or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread - Page 475

post #7111 of 12539
whnay got a puppy's tooth from Fox made a few months ago. Looked tremendous. I prefer the smaller scale, then again that may be a direct result of living so close to Alabama...

Edit: Found the picture. And apparently "a few months ago" is a year ago...
Quote:
Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

A navy/bone houndstooth from Fox.

0zgpOl.jpg
post #7112 of 12539
Any geezers on here that can get Bateman & Ogden cloth at all? Seriously jonesing for one of their mohairs.
post #7113 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

whnay got a puppy's tooth from Fox made a few months ago. Looked tremendous. I prefer the smaller scale, then again that may be a direct result of living so close to Alabama...

Edit: Found the picture. And apparently "a few months ago" is a year ago...
I really love this suit and I think anyone looking for a little variety in their wardrobe should seriously consider the houndstooth
post #7114 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I think this photo just sealed the deal on my getting a grey houndstooth flannel suit at some point...only question is SB 3-piece or DB. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
[

I actually has a length of brown houndstooth, to be made after my purple tweed three piece.

無標題無標題
Edited by add911_11 - 8/26/13 at 8:10am
post #7115 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I really love this suit and I think anyone looking for a little variety in their wardrobe should seriously consider the houndstooth

Good to know! I used to think I wouldn't be able to pull it off, but feel differently now. The big question is do I get a houndstooth flannel 3-piece suit or a navy chalk stripe flannel DB suit made up for this year? Decisions, decisions.
post #7116 of 12539
I will vote for houndstooth because you probably have enough business friendly suiting. The houndstooth jacket can be worn as a separate if you are skillful enough, not for chalkstripe.
post #7117 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Good to know! I used to think I wouldn't be able to pull it off, but feel differently now. The big question is do I get a houndstooth flannel 3-piece suit or a navy chalk stripe flannel DB suit made up for this year? Decisions, decisions.

Navy chalkstripe is far more useful and versatile IMO. Houndstooth flannel is more of a "I own this because I can" type of thing. So I guess the question is are you in the practical mindset of adding staples or do you have enough staples that you can buy something just for fun?
post #7118 of 12539
Thread Starter 
If you get the suit 3 piece, I recommend extra pants, not because the flannel will wear out (it will, but so what), but because you need suspender pants for the vest but a belted pair is nice for when you don't want to wear the vest.
post #7119 of 12539
Does flannel wear out faster than other finishes? What is the sturdiest that won't produce shine with wear?
post #7120 of 12539
Thread Starter 
flannel pants will bag at the knee with time and also get threadbare in the knees and seat. My oldest flannel suit is 15 y/o, only one pair of pants, and I am finally replacing it this year. The pants looked worn for a long time but I didn't care.
post #7121 of 12539
Interesting. Sounds kind of charming.
post #7122 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I think this photo just sealed the deal on my getting a grey houndstooth flannel suit at some point.

 

Slewfoot, you might wanna check out these fabrics then: http://grunwald-true-style.com/product/houndstooth-vintage-flannel-suitings-from-mario-zegna/ 

 

I couldn't pull it off myself, but I think they're very stylish nontheless.

 

Cheers,

SKM

post #7123 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Does flannel wear out faster than other finishes? What is the sturdiest that won't produce shine with wear?

I find that it will bag around the knees before anything other type of cloth (I don't own tweed trousers so maybe a loosely-woven tweed will wear out faster).

Flannel seems reluctant to hold its shape after a bit of wear - pockets droop a little, etc. I imagine that's part of the charm but I don't especially like that aspect and wear flannel suits sparingly for that reason (in addition to the fact that I'm almost always warm).
post #7124 of 12539
I love the look and heft of heavy twill, gab, and serge fabrics, but they seem to shine very fast at the seat and around the pockets and such.
post #7125 of 12539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Good to know! I used to think I wouldn't be able to pull it off, but feel differently now. The big question is do I get a houndstooth flannel 3-piece suit or a navy chalk stripe flannel DB suit made up for this year? Decisions, decisions.
For what you do for a living, get the houndstooth 3 piece. You won't regret it. Fox makes a great one.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread