Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. in stitches

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    Don't worry, Noodle man. Flannel is a must have. Just dont wear it every day, just to be safe.
     


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    Yep, even if you wore it Mon and Thur every week, it will last a very long time.
     


  3. Claghorn

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    No. B&T appeals due to it being fairly casual in its cut. Despos is both more formal and more expensive.
     


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    True on the casualness. I think I've heard Despos shoulders described as moderate padding. Also, no drape. Very clean chest.
     
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    Boss and Valentini. Perhaps it was caused by the fact that I'm exceptionally well endowed. ;)
     


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    @The Noodles
    @jerrybrowne
    @TM79
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    Here are the grey flannel swatches from my cloth hoard. I have them broken down into worsted and woolen.

    At any given weight (10.5/11 oz, 14 oz, 17 oz), the woolen will feel "beefier" and more substantial. (Especially the woolens from Minnis) The worsteds feel finer and more delicate.

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    Here's a flannel suit from my personal collection. Make is Samuelsohn. I believe the cloth is a worsted. It's a 98% wool, 2% cashmere blend. Also seems be be in no more than 12 oz.

    For my next flannel suit, I would prefer a heavier weight woolen. Probably a Minnis. The cloth on my Samuelsohn doesn't drape very well. You can see ripples forming in the back. I don't think a heavy weight woolen would do this.

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  7. Murlsquirl

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    Big difference in cloth and makers.... No comment on your maker....and by maker, I mean your baby maker....
     
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    Lol jrd the cloth hoarder.
     


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    One day we will see a fit pic...
     


  10. Claghorn

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    I've seen them. JRD isn't fat. That's all I recall.
     


  11. in stitches

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    I saw one. In a darkly lit, apartment hallway. Can confirm he was not fat, at least not at that time.
     


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    Did a grey flannel collage for my series

    Click for big zoomable version

    The @Murlsquirl Formosa is in there...

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    I am teh fat.
     


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    I feel special...thanks!
     


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    Agnelli, Peck, JFK, Sir Duke... you're in good company :slayer:
     


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