Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    Agreed. By April/May of next year you'll probably be ready for a new one regardless.
     
  2. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    patch pockets. I don't understand them, so I cannot.
     
  4. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    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...
     
  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I'm really tempted to cut the flaps off on my navy blazer. It's got patch pockets and flaps. Oy vey.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    And this right here folks, is why this thread will never die.
     
  8. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
  9. The Noodles

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  10. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    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.

    Decisions, decisions....
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Buy them all and write up and awesome SF review/comparison article?
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Just realized that my CT should be the Gladiator!
    @LA Guy
     
  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    SP=Sartoria Partonopea?
     
  14. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yeah, sorry, long day.
     
  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    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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