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post #7021 of 11486
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

If you are thinking of a winter navy, also consider the Lesser 16 oz navy sharskin 29608. I wore mine from Nov to May last season.
Not a fan of sharkskin honestly, too shiny.
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Originally Posted by obama View Post

Great idea. I agree but I never thought about that

I can make a great joke here, but it's not CE...
post #7022 of 11486
Ultimately I'm not set on navy flannel, but I'm set on heavy.
post #7023 of 11486
How about a navy twill flannel?
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post #7025 of 11486
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Ultimately I'm not set on navy flannel, but I'm set on heavy.
If you are thinking navy flannel, go all in and get a navy chalkstripe. It is hard to get a more perfect business cloth than that. Harrisons used to have a good one and I am sure it is still carried. The key is to get a really blue, blue. DB for Boss level. I think there is a great one in Royal Wedding (Astaire wears it on a date with the dancer in his show). I also saw a fantastic one on an old guy at a cocktail party- one of the best DBs I have ever seen. Then there is, of course, mine.

Plain navy flannel doesn't really interest me because they are usually pretty solid rather than heathered, though the "char blue" Fox one is kind of cool (and also, not navy).
post #7026 of 11486

I could never imagine wearing a suit made from 18oz cloth nor could I ever imagine spendign almost $200/yd for Fox when there regular stuff is less than $100 and when I have so many more options at that higher price range
post #7027 of 11486
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not a fan of sharkskin honestly, too shiny.

The Lesser shark isn't shiny. You've seen me in it.
post #7028 of 11486
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I could never imagine wearing a suit made from 18oz cloth nor could I ever imagine spendign almost $200/yd for Fox when there regular stuff is less than $100 and when I have so many more options at that higher price range

The man wanted heavy, so I offered heavy. I agree w/ you - don't have any intention to buy the LL flannels.
post #7029 of 11486
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If you are thinking navy flannel, go all in and get a navy chalkstripe. It is hard to get a more perfect business cloth than that. Harrisons used to have a good one and I am sure it is still carried. The key is to get a really blue, blue. DB for Boss level. I think there is a great one in Royal Wedding (Astaire wears it on a date with the dancer in his show). I also saw a fantastic one on an old guy at a cocktail party- one of the best DBs I have ever seen. Then there is, of course, mine.

Plain navy flannel doesn't really interest me because they are usually pretty solid rather than heathered, though the "char blue" Fox one is kind of cool (and also, not navy).
I'd feel a bit out of place in chalk stripe. Don't get me wrong, I love a DB chalk stripe, but I feel with my age and lack of seniority it would come across as somewhat pretentious in the office.
post #7030 of 11486
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'd feel a bit out of place in chalk stripe. Don't get me wrong, I love a DB chalk stripe, but I feel with my age and lack of seniority it would come across as somewhat pretentious in the office.
It's the suit that you worry about??
post #7031 of 11486
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

The Lesser shark isn't shiny. You've seen me in it.
Ah, that. Perhaps that could be an option. It was very nice from what I can remember.
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

The man wanted heavy, so I offered heavy. I agree w/ you - don't have any intention to buy the LL flannels.

Sator was a big proponent of 20+oz stuff for suits, he probably has a bunch of options on his site. I was just going through some 17oz flannel twill and thought it was too much for an overcoat.
post #7033 of 11486
Didn't Sator renounce his old ways and embrace the miracles that modern tailoring can make of lighter weight cloths?
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Thread Starter 
I long suspected that SATOR lacked sweat glands
post #7035 of 11486
It was like his hair shirt, testifying to his devotion to the cause.

In warm enough temps, I imagine it even induced visions and revelations.
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