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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. thebrownman

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    The thing with that picture of the American Optical frames is that Jon Hamm is wearing them. He's a good looking man and theu look good on him. Genes trump all. Let's take the example of my friend Troy, we'll call him that because, well, that's his name. He's a good looking guy - it doesn't really matter what he wears, he just looks good. I don't really know how this helps, but I suppose just trying to be healthier helps you look the best you can.
     
  2. lachyzee

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    With all the talk of grey herringbone odd jackets recently I find myself somewhat tempted to get one made up.

    Questions is, would you get a full suit made? Or just the jacket? In something like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. The Ernesto

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    Just a jacket. Fabric looks nice.
     
  4. thebrownman

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    I'd get the full suit made, and then wear as separates almost exclusively.
     
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    I used to have a grey, flannel, herringbone weave suit by RL Polo and it was very nice - it got quite a lot of wear in winter and looked great with a white shirt and a black knit tie or black grenadine tie.

    As TBM said, you could get the full suit made up and wear it both as separates and as a suit.
     
  6. Pink Socks

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    My thoughts exactly. Maybe patch pockets and soft shoulders to keep coat looking orphaned.
     
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    4 weeks is cutting it fine for MTM - just go OTR
     
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    +1 and perhaps brown horn buttons to keep the jacket more casual
     
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    I thought brown horn buttons regardless :D

    EDIT: And soft shoulders, and patch pockets, for that matter.
     
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    Just a follow up to my post earlier - I spoke with the Sydney store this morning and they advised they only use polycarbonate lens, and only supply in a refractive index of up to 1.74. This equates to a correction of -7.5 dioptas (without any astigatism correction which impacts as further).

    So for me, it's the decision to try some frames without lens and wear the $300 odd from the optometrist to get high index glass lens fitted.
     
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    And...good heavens...is that a buttoned second button? :uhoh:
     
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    Ha! Nice pickup. I noticed it after I took the photo... stupid autopilot.

    Grant
     
  13. Prince of Paisley

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    Three piece or go home.
     
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    Lachy I think if you are going to use it as an odd jacket ala the famous grey herringbone Sydney versions some of us have the herringbone needs to be a larger scale than most suit fabrics you find in a Herringbone weave. A smaller weave might look a bit orphaned on it's own as a coat, but then again a larger one might look funny in the trousers by themselves. I'd most likely do one of the other myself.

    P.S after 3 days lost business after being hacked the website is finally functioning again.
     
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  17. Dusty Brogues

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    Hi Lachyzee,
    Soft shoulders, patch pockets, brown horn buttons and THAT is it. PS If your a size 40 get two made [​IMG]
    I have to concur about getting a full suit made, complete versatility for the colder months.
    I think JM stated Herringbone have released another series of that jacket this season, that's the path l will be taking. Let us know how you go.
     
  18. nabilmust

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    Some ties dimple more easily than others; some dimple better over time; some don't dimple at all. I wouldn't be too fussed about it, especially since the rest of the look is nicely put together.
     
  19. PapaRubbery

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    Romp, any pictures to share with us from your Suit Shop venture? Would love to see some results of your work!
     
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    Could be coincidental -- but the pattern matching on all the pieces are pretty wicked.

    I have officially have nothing more to say about that getup.
     
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