How can you jazz up a Savile row classic city suit?

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  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    During my last visit to the row , I was discussing with Mr Murphy my next project when I did come to the conclusion that my suits are looking the same.

    They're all single breasted , notch lapels with 1 ,2 or 2 roll 3 buttons and all navy /midnight blue or charcoal.
    All worsted between 11 to 14 ounces and most of them solid or with a thin pinstripes.

    We decided to jazz up the next one. The fabric is solid worsted which is already a tiny departure from my normal addiction.

    He wants to have a peak lapel sb with hacking pockets..What are your opinions on that jazzing up attempt?
    I'm open to the peak lapel bit but not to the hacking pocket.
     
  2. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    They sound like subtle, reasonable changes... but I would be careful not to fall down the slippery slope of be 'bored' with ones clothes, lest you end up like some noted designers with now comical or outrageous tastes.
     
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    im not liking hacking pockets on a suit jacket. rather go for some more flair in the actual fabric. hacking pockets on worsted sounds sort of weird.
     
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    lasbar Senior member

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    im not liking hacking pockets on a suit jacket. rather go for some more flair in the actual fabric. hacking pockets on worsted sounds sort of weird.

    A customer came in with uber British hacking pockets and it did look strange, a bit unnatural.
    Mine will be a la Richard James , just slighty angled.

    The peak lapel idea is more interesting with classic pockets and ticket pocket.

    By the way , the fabric is worsted flannel.
     
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    A customer came in with uber British hacking pockets and it did look strange, a bit unnatural.
    Mine will be a la Richard James , just slighty angled.

    The peak lapel idea is more interesting with classic pockets and ticket pocket.

    By the way , the fabric is worsted flannel.


    Did you go with the Minnis Air Force Blue?

    EDIT: Also, if you're looking for a departure from your normal suit, why not try a DB?
     
  6. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Did you go with the Minnis Air Force Blue?

    EDIT: Also, if you're looking for a departure from your normal suit, why not try a DB?


    I might go for the Golden bale 11 oz navy blue used by Voxsartoria...It looks fantastic.

    I go next month having a look at the flannel/worsted flannel book at the tailor.

    If they ask for a premium , I could go for the Harrisons 39167, a blue with black spots in it..
     
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    The peak lapel idea is more interesting with classic pockets and ticket pocket.

    I would go with this.
     
  8. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    peak lapel one button. Quite English, lots of history but not seen that often.
     
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    I'd advice going for a narrowish peak lapel with real 3 buttons.
     
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    +1 on the DB
     
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    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    +1 on the DB

    Even better.
     
  12. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    peak lapel one button. Quite English, lots of history but not seen that often.

    I agree. My preference would be jetted pockets but not slanted. And perhaps a white cashmere waistcoat.
     
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    Pick a more unusual fabric, like mohair or something.
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Steed (Edwin DeBoise) bespoke single breasted, peaked lapel, single button suit with hacking pockets in Porter & Harding Glorious 12th:

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
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    I like arrogance when you can back it up (with anything!, knoweldge or taste or looks)...that's a good looking one -b suit, a bit extravagant, hope they didn't charge too much for the trousers. [​IMG] White shirt and some strange pocket square hmmm...what do you think...maybe pink with tiny bright blue azurre dots would have been cool...
     

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