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post #5371 of 10913
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Useful info, thank you. I'm leaning towards just going with the Tonik2000, made up as a suit, with single button peak lapel jacket.

Apologies if I've explained this before ITT: I'm planning on wearing it as an odd jacket in the evening too. Any suggestions for a cloth for trousers to go with it? I'm hoping for something dark grey, with enough contrast from the sheen of the mohair and the lighter threads woven in on the Tonik to make it work.
I don't know, doesn't seem versatile enough. Single button peak should be reserved for a tux or dinner suit. If you go with dark gray it becomes a nightmare for pairing with trousers.
post #5372 of 10913
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I don't know, doesn't seem versatile enough. Single button peak should be reserved for a tux or dinner suit. If you go with dark gray it becomes a nightmare for pairing with trousers.

It's not really intended to be that versatile - it's not for business and the like. As a suit, it's basically for evening weddings that don't require black tie, nice restaurants, etc..

The jacket as a separate I hope to be more versatile, again as something to be worn in evening social settings. I agree with dark gray trousers it's difficult to get enough contrast - but I'm hoping to find something successful so as not to resort to the lighter colored trousers that I associate less with evening.
post #5373 of 10913
Thread Starter 
I am down on single peak (this is a conversion of sorts from a prior opinion) and WAY down on single peak as an odd jacket (always held this opinion), and way, way, WAY down on gray odd jackets (ditto).
post #5374 of 10913
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I am down on single peak (this is a conversion of sorts from a prior opinion) and WAY down on single peak as an odd jacket (always held this opinion).

It's an odd odd jacket, I'll grant. But for some reason I've always had an affinity for it on linen (I doubt you approve at all), and I like peaks for anything that's primarily worn at night. Or shawl, but that's really limiting.
post #5375 of 10913
I have a SBPL odd jacket of the LL oats linen that I should be picking up in a few days...I will post a pic so that you can inveigh against it.
post #5376 of 10913
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I am down on single peak (this is a conversion of sorts from a prior opinion) and WAY down on single peak as an odd jacket (always held this opinion), and way, way, WAY down on gray odd jackets (ditto).

I don't care for peaks at all on odd jackets but find them OK on sporty suits, when done with restraint. And we've established my opinion on gray odd jackets.
post #5377 of 10913
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's an odd odd jacket, I'll grant. But for some reason I've always had an affinity for it on linen (I doubt you approve at all), and I like peaks for anything that's primarily worn at night. Or shawl, but that's really limiting.
I have a couple SBPL sportcoats, including in linen, from the Avery Lucas days. That should tell you something--it is a very 1930s Apparel Arts look.
post #5378 of 10913
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I am down on single peak (this is a conversion of sorts from a prior opinion) and WAY down on single peak as an odd jacket (always held this opinion), and way, way, WAY down on gray odd jackets (ditto).

+1
post #5379 of 10913
Thread Starter 
it's one thing to have a gray odd jacket in herringbone or something but a dark gray shiny mohair?

No.
post #5380 of 10913
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I am down on single peak (this is a conversion of sorts from a prior opinion) and WAY down on single peak as an odd jacket (always held this opinion), and way, way, WAY down on gray odd jackets (ditto).

To be clear - the suit (and therefore the jacket also) would be a kind of midnight blue with some lighter blue threads woven in, not gray. Gray was a potential idea for the odd trousers to go with the jacket when worn separately. It's the fabric on top here for the suit:

http://cdn.styleforum.net/1/11/115a83c3_photo-1_zpsc56b3e87.jpeg
post #5381 of 10913
Calm down, everyone, the jacket would not be gray! (looking back at my original post I realize this was not clear at all, sorry)
post #5382 of 10913
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

To be clear - the suit (and therefore the jacket also) would be a kind of midnight blue with some lighter blue threads woven in, not gray. Gray was a potential idea for the odd trousers to go with the jacket when worn separately. It's the fabric on top here for the suit:

http://cdn.styleforum.net/1/11/115a83c3_photo-1_zpsc56b3e87.jpeg
I have a three piece suit on the way in that (or something very much like it). Coat is one-button, but notch lapels.
post #5383 of 10913
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I have a three piece suit on the way in that (or something very much like it). Coat is one-button, but notch lapels.

I've considered making it a three-piece too after seeing ethandesu's makeup, which looks great. But I don't know how much I'd wear the vest, given that I'll wear this mostly in the summer, when it will be hot as blazes.
post #5384 of 10913
Oh, and btw...I had promised to report back after looking at the Dormeuil 'Naturals' book - some nice stuff in there, but a lot of it is very shiny, and very lightweight (like down to 6.5 oz for some fabrics). The silk/linen 8 oz blends looked nice, I'm kind of considering it for an odd trouser. Here's a pic of the Tonik next to some of the silk/linens (obviously these are the lighter shade options):

post #5385 of 10913
Stay tuned folks, I had purchase some heavy weight flannels, one in 450g and 510g. Also a length of dark grey chalkstripe in 12-13oz, the cheapest business suiting length I have brought in my life.
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