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Ideas for my new MTM Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by allaboutshoes, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    Im making up a new suit and was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I have about 10-15 suits (all the basics; Navy and Grey notch lapel, Navy and grey peak lapel, a grey DB, grey 3 peice flannel). My last suit I did a heathered blue wide peak lapel with patch side and breast pockets (I know I know) and it came out very nice. It doesnt necessarily have to be CBD but I dont want it to be too fashion GQ-ed with 1.5 inch lapels if you get my drift. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    EDIT: Looking for suggestions on styling (which would work together with a certain fabric). For example,
    Navy chalkstripe, 3 roll 2, wide peak lapels, ticket pocket, slanted etc. Please post pictures to for reference! Thanks :slayer:
     
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  2. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I have very similar colors and or fabrications in my suits. I need a navy flannel but after that I would want to do a light grey sharkskin with patch pockets with a 3 roll 2 button, notch lapel, 3/4 lined.
     
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    Based on your collection so far I would suggest something visually louder like a blue worsted suit with light grey windowpane pattern or a dark (grey, blue, brown) chalk stripe flannel suit.
     
  4. NOBD

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    For what season?
     
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    If it's for fall/winter, chalk stripes on flannel (as suggested above) are always a nice addition.
     
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    what about a bird's eye wool suit?otherway chalk-stripes, as said, are a good choice I think.
     
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    How about a year round suit like a wool gabardine.
     
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    jgeldner Well-Known Member

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    Or a POW or other (maybe slightly more subtle) pattern
     
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    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    Really all year around but I guess I can do a flannel and make it a F/W suit
     
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    I should clarify. Im talking more about style (which of course would work together with a certain fabric).
     
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    Like this?

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    Something like that, and with stripes a little less bold, I think it would look better. Second one looks nice though. Chalk stripes are great on textured fabrics like flannel... about style, I'd say nothing too fancy. I would go for flap pockets, I think flannel normally calls for patch pockets but the stripes add a "businessy" touch and flaps might be better. And I really like slightly wider lapels on striped suits, though that depends on your physique too...
     
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  14. allaboutshoes

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    3 roll 2, peak lapel, ticket pocket, (slanted?)
     
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    ^ I've edited my reply above. 3 roll 2 with ticket pocket and notch lapel would look nice... I hate slanted pockets, but that's just a personal thing and if you like it of course go ahead [​IMG]
     
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    I realize it's all personal opinion, but I really don't care for bold, very noticeable pinstripes. Just not a look I like.
     
  17. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    Thats what im here for, YOUR opinions! :nodding:
     
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    ^I agree with StumpjumperE, I suggested making them a little less bold.
     
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    I think pinstripe can look very CBD and the idea suggested above about a windowpane pattern makes the suit a little less formal, especially if the cloth is flannel. Kind of like this:

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    I would go with notch lapel, 3-roll-2, slanted, flapped pockets and a ticket pocket. Would also look great as a three-piece
     
  20. NOBD

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    Good idea. All year around is often all year boring...

    How about a grey flannel PoW?
     

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