HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. Citan1145

    Citan1145 Senior member

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    so far the votes are evenly split. I am leaning towards the borelli suit as I can maybe sell some old items to get the rlbl as it is cheaper...

    maybe visuals would help this vote.

    This...
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    or this...
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  2. zalb916

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    Based on the how the fabric looks and your comments, I'm inclined to believe its Glorious Twelfth fabric.
     
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    justinkapur Senior member

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    Linen suit :slayer:
     
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    Thank you for this. Enjoy your Caye.

    The color combo is clearly win, btw. :D


    Teach me please, about this glorious 12th.
     
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    Regardless of whether it's Glorious 12th or real tweed, lined or not, warm or cool, it looks like tweed. That's what should determine how you pair it.
     
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    Thanks Bill, I think...

    Fuzzy face a result of me shaving my beard off after 2 weeks and having buyers remorse. Will be back to it's best directly.
     
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    Are you saying that my "tweed" with my uncuffed pants was very "tweed in the city" then?
     
  8. zalb916

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    It's a faux tweed made by Porter and Harding. From FNB's site:

    If the true tweeds are too heavy, coarse or warm for you, try the Glorious Twelfth book which is an 11oz fabric that is a worsted cloth but is colored and shaded as if it were tweed. What gives the Glorious 12th cloth this character? The secret to the cloth’s elegance is a weave known as ‘Genuine Twist Worsted’; it is this process that gives the cloth both lift (the plush, spongey quality associated with true tweeds) and sparkle. The result is a lighter, less bulky and cooler worsted cloth which has the “pop” of traditional tweed.
    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article...ditionalist-and-for-the-modern-man-of-manners
     
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    It's called "bowing," I believe. Happens When the chest is too small



    I had the sleeves of my suit made as slim as they are because of the fabric.

    I've found that when a suit or SC is made from a very thick and course fabric, you can have the sleeves and body of the jacket cut more fully and not run into the problem of strange wrinkles. When the fabric is very thick, the sleeves don't wrinkle and bunch up in an unsightly way when you move. Ideally, my suit sleeves would have been more full.

    However, the fabric I chose was fairly light-weight. When you are dealing with a thin fabric, and the sleeves are too large in circumference, you get the wrinkles depicted in ClarinetPlayer's photos below. These wrinkles, to me, suggest that the sleeves are too big, and certainly don't look attractive. The bunching (sleeve stacking, I suppose) that I'm getting on my black suit sleeves also doesn't look good, but in my opinion it looks better than the wrinkles that would be happening if the sleeves were more full. It suggests that my suit was cut to fit me. Full sleeves (with thin fabric) look good when you're doing the to robopose, but not when you're moving around.

    At least, that's the justification for my design choices. The black suit is my first bespoke suit, and I've found that designing your own suits is very educational. I don't pretend to be a sartorial demi-god, so I'd love to hear other people's opinions.

     
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    Nick Lopez, Houston, TX.
     
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    Funny. On a couple of levels.
     
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    Hugo Boss Red Label.
     
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    This is perfect!
     
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    Awesome stuff, i wish i looked like this. It gets reblogged like crazy on tumblr.
     
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