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Olive Finmeresco is very nice.
 

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What about actually wearing one? Can't say that one really inspires me.
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Derek posted some on his site today re: olive cotton suits:

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I'm not a fan personally.
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Mr. Johnson looks pretty good.
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I think there's a picture of Cortina in an olive cotton suit floating around on the #menswear blogosphere
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Thread Starter 
Olive cotton is awesome, I have one and I love it.

I also have a piece of olive linen and other olive gab that I wonder if I will ever get made.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Olive cotton is awesome, I have one and I love it.

I also have a piece of olive linen and other olive gab that I wonder if I will ever get made.

You say this like you have no influence on the outcome!
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PJ's suit is nice. Those big stripe ties are too much for me.
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May just be me, but I have a mental block on getting a bespoke suit made out of cotton. Seems like an expensive process for a (subjectively) cheap fabric. I think a high twist fresco or linen would be a better use of funds/time. And either add more character, IMO. I think it stems from an interview I once saw with Harry Winston (?) where he said he had a hard time justifying recommending bespoke cotton suits to any client (in this case I believe it was seersucker), since materials are so much cheaper.

Perhaps once I cover all my essential bases I'll be tempted to look at cotton and I obviously realize it becomes cheaper with CMT, but still, something keeps me from seeing it as a good idea. YMMV.
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I typically don't like them, but I think he's applied it here nicely.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Olive cotton is awesome, I have one and I love it.

I also have a piece of olive linen and other olive gab that I wonder if I will ever get made.
I would do the olive gab before the linen. I have a lighter green Lesser tropical liability that I am waiting to fund. I have another light green tropical (with some reddish shots) that Solito made a DB coat out of and is holding (unless he sold it); on the other leg, Ambrosi sent me the pents.
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I'm under the impression that cotton does not age so gracefully. Am I misinformed in this?
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I'm under the impression that cotton does not age so gracefully. Am I misinformed in this?
That's fair, it does tend to fade in spots. But I don't care, it's an informal summer suit, part of its charm you might say.
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After I finish my current order with NSM, I'm going to ask for an olive cotton suit. At the rate they visit San Francisco, this means I should receive it by the end of 2015, at which point I'll post pics in the summer of 2016 and you'll all be sorry for what you said in 2013.
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Adding to olivey cloth pics: on the left is Harrisons Frontier in Olive and on the right is Mersolair in light green. The Frontier is quite flat/lifeless and I'm not sure I will bother getting made up. Mersolair is vibrant and has texture - will be an unlined jacket.

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