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post #76 of 203
My last two suit orders sort of do this.

I ordered a tan fresco suit with flapped patch pockets, track stitching/lapped seams and a patch breast pocket. The jacket should do fine on its own.

I also have a RAF blue fresco suit on the way. It was ordered, for maximum versatility, as a 4 piece suit with the "normal suit" pocket setup, but the buttons will be a brown or mottled tan horn. I am hoping that between the cloth color and non-navy buttons, the suit jacket will hold up as an odd jacket as well.
post #77 of 203
Why not just bring a spare set of buttons and a needle/thread and switch out the brass and horn buttons before leaving work?

Does the commute to and from work call for business or casual dress?
post #78 of 203
George Hamilton had a suit jacket with removable sets of buttons which he used to similar effect as Mantoni.
post #79 of 203
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
I also have a RAF blue fresco suit on the way. It was ordered, for maximum versatility, as a 4 piece suit with the "normal suit" pocket setup, but the buttons will be a brown or mottled tan horn. I am hoping that between the cloth color and non-navy buttons, the suit jacket will hold up as an odd jacket as well.

My initial intent was to get the RAF blue for this suit, but it had run out. In the end, I think I am better off with navy; more versatile.
post #80 of 203
What exactly is fresco material? Are there different weights to it, or is it characterized as being 10 oz.? I'm looking to get a solid navy suit made with the brown horn buttons (without patch pockets) that is as versatile as possible. I'm out in CA, if that matters, so although it is warm in summer and pretty cold during winter and spring, it's nothing like the extremes of the east coast.
post #81 of 203
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It's a porous weave of high twist yarns. If you hold it up to the light, you can see right through it. It comes in many weights.
post #82 of 203
I did one of these in navy (not midnight, but somewhat dark) blue linen. 3 open patch, 2 buttons (not too low), navy horn. So far, I've only done it as a suit, but the jacket has excellent potential out on its own. Perhaps this week, if the humidity stays awful.
post #83 of 203
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
What exactly is fresco material? Are there different weights to it, or is it characterized as being 10 oz.? I'm looking to get a solid navy suit made with the brown horn buttons (without patch pockets) that is as versatile as possible. I'm out in CA, if that matters, so although it is warm in summer and pretty cold during winter and spring, it's nothing like the extremes of the east coast.


Google "Hardy Minnis fresco bunches" and you'll find a site with (really bad) pics of what is available.
post #84 of 203
Manton,

The only thing to make you look better in those pics would be to have a nice glass of vino in your hand (in an appropriately sized Riedel glass, of course).

Tom
post #85 of 203
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Behold! The most versatile garment ever conceived. The amazing, electrified, patented BlazerSuit (TM).

I think the suit works well for you in all its various configurations.

Personally, I've found I just can't get past the concept of wearing suit jackets as odd jackets, even when they're in fabrics where would actually work reasonably well as such. I think I have a obsessive mental block on splitting up a suit like that.


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Well we've had some pretty silly debates on MC but this one is edging on surreal

Forget melting watches, I think my brain just went...
post #86 of 203
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Personally, I've found I just can't get past the concept of wearing suit jackets as odd jackets, even when they're in fabrics where would actually work reasonably well as such. I think I have a obsessive mental block on splitting up a suit like that.

It helps to be cheap.
post #87 of 203
The first 'Blazer Suit' I remember was the Pierre Cardin Navy Blue Blazer Suit The garment was a 2 (brass) Button/4 (brass) Sleeve Button, Single Breasted, and featured "Rope Shoulders" with a "Tubular Drape" and "10 inch (high) Side Vents"

It was THE MUST HAVE fashion starter suit!
post #88 of 203
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It helps to be cheap.

Ha! I think not... I'm not the one commissioning all the zillions of bespoke suits you have.

I'm positively frugal by comparison!
post #89 of 203
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Personally, I've found I just can't get past the concept of wearing suit jackets as odd jackets, even when they're in fabrics where would actually work reasonably well as such. I think I have a obsessive mental block on splitting up a suit like that.


My thinking is similar to Holdfast's.

Years ago I had a navy suit with brown horn buttons and wore the jacket often as an odd jacket; however, it was the only suit/sport jacket that I owned at the time. It worked very well. A few months ago I considered getting a MTM navy suit w/ brown horn buttons to use for travel but in the end I couldn't bring myself to do it.

In fact, I have a summer suit now where the jacket could be worn as an odd jacket. It is a BF solid navy suit with MoP buttons. Although I could use the jacket as an odd jacket, I'm not sure I ever would.
post #90 of 203
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For the record, I originally got this solely as a jacket. I got the trousers later (by later, I mean like a few months).

It just seemed to me that it would work well either way, so why not get double use out of it for a limited additional outlay.
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