Houndstooth suit

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  1. Irond Will

    Irond Will Senior member

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    I have a suit in a fabric very similar to that one - chunky black-and-white houndstooth tweed. To add to it, the suit has somewhat funky 70s styling, with a very slim cut, patch pockets, substantial lapels and the trousers having a slight flare.

    It fits me beautifully, but I generally feel a bit like I'm wearing a costume.
     


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    I have a suit in a fabric very similar to that one - chunky black-and-white houndstooth tweed. To add to it, the suit has somewhat funky 70s styling, with a very slim cut, patch pockets, substantial lapels and the trousers having a slight flare.

    It fits me beautifully, but I generally feel a bit like I'm wearing a costume.


    Sounds delicious.
     


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    ^ +1 - I can dig it

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  4. Working Stiff

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    [​IMG]

    I know there are better pictures of this suit out there, but this is all I can find right now. I can't remember what the colours were like; orange figured prominently, I think.
     


  5. Winot

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    Thought I'd resurrect this thread as I've picked up a length of Minnis Rangoon (0136) in their sale. I'd like to do something fun with it, and was thinking maybe a DB suit with patch pockets. Any other suggestions?
     


  6. Douglas

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    I like the idea of doing it as a suit. It's eccentric but fun. Agree generally with mafoofan - you need patch pockets and you have to carry it off with some flair but I would think it pretty cool.
     


  7. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was thinking this chunky houndstooth would make a good suit. I've only seen houndstooth suits done in smaller, delicate patterns like black/white or brown/tan. Would a full suit break any sacred rules? Too much? I thought it would really flexible: one could wear jacket or trousers as odd separates or the whole rig if he felt boldly "country". Which cloth makers have something like this? [​IMG]
    This looks like it is for a sportcoat. For a suit, I would want a smaller pattern. As for which cloth makers, there are lots of options for sportcoats. If you want a suit, I know Lesser does one and I think Minnis, too. When I was looking, the cutter showed me a houndstooth trousering that he had made up as a suit for himself. I can't recall from which merchant, but I do remember that it was a starker black and white contrast than I was looking for myself - check H&S.
     


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    Been done- looks cool: [​IMG] Agreed it'd look even better as a DB. [​IMG]
     


  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Been done- looks cool:

    [​IMG]


    I don't like this at all.
     


  10. yachtie

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    I don't like this at all.
    Philistine. Not for everyone.
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW, I remember the caption from that picture; it's not a houndstooth.

    I like that suit.
     


  12. yachtie

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    FWIW, I remember the caption from that picture; it's not a houndstooth. I like that suit.
    shepherd check ( but close enough to get the idea) I can't find my houndstooth DB pic.
     


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    I have a suit in a fabric very similar to that one - chunky black-and-white houndstooth tweed. To add to it, the suit has somewhat funky 70s styling, with a very slim cut, patch pockets, substantial lapels and the trousers having a slight flare.

    It fits me beautifully, but I generally feel a bit like I'm wearing a costume.



    I recently scored a 3 piece like this on E-bay. It is really '70s with some serious flares. Pattern is plaid though. I love it, but want to find a good tailor to modernize it a bit. Mine has standard pockets, complete with ticket pocket.

    Mike
     


  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW, I remember the caption from that picture; it's not a houndstooth.

    I like that suit.


    Please invest in one. It is something I would like to see.
     


  15. bowtielover

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    I think it's nice as a sport coat or something but might be a bit loud as a whole suit.
     


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