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Monogram on a suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of getting a monogram on my Chan suit. I understand there is really very little utility to it but I enjoy the sinful vanity of monograms. For my Jantzen shirts I have my Chinese name (in Chinese characters) on the inside yoke. For the suit, Dusty suggested that I have one placed on the undercollar. Like so: [​IMG]
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    If you can get something done on the inside of the suit like that Brunello, than yes. Anywhere else on the suit (sleeves, chest, pockets) and I will give you the thrashing of your life.[​IMG]
     
  3. LabelKing

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    Most monograms were done on the inside lining, on the pocket, in very large letters, and highly embroidered.

    In the film, "Pocketful of Miracles" you can catch a glimpse of the traditional monograms in the suit jackets qorn by Glen Ford.
     
  4. demeis

    demeis Well-Known Member

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    Most MTM suits have this option as well or you can have it done on RTW, do inside of suit only. I've seen some with the linings done as a monogran with the person's name instead of the company that made the suit.
     
  5. LabelKing

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    If you are really into monogramming, which I admit has its enticing aspects, you could also have monogrammed cigarettes although I'm not sure where you can get those anymore.
     
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    One could find monogrammed cigarette paper and have them rolled.
     
  7. Girardian

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    Monograms have their place -- and on a suit inside the jacket or under the collar is the right one.

    I have monogrammed glassware I use periodically and a monogrammed lighter. On certain keepsakes and accessories they can be tastefully (and subtlety) applied.

    I must say I've never been a fan of monograms on shirt cuffs or pockets/chests, but it doesn't sound like that's where you place yours either, and this is merely my personal preference.
     
  8. LabelKing

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    One could find monogrammed cigarette paper and have them rolled.
    Yes, but it would be somwhat difficult to find cigarette paper makers willing to do one-off orders beyond the fact that most papers are not entirely natural. Back then, you would have a standing order with your speciality tobacco firm.
     
  9. edmorel

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    Most monograms were done on the inside lining, on the pocket, in very large letters, and highly embroidered.

    In the film, "Pocketful of Miracles" you can catch a glimpse of the traditional monograms in the suit jackets qorn by Glen Ford.


    This is actually rather enticing. Would this work better with a sedate lining and the monogram in a brighter color or vice versa?
     
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    This is actually rather enticing. Would this work better with a sedate lining and the monogram in a brighter color or vice versa?
    YSL for a time was doing the same. It was monochromatic grey, color on color.
     
  11. LabelKing

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    This is actually rather enticing. Would this work better with a sedate lining and the monogram in a brighter color or vice versa?
    They were usually done with a sedate lining and the monogram in something like maroon or bright blue.

    Yes, YSL did that at one time, for the Tom Ford era.
     
  12. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    An embroidered monogram in the lining of a suit is a good touch. I use Gordon Yao of Hong Kong and we have agreed:

    My name embroidered over the right in-breast pocket in a colour contrasting with the ling about 3/8" in size, and his name in Chinese characters below the left lower ticket pocket - same size and colour.

    I recommend this course of action
     
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    MyTailor.com puts the embroidered name inside (on the lining - the part nobody sees while wearing) in all jackets. I think it is a nice touch.
     
  14. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    Chan talked me out of getting one on the undercollar as it would leave an imprint when the collar is ironed. I chose the standard position above the inside pocket.
     

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