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Grey flannel with white windowpane

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In my rounds of shopping today, I saw a three piece suit made of grey flannel with a white windowpane. The jacket, a customer's own, was draped over a chair whilst he tried on a suit in the other room. The material was beautiful, and to my eye unusual. Have you seen this suiting material before? I figure it wouldn't be too difficult to source for a MTM suit, but wondered if anyone else has seen the look.
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I've seen it.  Not so much a dead white overplaid, more of a cream or eggshell.  Common enough in the better flannel books.
post #3 of 9
I've seen suits and blazers made in the fabric you describe. It's a great look; best, I think when the white windowpane is very subtle. I think I saw a nice Isaia 150s suit for sale on EBay by "our own" Virtual Clothes Horse that is of such a fabric. Price was around $1000 IIRC.
post #4 of 9
I've seen it, I think that it is fantastic, but I can't pull it off myself.
post #5 of 9
Ralph Lauren did or still does make a suit in that exact fabric. I know a co-worker who has that suit.
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Although it's not what you describe, I really do like this suite, on sale at RL right now: http://www.polo.com/product....=family Probably not too bad a deal for $700.
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Thread Starter 
I'm glad it's common enough. Thanks, guys. You're spot on, Manton, as it was a cream windowpane. Why do you think you couldn't pull it off, Globetrotter? It is definitely a more casual looking suit material, but it's hardly flashy. As for the Ralph Lauren suit, I like that as well. I saw an identical (or nearly) glen plaid in a Dormeuil book earlier this year.
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I have a cashmere-wool blend flannel in light charcoal with whitish windowpanes. Have had it for about 6 years, now pretty much not fitting anymore even though the jacket and pants have been taken out twice.....sigh. Gotta learn when to put down the knife and fork.
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I'm glad it's common enough. Thanks, guys. You're spot on, Manton, as it was a cream windowpane. Why do you think you couldn't pull it off, Globetrotter? It is definitely a more casual looking suit material, but it's hardly flashy. As for the Ralph Lauren suit, I like that as well. I saw an identical (or nearly) glen plaid in a Dormeuil book earlier this year.
two words - short, chunky. a windowpane is not for the likes of me.
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