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If you do not own the following things, you are not well dressed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    would love one. but i also really like a nice chalk stripe on a 3 pc. sue me. :)

    edit, just saw this post below.


    boruch shekivanti!
     
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  2. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Well-Known Member

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    Late to the party as usual, but genuinely surprised at how high I score on both basic and advanced lists. I thought I'd be a 25% guy but it's more like 75% on both.


    Having just returned from a holiday in California, which took in Santa Cruz, I think I'd pay money to see this.
     
  3. sugarbutch

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    Gotta stick it to the hippies whenever you can...
     
  4. in stitches

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    nah maaaan, free love.
     
  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Trust me. Hippie love ain't free.
     
  6. in stitches

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    :laugh: ill take your word on it, you west coasters are the final say on these matters.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    I would say that solid is the more "essential" suit but chalk is nice, yeah.
     
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  8. Ianiceman

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    I bought a lightweight Mac a bit like that one pictured up thread, going for the Harry Palmer look. It hasn't been worn in two years. Here in Houston it rains enough but as most of us drive everywhere it's rare that we get caught in it. The one time I could have really used it on a recent trip to New York I didn't take it as the iPhone forecast said it would be dry!
     
  9. radicaldog

    radicaldog Well-Known Member

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    I have everything on the list and they are my most worn items, except for the black tie.
     
  10. Renton

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    It's annoying truths like this that keep me from buying a lightweight mac.
     
  11. Ebonyman

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    Well I'm here in NY and mine gets plenty of use. It is certainly an essential and oft used item in my wardrobe! It can get really humid here and if all I had was a heavy raincoat (even with a removable lining) I would be miserable!
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    How many meters of cloth do you need for a vest?
     
  13. RogerC

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    As I'm informed, as much as the distance from your shoulder to your crotch, plus 3 inch margin
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    So when ordering fabric and asked how much I need I can just give them this measurement? :confused:
     
  15. Douglas

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    I'd ask your tailor.
     
  16. Despos

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    Would do medium grey chalk as a DB before going 3 piece. May be in the minority but the idea of a 3 piece flannel suit in a significant weight seems bulky and cumbersome to me but what do I know of such matters.
     
  17. Despos

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    One yard is safe. You need the full yard for the length of the vest. Sometimes you can get by with 7/8 yard but it's not worth skimping for an 1/8th. You could get two vests out of one yard as you use only half of the cloth width, unless you have a lot of girth.
     
  18. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Don't be a quitter D!
     
  19. rob

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    While I pretty much have the entire list, I'm on a quest for a complete Despos (sans shoes and ties) version of it. How am I doing so far, Chris?

    Rob
     
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  20. williamson

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    I very much agree - I can't see the point of short raincoats.
     

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