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post #2026 of 2435
Droolsome. Droolzy. Droolific.
post #2027 of 2435
Thanks guys!
post #2028 of 2435
Not sure what the best thread to post this in would be...anyway, I met with Edwin in DC yesterday - it went very well. I ordered a SC in Harrison's Moonbeam, 36676:



It's really gorgeous stuff. I normally wear blue dress shirts but they might look too matchy with the ground of this cloth. Suggestions for shirting? I thought I might even try a pink chambray, like what Will has at ASW.
post #2029 of 2435
I think a dark blue pencil stripe could work with this. The stripes would have to be substantial enough, however, as too thin will likely make it appear solid pale blue from a distance. I think pink would be cool. White (with an interesting texture) is obviously the easiest (sorry Manton).

Out of curiosity, did you ask Edwin his opinion in the consult?
post #2030 of 2435
Would wear a pale yellow.

Don't think shirts will be as hard to pick as trousers on this one.
post #2031 of 2435
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Out of curiosity, did you ask Edwin his opinion in the consult?

Thanks for the rec, I've got a dark blue pencil stripe that will be delivered to me many months before this jacket makes its way into my closet, and I'll definitely try the two together. White is the easiest, but I'm going to try and avoid that.

I didn't ask Edwin because it hadn't yet occurred to me that the shirts that I wear 80% of the time wouldn't work well with the jacket. If it had, I definitely would have asked Edwin but I very much doubt it would have diminished my interest in a SC of this cloth. The Moonbeam book is really fantastic, I'm sure this won't be my last SC from that book. I'll ask Edwin at the fitting though.
post #2032 of 2435
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Would wear a pale yellow.
Don't think shirts will be as hard to pick as trousers on this one.

I also ordered a pair of very pale grey flannels that seemed to be simpatico with the jacket.
post #2033 of 2435
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Would wear a pale yellow.

This was my first instinct, but I'm not sure how well it would play with the rust. Plus, as Carl has noted, pale yellow has fallen out of favor in recent years. Not to say that should stop him, but it might be tricky in execution for a few reasons.
post #2034 of 2435
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This was my first instinct, but I'm not sure how well it would play with the rust. Plus, as maven has noted, pale yellow has fallen out of favor in recent years. Not to say that should stop him, but it might be tricky in execution for a few reasons.

Yea, also yellow is just not a color I ever really wear. I don't know if it's my complexion that makes me never reach for it or what. But beyond one knit tie that's kind of a pale yellow/gold, I don't think I own anything that's yellow. I think I'd branch out into something lilac-ish before yellow. I have an old lilac shirt that doesn't really fit anymore, but I could at least look at it next to the jacket and decide if it's worth buying a new one.
post #2035 of 2435

Amazing.

 

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I guess it works as a sport jacket in the autumn as well, with T and A corn shirt, Rubinacci cashmere tie, Mulberry belt and Cordings cotton PS, moleskins plus JL suedes bigstar[1].gif
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post #2036 of 2435
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Would wear a pale yellow.

This was my first instinct, but I'm not sure how well it would play with the rust. Plus, as Carl has noted, pale yellow has fallen out of favor in recent years. Not to say that should stop him, but it might be tricky in execution for a few reasons.

I have shied away from yellow for years and thought the same thing. My wife works with some clients about picking shirtings and doesn't have a lot of my biases. She has found shades and tones in yellows that work with client's complexion and coloring quite well. Proof is seeing clients wearing the various yellow tones and receiving positive comments. It's getting to be a little much hearing, "Show it to Claire and if she likes it, make it". There is a broad variation in yellow tones and some to avoid and my thinking has changed.
post #2037 of 2435
***Warning: Soapbox rant ahead****************

I'll be the lone wolf here and say that if you have to think so hard about what shirt to wear with that fabric (and will probably have the same issue with ties), then you should not be buying that fabric. This goes to my philosophy of think very long and hard about what you buy and then being able to throwing it on with what is in your closet without having to think about it. I don't like yellow shirts although the right shade could work for people but if you are fair skinned, its a tough color to pull off. without looking like a banana. Personally, I would have gone with something else from moonbeam, something darker. That light blue shade and light grey pants are not going to work, it will look to close in shade. Dark pants won't look that good either I don't think and given the shirt issue, that would have been a pass for me.
post #2038 of 2435
and to be a little bit helpful rather than just critiquing, I would suggest a brown striped or pink striped (pencil, bengal) shirt and cream or white flannels with the jacket. Shoes can be brown suede in pretty much any shade.
post #2039 of 2435
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I'll be the lone wolf here and say that if you have to think so hard about what shirt to wear with that fabric (and will probably have the same issue with ties), then you should not be buying that fabric. This goes to my philosophy of think very long and hard about what you buy and then being able to throwing it on with what is in your closet without having to think about it.

You're nothing if not predictable Ed smile.gif

In seriousness though, I do appreciate what you're saying, but my wardrobe is large enough at this point and my taste for variety sincere enough that I don't mind adding something that's not "easy to wear".

I looked at the jacket fabric and trouser fabric right next to each other and liked. Here's the idea, a pic I took from London Lounge, posted by 'Montesquieu':



I think the jacket in that fabric is a LL fabric, but the Moonbeam I picked is quite similar. He's actually wearing it with a very light blue shirt, which I think will be an option for me too.
post #2040 of 2435
There is nothing wrong with Monte's look but its rather meh for my tastes. Light colored suiting/jacketing winter cloths are not to my tastes, I would like Monte's look better if the jacket colors were reversed.
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