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post #27106 of 33197

I'm trying to get a casual summer suit with patch pockets and have a nice french blue VBC I am looking at, but would the fabric be a bit too formal/fine to work with patch pockets and such?

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

I'm trying to get a casual summer suit with patch pockets and have a nice french blue VBC I am looking at, but would the fabric be a bit too formal/fine to work with patch pockets and such?

VBC makes different fabric weights - that said, I'm inclined to think so; all of the VBC that I've personally seen is pretty fine worsted wool, which while would be nice and lightweight most likely if half or quarter lined, would IMO look more like a business suit than a casual suit. Then again, you did say french blue, which would certainly be more casual... any pics?

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It's a brilliant french/royal blue that definitely would not be mistaken for a business/formal suit, and I would tend to think it'd make a good casual suit, but I don't know if patch pockets would be too "rustic" or "country", that whereas it'd work as a casual city suit it wouldn't work with more country elements because of how fine it is (I think it's a vbc130)? I would have it quarterlined though I think, yeah.

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I think patch pockets wouldn't make or break it, though I wouldn't go with patch on the breast pocket (personally I only think that looks good on blazers/SC's and rough textured suits). VBC 130 quarter lined would be very lightweight and breathable. "Summer-casual city suit" is what I would think if I saw it, but at the same time I dunno - what context are you planning on wearing it in? If for work it might be too casual (in color more than pockets), but that depends on your organizational culture, where it might fit fine. If it was, I'd go with flap pockets and keep it as a 'lightweight city suit in a S/S color/weight' - if it's for play, all bets are off.

post #27110 of 33197
This sounds like it'd look great with patch pockets. I have a worsted wool jacket with horn buttons and patch pockets that is lighter than navy and looks beautiful in strong sunlight that dresses up our down really well.

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It's a brilliant french/royal blue that definitely would not be mistaken for a business/formal suit, and I would tend to think it'd make a good casual suit, but I don't know if patch pockets would be too "rustic" or "country", that whereas it'd work as a casual city suit it wouldn't work with more country elements because of how fine it is (I think it's a vbc130)? I would have it quarterlined though I think, yeah.
post #27111 of 33197
I'm a novice when it comes to getting things tailored so figured I would ask this here. I took a pair of chinos to my local cleaners to get hemmed and wanted to know of this was acceptable. They did not duplicate the original stitching on the hem which is what I expected. Full disclosure I only paid $10.




And the same pair in a different color for reference:

post #27112 of 33197
Alterations shops are used to doing blind hems, because they're usually hemming wool trousers. You've got to be more specific if you want something other than the standard when having things done at the cleaner's.
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Hey folks,

 

I have this suit that is proven to be a bit difficult to match (shirts and ties) with. It also doesn't photo very well, it's a grey-blue base with a very light rose pin check. 

 

Given these two shoe options which would you go with? Merlot Strand or the Walnut? I don't think I have another shoe option that will pair well.

 

 

 

Thanks!

Both shoes are fine and my advice is to use it with green ties, blue and red. And with blue shirts and white.

post #27114 of 33197
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Alterations shops are used to doing blind hems, because they're usually hemming wool trousers. You've got to be more specific if you want something other than the standard when having things done at the cleaner's.

Thanks for the advice. I guess I figured he would just duplicate the original hem. It's my own fault I'm sure. What would you call the type of hem on the 3rd and 4th photos? Where the stitching is straight across and more visible on the outside? Also is a blind stitch like that suitable for chinos?
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My name is Ann. I stumbled across this forum searching for information on stores in Bologna Italy as my husband and I will be in Ravenna one day this June. He adores Vitiliano Pancaldi ties which are made in Bologna. I am trying to find out if there are any shops open in either Ravenna or Bologna on Sunday that sell this designer as I would love to surprise him. I looked at the outlet mall website but didn't see Pancaldi listed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I only know of one store in a Rome I can buy them and thought since we will be up where they are made the odds might be better
post #27116 of 33197
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Thanks for the advice. I guess I figured he would just duplicate the original hem. It's my own fault I'm sure. What would you call the type of hem on the 3rd and 4th photos? Where the stitching is straight across and more visible on the outside? Also is a blind stitch like that suitable for chinos?

My tailor calls that a jean hem. I just tell him how wide I want the hem to be (usually 1" or 1 1/4"). I would definitely take another pair to show as an example so there is no misunderstanding over terminology. Personally, I don't think a blind stitch is suitable for chinos; to me, it just looks "off"; YMMV. I go with a blind stitch (or cuff) on dress pants and a jean hem on chinos.
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My name is Ann. I stumbled across this forum searching for information on stores in Bologna Italy as my husband and I will be in Ravenna one day this June. He adores Vitiliano Pancaldi ties which are made in Bologna. I am trying to find out if there are any shops open in either Ravenna or Bologna on Sunday that sell this designer as I would love to surprise him. I looked at the outlet mall website but didn't see Pancaldi listed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I only know of one store in a Rome I can buy them and thought since we will be up where they are made the odds might be better

Ann, I'm not familiar with Pancaldi, so I don't know off the top of my head, but I'd suggest emailing a few of the larger stores there to find out if they stock them. Try Giusti Abbigliamento, Flanella, Ingenito, or Cremonini Elite in Bologna. I don't know Ravenna so no advice for you there. You can also email info@Pancaldities.com directly and ask who their vendors are in the area
post #27118 of 33197

I tried writing Pancaldi twice already but will give it another shot. Thanks for the great idea about the stores as I had no idea who was in the area never having been to Bologna before.  Pancaldi ties are absolutely stunning-hand dyed cut and sewn.  They are quite bold and have become my husband's "signature" at work. I have only been able to find them in Rome or on Ebay and thought it would give him such joy if we could get some where they are actually made.  Thanks for the hint I am off to google those stores and see if any of them carry Pancaldi and if they are open on Sundays

post #27119 of 33197
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Originally Posted by amorin View Post
 

I tried writing Pancaldi twice already but will give it another shot. Thanks for the great idea about the stores as I had no idea who was in the area never having been to Bologna before.  Pancaldi ties are absolutely stunning-hand dyed cut and sewn.  They are quite bold and have become my husband's "signature" at work. I have only been able to find them in Rome or on Ebay and thought it would give him such joy if we could get some where they are actually made.  Thanks for the hint I am off to google those stores and see if any of them carry Pancaldi and if they are open on Sundays

If you want to see what they look like here are some online retailers of them.  I am going to try writing them as well and see if they know of local stores in Bologna as it would be much more fun for him to buy it in person.  Last year he bought a pleated one that cost almost $300- I told him "we have come a long way baby" he was in heaven for the rest of the trip.

http://www.raffaello-network.com/english/fashion-product-list/1354/Pancaldi-Ties.html

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=vitaliano+pancaldi+ties&qpvt=vitaliano+pancaldi+ties&FORM=IGRE

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Does anyone in the DC area have any experience with lower end MTM, Custom, or Bespoke tailoring, e.g. Indochino, Enzo's Custom, Sofio's Custom, BookATailor, etc...?  and if so, can you make a recommendation for your classic navy and grey suits?

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