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post #19591 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post


I sent off for a swatch of this one - it looks and feels amazing and I am seriously tempted to order a jacket's length. Would a suit be too much do you think:

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/986/fox-twist/prince-of-wales-check

 

 

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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post


If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it.

Seriously, it's a suit that will require at least the illusion of confidence.

 

 

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

He might just be asking if it's too much (aka too eccentric or whatever)

From the swatch onscreen, it appears that an entire suit would have the look of something Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wears on the HBO show Ballers.  If you have the swagger it would cool, but I could see it standing out in bad way, in certain work environments.

post #19592 of 19906
Yes I wouldn't wear it for work.

But I think you're all right - it's safer to go for a jacket.
post #19593 of 19906
I think of a prince of wales as a pretty common, conservative suit choice. The blue in that particular swatch leans towards the turquoise and is perhaps thicker and more pronounced, but I think it would be fine.
post #19594 of 19906
I had a suit like that once, and got rid of it because it was way over the top to the point that whilst it garnered compliments I felt I could only wear it once a month or so because everyone remembered it.
post #19595 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post

Yes I wouldn't wear it for work.

But I think you're all right - it's safer to go for a jacket.

I still think if you are going for it, go for the suit. But Im not really sport coat kinda guy FWIW.

post #19596 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Anyone willing to hop in on a rerun of that Fresco? I'm in for a 3 piece worth.

I'm good for 5 m

post #19597 of 19906
@ericgereghty - Slewfoot tobacco? I'm in for at least a sportcoat's worth (2m)
post #19598 of 19906
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I think of a prince of wales as a pretty common, conservative suit choice. The blue in that particular swatch leans towards the turquoise and is perhaps thicker and more pronounced, but I think it would be fine.

I'm on board with this thought, unless the blue is seriously garish IRL. If it's even remotely normal, I think this would be a fine suit.

post #19599 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

It'll be a triple windowpane green tweed. One of the Scottish estate district patterns.

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post #19600 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Jaybarron View Post
 

I'm good for 5 m

 

 

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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

@ericgereghty - Slewfoot tobacco? I'm in for at least a sportcoat's worth (2m)

Awesome to hear folks. @Leaves would this be something you'd be capable of organizing, as you were mentioning near the end of last week?

 

I'm happy to do what I can, if not, but it's a mission I'd happily shift to your plate if it works :D

 

Note: I'd be in for at least a suit (maybe a vest) of both the Slewfoot/tobacco fresco, and a truer, browner brown, if we can spark enough interest for that. As it stands, I'll scan back through the pages here to get an idea of the theoretical pledges we have thus far. Obviously, this may not translate to eventually commits, but, if memory serves, we have around ~20 M of interest worth.

post #19601 of 19906
^ Which tobacco fresco are you gauging interest in, the one organized by Slewfoot or the one organized more recently by dieworkwear? IIRC, they are both brown frescoes, but in slightly different shades. I thought Slewfoot's was a bit more reddish in tone.
post #19602 of 19906
I for one would love a rerun of Die Workwear's brown fresco which I recall being more brown and less red than the Slewfoot fresco (but I could be wrong). Anyway, the DW brown is really nice and I kick myself for only ordering a pant's lengths so if a rerun was organized I would be happy to take a full suit's length (considering that the new run most likely would not hit the shade of the first run spot on).
post #19603 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

^ Which tobacco fresco are you gauging interest in, the one organized by Slewfoot or the one organized more recently by dieworkwear? IIRC, they are both brown frescoes, but in slightly different shades. I thought Slewfoot's was a bit more reddish in tone.

Either. Both. Don't want to exclude any who might be interested...

post #19604 of 19906
I will never understand SF's current fascination with brown city suits. I can get on board with brown flannel or tweed (both preferably with some sort of pattern) for Winter or lighter brown linen or linen blend for Summer. But a fresco or other city suiting in brown, no.
post #19605 of 19906
Really want a brown city suit now. In
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