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asubtleeffort

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I have owned a navy high-twist wool jacket (purchased by itself and worn as a blazer) for about 1 year, and am thinking of purchasing the matching dress trousers to make it a suit (they are of the same make and presumably the same fabric). The jacket has never been dry cleaned but has been worn about 50 times - brushed several times. Should I get the trousers or just add a completely new suit to my wardrobe?
 

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You’re just not going to be able to do it. You can try, but it’s a fools errand.

The jacket and trousers are cut from the same cloth. And for a reason.

it’s why some will have an additional pair of trousers made when ordering bespoke or made to measure.
 

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You’re just not going to be able to do it. You can try, but it’s a fools errand.

The jacket and trousers are cut from the same cloth. And for a reason.

it’s why some will have an additional pair of trousers made when ordering bespoke or made to measure.
Thank you Pileas Fogg, that's the answer I was looking for. I remember some years ago reading something about why they should be purchased together, but couldn't remember why.
 

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If it's actually the matching pants from the same manufacturer, it might be okay. There may still be slight variations in the fabric but possibly still do-able. I had my pants split by paramedics when i had my RTA, I actually asked them if it was necessary but I was still a bit giddy from not dying. I've been trying to find out where I got the fabric but it's going loss. Unless i go the 'reweaving' route lol.
 

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^ I’m not even sure that would work. At least in this case.

The jacket was purchased a year ago, presumably already pre owned. It’s been cleaned several times and likely faded. Even if you found the brand, no telling if that particular fabric is still being used.

keep wearing it as is and start looking for a navy suit.
 

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LOL and he also wore it on the beaches of Bali whilst painting seascapes, so there must be saline damage too.

OpP said he it's never been dry cleaned. He's got nothing to lose by taking his blazer to the shop and see how they match. He could also wear his pants alone a few times to break in it

I said it may be OK, it's not a guarantee. These things generally don't work particularly if bespoke and you are trying to find matching fabric, but if the RTW items are still available , there is no harm in having a look.
 

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LOL and he also wore it on the beaches of Bali whilst painting seascapes, so there must be saline damage too.

OpP said he it's never been dry cleaned. He's got nothing to lose by taking his blazer to the shop and see how they match. He could also wear his pants alone a few times to break in it

I said it may be OK, it's not a guarantee. These things generally don't work particularly if bespoke and you are trying to find matching fabric, but if the RTW items are still available , there is no harm in having a look.
Yeah I didn't mention it's all RTW. I guess it's something to look at this summer when the world is no longer shut down. Thanks everyone for their input.
 

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