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3 Piece Patch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    A three-piece all-patch suit in Lesser cloth with drape would be the ultimate iGent suit.

    Lesser does not make Donegal, or any tweed for that matter.
     
  2. mafoofan

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    I would go with plus fours with that instead of long trousers...this way, you can show off super luxury cashmere "sockings" from Kabbaz.

    Don't forget matching tweed cap.


    You forgot the button boots.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Lesser does not make Donegal, or any tweed for that matter.

    Tweed is more iGent than Lesser? Debatable, I'd debate.
     
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    my newly acquired Bill Bixby houndstooth 3-piece came with patch pockets on all three in front on the jacket.
    looks rather nice to my eye.


    Bill Bixby, the guy who played the Incredible Hulk in the TV series?



    BTW, what is a three piece suit [​IMG]
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Tweed is more iGent than Lesser? Debatable, I'd debate.

    I didn't say that, I just said that Lesser does not make Donegal, hence my suit will not be Lesser.

    As for what is more iGent, I suggest you ask the experts on the FNB forum.
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    I didn't say that, I just said that Lesser does not make Donegal, hence my suit will not be Lesser.

    As for what is more iGent, I suggest you ask the experts on the FNB forum.


    Oh, I missed where you said you were getting a tweed suit. Well, regardless, you've scaled the iGent mountain.
     
  7. robin

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    This will be a tweed suit? That changes everything.
     
  8. Manton

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    This will be a tweed suit? That changes everything.

    I would never get patch on worsted, and not on most flannels, either. The flannel BlazerSuit will probably be the only one.
     
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    the.chikor Well-Known Member

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    Would you get patch pockets on the coat of a three piece suit? How would you do the vest pockets?

    NO.
     
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    I would not. Three-patch and tweed makes it a more casual, which seems incongruous with a three-piece, at least today. I'm with Vox, a sweater vest would probably look better.
     
  11. robin

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    You must get patch pockets on the vest. For great justice.
     
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    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    How about a big patch centured on the back of the jacket, so that you can dispense with a briefbag or backpack?


    - B
     
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    Bill Bixby, the guy who played the Incredible Hulk in the TV series?



    BTW, what is a three piece suit [​IMG]


    LOL

    Billy Reid i mean. where did the heck did i get Bill Bixby?? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I was contemplating about the patch pocket jacket in a 3-piece suit problem either. Do you think a waistcoat with lapels (which is considered more informal) would look better than a waistcoat without?
     
  15. Manton

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    I was contemplating about the patch pocket jacket in a 3-piece suit problem either. Do you think a waistcoat with lapels (which is considered more informal) would look better than a waistcoat without?
    This is a good idea!
     
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    Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    This is a good idea!

    We aim to please! [​IMG]
     
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    A lapelled waistcoat is a good idea indeed, if one can pull off the look without looking costume-y. Shawl lapels though -- there's something disturbing about those little notch lapels you sometimes see on waistcoats.
     
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    A lapelled waistcoat is a good idea indeed, if one can pull off the look without looking costume-y. Shawl lapels though -- there's something disturbing about those little notch lapels you sometimes see on waistcoats.
    You think so? I like the notch lapel on the waistcoat of country suits. And if you can pull off a 3 piece Donegal tweed suit with patch pockets, I don't think a small lapel on the waistcoat will make you look "costume-y". ;-)
     
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    You think so?
    I like the notch lapel on the waistcoat of country suits.

    And if you can pull off a 3 piece Donegal tweed suit with patch pockets, I don't think a small lapel on the waistcoat will make you look "costume-y". ;-)


    I fear that the notch lapel on the waistcoat may become the proverbial hair that broke the camel's back. But shawl lapels would look very good, even though they might be considered slightly less correct. The incorrectness would reduce the costume/fuddy-duddy factor.
     

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