Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
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Picked up a D'Avenza suit from the bay for 30 quid. It fits surprisingly well. I was thinking about shortening the trousers, but I'll keep them at this length and put on cuffs.
One question, should I slim down the trousers or not? The leg opening is currently 9.5", and I was thinking of slimming it to 8.75" from the knee down. My girlfriend says they look like grandpa pants at the moment, but any SF input is appreciated.
You are obviously free to wear it whenever you like and I doubt anyone will realize or care that you're wearing it out of season. But traditionally speaking, it is a S/S fabric for ties.
Yup. I'm aware of their traditional seasonality. They look F/W, but feel very S/S. I guess I've never come across lined shantung before. Holding them in my hands, they always lack the weight I expect from a F/W tie.
Of the five ties, I'm surprised that #2 has gotten a pass. It's the least attractive of the bunch to my eye.
That's a steal!!!
Taper the leg from the knees as you suggested to 8.75 and is that your natural stance? Not sure if sleeve needs rotation but I won't sweat it
Thank you for the advice! The suit shows very little wear, has flat front trousers and relatively high peak lapels, so it doesn't look that dated. I noticed the sleeves in the pictures as well, but not in real life, so it might've been due to the awkward robo-pose. Even if it might have some pitch issues it's probably not worth the investment.
I actually like the pants as is given your build and the fullness of the jacket. I think somebody has pointed out to you before that you could stand to have fuller trousers than some of the SS you wear. I think his is a good example of that. Obviously ymmv.
Thank you! I'm definitely moving towards wider trousers, but 9.5" was a bit too wide for my tastes. 8.75" is still relatively full compared to the 8" suitsupply trousers, but we'll see. I can always reverse the slimming. Maybe 9" is the sweet spot for me. I'll certainly take it into account!
Shiny suits, yo.
Gotta love those K-Pop babes though.
to mean its just a textured silk and i think it looks great all year round as long as it paired with properly textured items around it. tradition be damned!
Shantung is the linen of ties IMO... you know... other than actual linen ties.
I don't want no slubs
A slub is a tie that can't get no love from me
Is that...a rubber suit?!
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