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post #151 of 163
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post
Finally got round to taking my length of Minnis Rangoon black/white houndstooth into Graham Brown. After much agonising over the last few months, have gone for: 2B SB peak lapel with side vents; buggy lined in lilac; black buttons 5 button show 6 SB waistcoat with four welt pockets with black back lining Brace top trousers with fishtail back; double pleats and 2" turn-ups First fitting in 2/3 weeks; should be finished for the Christmas party season.
I am really curious about how this turns out. I have thought about, but never gotten a different lining for the waistcoat back and the suitcoat. It seems sensible, yet weird and I look forward to hearing about some actual experience. One of the highlights of the early days of my marriage was when my wife asked me how she looked and, without thinking, I told her "like a Good n' Plenty. She was dressed in black and pink, too. (You will have to take my word for it - the insides are black.).\\
post #152 of 163
Sorry to revive such an old thread, but I figured it was better than starting a new one. I'm having trouble matching shirts to a new houndstooth suit I have: All I can do is white right now. I know it's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but the houndstooth is blue/white. I've tried blue shirts, but most shades of blue look a little off unless it exactly coordinates with the shades of blue in the jacket. Otherwise it just looks off. Any ideas for good shirts to coordinate with houndstooth? I don't mind sticking with white for now, but I want to get some more combinations out of it. Addendum: the buttons actually are correctly-placed... it's just the last-minute pocket square puffing it out.
post #153 of 163
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Originally Posted by Irond Will View Post
I have a suit in a fabric very similar to that one - chunky black-and-white houndstooth tweed. To add to it, the suit has somewhat funky 70s styling, with a very slim cut, patch pockets, substantial lapels and the trousers having a slight flare.

"Sounds delicious":

post #154 of 163
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post #155 of 163

I wish I could pull this off.  I've never gone "full houndstooth" -- meaning I've stopped at the blazer.  Other than custom, are there other avenues for procuring a houndstooth suit vs. just a blazer?

post #156 of 163
i have a full suit in a cashmere houndstooth...love it. its loud and feels like im wearing PJs.
post #157 of 163
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Originally Posted by AdamP77 View Post

I wish I could pull this off.  I've never gone "full houndstooth" -- meaning I've stopped at the blazer.  Other than custom, are there other avenues for procuring a houndstooth suit vs. just a blazer?

Barims can pull it off...

He has enough swag and flair ...
post #158 of 163
This thread made me scratch the same itch I had 40 yrs ago and I went out and got another black and white worsted houndstooth three piece suit last year. The world is at equilibrium again for me.
post #159 of 163
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

This thread made me scratch the same itch I had 40 yrs ago and I went out and got another black and white worsted houndstooth three piece suit last year. The world is at equilibrium again for me.


 Culverwood, could you possibly send some pictures of your suit ?!

 

This is my first itch and I am going for it. However, I have a hard time figuring whether I want white (black & white) or grey (black and grey) houndstooth..
Any help appreciated

post #160 of 163
Ignore the shape of the suit I was sitting with my arm around a beautiful woman, my wife.

post #161 of 163
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Ignore the shape of the suit I was sitting with my arm around a beautiful woman, my wife.


Thanks for your response

The pic looks very nice !!! the waistcoat seems to add a little something, although I was aiming for a 2 piece originally. Is this flannel ?
My question now I guess is how does it look from further away, is it sort of light grey, how well do you see the pattern ?

If you see the 2 examples below (one white and 2 greys), it looks like the grey houndstooth adds a little more complexity from further away.
I think both look very nice though
 

 

 

post #162 of 163
It depends on the size of the houndstooth and your eyesight, from a distance it looks light grey as the check is small. I think a larger check in black and white would look too flashy/spivy.

It is not a flannel.
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