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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

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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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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    details on ordering from Fox?
     
  6. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known 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:

    Debbie@foxflannel.com
     
  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    do they send swatches?
     
  8. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known Member

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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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  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    :slayer::slayer::slayer:
    Hello Little Debbie
     
  10. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known 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!!
     
  11. Achillus

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

    mlongano Well-Known 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

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    who is your tailor? =)
     
  14. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known Member

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  16. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known Member

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    Sure, here you go:

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  17. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    never knew they existed in SS. are they new?
     
  18. TimelesStyle

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    Maybe you'll get lucky and Ralph Lauren will do a DB Black Label suit in a similar fabric this year. That would have the slim silhouette as well as the enforced shoulder of the one pictured. That should run roughly $2k, maybe a bit higher (though DB will surely last until at least the first sale, since it's not as popular a style). You may also find BB doing another Milano DB like this:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...lor=BROWN&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

    Doesn't have that same sharp silhouette, but not sure how much the shoulders matter. Perhaps this is even one BB could do as MTM since they clearly have the fabric (they do grey flannel every year and actually did a Milano SB in this last year) and I'm guessing it would still run less than $2k. You could probably even get the ticket pocket while you're at it and the waist suppression to match the picture.
     
  19. mlongano

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    huh?
     
  20. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    That luck can be very easily achieved for <$2000.
     

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