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Waldo Jeffers

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I received the new Bottoli light gray donegal jacket today

although the jacket is described as “light gray” I would call it more of a medium gray. In any case, in person, to me it looks slightly darker than it did on the website. If you look at the closeups of the fabric in the pics, you can see darker charcoal undertones. In person these are more prominent so when blended with the lighter gray overtones, from a distance the net effect is a medium gray

this is not a negative at all to me and in fact I think makes this more versatile as a fall/winter jacket

at close range the small multicolor donegal effects (along with the dark/light gray contrasts) are apparent but from a couple of feet away you cannot see these flecks

this is a really great, subtle fabric that provides a ton of visual interest up close but looks very solid and conservative from a distance

the fabric is a good medium weight—it does not have the heft you sometimes get in a tweed that would make it difficult to wear indoors

overall I am extremely pleased with this coat

this is the third sport coat I’ve purchased from Spier and I think this might be the best yet as it hits a real sweat spot in terms of being plain enough to be worn often and easily matched and also holding a lot of visual depth up close

great job Spier team!!
 

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I received the new Bottoli light gray donegal jacket today

although the jacket is described as “light gray” I would call it more of a medium gray. In any case, in person, to me it looks slightly darker than it did on the website. If you look at the closeups of the fabric in the pics, you can see darker charcoal undertones. In person these are more prominent so when blended with the lighter gray overtones, from a distance the net effect is a medium gray

this is not a negative at all to me and in fact I think makes this more versatile as a fall/winter jacket

at close range the small multicolor donegal effects (along with the dark/light gray contrasts) are apparent but from a couple of feet away you cannot see these flecks

this is a really great, subtle fabric that provides a ton of visual interest up close but looks very solid and conservative from a distance

the fabric is a good medium weight—it does not have the heft you sometimes get in a tweed that would make it difficult to wear indoors

overall I am extremely pleased with this coat

this is the third sport coat I’ve purchased from Spier and I think this might be the best yet as it hits a real sweat spot in terms of being plain enough to be worn often and easily matched and also holding a lot of visual depth up close

great job Spier team!!
Pics? lol
 

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Hello gents. I have been a lurker in this forum, learning and taking tips from the thread. Over the past year I have been slowly replacing most of wardrobe with S&M pieces.
Just sharing my recent MTO with the free full canvas offer - Minnis Navy Fresco DB blazer. Neopolitan cut, light horn buttons. I took my normal size which is 36S slim and adjusted the cuff length and back centre seam to my specs. Very pleased to see how it turned up.
Worn with S&M pink lightweight OCBD and green seersucker pants.


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Green seersucker suit back from tailor. My ideal fit is between slim and contemporary, so the tighter contemporary fit of the seersucker jacket works to my advantage with no alteration needed (apart from sleeve length) The trousers however is very roomy and needed some tapering. View attachment 1459541View attachment 1459542
Looks like you have really nailed your fit! Good on you.

If one were to nitpick at all, I would say, left sleeve on both jackets could come up 1-1.5 cm, and (just judging by the pics posted) the DB could stand a slight take in in the waist and skirt (from waist to bottom of jacket) Neither of these things are crucial. Fits look really good on both the sport coat and suit.
 

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Spier, are there anymore special Fox Brothers fabrics due in this fall, most especially any flannels or glen checks in addition to the latest?

Awesome fabric pics guys thanks to everyone for sharing!
 

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New cream cords out of the box. Just a quick fit check. Sizing seems consistent with my brown linen from spring. I’m feeling like these new tweaks to the high rise have been spot on (other than the seersucker being too big). Higher rise, wider at the knee, all so welcome.

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I know we all love cream trousers, but if you walk anywhere in the winter it's disastrous. And I love my undyed cords from last year. Dirty snow sploches everywhere.
 

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I know we all love cream trousers, but if you walk anywhere in the winter it's disastrous. And I love my undyed cords from last year. Dirty snow sploches everywhere.
hahaha so true. I have a pair of cream cotton from last year with some dirty splotches on them
 

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Out of curiosity how do the corduroy fit compared to Pini Parma or Suit Supply in the same size.

I've never bought a suit, or trousers, from Spier and Mackay, but planning on buy the brown corduroy.

For reference I wear a 34 in Pini Parma high-rise (depending on the time of year, they sometimes have some extra room in the waist), and 34 in Suit Supply high-rise (depending on the time of year, just a little snug, or a little loose....but generally a good fit).
 

wilcthree

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New cream cords out of the box. Just a quick fit check. Sizing seems consistent with my brown linen from spring. I’m feeling like these new tweaks to the high rise have been spot on (other than the seersucker being too big). Higher rise, wider at the knee, all so welcome.

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Sees this. Heads on over to SM website to grab high-rise green cords I really don’t need but know look really good.
 

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Out of curiosity how do the corduroy fit compared to Pini Parma or Suit Supply in the same size.

I've never bought a suit, or trousers, from Spier and Mackay, but planning on buy the brown corduroy.

For reference I wear a 34 in Pini Parma high-rise (depending on the time of year, they sometimes have some extra room in the waist), and 34 in Suit Supply high-rise (depending on the time of year, just a little snug, or a little loose....but generally a good fit).
SM slim fits similar to SS Soho.

SM contemporary is soooo much better than SS. But still slim if you go to the gym.
 

ptfly

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New cream cords out of the box. Just a quick fit check. Sizing seems consistent with my brown linen from spring. I’m feeling like these new tweaks to the high rise have been spot on (other than the seersucker being too big). Higher rise, wider at the knee, all so welcome.

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Looks great. As a slim fit only guy I am concerned if the fall slim trousers fit like the brown linen I bought this year. I had to take a lot out of the outseam. My tailor even wondered what was going on. I hoped it was an anomaly. I will wait until a slim wearer purchases a cord to be safe.
I received my rust tweed trousers recently and they fit normally so fingers crossed the brown linen was just way over the normal slim specs.
 

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