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My dream suit for autumn/winter

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheAdMan, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. TheAdMan

    TheAdMan Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to look this good for under $2000? I think no, but what could I do/buy to come the closest? Essentially I'm looking for a slimfit DB-jacket suit in the same kind of material as in pic. His tie is also awesome, I guess it's cashmere?

    Cheers
     
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  2. mrbig

    mrbig Senior member

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    I'd say if you have a bespoke tailor nearby OR you're willing to wait on ebay stores/B&S...you could look just as good for a fair bit less than $2000. The tie is probably cashmere as you say, but I would personally go with a grenadine silk OR a wool tie for durability.

    The fabric is called flannel. Where I am (Australia) nobody stocks flannel suits that I've seen but the cloth itself is freely available. Fox Flannels in the UK are probably the best in the world and come to about $100 per yard if you choose to go bespoke.

    Word to the wise regarding buying RTW: Even if the suit doesn't fit slim when you buy it...you can tailor it. To an extent. Make sure it fits in the shoulders, and that the sleeves don't have working cuff buttons such that you don't need to alter from the shoulder.

    Otherwise, good luck and post pics when you've found what you're looking for.
     


  3. mlongano

    mlongano Senior member

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    I just purchased some flannel from Fox for 42 GBP per meter. This is their new regular price for the CBT5 13/14 oz flannel I ordered...last year it was 30 GBP.
     
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  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    This is a great photo.

    And PS - I am selling a grey cashmere tie from Petronius that nearly perfectly matches the tie in his photo - you are going to make me regret posting it for sale!

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  5. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    details on ordering from Fox?
     


  6. mlongano

    mlongano Senior member

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    You cannot order online...you can order by phone, fax, or email. They now accept credit cards.

    Contact Debbie Hutchinson at the address below:

    [email protected]
     


  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    do they send swatches?
     


  8. mlongano

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    Yes, they sent me swatches of their entire standard flannel line last year.

    They have also sent me swatches of various other fabrics that I requested.
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    :slayer::slayer::slayer:
    Hello Little Debbie
     


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    mlongano Senior member

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    By the way, the eighteen (18) flannel swatches they sent me were 6" x 7"...very usable for a change!!
     


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    With easily, under the $2000,- dollars if you find the right tailor.
     
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  12. mlongano

    mlongano Senior member

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    With my tailor, and Fox Flannel, that suit could be made for a total of about $1,500.00...full canvas, functional buttonholes, lots of hand sewing, etc.
     


  13. ThinkDerm

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    who is your tailor? =)
     


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