Finally thrifted a proper country suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lucky Strike, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Ahhh - couldn't take the pressure this morning, and wore the jacket with jeans and a french blue shirt. The day started out grey and overcast, but it's now 18 centigrade and clammy. The suit will stay on the hanger until October, I'm afraid.

    And thanks, RJman; you support my own theory.

    It seems that Scabal has been at the same address for the last thirty years, so it's not inconceivable that they've made their rooms available for measurings and fittings for provincial tailors.
     


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    You going to put one of those pilots maps in silk as a pocket square?
     


  3. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    You going to put one of those pilots maps in silk as a pocket square?
    I'm in doubt: [​IMG] I'd have to cut it up in, say, four pieces, and have them edged. It's far too big and bulky as it is.
     


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    I certainly do like that fabric pattern very much.

    Is that the pattern known as a Russell plaid? If not, it must be very similar to it. But, I don't know all of the requiements for the Russell plaid pattern, either. I've only seen a few examples.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The pilot map as pocket square is cool, though.
     


  6. Edward Appleby

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    The pilot map as pocket square is cool, though.
    That pilot map thing is really, really cool. I think I'm going to have to totally ape you, LS, and get one for myself.
     


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    The pilot map as pocket square is cool, though.

    So cool.
     


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    That pilot map thing is really, really cool. I think I'm going to have to totally ape you, LS, and get one for myself.
    I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use.

    I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.
     


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    I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use.

    I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.


    That's a great novelty idea that I'm sure would sell very well in all the major cities.
     


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    They've proved rather enigmatic, haven't they? Seems like forever ago when they first came up, and I still have seen no answers.

    My doctor tells me the suits they made for him are wonderful...[​IMG]
     


  11. Edward Appleby

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    I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use.

    I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.

    We should pass that on to Mulberrywood. I know I'd buy some.
     


  12. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Quote: Originally Posted by j I want ones printed up with city or subway maps on them. Now that I would wear, and use. I think squares with the NYC Metro and the Tokyo Metro maps would be really, really cool, actually.
    We should pass that on to Mulberrywood. I know I'd buy some.
    J's subway map idea would be fun to do one day. I am very interested in printed silks. In September we will have many new English printed silks, but no subway maps..... I used the paper subway guides in Tokyo many times when I lived in Japan, so I have a good idea of how to do the graphics.
     


  13. Lucky Strike

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    That's a great novelty idea that I'm sure would sell very well in all the major cities.
    I've seen ladies' silk scarves with the London Underground map printed on them: [​IMG] I think it could make for a quite moddish look - that map is an icon of 20th century graphic design as it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_map
     


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    It suddenly dawned on me where I've seen this tweed before: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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