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post #121 of 1488
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Savile Row convention is to put a buttonhole in both lapels for symmetry, though not all Savile Row tailors do it all the time. Off the row, the practice is less universal and some tailors do just one since you would never wear two flowers. To the extent there is a convention about this, it is a very low power convention and if you have your own preference for one way or the other, there is no reason not to follow it.

Enhances the symmetry, that's about it.
post #122 of 1488
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
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.


- B
post #123 of 1488
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I'm still mulling over patch hip pockets for mid to light gray DB flannel suit that I hope to have in the works beginning in a couple of weeks.

I'll probably chicken out and go with besom pockets, but still...I can dress more with more aristocratic leisure than people who are in a stricter environment. Patch pockets might be a nice FU to the work ethic.

- B

Certainly for a SC- in one of those wool/silk summer fabrics I think I get a welted breast pocket though.

I'd also favor it for a tweed DB Or a flannel w/ a good deal of surface interest.
post #124 of 1488
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
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.


- B

post #125 of 1488
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Certainly for a SC- in one of those wool/silk summer fabrics I think I get a welted breast pocket though.

I'd also favor it for a tweed DB Or a flannel w/ a good deal of surface interest.

I fall into the camp of being reluctant to do patch breast pockets on suits, despite my love of having all three out pockets done as patches on odd jackets.

The statement, "Or a flannel w/ a good deal of surface interest.," might as well be a direct quotation from Ediwn on the thought of patch pockets on a suit...he basically thinks the woolier the flannel, the better for patch pockets.

Since I'm still tending toward Golden Bale, obviously, we are not looking at the most surface interest in a flannel.

- B
post #126 of 1488
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
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Since I'm still tending toward Golden Bale, obviously, we are not looking at the most surface interest in a flannel.

- B
Since you are leaning towards the Golden Bale flannel you are not really getting a real flannel. You are getting a delicate girlie-man flannel for wearing with a fez and sitting under ceiling fans in shaded cafes while drinking mint tea.
post #127 of 1488
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Since you are leaning towards the Golden Bale flannel you are not really getting a real flannel. You are getting a delicate girlie-man flannel for wearing with a fez and sitting under ceiling fans in shaded cafes while drinking mint tea.

Despos, hellllpppp!

- B
post #128 of 1488
You need someone to pour your tea?
post #129 of 1488
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
You need someone to pour your tea?

And wipe my bottom.

That's why I call upon Despos.

- B
post #130 of 1488
Thread Starter 
how about some more pics assholes...

post #131 of 1488
Nice Brioni.

- B
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post #133 of 1488
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


Generously double breasted has worked well for him in the past.

- B
post #134 of 1488
Bad pic, but you get the idea.


post #135 of 1488
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
Bad pic, but you get the idea.



Nice "accessory".
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