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I can't recall whether it was VBC or Minnis but Spier had a navy and a charcoal chalkstripe flannel RTW suits two years ago. Not sure whether you were referring to a specific flannel though.
Thanks for thst piece of info. Didn't know that. Must've been before I discovered Spier Mackay.
 

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It was this one reviewed by @vriche
And here I am wishing for something more forward and daring...

 

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Funny, it's low enough for me to consider getting more than one. I feel like this kind of sweater (100% heavy-ish merino, lots of texture, raglan sleeves, fully-fashioned maybe?) typically retails for double that at high street retailers (if they carry it at all), and hundreds more at luxury brands.
Oh, yes. To clarify, I wasn't saying it's overpriced. I own way too many sweaters and can't justify dropping that much on a sweater I realistically won't wear all that often. I'll drop that (and more) on a Shetland I'll wear on a weekly basis, but this is more of a niche item that will likely only get the call a handful of times each year.
 

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It was this one reviewed by @vriche
That is such a beautiful chalk stripe. How awesome would a Neo cut 3-piece suit in a similar fabric be?

And here I am wishing for something more forward and daring...

Oh yeah, that coveted "bathroom rug from the 60s"-look. So much better than an elegant flannel chalk stripe suit. Are you okay, mate? We may need to stage some sort of intervention here.
 

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Funny, it's low enough for me to consider getting more than one. I feel like this kind of sweater (100% heavy-ish merino, lots of texture, raglan sleeves, fully-fashioned maybe?) typically retails for double that at high street retailers (if they carry it at all), and hundreds more at luxury brands.
I don't see thick sweaters as sustainable as my kids refuse to wear itchy heavy sweaters. The new gen just prefers Uniqlo's advanced ultra light but warm puffers for winter travel. Given today's weight limitations it doesn't make sense to haul sweaters either. Heavy knits and sweaters are the first things that I put for sale. There are plenty of cooler options for heavy stuff on sale too like shearling, goose downed suedes... sometimes it makes more sense to spend a bit more.
 

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Oh yeah, that coveted "bathroom rug from the 60s"-look. So much better than an elegant flannel chalk stripe suit. Are you okay, mate? We may need to stage some sort of intervention here.
Far more modern than an oldschool chalk stripe suit people who are supposed to be retired wear.
 

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That is such a beautiful chalk stripe. How awesome would a Neo cut 3-piece suit in a similar fabric be?



Oh yeah, that coveted "bathroom rug from the 60s"-look. So much better than an elegant flannel chalk stripe suit. Are you okay, mate? We may need to stage some sort of intervention here.
That is one of the fugliest SC's I have ever seen.
 

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I don't see thick sweaters as sustainable as my kids refuse to wear itchy heavy sweaters. The new gen just prefers Uniqlo's advanced ultra light but warm puffers for winter travel.
I think it depends on where your from, here in Utah thick sweaters are all the rage right now, and a lot of people including kids will layer them pretty often seeing how walks to school in the morning during this time of year ranges anywhere from -5 to 45 degrees on a given day, so I think it just honestly depends.
 

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Color is bad, but I like the concept of it.
I don't. That type of collar and lapel just doesn't work on workwear style jackets, imo. It's supposed to be a more casual and relaxed alternative to a SC, but just reads like a sloppy and weird looking SC to me. It's neither fish nor fowl. That niche is much better filled by something like a dressy overshirt, for instance.

Far more modern than an oldschool chalk stripe suit people who are supposed to be retired wear.
I don't see anything particularly modern about it, so I'd be curious to hear your rationale for thinking that. The product description even states that "the silhouette is inspired by a vintage piece of workwear", which really shows. If we ignore the offensively ugly fabric and color for a second, the design and silhouette still conjures up images of a depression era newspaper boy in my head. There's a reason why jackets like that went completely out of style, while a chalk stripe suit never really did. I'll grant you that a chalk stripe suit is on the more traditional end of the scale today, but I don't get the retired comment. Why would a retiree wear a business suit?
 

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