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1.1 kg of shawl collar wool goodness arrived here in Norway today. I wear 40l contemporary SCs unaltered and 36 inch shirt sleeve and bought a large cardigan. Really happy with the size and i really need the large sleeve length.

Its navy and I dont see the purple hue mentioned earlier.

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Curious for all the people that feel this way...how much longer is the rise on the "high rise" than what you normally prefer? For a pair of dress trousers, 11" is pretty much the absolute minimum rise I am interested in. So the S&M high rise are, for me, basically just "normal rise".
I have only recently started wearing mid rise so wearing trousers just below my belly button is new. So do SM trousers sit lower than other brands high rise?

I tried on high rise trousers once, and I just couldn't take myself seriously. I think others can look great in them, including many SF members who post fit pics. But as I mentioned in my last post, my social context (including the hyper-casual dress "code" at my office) makes the high rise thing unappealing to me. Mid rise all the way.
Yes, I started to realize that I'm standing out at my work place so trying to figure out where I can dial back a bit.
 

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Well, if you're building a staples wardrobe only I'd stick to basics: navy, green, brown solids and throw in one or two checks or houndstooths. I love solid subtle herringbone patterns personally. Have you checked the MTO section?
I am in a similar situation as the original poster you responded to.

I have added a navy hopsack and green Donegal sport coat. Based on your advice, I'm really thinking of a dark brown herringbone. Any word on if SM will drop any RTW for this season?

There very appealing options on their MTO program but considerably more expensive. That Harris Tweed is very appealing.
 

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1.1 kg of shawl collar wool goodness arrived here in Norway today. I wear 40l contemporary SCs unaltered and 36 inch shirt sleeve and bought a large cardigan. Really happy with the size and i really need the large sleeve length.

Its navy and I dont see the purple hue mentioned earlier.
Looks great! I'm waiting on my navy to arrive here. I ordered in both a small and medium as I wasn't sure on my sizing and returns are so easy.
 

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I am in a similar situation as the original poster you responded to.

I have added a navy hopsack and green Donegal sport coat. Based on your advice, I'm really thinking of a dark brown herringbone. Any word on if SM will drop any RTW for this season?

There very appealing options on their MTO program but considerably more expensive. That Harris Tweed is very appealing.
No drops of that kind from what I've heard.

A navy hopsack is a solid foundation to build upon. There're some excellent dark brown herringbone options in the MTO options for summer and winter seasons. I'm going to commission them myself in the coming months. There's a tobacco fresco and a brown fresco both from Minnis that are great as well.

I understand that going the MTO route is more expensive. But in my opinion, if you're building a minimalist wardrobe, it's totally worth if I since you're getting the exact pieces you're looking for. Unless you find the pieces through RTW of course.

As for the green donegal, I thing there're better options. But that's only my personal opinion. There's a forest green/black twill in the MTO section that is great for the winter/fall season. For the rest of the year, there's an excellent green fresco which was available through RTW a couple of seasons ago.

Let me know if you want the fabric codes for the fabrics I've mentioned and I'll happily provide (didn't do it now since I'm writing from the phone and have the codes on my computer).

Good luck!
 

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No drops of that kind from what I've heard.

A navy hopsack is a solid foundation to build upon. There're some excellent dark brown herringbone options in the MTO options for summer and winter seasons. I'm going to commission them myself in the coming months. There's a tobacco fresco and a brown fresco both from Minnis that are great as well.

I understand that going the MTO route is more expensive. But in my opinion, if you're building a minimalist wardrobe, it's totally worth if I since you're getting the exact pieces you're looking for. Unless you find the pieces through RTW of course.

As for the green donegal, I thing there're better options. But that's only my personal opinion. There's a forest green/black twill in the MTO section that is great for the winter/fall season. For the rest of the year, there's an excellent green fresco which was available through RTW a couple of seasons ago.

Let me know if you want the fabric codes for the fabrics I've mentioned and I'll happily provide (didn't do it now since I'm writing from the phone and have the codes on my computer).

Good luck!
Thanks for the reply!

The Bottoli green donegal isn't may not be the most versatile but as green is one of my colours, I have added this to my rotation. Due to this, I think a brown tweed is probably a good next as step as it is quite versatile (as per the permanent style article that was quoted here).

I'm starting to turn around to the idea of MTO as my ideal fall/winter jackets collection will consist of 2-3 sport coats to wear with odd trousers. (2-3 sport coats for spring/summer).

The fresco you have mentioned are spring/summer weight i think.

In terms of brown herringbones, I was thinking of Marling & Evans - Dark Brown or the Abraham Moon - Tobacco/Black Herringbone Tweed. Of course, I could increase the budget for the harris tweeds.
 

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Hmm can't decide which covert twill. Which colorway would be more versatile?
or should I go for the Botto Giuseppe - Green Flannel? Haha

Would mostly wear with Brown, Navy, Cream/Oatmeal, Camel, Charcoal/Grey tops
 

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No drops of that kind from what I've heard.

A navy hopsack is a solid foundation to build upon. There're some excellent dark brown herringbone options in the MTO options for summer and winter seasons. I'm going to commission them myself in the coming months. There's a tobacco fresco and a brown fresco both from Minnis that are great as well.

I understand that going the MTO route is more expensive. But in my opinion, if you're building a minimalist wardrobe, it's totally worth if I since you're getting the exact pieces you're looking for. Unless you find the pieces through RTW of course.

As for the green donegal, I thing there're better options. But that's only my personal opinion. There's a forest green/black twill in the MTO section that is great for the winter/fall season. For the rest of the year, there's an excellent green fresco which was available through RTW a couple of seasons ago.

Let me know if you want the fabric codes for the fabrics I've mentioned and I'll happily provide (didn't do it now since I'm writing from the phone and have the codes on my computer).

Good luck!
if it is the bottle green you speak of, I don't believe S&M ever offered that in RTW, only MTO.
 

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Grey Moon PoW from 2018, Botto Giuseppe high rise flannels (best flannels I’ve ever tried and relaunched this season) and purple label Italian collar shirt - this will be my go to collar for any future MTO shirts, its perfect.
Very well done. Really like the shape of the shirt collar.
 

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