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There is 'The Mall' located 40min drive out from Florence - designer outlet with brands such as Gucci/Lanvin/Salvatore/Prada etc.... Not really a whole great deal out there to buy

 

When my parents were recently travelling around Florence they came to the same conclusion.

 

They had to really grill the locals on where the boutique/"Armory" stores are located. They are around, but they are definitely in the minority! Surprising, as I would have thought that Florence would be riddled with owner-managed businesses that have operating for generations making suits/ties/shoes/leather goods. Alas, this is not the case.

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Does anyone actually own a linen suit? I'm toying with the idea of getting a nice navy linen suit and pairing it with some silk knit ties and nice pair of suede shoes for summer. Primary use would be for work. Thoughts or experiences?

 

Yep. 12oz W Bill navy linen. Drapes and falls well. But I still leave it for casual wear / friday wear. 

 

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You always are. If I am honest I am more a linen cotton blend fan but my Tumblr name is already too long.

Also TBM did any of the Gant by Michael Bastian stuff catch your eye?
Will there be tweeders next winter too?
Thanks for your thoughts. That last point is crucial.

 

Of course.

 

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When my parents were recently travelling around Florence they came to the same conclusion.

 

They had to really grill the locals on where the boutique/"Armory" stores are located. They are around, but they are definitely in the minority! Surprising, as I would have thought that Florence would be riddled with owner-managed businesses that have operating for generations making suits/ties/shoes/leather goods. Alas, this is not the case.

 

Check out Luciano - they've been making gloves for decades. It's in the main plaza (I'm sorry, I've lost all the addresses and I wish I could be more helpful).

 

"Space" is another outlet. All of their stuff is from the Prada Group. Great deals on Car Shoe.

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Anyone know where i can get a nice linen suit? Does one think it is an appropriate attire for the office?
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Anyone know where i can get a nice linen suit? Does one think it is an appropriate attire for the office?

Read the last 50 posts.
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All this talk about linen suits has got me wearing my 60/40 cotton/linen charcoal today.

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Any of you Brissy guys used Frank down in New Farm?  

 

Brisbanites

 

Can anyone vouch for the new Chester st Bakery and Bar? It was closed when l went there :confused:

 

It's supposed to be a filthy hot hot summer... Shorts with suit anyone?

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Wool market 12% jump in the past fortnight 

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-06/nrn-wool-price/4940864

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

A friend sent me this link since It's election time (nearly):
http://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/1kudkv/this_is_what_it_looks_like_when_a_billionaire/

Are you some sort of communist or occupy agitator?

Today I put on a pair of 60/40 linen trousers I have another two pairs which will see the light of spring soon. All are linen cotton blends varying from 51/49 blend to a Lands End pair of 56/46 blend and there all Navy. The LE I would highly recommend their quite solid fabric. Contemplating another couple of pair of L/C blend trousers for summer any brand recommendations ?

As for shirts I just wear 100% linen.
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Are you some sort of communist or occupy agitator?

Today I put on a pair of 60/40 linen trousers I have another two pairs which will see the light of spring soon. All are linen cotton blends varying from 51/49 blend to a Lands End pair of 56/46 blend and there all Navy. The LE I would highly recommend their quite solid fabric. Contemplating another couple of pair of L/C blend trousers for summer any brand recommendations ?

As for shirts I just wear 100% linen.


Right now I have a pale blue cotton twill on. I would have thought 100% linen shirts would suffer even more than suits re creases. Please do sell it to me GF as I have no idea about linen shirting; I only have cotton shirts but my collection is still very young. I remember several members raving about linen Kamakura shirts recently.

PS why are cotton/linen shirt blends not applicable/less preferable?

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Are you some sort of communist or occupy agitator?

 
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post
 

A friend sent me this link since It's election time (nearly):

http://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/1kudkv/this_is_what_it_looks_like_when_a_billionaire/

 

TehREDBunny

 

No wonder he was chasing those field jackets.

 

Bunny it's not true is? 

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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post


Right now I have a pale blue cotton twill on. I would have thought 100% linen shirts would suffer even more than suits re creases. Please do sell it to me GF as I have no idea about linen shirting; I only have cotton shirts but my collection is still very young. I remember several members raving about linen Kamakura shirts recently.


PS why are cotton/linen shirt blends not applicable/less preferable?

Halifax

I am west of the great divide so humidity is not an issue out here, its flat dry heat. I only wear linen shirts in casual/informal situations so creasing, crumpling is not an issue I have to worry about in a business environment. For BW the same principals which apply to trousers would no doubt be applicable for shirts. The addition of cotton adds body to the linen fabric and allows for a better drape over the torso.
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Cheers GF,

 

So the best time to start considering linen (pure or blended) shirting is when I'm in the market for more casual wears. Are there any variation on the plain linen weave?

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Wesfarmers and Woolworths started a huge battle in Australia. Not to mention so far Casualties been small grocery and corner shops. Bunnings and Masters will probably wipe out all the small hardware stores soon enough. Big 4 banks are next on line ??
http://www.businessday.com.au/business/retail/coles-targets-banks-with-savings-accounts-20130906-2t9hs.html
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