Originally Posted by mafoofan
Bill, take a rookie's perspective for what it's worth, but I think a grey flannel DB suit with patch pockets would be pretty sweet--particularly since you have no shortage of 'proper' suits. I'd love such a combination for myself one day.
You make a convincing case.
Actually, I don't have all the basics covered now. I just thought about the reasons why, and I think it's because I had a fairly complete basic Brooks Brothers tailored wardrobe from high school through early professional life. As I added to this as I grew older with more handfinished brands like Oxxford, Barbera, Brioni, etc., I tended to get things that were less basic. The basic stuff got retired for wear and tear (and a taste for better crafted stuff), and so when I moved on to bespoke, I started back with the basics again.
For example, I do not own a solid blue suit. I feel I should have at least two: a fresco SB three piece for summer and saddle months; and a DB cold weather weight two piece. Same with the gray DB flannel suit.
On the other hand, for reasons of position and what I do, I do not need to worry the least bit about what others think of my clothing. So, why worry about checking off the boxes of the basics?
I don't know. I like what you are doing with how you are building up your bespoke wardrobe. I haven't given it as much thought, and often do things impulsively at the last minute.
You know, like getting a length of LL gun club and deciding that will be my next odd jacket.