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I believe Rick has said they had all new colors in the Abraham Moon tweed this year. Comparing the stock photos from 2017 & 2019, this year is a bit lighter, though both are very much in the navy realm.

As for feel, these are merino wool, so relatively soft/smooth and not at all itchy (think typical merino wool sweaters but heavier).
oh, I thought I had asked if medium brown was the same and he said yes...perhaps I’m mistaken. Also, co sign on the feel of the cloth.
 

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These loafers are pretty amazing. Been wearing them for few days. Fits well. Quality as good as Edward Green or Loake.View attachment 1244239
I agree on the high quality, much better than Meermin but why're EG and Loake in the same sentence? :lookaround:
 

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My tailor removed all my shatnez. But those were wool suits.

Linen on wool is easier to remove than wool on linen.
Just bought a couple wool suits from SM the shatnez lab said he just looked at it quickly and he's not 100% sure the undercollar has linen so

1 have you ever seen an undercollar piece that is not linen ? Maybe canvas
( horsehair)

Is the linen piece just sewn to the collar like for example in most Hugo boss suits that makes replacing the piece rally easy or is it fused ?
cuz fused is a pain in the neck to remove all off the tiny linen hairs
 

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Just bought a couple wool suits from SM the shatnez lab said he just looked at it quickly and he's not 100% sure the undercollar has linen so

1 have you ever seen an undercollar piece that is not linen ? Maybe canvas
( horsehair)

Is the linen piece just sewn to the collar like for example in most Hugo boss suits that makes replacing the piece rally easy or is it fused ?
cuz fused is a pain in the neck to remove all off the tiny linen hairs
I’m sure @spiermackay could tell you what’s linen and what’s wool, and how the pieces are attached.
 

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I’m so curious now. You’re worried about shatnez but you wear Hugo Boss?
Hahaha I used to wear Hugo boss right now I'm trying to avoid fused suits that's why I tried SM
As I said in most Hugo boss Suits the linen piece it's just sewn to the undercollar therefore it's really easy to have any decent tailor replace it

So when you buy an HB suit you already know it has shatnez but it can be easily fixed
 

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oh, I thought I had asked if medium brown was the same and he said yes...perhaps I’m mistaken. Also, co sign on the feel of the cloth.
I thought that they were all new this year compared to 2017, though I'm fairly certain the medium brown in particular is because I have them from two years ago and this year's medium appears much lighter on the website (though, going off of this year's navy, maybe that's not the best judge). The 2017 version was on the darker side of what I'd consider a medium brown and also, anecdotally, possibly my favorite wool trouser in my closet. I'd love to try this year's medium as well but I've already got way too many brown flannel & tweed trousers.
 

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I received the HT herringbone sport coat yesterday. It's my first neo fit sc and I'm not 100% convinced about the fit. I thought I'd post some photos for comments and suggestions for alterations or changes.

On a side note, I never noticed how weird my posture is before. That's worrying.

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Could just be the super heavy tweed cloth is making it fit strangely, or more so than another fabric. That extra in the blades could be cleaned up. It might break in and loosen up a bit. But, that collar gap might not go away.
May be worth asking in the tailors thread for input (@jefferyd )
 
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Just bought a couple wool suits from SM the shatnez lab said he just looked at it quickly and he's not 100% sure the undercollar has linen so

1 have you ever seen an undercollar piece that is not linen ? Maybe canvas
( horsehair)

Is the linen piece just sewn to the collar like for example in most Hugo boss suits that makes replacing the piece rally easy or is it fused ?
cuz fused is a pain in the neck to remove all off the tiny linen hairs
When they “take a quick look” they often get it wrong. We use a cotton canvas that looks exactly like linen so If one is just doing a visual observation most people would assume it’s linen. Best to ask the manufacturer- we provide a tech sheet from our supplier showing the content of the collar canvas that comes pre-padded to the felt.

On that subject, though, any linen sport coat is going to be a problem as there is always wool
In the coat front canvas or chest piece.
 

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Pulled a @induere_to today and wore the Brisbane moss cord jacket and trousers together. Stopped at least 10 times separately today to ask about the material and feel of the cords.

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I’m a big fan of my full cord suits, so not criticizing that move... but where the @&[email protected] do you live? I’m currently staring longingly at my SM cords and moleskin suits while sweat pools on my linen....
 

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Anyone have immediate plans to order a waistcoat? I’m a sucker for waistcoats with lapels, but need to see the gorge height. I am currently debating which suits I’m turning into 3-pieces (spoiler: probably all of them)
 

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I’m sure @spiermackay could tell you what’s linen and what’s wool, and how the pieces are attached.
When they “take a quick look” they often get it wrong. We use a cotton canvas that looks exactly like linen so If one is just doing a visual observation most people would assume it’s linen. Best to ask the manufacturer- we provide a tech sheet from our supplier showing the content of the collar canvas that comes pre-padded to the felt.

On that subject, though, any linen sport coat is going to be a problem as there is always wool
In the coat front canvas or chest piece.
Thanks a lot you really nailed with the exact info I needed

Anyways at the "shatnez lab" they use a microscope and have a lot of experience with fabrics therefore after the real test they will notice that is not linen,
 

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Quality as good as Edward Green or Loake.
If your putting Loake in the same comparison with Edward Green, I'm afraid I can't take anything you say seriously. I love Spier, probably half of my wardrobe is from them, but I have no doubt the footwear line isn't in the same league as EG.
Loake and ... Edward Green?
I thin it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of S&M but I think Loake can't be compared to EG. My S&M shoes, due to the leather they used, I will put them above my Loake shoes and Meermin. But I will put them below Carmina and C&J. Although I get an English vibe from the S&M shoes that I have (I love it!) I think that there are some areas where the S&M shoes will need to modify in order to be on par of Carmina or C&J - things that most people won't notice or care about unless you're a shoe aficionado - but it also would put the price point near Carmina or C&J and for the regular customer, I think that will be not an option. Just my thoughts hehe.

But let's be honest, S&M shoes are beauties.

 

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Anyone have immediate plans to order a waistcoat? I’m a sucker for waistcoats with lapels, but need to see the gorge height. I am currently debating which suits I’m turning into 3-pieces (spoiler: probably all of them)
I really want to order a casual waistcoat to wear without a jacket. something in a harris tweed. but I don't see any option for short sizes...

@spiermackay will there be a way to get waistcoats in short sizes?
 

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