Originally Posted by archibaldleach
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?
Most all of my suits are staples so having some fun at this point is fine.
Originally Posted by Manton
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.
Don't think I'd get an extra pair of trousers as I just wear suits enough. Not sure I'll ever wear one out as I only wear each suit 5 - 6 times a year. I usually get each suit with side tabs and buttons inside for suspenders if I choose.
Good stuff! A pity each cut is only 3.3 meters as I would need more for a 3-piece.
Originally Posted by whnay.
For what you do for a living, get the houndstooth 3 piece. You won't regret it. Fox makes a great one.
Yeah, I think so too. I'll probably end up doing the Minnis as the teeth are a bit bigger I believe and the cloth a bit denser. If I was in a warmer climate like you I would probably lean towards the Fox as well.