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My suit purchase today

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I picked up a SB high stance 2 button (center vent -- and while I like double vent better, I like single vent much better than ventless) Aquascutum suit today. Filene's Basement. It is a light to medium gray with just a hint of steel blue threads to give it some visual texture. Fabric is very thin and smooth -- I think it is probably a Super 110s merino or something similar. Great weight for year round, and the color struck me as very appropriate for summer and spring wear especially (though I could wear it year round obviously).

    Total price after markdown -- $200. Full canvas construction by the way, and the pants are great -- nice fit, split back waist, etc. Fit is perfect except for the sleeves, which I'll have to let out .5". I had been told that H. Freeman is the maker of the suit.

    I think it was a deal too good to pass up (I have a dearth of lighter colored suit for those hot East Coast summer months).
     
  2. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

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    Damn, this sounds like a good deal . No Filene's in Stockholm [​IMG]
     
  3. sirgarnetwolseley

    sirgarnetwolseley Senior member

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    Sir, It sounds like your tailor requires a good horsewhipping or some other mild gesture to remind him who wears the trousers in the relationship.
     
  4. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    Johnny:

    what's the "split back" that you refer to?

    It's simply the way the back of the trouser waistband is joined?  

    I never thought one could obtain split-backed trousers in off-the-peg?

    Or do you mean that sort of "V" back where there is actually a significant  part of the trouser that comes up the back (say right to the first or second lumbar) for braces?   I have this particular feature put on my British and HK bespoke, but hadn't seen it ever on off-the-peg, so maybe I've misunderstood the term?

    Cheerio.

    H
     
  5. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    (johnnynorman3 @ 08 Oct. 2004, 10:08) I picked up a SB high stance 2 button (center vent -- and while I like double vent better, I like single vent much better than ventless) Aquascutum suit today. Â Filene's Basement. Â It is a light to medium gray with just a hint of steel blue threads to give it some visual texture. Â Fabric is very thin and smooth -- I think it is probably a Super 110s merino or something similar. Â Great weight for year round, and the color struck me as very appropriate for summer and spring wear especially (though I could wear it year round obviously). Â Total price after markdown -- $200. Â Full canvas construction by the way, and the pants are great -- nice fit, split back waist, etc. Â Fit is perfect except for the sleeves, which I'll have to let out .5". Â I had been told that H. Freeman is the maker of the suit. I think it was a deal too good to pass up (I have a dearth of lighter colored suit for those hot East Coast summer months).
    Johnny: what's the "split back" that you refer to? It's simply the way the back of the trouser waistband is joined?  I never thought one could obtain split-backed trousers in off-the-peg? Or do you mean that sort of "V" back where there is actually a significant  part of the trouser that comes up the back (say right to the first or second lumbar) for braces?  I have this particular feature put on my British and HK bespoke, but hadn't seen it ever on off-the-peg, so maybe I've misunderstood the term? Cheerio. H
    I believe he was refering to how the waist band is joined at the back. I've had a couple of slacks that came like that, namely, Castangia and Zegna, and most recently, my new Castangia suit.
     
  6. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I've admired some of the Aquascutum suits and blazers that Filene's seems to have a huge amount of right now. Some of them have very nice fabrics. The one Aquascutum item I owned, a pair of cotton dress slacks, got worn so much over the last few years that I recently donated them to the thrift shop after they started to show too much age.
     

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