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  1. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Which is the greater sin?

    To mix tweeds?


    Or to MATCH them?
     
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    KObalto Senior member

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    A tweed suit is great, other than that, matching seems a bad idea. As to mixing, I'd have to see concrete examples of what you have in mind.
     
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    I would say if you are mixing them, they have to be distinctly differen weaves. For example, herringbone SC with donegal trousers. IMO, not the best thing to mix, but that is an example where it might be passable.
     
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    99% of tailors will not do this. Too much, work, too much risk for them. Best to just get a shirt made.
     
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    What do you mean by 'keeping the model'?
     
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    Mainly meant in general (and matching as in odd pieces like a Cap/SC combo that came up in the non-sart thread a bit ago) not suiting.

    as for mixing, I'm just not sure its something I should be doing at my (lack of) skill level. I even elected to wear denim today instead of risking it, and I figured the "no mis-matched herringbones" thing was a given, but houndstooth and herringbone that are similar in the scale of the pattern looks just as god-awful to me.

    Here was a pairing I was considering a week ago. Since reconsidered.
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    In general, mix any patterns together that are the same scale is not a good idea, regardless of fabric-type/weave.
     
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    Well, I went to a tailor and he said that he could shorten the shoulders but the part where the arm sleeves connected to the shirt wouldn't be visible anymore.
     
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    How can the part where they join 'not be visible'? Do you mean the seam wouldn't be flat-felled anymore? There is no reason for that to be the case, if you're using a competent tailor.
     
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    Also, are rucksacks cool? I'm in highschool and my backback is getting weary. Where could I get an affordable one?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think they are horrible, honestly.
     
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    what is the best fabric for a navy blazer? Is wool flannel ok to wear all year round?
     
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    what is the best fabric for a navy blazer? Is wool flannel ok to wear all year round?
     
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    The texture and weave would look off and be too warm in the summer. I would just get a tropical worsted and make sure to style it more like a blazer so it doesn't look so much like an orphaned suit jacket.
     
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    As a grunt it angers me to see kids walking around with surplus ALICE packs and rucksack style backpacks. Take that for what you will.
     

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