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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Lapels much too narrow for my tastes. I noticed that Herringbone introduced a couple of different lapel widths a year or two back and (in my humble opinion), they've really spoiled a couple of good suits by making the lapels too narrow, including a really nice grey nailhead weave suit that they had last year.
     


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    For those of you with 3 piece suits:

    Suit vests - self-back or same as lining of suit?
     


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    I generally like a bit of bright contrast lining with my suits and it doesn't look very good on a standalone vest once I have taken off the jacket. I prefer self-back or even same fabric as it looks cleaner.
     


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    Journeyman Senior member

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    I've got a few RL Polo or RL Purple Label suits with waistcoats, and all of the waistcoats for those suits are backed with the same fabric used for the suit lining.

    However, with my three-piece suit from Deer Style, I went with a self-backed waistcoat as it looks cleaner when you're not wearing your jacket.

    Also, with the waistcoat of the Deer Style made-to-order suit, I omitted the back adjuster on the waistcoat as I didn't see any point to it.
     


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    Thanks. I'm deciding between the two but am a bit worried about self fabric for thickness /heat reasons since its a 370g weight wool. If not for that, I'd have no hesitation choosing same fabric.
     


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    I go same lining as suit. Learnt the hard way to tone down the lining.... I find a smoky blue/grey works quite nicely with a dark brown or grey suit.
    I have a two piece lined with a really nice matt dark red slubby shantung and I'd love something like that for the back of vest.
     
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    Are you.. GW? [​IMG]


    Aye, don't fret mate. It just happened that you saw what you stepped on. All the other times when you're walking on the roads, pavements, corridors, fields, you just don't know what you're possibly stepping on.

    Mr Porter's service is, IMHO, the epitome of customer service. Not just compared to other online retailers, but across the board.
    All of them.

    Yes. Please. They'll be perfect for warmer climes (personal vested interest because I keep going back to Singapore).
     


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    370 is heavy!

    Come over for a coffee, we pick cloths and then we shall name it the Nabilmust Slingapore Sling Popover Speciale Edizione

    No jokes !
     


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    Late afternoon "sun" WIWT

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    Well played, Sir.
     


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    Just say when, and where.
     


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    Yeah relooking at it now they do appear to be on the Skinny side, didnt notice previously, cheers for the feedback
     


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    If ou can find it, there is a nice mid-gray chalk stripe suit with the traditional wide lapels on an Osaka fit. It a two-button and not a 3-roll-2 but I can live with that more than I can, anaemic lapels.
     


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    Sup peepulz! Waz bin happuning!?
     


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