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If you do not own the following things, you are not well dressed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    sorry to hear that. next time you're in my country. drop me a note. you know, i need to travel to the capital city. :happy:
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like chukkas with suits. It seems that many do.
     
  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    would not participate. did you see that coming? :nodding:
     
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    How much you wanna bet? She always gripes when I just put on a sport coat to go out to dinner because she then feels obligated to not wear a tee shirt and ski pants. Too bad for her!

    We're going to be attending the theater more often this winter and I will be in black suit, shoes, white FC shirt and dark tie. If it gets up her nose, tough.
     
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    Doesn't Cordings make good twills too?

    Recent acquisitions. Bills M3 cotton twills and Polo by Corneliani wool twills. Both flat front.

    Can you think of any good combination for the Polo wools? They're medium-to-heavy weight, so I'm saving them for the colder weather.

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    TM79 Senior member

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    Ew. Don't like that idea at all.
     
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    Did it a couple of times. I still live.

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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the chukka/suit thing is highly dependent on the shape of the last.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That makes sense, C&J, Rider Boot makes more sense than say, Alden's.
     
  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    too dark, nobd. I'd reserve that shirt for light suits.
     
  11. NORE

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    I've found their Preston/Corneliani pants to be excellent in terms of cut, fabrics and construction. I own several pairs in wool, cotton, linen, cord, etc. and they are the best pants I've ever owned and are a great value.
     
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    Geez, parker, what happened? You look like you've aged about 30 years since last month.
     
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    Wearing these today:

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    Perfect with the 8 oz. gabs you see and the linen/silk camp shirt you don't for the office then movie and casual dinner on this 93 degree, high humidity Friday. But there was a chance that I'd have to make a quick appearance in court this afternoon, and these would have been fine with the gray suit, blue shirt, black grenadine tie, and light gray socks I keep in the office for just such eventualities. (I keep a pair of oxfords here too, but these loafers are just jaunty enough for a Friday afternoon hearing.)
     
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    Yeah, they're great. I prefer them to most of the Incotex you find floating around the net. Regular Corneliani brand is nice too
     
  15. fritzl

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    definitely. chukka is not chukka.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't imagine an 8oz gab wearing that much cooler than an 11 or 12oz. The tight twill weave makes it like wearing a rubber suit.
     
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    I occasionally wear khaki wool gabs in a heavier weight with tweed coats. Niven's are cream (per Flusser), but you get the idea.

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  18. oldog/oldtrix

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    Try it; you'll like it. Gab in the weights you're talking about, or even heavier, was originally used as a summer fabric for suits because of its cool, smooth hand and flowing drape. You're right that at those weights it holds in hot air and is quite sticky. But at 7/8 oz., the drape (assuming a full cut) and hand make for a trouser that's no warmer than tropical worsted. Neither, of course, are as cool as fresco or linen, but I like the way gab looks and feels, and it puts me in mind of earlier time when men were so cool they wore flannel as a summer fabric.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have cream gabs, I like them.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wish I could be that cool.
     

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