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Okay, just got the Haspel Seersucker suit in the mail. 100% cotton with that great rumpled feel. Ordered a 42L which is my normal size in all but Oxxford and Hickey Freeman (who sometimes take "long" to the extreme). Anyway, unlined and very soft. Seems like a good deal at $265 from eBay vendor. Retail is 3-4x as much. Imported from suspect country, though. The other stuff in my closet might beat it up and take its lunch money... Pre-alterations photos. Overall. I like it! Buttoning point a bit high but seeing as I'll wear it at 100 degrees no one will notice.

 


 

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gasp! made where...? I thought Haspel was New Orleans?  :paranoia:

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #347 of 474
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I agree about the buttoning point, but that's not a huge issue. A small nip at the waist and a slightly shorter right sleeve, and I think it will look very good. 

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I agree about the buttoning point, but that's not a huge issue. A small nip at the waist and a slightly shorter right sleeve, and I think it will look very good. 

Will definitely bring in the waist and adjust sleeves. Pretty comfortable suit overall. the vendor I used has more and in a few different stripe colors.

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Hmmm, can I justify having two seersucker suits?

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Hmmm, can I justify having two seersucker suits?

In different colors?
post #351 of 474
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Of course! The problem is I live in Illinois, which is hot for about 3 months, and I already have a cotton pincord suit in cream. I'd like a solid navy seersucker suit, but I'd wear it probably twice a year.

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Of course! The problem is I live in Illinois, which is hot for about 3 months, and I already have a cotton pincord suit in cream. I'd like a solid navy seersucker suit, but I'd wear it probably twice a year.

Even here in DC I can only regularly pull off summer suits in August when all my Evil Taskmasters are out. I have a navy blue Brooks suit in Irish linen that I get several wears out of but not as many as I would like. Different echelon but I grabbed a Zegna on sale with their High Performance wool. Fantastic. Light, semi-lined and breathable. It's the blue striped suit I posted earlier in What I Wore at Some Point forum. biggrin.gif
post #353 of 474
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Yeah, and you probably wear suits much more often than I do, too. I only have maybe 5 or 6 of them and sometimes none of them will get any wear for months. SC and trousers are much more frequent for me. Do post that BB suit if you get a chance. I'd love a navy linen from BB.

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I realize I may not have the proper shoes to go with SS suit. No suede, only leather.

 

Looking good, white belt and all! It's 105 with heat index here now. Heading out in linen shorts and shirt...

post #356 of 474
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Smooth leather is fine with seersucker. I'd prefer to keep it in a lighter color, but southerners typically wear them with darker shoes.

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Nice! With respect to the shoes, I wear tan most of the time. Hell, I would wear number 8 cordovan tassels with certain outfits. Help dress seersucker up a bit.

I like some dirty bucks. Haven't found any I really like though.
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Brooks Brothers sells a really nice pair. I can't remember who the maker is, though.

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