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Grey flannel with white windowpane

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    In my rounds of shopping today, I saw a three piece suit made of grey flannel with a white windowpane. The jacket, a customer's own, was draped over a chair whilst he tried on a suit in the other room.

    The material was beautiful, and to my eye unusual. Have you seen this suiting material before? I figure it wouldn't be too difficult to source for a MTM suit, but wondered if anyone else has seen the look.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've seen it.  Not so much a dead white overplaid, more of a cream or eggshell.  Common enough in the better flannel books.
     
  3. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I've seen suits and blazers made in the fabric you describe. It's a great look; best, I think when the white windowpane is very subtle. I think I saw a nice Isaia 150s suit for sale on EBay by "our own" Virtual Clothes Horse that is of such a fabric. Price was around $1000 IIRC.
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    I've seen it, I think that it is fantastic, but I can't pull it off myself.
     
  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren did or still does make a suit in that exact fabric. I know a co-worker who has that suit.
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    I'm glad it's common enough. Thanks, guys. You're spot on, Manton, as it was a cream windowpane. Why do you think you couldn't pull it off, Globetrotter? It is definitely a more casual looking suit material, but it's hardly flashy.

    As for the Ralph Lauren suit, I like that as well. I saw an identical (or nearly) glen plaid in a Dormeuil book earlier this year.
     
  8. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    I have a cashmere-wool blend flannel in light charcoal with whitish windowpanes. Have had it for about 6 years, now pretty much not fitting anymore even though the jacket and pants have been taken out twice.....sigh. [​IMG] Gotta learn when to put down the knife and fork. [​IMG]
     
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    two words - short, chunky. a windowpane is not for the likes of me.
     

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