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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post


It will be MTM. Would rather wait until the suit is completed. It will be one button peak lapel.

Well, I meant details about the fabric. It looks very nice.
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Well, I meant details about the fabric. It looks very nice.

http://www.gladsonltd.com/collection/circle/springsummer.htm

VBC Alisar.
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Dormeuil Tonik







From here
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/25/13 at 11:22am
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This came up in the Blazer Thread, and set my n00b mind wondering. What is the difference between a wool crepe fabric and a fresco fabric? I've handled both, though separated by a few weeks, so not really close enough to get a comparison. They both seemed to be fairly open weaves. I'm just confused, and it's probably a pretty stupid question.
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@Tonik: That is, the old strong tonik. Note the Donegal design, and the missing breast pocket.


The right source, btw: http://www.the-journal-of-style.com
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Originally Posted by Gruto View Post

@Tonik: That is, the old strong tonik. Note the Donegal design, and the missing breast pocket.


The right source, btw: http://www.the-journal-of-style.com

Wish I could get my hands on a length of that.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Wish I could get my hands on a length of that.
I saw a length of something very much like that at Caraceni in Rome.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I saw a length of something very much like that at Caraceni in Rome.

I'm not about to use a different tailor (more particularly so if I have to go through the hassle of flying to Rome) so I can use that cloth, which brings me to my question -- what were you doing at Caraceni?

That's not a Huntsman coat on the 90-year old gentleman -- some stylistic differences, but otherwise very similar.
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He looks damn good for 90.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

He looks damn good for 90.

That man is nearly half a century old and, IMHO, looks better than most who are 45. Goes to show that it isn't true that if you've got a wide girth and are old, you will look bad.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I'm not about to use a different tailor (more particularly so if I have to go through the hassle of flying to Rome) so I can use that cloth, which brings me to my question -- what were you doing at Caraceni?

That's not a Huntsman coat on the 90-year old gentleman -- some stylistic differences, but otherwise very similar.
When I went on a trip to Rome a few years ago, I thought it would be a great chance to experience one of the world's famous tailors; consider it a form of idiosyncratic tourism not really different from trying the local cuisine. I had a suit made on that trip (I wrote in detail about the process in a LL thread) and on a trip the following summer had a sportcoat made. I would have done the same on my last trip but I was only in Italy for a week and hadn't enough time, though I still went in to visit with them.
But, yes, I wouldn't go to them just to get a particular cloth (if it is even still there).
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Dormeuil Tonik







From here

That suit looks awesome!
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

When I went on a trip to Rome a few years ago, I thought it would be a great chance to experience one of the world's famous tailors; consider it a form of idiosyncratic tourism not really different from trying the local cuisine.

Understandable. I do that as well, much to my other half's chagrin. The amount of flak I put up with in my pursuits. sneaky2.gif

I was relieved when Will and B. Boyer recounted similar -- http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2013/01/dont-tell-my-wife.html

No man wants to stand alone.
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(I wrote in detail about the process in a LL thread)

'Postby mafoofan » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:06 pm
Well, how's it look on???'
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Understandable. I do that as well, much to my other half's chagrin. The amount of flak I put up with in my pursuits. sneaky2.gif
'Postby mafoofan » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:06 pm
Well, how's it look on???'
I like it. A DB Solaro suit has somewhat limited uses, but I wear the gun club sportcoat a lot more.
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What do you think of this combo? The above is john hardy lambswool 13oz and below is minnis flannel 14oz.

Also considering a dark pair of jeans with the jacket for more casual occasions.
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