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^ Thanks. Too bad that none of the all frescos come in the same mid-blue color as the 0577. I suppose I will go for the 0520, even though I would have loved it to be of a somewhat lighter hue.
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0520 is a great color, I don't have a suit made up in it, but will probably do so next summer
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Which ones?

 

Baird McNutt, Spence Bryson, John England, Emblem Weavers

 

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I think it was discussed early in this thread that it was Ulster Weavers although they sell to italian shop under a different name part if the same group. They won't sell cut lengths directly anymore because of LL telling them not to... You can also buy their linen through Emma Willis, or so I was told by a guy that discuss this with them.

To be fair you can buy similar Irish linen by many other sources even cheaper. Already at 40 euro I would rather buy G&R finest linen, that is way better then anything coming out of Ireland (I own a length of it ready to be made up in a fantastic business shirt) or Riva linen blends. I should pick up two shirts I got made in two weeks, one in Riva and the other in UW linen, and will post picture for comparisons.

 

I'm not a fan of very light shirtings due to possible issues with show-through of body hair or skin but would like to hear how you get on.  

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0520 is a great color, I don't have a suit made up in it, but will probably do so next summer

Don't forget to drop off your iGent membership card on the way out.
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^ Thanks. Too bad that none of the all frescos come in the same mid-blue color as the 0577. I suppose I will go for the 0520, even though I would have loved it to be of a somewhat lighter hue.
Look in the Finmeresco book. There are a few that come close.
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Yup, it's mine. Very functional, and I have started to prefer it to side straps or Daks tops.

Very interesting; is it reinforced? Are you only using this on heavier cloth? How is it holding up?
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Very interesting; is it reinforced? Are you only using this on heavier cloth? How is it holding up?

 

 - Not sure what you mean by 'reinforced'?

 - Started w/ the heavier cloths, but have since had it on 10oz. suitings as well

 - Held up well - had my first pair w/ this design delivered over 3 years ago, and it's been used often w/ no issues

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Two new fabrics that will soon be funded via Ercoles.

Fox woolen flannel, 14oz:



Harrisons woolen flannel, 14oz, slightly lighter than navy but not as purpley as in the below photo.

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How are you going to make them up?
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Is the Fox the one with the very faint green overcheck? If so, I have that funded already and it is awesome.
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Bingo, it does indeed have a faint green overcheck - so faint that it took a while for Frank and I to spot it. I am super excited about it - really spectacular fabric. Glad it came out nicely for you.

I will definitely do the navy as SB with two patch pockets, 3-roll-2. Not sure if I will do the pants with one forward pleat or not, leaning towards not. As with all my pants, they will have belt loops.

The glenplaid I am leaning towards SB with flap pockets, 3-roll-2 and likely a forward pleat on the pants.
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I want to get a navy flannel suit, but something tells me I should get something a bit more vanilla right now as the only truly navy suit I have is a fresco 8/9oz for the summer, and a more rakish peaked lapeled thing. I love flannel so much, but I constantly worry about having to be in a formal setting like an interview and not being totally appropriate. I might be over thinking.
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I am starting to think that flannel is best as a three-piece single breasted or two-piece double-breasted. I have a flannel DB. Have a 3 piece SB in the works.
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I'm going to get a mid-grey flannel SB for the winter. Debating a vest with it, but probably will not.

Flannel in a sober color doesn't strike me as inappropriate outside of maybe an interview.

I will say that I have always wanted a mid-gray flannel chalk stripe three piece.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I want to get a navy flannel suit, but something tells me I should get something a bit more vanilla right now as the only truly navy suit I have is a fresco 8/9oz for the summer, and a more rakish peaked lapeled thing. I love flannel so much, but I constantly worry about having to be in a formal setting like an interview and not being totally appropriate. I might be over thinking.

One would usually know about an interview a bit in advance and be able to plan one's outfit accordingly, right? Just have a grey worsted that you wear for interviews. Of course if this is a practical "I want a flannel suit but really should have a navy suit that I can wear in winter at some point" voice rearing its ugly head sort of thing, maybe try something in a 13-16 ounce navy wosted depending on your heat tolerance.
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