10 suit wardrobe

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I bought about 5 mid weight stuff and then started to go for more seasonal cloth for winter and summer. Mid weight suiting is ok for everything, but perfect for nothing, imo.
     
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    I find the mid-weights pretty versatile. I only have a short walk from house to garage and parking lot to office. Once there, it's comfortable. I might lean to adding some summer weight/fabrics since the muggy midwest summers are the thing I dread most. If I after time, I have 20 suite, perhaps half mid-weight, and the rest split between winter and summer weights.

    Thanks.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like about the really heavy stuff is that you don't really have to wear a coat on some days if you re not traveling around outside very far. Also, they look amazing.
     
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    This is exactly my approach and I live in NYC. Most of my suits are made from Harrisons 11-12 oz or Smith Woollens/Lesser 13 oz, but I do have 2 made from Minnis Fresco. I could easily wear the heavier ones year round and do wear them on some hot days. I don't really overheat that much, and just strongly prefer the look and feel of nice worsted cloth. Looks more modern and unfussy to me. Have thought about flannel but not really a fan of the rumpled appearance you get after a while, with creases/shaping falling out.

    Also, it's incorrect to say that 11-13 oz worsted invariably looks autumnal. There is a wide range of surface finishes available for worsted cloth - hairy/fuzzy (some twills and hopsacks), tough/hard (sharkskin and other hopsacks), or smooth/light (plain weave).
     
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    I have never experienced a rumpled look with flannel, quite the contrary actually.
     
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    It was not my intention to seem determined, would you suggest continuing with navy and charcoal solids for a while longer?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am thinking in terms of very basic. For example, if you were to go on a conservative job interview tomorrow what would you wear? I wouldn't wear anything from what you have listed there.
     
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    There's a navy solid on his list, that doesn't count?
     
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    Is there? Missed it. Still you need more than one basic, I say charcoal gab or serge for the 2nd interview.
     
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    Working off this list...second on the list is a navy solid. Mid-grey birdseye is close enough to solid to work for a second interview. Or just wear the navy again. Not that a charcoal would be a bad idea, but I don't think another solid is absolutely required.
     
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    I want to thank you both for discussing my situation. Patrick, I will definetly look into adding more solids- Unbel, what would you suggest?
     
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    You seem to have no flannel, which to me is an oversight. I'd suggest a mid-grey flannel for you. Or perhaps if you have occasion for a more countrified suit, a brown PoW.
     
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    Again, I am sorry for the incomplete information I have provided. In fact, five of my suits are flannel (both grey "solids", the herringbone and blue DBs and the black and white plaid), this is Norway after all!
     
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    How dark is the navy solid? Does it have peak lapels? Do your suit wearing situations allow or something more countrified like a donegal or big windowpane?
     
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    I would say my navy is medium dark, it has notch lapels. My situation certainly does, I am becoming more and more certain that is the direction I should take.
    Thank you for your enlightening questions.
     

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