Ideas for my new MTM Suit

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  1. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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

    How about a grey flannel PoW?
     
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    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    Like that!
     
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    Do you live in a climate that gets warm in the summer? What about a fresco, or are you hoping to wear this thing before next summer?
     
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    A chalk stripe suit without bold stripes is of little use IMHO. Boldness is the point of the chalk stripe.


    I think you have many versatile suits. It's time for adventure now. :)
     
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  9. allaboutshoes

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    While this may be true, I want a suit that I can wear often enough without having everyone realize i wore it 2 or 3 days before :hide: (see below)

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    I wrote "adventure", not "madness". :) You have already 10-15 suits, you said. That means you have possibly two weeks without to be seen in the same suit, where's the problem with something more recognizable? I think the people around you know that you have less than 365 suits, they will excuse some form of repetition. :)

    The chalk stripe flannel is a classic english business suit. Yes, it may have a somewhat aristocratic attitude but I think it's a suit type without which no man's suit wardrobe is really complete.

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    Grey / Brown POW check, 3 button, 3 -3.5 inches notch, 3 piece, ticket pocket. Classic choice and not so business like chalkstripe.

    Personally not a fan of pinstripe, window check.

    Depends where you live, look for a 12-13 oz cloth at least to give a nice feel and sturdy performance.

    The link has a very nice POW suit, suitable for business or causal times - http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/mark-seitelman-oxxford-man/
     
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    Try 'New fine wool Worsted' by Tomas Fisher, just as cool but better hand.
     

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