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Are sharkskin suits popular again?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by neato, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. misterkisses

    misterkisses Member

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    i just got this one. wanted to share.
     
  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Sorry but that looks awful.
     
  3. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    That's quite inpolite of you.
     
  4. misterkisses

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    i dont think it was inpolite of you, however vague.
    this is a fashion forum after all.
     
  5. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I am very sorry misterkisses , I was commenting last night with a very anguish mind.
    But however, I believe you may benefit from lurking in this forum if you want to dress better.
     
  6. misterkisses

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    oh i wasnt offended. i just wanted to share my new suit. which is sharkskin.

    "dont cast your pearls before swine", it is what it is.
     
  7. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    Got married in sharkskin, Holland and Sherry 8oz, 80% tropical worsted, 20% kid mohair - not too shiny:

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  8. Matt S

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    I know the traditional sharkskin (pick-and-pick), which is an even twill weave that alternates black (or coloured) and white yarns in both the warp and weft. But what is the shiny sharkskin exactly? Is it the same weave, just in mohair or polyester? I have a traditional sharkskin suit in all wool and it isn't shiny at all.
     
  9. Hacking jacket

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    the guy appears to be musician, so the white shoes (trainers?), tie may not be out of place and black shirt is clearly evening wear.
    The suit looks to have a pull (too tight/ "X" on the jacket) due to the high jacket button vs. need to get shape into it. I have the same problem with an Armani suit slim fit reconstruction.
     
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  10. Hacking jacket

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    Very nice indeed. The cloth merchant of Savile Row: is mohair a Savile Row trend? I've an Ede and Ravenscroft 'non-shark skin' but with similar mohair content. 'The mods' use to be big on mohair suits in the '70s
     
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  11. misterkisses

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    looking at the picture, i do think its a little "country" - ive decided to change the shirt, or the tie, i am not sure ( wider tie? maybe retro paisley? green? or blue shirt? ) the shoes are creepers. i agree that its x'd in the front. maybe it was because i was holding that heavy guitar. that is insightful about the button being too high and ride of the suit.
     
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  12. Hacking jacket

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    At a guess I'd say a musician needs to stand out, without looking out of place.

    Personally I dig black shirts for evening wear, particular if i was a musician. However I would try a slim grey/silver tie FIH, (possibly very slim red with a much fainter red pocket square). Black ties on black evening shirts personally I think are totally pointless.

    I like bow ties for evening wear but there're complicated by the need for a waist coat, braces (suspenders) and cut back collar and you might be mistaken for a Mexican musician. A tie is nicely balanced.

    ... Black leather shoes, patent or Oxfords. Velvet slippers might work for you but there're far too avant guarde for me.

    Correcting an X without losing the shape of a jacket with a high (rib cage) button is tough, and needs to be let out a bit at a time. Is the jacket vented?
     
  13. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    Delete duplicate post please.
     
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  14. misterkisses

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    it isnt vented. i asked for a sports cut. the tailor made a few errors in the sleeves, the left shoulder-to-sleeve panel is blousing. i like your idea of a red tie/hanky.
     
  15. Hacking jacket

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    Ok that's exactly what I have with an Armani suit. I think the lack of venting increases the pull on the jacket (its just a theory). Building vents into a jacket is easy if you have spare material. The tailor can easily correct his errors just return the jacket and he should correct the pull and everything else for free. He will charge extra to introduce vents
     
  16. fonziefriday

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    college graduation suit. [​IMG]
     

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