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Brown Wool Voile Suit

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I would like to ask a few questions concerning a suit I might be interested in. Please take a look at the picture below. 1. The fabric of the suit is "Wool Voile". Does "Voile" stand for an extra thin fabric? Is it suitable for autumn and winter? 2. Do you think the fabric shown can be suitable for business wear? Please let me know what you think.
 

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Originally Posted by foto010101
I would like to ask a few questions concerning a suit I might be interested in. Please take a look at the picture below.

1. The fabric of the suit is "Wool Voile". Does "Voile" stand for an extra thin fabric? Is it suitable for autumn and winter?

2. Do you think the fabric shown can be suitable for business wear?

Please let me know what you think.


1. yes, suitable for autumn and winter

2. yes I like it and it is a favorite for my next dress.
 

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I have never come across the term voile as applied to woollens. Usually, it is used with respect to cotton shirtings woven with a very open weave and a high twist. With worsteds, the usual term is "Fresco", however, both that and "Crispaire" are registered trademarks.

Open weaves like this help the cloth to breath, meaning that they are best suited to summer. They are highly crease resistant.

I would avoid brown for business like the plague, and would recommend choosing a different cloth.
 

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Originally Posted by Sator
I have never come across the term voile as applied to woollens. Usually, it is used with respect to cotton shirtings woven with a very open weave and a high twist. With worsteds, the usual term is "Fresco", however, both that and "Crispaire" are registered trademarks.

Open weaves like this help the cloth to breath, meaning that they are best suited to summer. They are highly crease resistant.

I would avoid brown for business like the plague, and would recommend choosing a different cloth.


Hello Sator,

and thanks for providing that information. So I learned once again.

But I have a question: Why is brown not suitable for business? By having several blue and grey dresses my next should be a brown one.

And another question, please. I read that striped clothes are to look taller. I am tall. Should I avoid stripes.

Thanks in advance.

Yours
GN
 

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I think brown projects the wrong image in business. It looks either too casual, too fashion conscious, or like something an old man would wear. It never looks neutral and professional.

The only reason to truly avoid stripes is if you are built like a giraffe or a basketball player.
 

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Originally Posted by Sator
I think brown projects the wrong image in business. It looks either too casual, too fashion conscious, or like something an old man would wear. It never looks neutral and professional.

The only reason to truly avoid stripes is if you are built like a giraffe or a basketball player.


So stripes will work for me. Thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by Sator
I think brown projects the wrong image in business. It looks either too casual, too fashion conscious, or like something an old man would wear. It never looks neutral and professional.

The only reason to truly avoid stripes is if you are built like a giraffe or a basketball player.


I think that might entirely matter on your profession.

I think that looks lovely.
 

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