Solito Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So I should always wear an undershirt with my broadcloth shirts and fresco blazers at social events? Otherwise could my nipples show up in flash photogrpahy?
     


  2. srivats

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    They are higher than he would normally make but not SR high. Yes, pleated.

    This is one aspect of the ambrosi trousers that I don't like. I remember your Ercoles off-white flannel with the high waist and I thought that looked wonderful on you.
     


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    This can be a problem and yes it's sort of annoying. Worse than sleeve lining, IMO, is canvas. Dark grays and blues should have a black canvas. White canvas shows through and makes the coats look shimmery.
    This is a reason why a dark fresco is not the ideal evening fabric unless fully lined in a matching Bemberg or ermazine. It, uhm, is not friendly to flash photography at social events. The eye might miss it the X-ray effect, but a photograph does not.

    I'm not sure that there is much point to a fully lined fresco unless you get a jet black version for a summer dinner suit and want a bit of a contrariness in the hand and sheen of the fabric.

    My fresco summer suits are quarter lined, with unlined sleeves--could not possibly care less if sometimes under some lighting some of my shirt pattern might show through.

    Very enlightening, thanks.
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Well, as you get older and if there are photographers about in the evening where you are, you might not care less...but it is a nice gesture to your wife not to be too visually controversial in a photograph taken together with her.

    I can't imagine that we'll ever be subject to regular bouts of flash photography.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Here is the Minnis fresco, reasonably color-true.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Well, as you get older and if there are photographers about in the evening where you are, you might not care less...but it is a nice gesture to your wife not to be too visually controversial in a photograph taken together with her.

    Just sayin'. There are some secrets to staying together a long time...this might not be the most important, but I would keep it on the list.


    - B


    I don't know why you are worried about nips, the canvas--whether black or white--should obscure those, no?
     


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    Here is the Minnis fresco, reasonably color-true.

    [​IMG]


    Is this from the new batch? Looks different from a closer shot,seems like the buttoning point on this one is lower.
     


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    I didn't bring up nips. [​IMG] I am happy to discuss nips as long as it's not that third one on the WASP 101 dude.

    - B


    Siggin' this.
     


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    Although I, like Will, miss the t-shirt, that looks great.


    - B


    +1
     


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    Close inspection of the ^ confirms that Ms Hathway's nipples are not showing thru Mantons suitings.
    Thanks
    Fred
     


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    Here is the Minnis fresco, reasonably color-true.

    [​IMG]


    That's very nice indeed.
     


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