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Monday.  Sorry for the double post.  Wearing one of my sack jackets.  Plenty of waist suppression.  Also, new linen shirt from Spier and Mackay.  

 

 

 

 

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@David Lane are those Gravity loafers? I have them in olive.

@Gerry Nelson i love the corduroy olive
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@Gerry Nelson i love the corduroy olive

 

Thanks! Olive is rapidly becoming one of my favourite colours.

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+1 for olive
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Back to summer.







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Suit: Bespoke Hemrajani from a vintage bolt of Fox Brothers lightweight flannel
Shirt: Proper Cloth
Tie: Vanda Fine Clothing
Square: Hermès
Shoes: Brooks Brothers

Why not do the cream linen suit instead of flannel?
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For those of you keeping score at home, almost all of my jackets are Brooks Brothers 3/2 sack jackets, like this blue blazer in a picture from yesterday taken out on the street standing next to something related to electricity (a relay box that my friend Charlotte painted).


For those of you who want to see this relay box (which Charlotte painted on all four sides), it's on the corner of Venice and Beethoven in Mar Vista.  Yes, you really can see the sea from Mar Vista if you go up to the top of Mar Vista Hill.  (Go north on Grand View from Venice to get to the top of Mar Vista Hill.)

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Thanks! They're actually Crockett and Jones Marlow wingtip bluchers made for Ralph Lauren. I often wear my pair of Lindricks with this suit as well.


Ah, I couldn't make out any sock in the picture and the shoe seemed 'continuous' with the hem of your pants. My bad.

 

I can definitely see the Lindricks working with a suit such as that tweed.

 

Currently, I have only one pair of SF approved boots, C&J Islay, bought while visiting in Melbourne last year. Theoretically, I would love to pair these with a tweed suit, but alas my options for acquiring such a suit are lacking. My tailor offers plenty of heavier worsted cloths from Britain, which imitate tweed nicely, but getting my hands on genuine tweed in Adelaide is impossible, I fear. I suppose I could buy cloth online to have made up, but I'm really not confident with that route of doing things.

 

For now, I pair my Islay boots with odd pants in moleskin, flannel and sometimes cords, 'making' do with faux tweed jacketing, and occasionally adding an ascot/day cravat as the final flourish to my fit... when it gets cold enough for such clothes! The weather has been remarkably mild in Adelaide this autumn, even as the winter months approach, and in spite of the stormy weather of the past week. So, I wait patiently for the mercury to go down.

 

Given these considerations, maybe tweed is a mistake while living in this city, but I feel it would be a worthwhile venture, even if I only get a handful of wearings per year.

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Why not do the cream linen suit instead of flannel?

 

There are a number of ways to answer that question. Because I wanted to wear this suit. Because I have a suit like this. Because wool looks sharper than linen. Because this suit is new enough to be novel for me. Mostly the real answer is because I intended to wear this suit again on the next warm day that came along. It's going to get a little warmer (they say) later this week, so one of my cream linen suits may very well make an appearance. Or possibly the blue one.

 

To call this fabric flannel is pretty misleading, really. Fox calls it a lightweight flannel, but to my mind it's more a lightweight worsted. It doesn't really have a nap. It is light and airy, but is unmistakably wool. I realize a suit like this is not to everyone's taste, but it is most assuredly to mine. When I saw the cloth on Fox's website, this is pretty much the suit I envisioned. I think it was you who encouraged me to go for a DB. Totally the right call!

 

@An Acute Style: thank you for your kind words.

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For those of you keeping score at home

 

Of course I'm keeping score! Mostly, you win!

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Green Corduroy Day:

 

 

(Cornelliani suit, Borrelli shirt, John Smedley cardigan, Christian Kimber square, Crockett and Jones Lindrick boots)

 

And there the Lindricks are!

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Ah, I couldn't make out any sock in the picture and the shoe seemed 'continuous' with the hem of your pants. My bad.

 

I can definitely see the Lindricks working with a suit such as that tweed.

 

Currently, I have only one pair of SF approved boots, C&J Islay, bought while visiting in Melbourne last year. Theoretically, I would love to pair these with a tweed suit, but alas my options for acquiring such a suit are lacking. My tailor offers plenty of heavier worsted cloths from Britain, which imitate tweed nicely, but getting my hands on genuine tweed in Adelaide is impossible, I fear. I suppose I could buy cloth online to have made up, but I'm really not confident with that route of doing things.

 

For now, I pair my Islay boots with odd pants in moleskin, flannel and sometimes cords, 'making' do with faux tweed jacketing, and occasionally adding an ascot/day cravat as the final flourish to my fit... when it gets cold enough for such clothes! The weather has been remarkably mild in Adelaide this autumn, even as the winter months approach, and in spite of the stormy weather of the past week. So, I wait patiently for the mercury to go down.

 

Given these considerations, maybe tweed is a mistake while living in this city, but I feel it would be a worthwhile venture, even if I only get a handful of wearings per year.

 

The Islays would work really well with the fabric as well. This tweed is quite lightweight so I don't have to wait until the coldest days. Perhaps a lightweight tweed jacket might be a better option than a full suit. I would comfortably wear this jacket in a temperature that's in the mid to high teens but that's about as warm as I would go. I run cold so I like the warmth most times. The boots would work well with denim as well.

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The Islays would work really well with the fabric as well. This tweed is quite lightweight so I don't have to wait until the coldest days. Perhaps a lightweight tweed jacket might be a better option than a full suit. I would comfortably wear this jacket in a temperature that's in the mid to high teens but that's about as warm as I would go. I run cold so I like the warmth most times. The boots would work well with denim as well.


Thanks, Gerry! I do appreciate the tips.

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There are a number of ways to answer that question. Because I wanted to wear this suit. Because I have a suit like this. Because wool looks sharper than linen. Because this suit is new enough to be novel for me. Mostly the real answer is because I intended to wear this suit again on the next warm day that came along. It's going to get a little warmer (they say) later this week, so one of my cream linen suits may very well make an appearance. Or possibly the blue one.

To call this fabric flannel is pretty misleading, really. Fox calls it a lightweight flannel, but to my mind it's more a lightweight worsted. It doesn't really have a nap. It is light and airy, but is unmistakably wool. I realize a suit like this is not to everyone's taste, but it is most assuredly to mine. When I saw the cloth on Fox's website, this is pretty much the suit I envisioned. I think it was you who encouraged me to go for a DB. Totally the right call!

@An Acute Style
: thank you for your kind words.

Duly noted. I've got mine coming from Edwin with the same details!!!
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F/W Garry is the best Garry.
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Duly noted. I've got mine coming from Edwin with the same details!!!


Same cloth?

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