Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
Agreed. By April/May of next year you'll probably be ready for a new one regardless.
Also, that grey flannel is only 11/12 oz. That is a three-season fabric in DC. I would have kopped but actually don't like the blazersuit, except in much more casual forms.
patch pockets. I don't understand them, so I cannot.
They're much more fun and relaxed.
You also don't have any SC's or a blazer. From what I can tell, those have more patch pockets than suits.
That is why you don't understand, sonny...
I've slowly soured on the idea personally (I just don't love patch pockets on suits or flaps on odd jackets (except maybe a DB blazer). It is a nice idea, though.
I'm really tempted to cut the flaps off on my navy blazer. It's got patch pockets and flaps. Oy vey.
And this right here folks, is why this thread will never die.
I just realized that I haven't bought a suit or SC/blazer without patch pockets for the last 2 years. OTOH, I haven't worked within a CBD setting for as long.
That grey flannel Formosa suit looks awesome. I'm in the market for a grey flannel suit, but I'm not sure what to do. Luxire can replicate one of my Sartoria Partenopea suits in Minnis flannel for $900, and while I've seen some good results lately, I still doubt whether they can replicate that Neapolitan style perfectly. $900 is also nearly twice as much as I paid for my actual SP suits.
Steed MTM is about $1900, which is the cost of 2 Luxire suits, and 3 SP suits. I think the fit will be better with Steed than with Luxire, but is it worth twice as much? I'm also not sure how much I could alter with MTM when it comes to lapel shape and trouser waistband.
I could just by an SP suit, and while the jackets fit me very well, the trousers are still a bit tight in the thigh area, and the rise isn't high enough for my liking. I also want side tabs instead of belt loops and a single pleat.
Buy them all and write up and awesome SF review/comparison article?
Just realized that my CT should be the Gladiator!
Yeah, sorry, long day.
I offered to sell my grey flannel Formosa to Noodles, but he won't budge on the patch pockets....foolish boy. I would MTO the same exact suit in a L.....he would get it at a killer price too. Maybe he will come to his senses and realize that patch pockets are the shizzle.
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