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post #15946 of 30554
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

It refers to the type of yarn used to weave the cloth; nothing to do with the cut of the finished garment . High twist yarn is harder and stronger than "low twist": fresco is a high twist cloth, flannel a low twist. As i understand it, it has to do with the angle and tightness with which the separate strands of wool are woven together to make the yarn.
I suggest you lurk on the forum for a while longer before you buy anything...

Affects the texture and how warm the suit will wear too. A low twist yarn, like you would find in a flannel or a tweed, will be fuzzier, trap heat better, and be warmer. Higher twist yarns will allow you to weave something like fresco, which has fairly wide spacing between threads, allowing it to breathe. Try that with a low twist yarn, and you wind up with the durability of tissue paper, though it would probably be very soft and comfy to wear.

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Originally Posted by LokStock View Post

Thinking of using a navy 120s basketweave wool for an everyday business suit (for law firm), what are your thoughts?

Perfectly fine. It'll still be a solid navy suit, the fabric will just have a little depth to it from the basketweave.
post #15947 of 30554

Hey,

 

I'm invited to a wedding next wednesday. Have this Navy plain Suit with this Shirt.

 

So I need a tie and a pocket square for it - What do you recommend? The rest of the guests are not strict formal worn. 

 

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Edited by Barney Stinson - 7/12/12 at 5:28am
post #15948 of 30554
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Originally Posted by Barney Stinson View Post

Hey,

 

I'm invited to a wedding next wednesday. Have this Navy plain Suit with this Shirt.

 

So I need a tie and a pocket square for it - What do you recommend? The rest of the guests are not strict formal worn. 

 

 

 

 

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You should post the picture directly in your post, you'll get more responses.

post #15949 of 30554

Edited it ;) Sorry for the Quality... Its just 3GS with crap light conditions. 

post #15950 of 30554
I'm wondering what is the right collar for me. I have a normal/oval shaped face, but it's rather large.
I'm thinking I should be getting a semi-cutaway with a larger collar. Does anyone know where I can get shirts with larger collars?
I'm not really considering going bespoke.
THanks.
post #15951 of 30554
With a midnight blue single breasted tuxedo with black grograin lapels, is the vest supposed to be midnight blue (made from the same material as the jacket) or black? And if black, what kind of fabric?
post #15952 of 30554
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

With a midnight blue single breasted tuxedo with black grograin lapels, is the vest supposed to be midnight blue (made from the same material as the jacket) or black? And if black, what kind of fabric?

It depends on the type of vest. If you get an all-silk vest, then it should match the lapels in both color, material and texture. Some vests have a wool body though. In that case, I am not sure. Either way, the lapels of the vest should match the lapels of the jacket.

post #15953 of 30554
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Originally Posted by Barney Stinson View Post

Hey,

I'm invited to a wedding next wednesday. Have this Navy plain Suit with this Shirt.

So I need a tie and a pocket square for it - What do you recommend? The rest of the guests are not strict formal worn. 

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Solid Blue - silk, knit, or grenadine tie. Simple and elegant. If it's not too formal, as I think you said (not strict formal worn?), go with the knit. White pocket square would be my choice, but I am not adventurous in the area.
post #15954 of 30554
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

 

I think the question-thread in SW&D would be more appropiate for this question smile.gif

 

Thanks, I'll try in there now :)

post #15955 of 30554
How slim is the easy fit of John Smedley's sweaters? None of the slim fits are on sale which is why I ask.
post #15956 of 30554

Just trying to get acquainted with the site and  proper etiquette....

 

Is it considered bad form to mention or ask opinions about  businesses  that are not affiliated?  I understand if this is the case, I just wanted to know the ropes.

 

Again just trying to learn my way around, thanks in advance, R.

post #15957 of 30554
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Originally Posted by smk View Post

I'm wondering what is the right collar for me. I have a normal/oval shaped face, but it's rather large.
I'm thinking I should be getting a semi-cutaway with a larger collar. Does anyone know where I can get shirts with larger collars?
I'm not really considering going bespoke.
THanks.

If you're on a budget, you should check out Charles Tyrwhitt and T.M. Lewin.  Both sites have sales going on and offer a wide selection of shirts with varying collars.  Given your facial description, I would recommend a semi-cutaway or classic collar.  Given that both companies listed above offer free returns, I would try out both collars and see which one is more flattering.  Hope that helps.

post #15958 of 30554

Perhaps this needs to be a new thread, but here goes. I buy fabric in sham shui po, a fabric district in Hong Kong where swatches of about every kind of fabric imaginable are available. I have friends who source/design clothing for a living, so they have shown me the better quality shops where fabric from Japan or Italy really comes from where it says it does. But my issue is that while the swatch cards tell you the composition of the fabric (eg W100 for 100% wool) they do not say anything about the weave or fiber -- at least for wool. I don't know the micron count, ie whether the wool is super 100, 110, 150, 200 etc. And I'm a bit worried that some of the wool is not worsted at all. Now, while this is my first post, I've read a number of posts on wool suiting fabrics on this site and most of what I've seen tends to recommend the highest quality name brand fabrics like Zegna. I'm not interested in those mostly because they cost more than I am willing to spend. Instead I'm looking for a good deal -- 100% Wool or 98% with a bit of stretch at sham shui po goes for less than US$10/yard with a minimum 5 yard purchase. Apparently I've yet to learn the lesson that what seems too good to be true, actually is. Regardless, my question is if there is any way to tell the type of weave or fiber quality of wool from a small swatch.

post #15959 of 30554
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

Just trying to get acquainted with the site and  proper etiquette....

Is it considered bad form to mention or ask opinions about  businesses  that are not affiliated?  I understand if this is the case, I just wanted to know the ropes.

Again just trying to learn my way around, thanks in advance, R.

Definitely not, unless you're directly connected to them. We do alot of (amateur)discussion about various brands and companies.
post #15960 of 30554

Gentlemen. Just a quick question, yes I know its more suited for the tailor thread but I thought id ask here, My tailor let out my jacket a fraction and now the vent looks way too loose or is this the 'norm' for vents?

 

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I apologize for the quality.

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