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Wish the London Lounge stuff could grow into a regular stock supported collection and not these handshakes in the dark, limited edition signed run of 40 copies collector's edition type thing.

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Wish the London Lounge stuff could grow into a regular stock supported collection and not these handshakes in the dark, limited edition signed run of 40 copies collector's edition type thing.

FYI some of the cloths are blatant copies of fabric already in production in a heavier weight. Like the blue and rust window pane fabric can be found in a W. bill book.
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Wish the London Lounge stuff could grow into a regular stock supported collection and not these handshakes in the dark, limited edition signed run of 40 copies collector's edition type thing.
But then they wouldn't be able to charge 3x the prices anyone else charges!
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Well, I'm glad u asked-  I'm interested in grey suiting recommendations.  post pics when done.

As requested:

Picked up the new suit today and snapped a few pics. Had it made to wear as a groomsman on Saturday at a close friend's wedding. Pleased overall. Cloth, as a reminder, was basic twill from Minnis: Classic II 0756.



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Wish the London Lounge stuff could grow into a regular stock supported collection and not these handshakes in the dark, limited edition signed run of 40 copies collector's edition type thing.

The Fox flannel Alden collection and the LL linen are permanent collection.
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But then they wouldn't be able to charge 3x the prices anyone else charges!

 

LLTW20 costs around 40% more than its W. Bill lookalike, not 3 times as much. And it is slightly different and heavier. That's why I am waiting for a rerun instead of just buying the W. Bill fabric. The price difference is kind of negligible when you compare it to the cost of having it made up by a bespoke tailor (in my case around GBP 60 for a SC).

 

I have some suits and SCs made out of LL fabrics and never had any reason to regret my choice.

 

Congratulations to S K M for getting hold of a length of LLTW20!

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As requested:

Picked up the new suit today and snapped a few pics. Had it made to wear as a groomsman on Saturday at a close friend's wedding. Pleased overall. Cloth, as a reminder, was basic twill from Minnis: Classic II 0756.



Nice fabrics all around. The jacket is a little short for my taste and the pockets are a tad low, but I'm guessing that it's quite normal for a southern Italian tailor.
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Picked up the new suit today and snapped a few pics. Had it made to wear as a groomsman on Saturday at a close friend's wedding. Pleased overall. Cloth, as a reminder, was basic twill from Minnis: Classic II 0756.
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Nice fabrics all around. The jacket is a little short for my taste and the pockets are a tad low, but I'm guessing that it's quite normal for a southern Italian tailor.

 

seems to me the low pockets add length to your torso and  balance your long legs.  terrifically low button stance.   i like the flaring at your right cuff - dunno if that's deliberate FWIW it all looks great IMO I've got one on the way in a Minnis too, same color

 

Thanks for posting.


Edited by Pliny - Yesterday at 5:33 pm
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I did notice the low pockets right away and checked them against my other coats. The difference is oddly minuscule but looks more significant when I look in the mirror. I also think it could stand to be hair longer but looks nice as is. Button stance can't get any lower. It's on the low end of acceptable as is.
Edited by ctp120 - Yesterday at 5:26 pm
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The pocket stance is typical from Formosa. I personally think it looks great. For comparison:

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Ctp nice suit, wear in good health
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Wisdom crowd-sourcing time: I'm looking for fabric for a winter slightly-lighter-than-navy jacket (think minnis 520) preferably in flannel/doeskin/cashmere. Which bunches should I be looking at?
Edited by RogerC - Today at 1:42 am
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No specific guidance there, but Smiths has an excellent and underrated-- if tiny-- flannel book. Then there are the usual suspects of Fox, Golden Bale, and Minnis.
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I did notice the low pockets right away and checked them against my other coats. The difference is oddly minuscule but looks more significant when I look in the mirror. I also think it could stand to be hair longer but looks nice as is. Button stance can't get any lower. It's on the low end of acceptable as is.

Don't know if you mentioned it before. Who made the suit?

Reminds me of Solito but I'm guessing that isn't it.
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