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post #16096 of 19904
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

For those of you who have cotton suits, do they exhibit any fading?

Yes, if you wash them.
post #16097 of 19904
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

For those of you who have cotton suits, do they exhibit any fading?

Fading in cotton and linen is part of the look IMHO.
post #16098 of 19904
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post


Fading in cotton and linen is part of the look IMHO.

 

Agreed 100%. 

post #16099 of 19904
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

Fading in cotton and linen is part of the look IMHO.

Yeah, but if it's in awkward areas (armpits, etc) it'll look bad. If it's more uniform, that's fine
post #16100 of 19904
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

Love my Agnelli, too!

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Good looking shoes. What maker is this?
post #16101 of 19904
Find it odd so many people here calling matching tweeds- suits. Tweed is not suit cloth. Of course definitions of words change over time, so "suit" can change. But, this is certainly not the keeping of the past. For a forum trying to preserve the past, this is not the way to do it. Maybe the word suit needs to fade into the pass because a new combination needs to be invented for today's world, which also needs an invented name. After all, suit was an invention not that long ago, if you are thinking in the realm of thousands of years. It would be interesting to see what kind of imaginations there are here.
post #16102 of 19904

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post #16103 of 19904
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Good looking shoes. What maker is this?
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Thanks! They are Edward Green Southwolds in burgundy antique on the 888 last.
post #16104 of 19904
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post

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Thanks! They are Edward Green Southwolds in burgundy antique on the 888 last.

Thanks! Not a commonly seen model but nice!
post #16105 of 19904
anyone know who Elkann's tailor was here?.... or a hand-me-down from grandad?

He uses  Alessandro Martorana, Milanese tailor Caraceni, (who also made the suits that Lapo inherited from his grandfather) +  Huntsman and Anderson & Sheppard, but comparing the pattern matching on this and on his GD's I guess this is the original Agnelli tweed .........  so by Caraceni.  

Personally, I prefer the less mannered styling.  The shoulders r great, particularly considering this is probably not bespoke. 



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post #16106 of 19904
Taken in today to get funded:

1. Minnis Flannel 0315 mottled blue chalkstripe
2. Vintage 'Super 70s' RAF blue worsted with a milled finish, about 14/15oz

post #16107 of 19904
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Originally Posted by greger View Post

Find it odd so many people here calling matching tweeds- suits. Tweed is not suit cloth. Of course definitions of words change over time, so "suit" can change. But, this is certainly not the keeping of the past. For a forum trying to preserve the past, this is not the way to do it. Maybe the word suit needs to fade into the pass because a new combination needs to be invented for today's world, which also needs an invented name. After all, suit was an invention not that long ago, if you are thinking in the realm of thousands of years. It would be interesting to see what kind of imaginations there are here.

What else would you call jacket and trousers made from the same cloth and worn together?
post #16108 of 19904
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Originally Posted by greger View Post

Find it odd so many people here calling matching tweeds- suits. Tweed is not suit cloth. Of course definitions of words change over time, so "suit" can change. But, this is certainly not the keeping of the past. For a forum trying to preserve the past, this is not the way to do it. Maybe the word suit needs to fade into the pass because a new combination needs to be invented for today's world, which also needs an invented name. After all, suit was an invention not that long ago, if you are thinking in the realm of thousands of years. It would be interesting to see what kind of imaginations there are here.


Would you prefer costume? The truth of the matter is that "suit" refers to a suit of clothes. Thus, we have dinner suits, business suits, lounge suits, even swimming suits for that matter. 

 

I honestly think you are taking semantics a bit too far here, but you are welcome to suggest an alternative moniker which I note you don't offer.

post #16109 of 19904
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

For those of you who have cotton suits, do they exhibit any fading?
Mine has.
post #16110 of 19904
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by greger View Post

Find it odd so many people here calling matching tweeds- suits. Tweed is not suit cloth. Of course definitions of words change over time, so "suit" can change. But, this is certainly not the keeping of the past. For a forum trying to preserve the past, this is not the way to do it. Maybe the word suit needs to fade into the pass because a new combination needs to be invented for today's world, which also needs an invented name. After all, suit was an invention not that long ago, if you are thinking in the realm of thousands of years. It would be interesting to see what kind of imaginations there are here.

Sorry, but this is wrong. The tweed suit is a staple that long pre-dates the tweed odd jacket, which when it first appeared was considered sort of a middle class cheat to get around paying for a full suit.
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