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that's really really nice Stefan.  What is the make of the mohair blend?  Im thinking of getting something  in Tonik. (Dormeuil's)

What makes me hesitate is the lustre, which I find is a bit too showy for my taste, especially for the office,  but yours doesnt seem to have the mohair sheen at all, so Im curious. 

Thanks! It says Exclusive mohair suiting, woven in England. I actually don't know the make, but my tailor recommended it to me. He has a lot of nice mohair blends with the same feel, and it holds the crease amazingly. Not shiny at all.
 

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That's an unusual pleat version, @Stefan88. Is the reasoning behind having the pleat starting about an inch below the waistband purely aesthetic? Also, great look!

Seems to be my tailors standard pleat, but I like it. Haven't cared or thought of changing them :happy:

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Seems to be my tailors standard pleat, but I like it. Haven't cared or thought of changing them happy.gif
You shouldn't, they look great. I like that they're forward pleats. I think it's much more flattering than the other way around. Unless you want to look wide around the hips.
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That suit is tits!!

 

Would I be correct in assuming that this is a compliment?

 

Anyway, tits are always welcome. Especially soft, warm, tan-coloured ones like this suit.

 

yes sir, it is good...bonzer maybe?

 

had an Australian friend in TX who used that word to mean good, great etc...

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Wool/kid mohair suit, Edward Green Chelsea


Pleats! Yeah!
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Seems to be my tailors standard pleat, but I like it. Haven't cared or thought of changing them happy.gif

It used to be standard practice for pleats to be stitched-down maybe 5 cm (2") before they opened up. Particular in slightly higher-waisted trousers, it avoids giving the look of a tummy where there might not be one.
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It used to be standard practice for pleats to be stitched-down maybe 5 cm (2") before they opened up. Particular in slightly higher-waisted trousers, it avoids giving the look of a tummy where there might not be one.


That will be it. Bit high waist on these. Thanks for the information!

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Pleats! Yeah!


Thank you :)

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Yesterday.  Too early for this vest?  Memorial day is in a week.  

 

 

 

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The best day for this vest should be one day before the last judgement.

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There are some who imagine that madras, seersucker, and white shoes should be worn only after Memorial Day and until Labor Day.   Others imagine that it's after either Easter or after Confederate Memorial Day and until Labor Day.  Still others imagine that any time in a resort area is a good time to wear madras, seersucker, and white shoes. Yet another group imagine that it's never a good time.

I tend to think that your clothes are your clothes and you can wear whatever you want whenever you want, with the one exception that you shouldn't put your pants on over your head because you couldn't see where you were going and your two empty pant legs would hang down like the ears of a droopy eared dog.

(Full disclosure.....I have both patchwork madras pants and a patchwork madras jacket, so I'm probably not the most objective person on the subject of patchwork madras.)

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Madras and dirty white bucks... The mark of a man. 

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The best day for this vest should be one day before the last judgement.

 

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, DC.  

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People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, DC.  

 

You asked for an opinion and you got one. FWIW, I still believe @DonCologne is one day early. You know, fire and brimstone and all that.

Your love for experimentation sometimes leads to wonderful and inspiring fits. Other times, far less often I should add, there is an occasional train wreck. This is one of them.

What still surprises me is that on the rare occasion someone says something about that, you tend to get so defensive. I'd have thought you were above that.

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What still surprises me is that on the rare occasion someone says something about that, you tend to get so defensive. I'd have thought you were above that.

Agreed; something I've never understood given how good natured AAS is and how much fun he seems to have with what he wears.

That being said, his reaction here is likely more a response to the way the criticism was delivered rather than the criticism itself.

In general, criticism meant to be constructive is probably best framed in as boring and snark free a manner as possible. Exceptions, of course, when a preexisting relationship mitigates the snark.
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Or when SF After Dark strikes.

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You asked for an opinion and you got one. FWIW, I still believe @DonCologne is one day early. You know, fire and brimstone and all that.

Your love for experimentation sometimes leads to wonderful and inspiring fits. Other times, far less often I should add, there is an occasional train wreck. This is one of them.

What still surprises me is that on the rare occasion someone says something about that, you tend to get so defensive. I'd have thought you were above that.

 

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Agreed; something I've never understood given how good natured AAS is and how much fun he seems to have with what he wears.

That being said, his reaction here is likely more a response to the way the criticism was delivered rather than the criticism itself.

In general, criticism meant to be constructive is probably best framed in as boring and snark free a manner as possible. Exceptions, of course, when a preexisting relationship mitigates the snark.

 

I've worn this vest many times before and people rarely like it.  Many people have said quite directly that they don't like it and I'm fine with that.  I just didn't care for DC's delivery given his history here dealing with unkind comments and his reaction to them.  

 

Edit: When I've worn the vest in the past people have mentioned that it was too short (Crusty/SB in particular).  I made a point of wearing it with higher waisted pants this time so my belt wasn't visible.  I am also only wearing two patterns as requested by many (edmorel in partcular).  You can't make all the people happy all the time I guess.  


Edited by An Acute Style - 5/16/15 at 7:03pm
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