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Digging all the brown love. Weirdly, I'm wearing a darkish brown three piece today.
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That is a beautiful suit. I'm hopefully getting measured up for a suitshop in a couple of days. It's my 2nd suit so was planning on something navy to follow conventional sf wisdom, but man this is tempting. What do you guys reckon? Start with the basics right?
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

That is a beautiful suit. I'm hopefully getting measured up for a suitshop in a couple of days. It's my 2nd suit so was planning on something navy to follow conventional sf wisdom, but man this is tempting. What do you guys reckon? Start with the basics right?

Really, it depends where you work and what you do.

Certainly, most of the time I'd recommend that people get some navy, charcoal or mid-grey suits first, before branching out into other colours or patterns.

However, if you don't work in a very conservative setting, or if you wear a suit more for pleasure than because you have to for work, then you may well be able to get away with a brown suit as a second suit.
post #31864 of 57962
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

That is a beautiful suit. I'm hopefully getting measured up for a suitshop in a couple of days. It's my 2nd suit so was planning on something navy to follow conventional sf wisdom, but man this is tempting. What do you guys reckon? Start with the basics right?
You can get a navy suit just about anywhere... finding a nice brown suit though is more difficult. You're going MTM, so why not get something you can't get at the shops?
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Originally Posted by Archer View Post

Thanks Arigold. I poked around and even with sales they're a little expensive and not quite what I'm looking for. I did find 
Wool
overs
 
in the UK and like their
v neck cardigans
.


For some reason I'm set on ordering a few to prepare for winter. They're pretty cheap and will add a lot more combinations than I currently have for cold days. So two questions:
 


1. What is the major difference between a cashmere/cotton blend cardigan and a pure lambswool cardigan? 

2. What are the most versatile colours? I was thinking beige, wooded (brown), navy, and flannel grey. Most of the other colours seem very over the top, whereas these would work with lots of things. Right?

Just wanted to follow up on this. I'm a bit unconvinced by the Woolovers cardis. They certainly look reasonable and are cheap, but for layering under a jacket, or wearing to work in general really, you want a close fit and a thin fabric. To me this means merino, a slim cut, and no pockets. (The Woolovers ones are lambswool and have pockets, and I'm not sure the cut is very slim.)

Here is a bit of info on lambswool vs merino:

Merino wool is thinner, cooler, and tends to have less pilling. Regularly used in high-end performance athletic wear, Merino wool is much preferred over synthetics. “Merino” is the name of the special breed of sheep credited with having the softest wool and best dance moves.

Lambswool is warmer, a bit itchier, and tends to drape and hold its shape better. The main distinction of lambswool is its “virgin” status. Harvested at the first shearing of a seven-month-old lamb, it has incredible spinning qualities allowing for truly beautiful knits.

I have a Uniqlo lambswool cardi which I like a lot, but it is not suitable for layering and wearing to work. It is more the traditional "strolling around the garden smoking a pipe" type of cardi, if you will.
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Loaded a bunch more pics up on Tumblr

Ive never considered brown fabrics for suits before but after seeing some in the flesh its amazingly versatile and can be worn as separates easily

Hey Romp, those wide lapels look fantastic. Do you have an MTM setup in Sydney yet?
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Today (with a Uniqlo cardigan - label just says Pure New Wool):

 

 

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Looking good, Gerry.

I must admit that I never used to be a fan of single monkstrap shoes, as a lot of models tend to look rather "blobby", but those single monks look very nice.
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I think this has been asked before but does anybody have any recent experience with Austen Brothers shirts? They are coming in to work today and I'm keen to know if it is worth checking out their swatch book.
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Thanks! Trousers start at 285

$285?

 

What are they made out of, Mithril?

 

The price is MTM based on measurements taken by you guys or more of a Luxire type arangement?

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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

$285?

What are they made out of, Mithril?

Have you ever bought a suit?

If so, have you ever thought of how much you are paying for trousers as part of a suit?

From what I've heard from various tailors, the cost of making a suit is roughly 60% for the jacket and 40% for the trousers.

Hence, when you purchase a $1000 suit, your suit trousers cost you $400.

In that context, $285 doesn't sound too bad. In fact, given the cost of good cloth, it's very reasonable and in-line with most "in person" (rather than on-line) made-to-measure places that I know.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Looking good, Gerry.

I must admit that I never used to be a fan of single monkstrap shoes, as a lot of models tend to look rather "blobby", but those single monks look very nice.

 

 

Thanks, JM. Those are C&J monks on the 348 last, hence their non-blobbiness.

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Two men have today been found guilty of the defensive homicide of a Melbourne panel beater during a gunfight over a dispute involving $50,000 cash and $10,000 worth of aftershave.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/pair-found-guilty-after-panelbeaters-shootout-20130520-2jw1r.html#ixzz2Tyt5skl1

OK.
Anyone seen blahman around since the case?
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

You can get a navy suit just about anywhere... finding a nice brown suit though is more difficult. You're going MTM, so why not get something you can't get at the shops?

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Really, it depends where you work and what you do.

Certainly, most of the time I'd recommend that people get some navy, charcoal or mid-grey suits first, before branching out into other colours or patterns.

However, if you don't work in a very conservative setting, or if you wear a suit more for pleasure than because you have to for work, then you may well be able to get away with a brown suit as a second suit.

Yeah I agree with both sentiments. Ill be starting work as a solicitor in a small suburban practice. I guess going with the basics is a safer bet. Hopefully 6 months from now ill be able to add a 3rd to the rotation and go for one then.
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Thanks Tobiasj. So lambswool would be better suited for a chunky cardigan to wear instead of another jacket. Thank you for that distinction. I might order one chunky one for winter and then be happy with that.

Unsure of the care factor but Tie Rack has just gone to 70% off most merchandise.
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