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Did you notice these are continuous waistband front and back?
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What's inherently wrong with using coat lining, bemberg, viscose as a pocket square with a sport jacket?

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The linings probably do not have enough body to work as a pocket square. Also, they probably are not produced in interesting patterns with complementary colors.

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I guess if you have to ask if it looks good, it probably doesn't (referring to my question)
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post

I was always interested to ask for your take on Will's 'four items a year' replacement rate comment?  
 
Seemed on the high side to me (even discounting for the fact that I'm not in the office five days a week, and weekend wear involves tailored jackets some but not all of the time).
Has not been necessary for me. The suit I am getting for the fall is a 3 piece gray flannel, which "replaces" a nearly identical suit I got in 1998. The cloth on it just finally started to give out. But 15 years is a long time for flannel.
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Has not been necessary for me. The suit I am getting for the fall is a 3 piece gray flannel, which "replaces" a nearly identical suit I got in 1998. The cloth on it just finally started to give out. But 15 years is a long time for flannel.


Interested to know how many suits you have in regular rotation per season. I'm very much on the building stage on custom tailored items and I plan on getting 4 pieces a year. I wear a suit 4 days a week, odd jacket one day.

Rob
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I expect my flannel suits to last me a long, long time. Then again I only wear them each around 6 -7 times per year. But when I do, I wear them well!
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Replacing, adding, whatever. It is all good to me!
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Thread Starter 
I don't know, I would have to tally it up. My one rule is that I never wear the same suit twice in one week, So I have at least five per season. I count three seasons, summer (hot), winter (cold) and spring/fall (in between). I think I have around 20 that I regularly wear.
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What suits do you have for each season? Are they the same but in different weights?
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I think the basics like navy and grey are good for each season, but summer specifically stands out as a time to explore brighter colors.
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What suits do you have for each season? Are they the same but in different weights?
I have sold navy and gray for each season but the others vary.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post


Has not been necessary for me. The suit I am getting for the fall is a 3 piece gray flannel, which "replaces" a nearly identical suit I got in 1998. The cloth on it just finally started to give out. But 15 years is a long time for flannel.

 

Thanks - even when I had a smaller and cheaper rotation that wear-out rate seemed high.  Your flannel sounds like it had a remarkably good innings, though - second pair of trousers or only occasionally in your rotation? Or regular wear in the winter? 

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Thread Starter 
one pair only. Wore it more or less once a week for 3-4 (5 at most) months a year.
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