Mid grey suit in Harrison's Fine Classics, 3rd bespoke commission, details....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Makoto Chan, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    I've had two suits (navy, in worsted and fresco) and a jacket (a navy blazer) made by Lee Baron in the last year or so, and the next one will be a wool coat for the colder half of the year.

    I just ordered a suit in mid grey Harrison's Fine Classics, which I've heard good things about in a few places. I want a basic versatile suit. I'm thinking:

    • Single breasted, notch lapels
    • 3R2 dark brown horn buttons buttons
    • Double vents
    • Flap-besom pockets
    • Plain front trousers, no cuff
    • I'd like to get the edges finished like this jacket I saw in J. Press the other day, but I'm not sure if that's too casual or sports-jackety by your estimation. I really like it, but I wonder if it's too loud or affected:

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    This'll be my only grey suit, I'm skipping charcoal because I am blonde and I'm not a "businessman." I'm a teacher but I'll be moving into an art/design job later this year. I rarely need to wear a suit, but when I do I am glad to have something nice. What do you think?

    BTW, love to hear what you think of the fabric. I was encouraged after digging up these:

     


  2. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Don't get the swelled edges. It is for sport coats or informal suits. If you will have 1 gray suit, make it classic. It'll give you more options for shirt and tie combos.
     


  3. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    "Swelled edges," so that's what you call them! Thanks, I thought that might be the case. Dark horn buttons classic enough?
     


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    Only gray horn for a gray suit. Dark brown is better for a navy blazer suit. I have navy buttons for my navy blazer suit (NSM make it that way so I rolled with it).
     


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    I was hoping to be encouraged in the direction of those photos... it'll be a good suit either way, for sure. Thank you for the comments!
     
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    I like the subtle charcoal/dark red windowpane in the Fine Classics book. Most windowpanes are too loud for me but that one looks just right.
     


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