I have a question. Yesterday I was up at the Hugo Boss outlet and they had about 15 Baldessarini suits in various sizes and fabrics (all 3 season and winter weight soft flannels; beautiful hand on all of them). The price had been dropped to $199. (My wife refused to let me flip them on Ebay. ). Anyways, there were two in my size. The first was a brushed, dark navy flannel with a white, large windowpane pattern done in chalkstripes. (In other words, not a subtle windowpane at all). I wrote this one off as a bit too Deion Sanders for me (second opinions?). The second was a light grey heather wool/cashmere blend. It was also in a windowpane type pattern, but the lines were very fine ivory colored. The lines were double tracked. Anyways, looking at the coat or the pants alone, the pattern did not look at all Gaudy. However, when I put on the pants with the coat (I was wearing a very pale blue shirt, but didn't bring a tie in with me), something looked "off." It was almost as though the pattern enveloped me. I didn't buy it for this reason. So, I'm wondering whether anyone else has had this experience -- where the pattern looks great on the hanger, but just doesn't work when wearing it. And I'm wondering whether the base color of the fabric may have had something to do with it (in other words, whether it would have looked better in charcoal gray).
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3/13/05 at 3:31pm