Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
Your grey chalkstripe Polo suit looks to be a heavier weight flannel based on the pictures...
Also, although I love flannel dearly, it's not the most durable fabric. It's recommended to let it rest two days between wears. So if your suit rotation is somewhat limited, it may not be the best choice.
Yes. It is definitely warmer.
Blue plaid vs navy birdseye.
Thx for the info.
Birdseye, by contrast, is a hardy fabric that holds up very well. Mr. Field likes it as well:
Excerpt from unbelragazzo's interview with Mr. Field.
Narrows my options. Thx again.
What's your favorite fabric to work with?
Obviously, wool – 100% wool. For a mill, Lesser. The weave, I'd say birdseye. Birdseye performs so well over the years. Occasionally you get little pulls or something, but it's a very long-lasting fabric. It hangs well, doesn't wrinkle too much, and has natural give to it.
On a aide note, Mr.Field did say the Blue Plaid Formosa suit is very nice. Just piling on where unnecessary.
Birdseye is teh ish.
Can u bless us with ur PoW pic?
The chair in front of the house cracks me up every time. If I did that my wife would go from slightly bemused by my forum participation to entirely mocking.
It was a fun exercise.
Noodles, worth noting, as compared to the Birdseye, this fabric is a flannel I would say, PoW is just the pattern.
His majesty creates masterpieces where laymen cannot.
Thx for contributing.
My choices have been narrowed down to navy birdseye and sharkskin.
Any time, buddy.
Id go birdseye first.
- Your appearance is sleek (slim, despite your periodic weight concerns) and high contrast (black hair and fair skin) which is why dark solids are very flattering on you.
- In contrast, SeaJen's chalk strip suit appears darker than your's in the pictures above (p879).
- So, it doesn't surprise me that others (including she who lives at home) don't find your above chalk stripe very flattering on you, compared to your other purchases.
- Alternatively, a darker shade of grey like SeaJen's (p879) or a pin stripe on mid night blue etc might be more flattering on you.
- Anyway, I think you need to be careful when experimenting with more muted and non-sleek fabrics, as they may not gel well with your high contrast and sleek appearance.
- While I'm not Asian myself, I do share your high contrast appearance too and have similar fabric selection issues. Just my 2 cents worth.
You won't go wrong with either...birdseye or sharkskin...they are both classic suiting materials...
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