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post #26191 of 33197
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That picture you linked is not flattering at all.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Sir. 

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Can someone point me to a resource describing all the different types of wool fabrics used in pants?  When I walk into JPress or the like, I am a bit lost.  Twill v. Garbardine v. flannel v. worsted v. tropical weight.  

 

I am interested in a descriptions of each, comparisons:  when to wear, etc.  

post #26193 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Katzenjammer View Post

Can someone point me to a resource describing all the different types of wool fabrics used in pants?  When I walk into JPress or the like, I am a bit lost.  Twill v. Garbardine v. flannel v. worsted v. tropical weight.  

I am interested in a descriptions of each, comparisons:  when to wear, etc.  

You can start with Kabbaz's Discourse on Shirtings, which has been posted on the forums but also available on his website here. It's about shirting fabrics but many of the principles are the same, and covers the basic terminology that you'd need to understand suiting fabrics anyway. I'll try to find something similar for suiting fabrics and when I do I'll post it here.
post #26194 of 33197
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You can start with Kabbaz's Discourse on Shirtings, which has been posted on the forums but also available on his website here. It's about shirting fabrics but many of the principles are the same, and covers the basic terminology that you'd need to understand suiting fabrics anyway. I'll try to find something similar for suiting fabrics and when I do I'll post it here.

 

hey thanks, that looks like a great resource to start with.  I suppose I'm also interested in whether the different fabrics (twill, gabardine, etc.) are related to weight or season? 

post #26195 of 33197
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Sir. 

 

No. That thing doesn't fit him at all.

Look at the way the pants are creasing and folding. It's sloppy as hell, 'Sir'.

post #26196 of 33197
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No. That thing doesn't fit him at all.

Look at the way the pants are creasing and folding. It's sloppy as hell, 'Sir'.

Ok. 

post #26197 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Katzenjammer View Post

hey thanks, that looks like a great resource to start with.  I suppose I'm also interested in whether the different fabrics (twill, gabardine, etc.) are related to weight or season? 

Search the forum (or do a google site search) for "@manton" or "@Will" plus the name of any particular fabric, for a good explaination of its qualities.
post #26198 of 33197
What are you guys opinions about a blue chambray suit?

I'm thinking about getting one for casual use in the spring and summer- events, parties, dates, drinks at the cafe, etc

I don't usually wear suit pants and jackets separately, but it would work well here I think.

But I've never seen a chambray suit in the wild so I don't know if it looks weird or not

JCrews version:



Also, would a two button be better because of its more casual look or could I go with a three button as well?
post #26199 of 33197
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No. That thing doesn't fit him at all.

Look at the way the pants are creasing and folding. It's sloppy as hell, 'Sir'.

Dude really?  :lol:

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What are you guys opinions about a blue chambray suit?

I'm thinking about getting one for casual use in the spring and summer- events, parties, dates, drinks at the cafe, etc

I don't usually wear suit pants and jackets separately, but it would work well here I think.

But I've never seen a chambray suit in the wild so I don't know if it looks weird or not

As someone who has a couple of summer suits, my only warning is that you will not use it as much as you think. Maybe twice, three times a year.


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Also, would a two button be better because of its more casual look or could I go with a three button as well?

Two-button. Unless you're working the door at the Coco Cabana.
post #26201 of 33197
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Dude really?  lol8%5B1%5D.gif

But itssss trueeeeeeees
post #26202 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

No. That thing doesn't fit him at all.

Look at the way the pants are creasing and folding. It's sloppy as hell, 'Sir'.


He should fire his valet, not his tailor, though a little more ease in the thigh wouldn't hurt. But if you want your clothes to never wrinkle, enjoy full cuts and a minimum fabric weight of like 16 ounces.

 

Also, "too city/modern for an OCBD" is not a statement that applies to a checked flannel sportcoat.

post #26203 of 33197
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As someone who has a couple of summer suits, my only warning is that you will not use it as much as you think. Maybe twice, three times a year.
Two-button. Unless you're working the door at the Coco Cabana.

My initial reaction to chambray suits was "Oh god no! Why?" and then I looked at some pictures. I have to say that I am oddly intrigued.

I don't know if I could or would do it, and I don't even get enough wear out of my linen and seersucker suits nor my arsenal of boating blazers, but some of them look damn good.

J
post #26204 of 33197
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Also, "too city/modern for an OCBD" is not a statement that applies to a checked flannel sportcoat.

Ugh, I know, normally I would be the first to say that, but look at the thing.

It's just weird. The flannel looks buttery soft, the gray is just a shade I can't imagine wearing in the country, the flapless patch pockets for decoration, the three button high stance when it is certainly not a hacking jacket.

I just don't understand the thing, it kind of screams fashion victim, but it kind of doesn't. It just struck me as urban wear, and it looks way too soft to wear an ocbd with.

J
post #26205 of 33197
What exactly are decorative patch pockets?
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