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Donegal recommendation for suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Parker, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Even I thought that the Brest pocket is a tad low but when I compared the top of the patch pocket with the top of the pockets in my other jackets it was in the acceptable range.

    I will wear it this season and if it still bothers me aftr that, I will get them change its position. how difficult an alteration is it, BtW ?

    Yes, I got it made in Delhi by my tailor.
     
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  2. dasai

    dasai Senior member

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    I think it looks good made up, but of course if that particular look isn't what you were after, then I can understand the disappointment. I live in the big city, so I prefer something subtle like this...
     
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  3. Journeyman

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    I don't think it looks bad, and in fact I'm thinking of having a three-piece suit made up in the same cloth.

    However, if you're looking for something with a bit more "pop", perhaps you'd benefit from going with a darker brown, more "chocolatey" cloth. I have an odd jacket in a darker, more chocolate-brown Donegal tweed and it looks great.
     
  4. aj_del

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    Speaking of darker brown, my tailor had a length of this cloth available and initially I ordered this but upon seeing the complete swatch set changed the order to the donegal. Maybe I will get this as well with 3 patch pockets with the 2 hip ones with flaps. They cost 425 USD made up in India so its not a big expense. The problem is that I have run out of closet space ...

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  5. NORE

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    I think it looks good and would def work as a suit. Does it get cool enough where you are to wear a suit of that material?
     
  6. aj_del

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    Its quite light for 'tweed' and it does quite cold in December-January in Delhi. But I am not getting matching trousers.
     
  7. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    The trick with that jacket would be to wear a tie with livelier colors. This goes against the current aspirational orthodoxy of the forum at the moment, but there you have it.

    Just don't wear a "suit" tie with that.
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hang this in your closet and you'll like it more in 6 months and in a year or two you will love it.Takes a little time to get over your expectations verses experience.
     
  9. aj_del

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    ^^what are your thoughts on the breast pocket placement ?

    Thanks everyone for your comments.
     
  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^
    Doesn't show up well in the pic, hidden by the shadows
     
  11. gamblor

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    Any thoughts on this fabric used by Burberry Prorsum, it seems to pop a bit more.

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  12. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    Could some of you donegal afficianados give me a sense of how visually substantial the flecks are in this Molloy donegal?:

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    I whipped out a ruler and it looks like those are some major flecks... it's 19oz fabric, I'm assuming trousers made up in it would not be a good idea?
     
  13. JLibourel

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    Looks almost identical, if not identical, to a Holland & Sherry lightweight (360g, as I recall) Donegal that Chan made into a jacket for me. I prize that jacket very much.
     
  14. Gianni Cerutti

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