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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Thanks TBM - his genuine passion for his work and the way he talks about it makes it a very worthwhile listen for anyone who is interested in men's style.

mmh he doesn't make me comfortable when I see his white ankles with a suit.
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We can't all have brown ankles, FXH.
post #39573 of 58018
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Originally Posted by howey View Post

Sommelier work at Rockpool, full time, day and night.
I've seen the other members of the somme team wear navy/lightblue/burgundy combos and I think that individuality within reason is encouraged.
I need to look professional in a venue like Rockpool and the clientele are going to recognise straight away if I'm not on point.

Howey - I'm curious that a place like Rockpool which clearly spends millions on image and look and feel and down to small detail doesn't specify front of house clothing styles, colours and almost everything. Strange.
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Lower the back rise wont impact the height - it cleans up the bagging in the bum and straightens the line down the leg. Effectively bringing the seat of the trouser up.
romp - yes - i saw that after looking at their measure system. If he holds the "true" rise constant (outseam - inseam) then what they are calling front rise and back rise taken in or shortened will work that way. Its hard with words to get it wrong what people are talking about - as I said a quick rough sketch is easier. I also was talking about the red Y - AB line needing some ease. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #39575 of 58018
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

We can't all have brown ankles, FXH.

Better than a brown nose I guess.
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Question - what is generally the more useful suiting fabric - chalkstripe or pinstripe?

 

If you could only have one which would you choose and why?

post #39577 of 58018
Pinstripe is more prevalent, but that doesn't mean it is more 'useful'.
post #39578 of 58018
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Pinstripe is more prevalent, but that doesn't mean it is more 'useful'.

It might for Oli - given he likes to dress well but fit in.
post #39579 of 58018

Chalkstripe always strikes me as more regal. 

 

Come to think of it, I've never seen a chalk stripe that wasn't double breasted or flannel. Is there a convention with them?

post #39580 of 58018
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

It might for Oli - given he likes to dress well but fit in.

Yes, I don't have to fit in so 'useful' means more about filling a gap in the line up, or something that is a bit special (or on special).
post #39581 of 58018
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Question - what is generally the more useful suiting fabric - chalkstripe or pinstripe?

If you could only have one which would you choose and why?
It depends if you have earned your stripes or not.
post #39582 of 58018

Fitting in is a funny concept.  Taken to logical limits, we should be wearing glued squared toed pointy shoes and ill-fitting suits.

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I think perhaps it is not so much fitting in, as not standing out (in a bad way). I appreciate that, as I get some funny looks from people who obviously have some sort of issue with young professionals in nice suits, and I always thought my style was pretty conservative. I'd love to see what looks you would get going to a meeting as a 25 year old in a double breasted chalk stripe flannel suit.

post #39584 of 58018
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yeah. All those women throwing themselves at him on that tumblr.

(nabil I mean)

 

I missed that memo.

post #39585 of 58018
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

I think perhaps it is not so much fitting in, as not standing out (in a bad way). I appreciate that, as I get some funny looks from people who obviously have some sort of issue with young professionals in nice suits, and I always thought my style was pretty conservative. I'd love to see what looks you would get going to a meeting as a 25 year old in a double breasted chalk stripe flannel suit.

I'm a bit older, but on the other hand, I've been wearing such suits for quite a few years now, and no-one's raised an eyebrow yet (at least, not that I've noticed).

I've got two chalkstripe suits - a double-breasted navy flannel suit with a chalkstripe, and a single-breasted navy worsted wool suit with a chalkstripe (that has a matching waistcoat which I wear occasionally).

I actually get complimented more when I wear those suits than when I wear most of my other suits or jackets, perhaps because people think that they look formal or businesslike. As an example, I was wearing the single-breasted suit a while back, along with a white shirt and a printed silk tie in red with a small floral pattern, and as I hopped on to the bus on the way to work, the bus driver nodded approvingly, smiled and said, "It's a pleasure to see that some still people still dress well!"

On another occasion, I was wearing the double-breasted suit and a man actually stopped me in the street to ask if it was made to measure (which it wasn't - it was made by Caruso for an Italian business called Adriano & Sons).

So, they do attract some attention, but in a good way (at least in my case).
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