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I so much prefer suits that are not appropriate for "business". No I don't those 16 button monstrosities but suits from ETRO, interesting tweeds, sharkskin etc. Business suits are mostly boring.
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Are you looking for suggestions as to what makers? Etro has some fabulous looking suits. Any high end designers will have some "unsuitable" cuts to their suits - D&G, Dior Homme, etc. Paul Smith has some interesting fabric patterns and wonderful linings. I would LOVE to get a Duncan Quinn suit (if only I could afford it). Anybody ever seen a slim fitting charcoal suit with a light pink pinstripe? If I found one of those, I think I'd have to snatch it up immediately. Dan
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That's the sort of thing the visionary Richard James was doing five or seven years ago. Nowadays it's just a tad spivvy...
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That's the sort of thing the visionary Richard James was doing five or seven years ago.  Nowadays it's just a tad spivvy...
To which part were you referring? And can you define spivvy? Thanks, Dan
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What I have learned in my brief time of wearing suits is that you leave the suit alone, and you freak on the shirts. Meaning, go more conservative on the cut of the suit. But a crazy shirt. Then, if you get tired of the crazy shirt, you still have a useful suit.
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(RJMan @ Feb. 17 2005,14:37) That's the sort of thing the visionary Richard James was doing five or seven years ago.  Nowadays it's just a tad spivvy...
To which part were you referring?  And can you define spivvy? Thanks, Dan
pink pinstripes on a dark suit, and a pink lining. spivvy = somewhat naff, with a hint of arrivisme. Anyway, you'll find similar patterns on Boss suits at Off 5th, and at more mass-market chains nowadays. If you find the pink pinstripe a halfway decent alterations tailor can stitch in pink acetate as a lining. Paul Smith used to do things like that; Boateng still might. Timothy Everest sold some suits at Daks like that too. What size are you? I will likely be ebaying such a suit with turquoise pinstripes and lining.
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Originally Posted by amirrorcrackd,Feb. 17 2005,11:40
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Originally Posted by RJMan,Feb. 17 2005,14:37
That's the sort of thing the visionary Richard James was doing five or seven years ago.  Nowadays it's just a tad spivvy...
To which part were you referring?  And can you define spivvy? Thanks, Dan
pink pinstripes on a dark suit, and a  pink lining. spivvy = somewhat naff, with a hint of arrivisme. Anyway, you'll find similar patterns on Boss suits at Off 5th, and at more mass-market chains nowadays.  If you find the pink pinstripe a halfway decent alterations tailor can stitch in pink acetate as a lining.  Paul Smith used to do things like that; Boateng still might.  Timothy Everest sold some suits at Daks like that too. What size are you? I will likely be ebaying such a suit with turquoise pinstripes and lining.
Unfortunately, I'm a 36R, and therefore, very hard to clothe.  But if the size is right, do let me know. Dan
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