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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. WeakMonday

    WeakMonday Senior member

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    Genuine question: what is the point of solaro, other than it being 'traditional'? I don't like the reddish sheen and from what I've seen and felt so far, I don't think it's that great for it's intended use as a summer cloth. (Is it, or am I mistaken?)
     


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    [​IMG]

    Agreed, this is superb. The colour might suit me better than green.
     


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    Don't get the love for it either; though I don't like it cotton jacketing/suting in general. Drapes stiffly, creases like a mofo, and isn't cool wearing at all.
     


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    I think it's just a cool looking suit haha and most of the Italians feel like it's extremely elegant as a cloth. I dunno how it will perform in the summer... But mine was made with unlined sleeves so I can let you know in the summer haha
     


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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    That blue flannel

    That NOBD pic is legendary.
     
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    I wouldn't want a cashmere suit for my first bespoke suit.

    I also wouldn't want a donegal tweed fabric for my first suit.

    Why not get something more versatile like a worsted wool fresco, hopsack, birdseye etc?
     
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    I'm sure B&T will have swatches to look at, which is always better than looking at something on a monitor. To me Donegal and cashmere don't really mix. In addition to concerns about how cashmere will hold up as trousers, tweed is supposed to have a bit of a rougher texture and cashmere would seem to get in the way of this.
     


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    Porter and Harding is good; don't recall the fabric number but here's a jacket I had made up.

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    Again with the cashmere suiting? [​IMG] John G Hardy worsted Alsport has Donegals in 13 oz. That woulf b my choice. Smoother harder finish than the P&H . Depends whether you're planning on wearing it to the office, or shooting grouse.
     


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    Yes, for a first commission I'd be sticking with in-stock fabrics, which they will be familiar with. Makes the whole process much simpler.

    Client-supplied fabric should be fine for subsequent commissions.
     


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