it entirely. Re-attaching the shoulder can also create whole new issues, especially sleeve pitch.

Altering from the shoulder should be a last resort kind of thing - I personally would recommend to simply never do it at all in a nice handmade shoulder.

If you hate the shoulder, of course feel free to have someone redo it.
post #8759 of 37497
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Also, I kept my wedding suit for more than ten years, but ultimately, I decided that it didn't fit well. I never wore it, so I donated it. You may eventually reach this same conclusion, but I certainly understand why you aren't there now. smile.gif

mine still hangs in my closet gathering dust.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Looking for my next Formosa... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
frmsui005_1.jpg
The description says 11oz flannel. Is this for cold weather only or for 3 seasons? Sorry for the dumb question.
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/prince-of-wales-single-breasted-suit-11oz-flannel.html

This seems to answer the question.
http://www.ebay.com/gds/Which-Suit-Fabric-Should-I-Choose-/10000000177632363/g.html

where we live, id say 2 season plus. meaning, depending on how suck ass the weather is, you could get a little bit of spring weather out of it, but not much.
post #8760 of 37497
I burned mine lol.
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