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post #5431 of 10753
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Mine is a similar shade but in the 90% mohair version. I made it with patch pockets hoping for it to be a blazer suit. But I find the coat from my navy Lesser blazer suit works better as an odd jacket.

I think I know which you're referring to. I wouldn't use that for an odd jacket. That strikes me as suit-y and more sleek. I think, this above, in real life, def. looks casual enough to be worn as an odd jacket/coat. But that's just what I think.

With the appropriate buttons etc, I really don't think this will look like an orphan. IMHO.
post #5432 of 10753
Apropos, just had a first fitting of my Smiths lighter than navy (and more grey) mohair suit. So far so good, will try and get some pictures up.
post #5433 of 10753
I'm intrigued by Unbel project. and would like to help him if possible.

I don't think he will be wearing this for a traditional black tie event so the traditionalists can rest easy.

Again, regarding the Mohair, this is only my own personal opinion. If you fancy using Mohair, go for it. I'd like to see the result.
post #5434 of 10753
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

How it got published in the AEI (assuming you know what the acronyms mean) online magazine beats me. They serve pretty good gourmet lunches (free, of course) ...

A close friend worked there about a decade ago, and I occasionally visited him for lunch. It was good food, but I think he was charged about $5 per meal or something. Fresh baked cookies in the afternoon too!
post #5435 of 10753
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Apropos, just had a first fitting of my Smiths lighter than navy (and more grey) mohair suit. So far so good, will try and get some pictures up.

Is this the inspiration for your avatar?
post #5436 of 10753
Take it easy unbrel, just messing around with you.
post #5437 of 10753
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

A close friend worked there about a decade ago, and I occasionally visited him for lunch. It was good food, but I think he was charged about $5 per meal or something. Fresh baked cookies in the afternoon too!

Well, I ate for free. happy.gif Aren't you surprised that Manton's piece found its way into a publication by AEI, given that they deal with political and economics stuff? Thank goodness the article wasn't discovered in the recent election. Might have been ammunition for Obama's campaign.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

For fuck's sake, it would be a blue jacket with trousers of that color, whatever it's called. I'm not going to be wearing a goddamn cravat and boots. I posted the picture just as an illustration that the color combination is a classic one. I would be absolutely shocked if anybody ever saw somebody wearing a navy jacket and khaki colored trousers and thought, "that guy must be trying to pull a Brummell."

Unbel, chill. They haven't seen the fabric in real life. Their comments are not unsurprising, given the general impressions of how mohair looks like. Sleek, shiny, disco-like.
post #5438 of 10753
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Most of the clothes considered classic dress today are inspired by the Beau.

The picture above is a caricature by the way,

No shit, you don't say?
post #5439 of 10753
@Unbel, you might try finding something in a wool-silk-linen blend. I have a TF odd jacket in a rich blue, peak lapels. It's 32% silk / 25% linen / 43% wool. It has an amazing texture that's the tiniest bit slubby, but it's very soft, and yet quite dry at the same time. It has the smallest amount of sheen. It has ridiculously thick MOP buttons, too. I wear it as a sort of "black tie casual" thing in the summer. Well, it definitely functions as a summer equivalent to a velvet jacket.
post #5440 of 10753
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Well, I ate for free. Aren't you surprised that Manton's piece found its way into a publication by AEI, given that it deal with political and economics stuff? Thank goodness it wasn't discovered in the recent election.
Unbel, chill. They haven't seen the fabric in real life. Their comments are not unsurprising, given the general impressions of how mohair looks like. Sleek, shiny, disco-like.

smile.gif

I think the people who say that Mohair is Disco like have never seen the stuff made up.
post #5441 of 10753
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

No shit, you don't say?

smile.gif
post #5442 of 10753
Thread Starter 
my first month in Washington, I had lunch with Robert Bork and Jeanne Kirkpatrick in the AEI dining room.
post #5443 of 10753
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

@Unbel, you might try finding something in a wool-silk-linen blend. I have a TF odd jacket in a rich blue, peak lapels. It's 32% silk / 25% linen / 43% wool. It has an amazing texture that's the tiniest bit slubby, but it's very soft, and yet quite dry at the same time. It has the smallest amount of sheen. It has ridiculously thick MOP buttons, too. I wear it as a sort of "black tie casual" thing in the summer. Well, it definitely functions as a summer equivalent to a velvet jacket.

This is what I'm thinking.

Single button, SBPL black wool/silk mix.

Light coloured linen trou.

White Batiste shirt.

So on.
post #5444 of 10753
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

my first month in Washington, I had lunch with Robert Bork and Jeanne Kirkpatrick in the AEI dining room.

Free?

Well, the think-tanks are where you spot 'celebrities', though you were in close contact with one.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/20/13 at 11:27am
post #5445 of 10753
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Free?

I think it's free in that it would be gauche to make your guests pay for lunch, but I think the employees (at least the middling ones I knew) had to actually fork over a few bucks.
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