SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. dehu1515

    dehu1515 New Member

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    thanks guys for the quick response on the collar stays. appreciate it.

    btw the shirts fit nicely and the quality is pretty good. hopefully they won't shrink too much.
     


  2. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    We are in the middle of fabric sourcing for FW trousers. Any requests?

    We are working on some Donegal Tweeds, Flannels, Nailhead right now.
     


  3. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    Regrettably, I can't squeeze any more trousers into my closet. However, might you be able to scout out some donegal and tweed for the FW release of this seemingly fantastic new jacket shape?

    Selfishly, I'll put my vote in for a dark green donegal and an oatmeal/tan classic herringbone tweed.
     


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    Ebichuman Senior member

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    This sounds delicious. As for flannel, try for something a bit thicker and softer than last year's fabric. It was ok but not great, not really a FW weight.
     


  5. spiermackay

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    Yep. Already sourcing a heavier flannel with a more pronounced nap.
     


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    Would love it if you could re-run the worsted mid-gray flannel from last year. Woolens are nice but wear out easily and keeping some staples on hand is always nice. What I'd really love to find is a pair of odd navy wool trousers, probably a herringbone or donegal tweed of some sort. I don't have navy trousers because they look like suit separates, but I think in the right fabric it can look appropriate. Anybody seen something similar from Epaulet?

    Cavalry twills are great, I have a beige and chocolate brown pair and if you're looking to add a fabric outside of the donegal/tweed family to your F/W stable this is a great choice IMO. I think a pair in beige, brown, or olive would sell nicely. Likewise moleskin. Honestly though I'm pretty solid on F/W trousers and I don't know what I'll pick up for sure beyond another mid-gray worsted.
     


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    +1 on the navy odd trousers for FW. I think the other fabrics you're proposing in bringing it would work nicely into my rotation.

    For what it's worth, I liked the weight of the flannels last year. My office gets stupid hot in the winter, apparently everyone dresses for warmer weather, even at -20.
     


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    I'd like to see some patterns - houndstooth, Glen plaid, windowpane, etc in different fabrics - flannel, tweed, etc.
     


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    Agreed. Flannel weights up a bit. Although last years weight makes them a great 3 season trouser.

    Tweed would be great, please line at least until knee. Love tweed. An indigo donegal would be great.


    Navy windowpane flannel
    Charcoal windowpane flannel
    Burgundy flannel
    Deep green flannel
    Shepherds check flannel
    Houndstooth flannel
     


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    Something in stone or a cool cream would be great. Either flannel or moleskin. I've had a really tough time finding something like that.
     


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    +1
     


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    That makes sense, thanks.

    On an unrelated note, is it possible on custom orders to ask the factory to wash and dry the fabric first before cutting the shirt to reduce/eliminate shrinkage? It's harder to nail down your measurements when you have to account for various amounts of shrinkage depending on fabric, method of washing, etc.
     


  13. spiermackay

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    It can be done. Just request it in the notes at checkout if ordering online.
     


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    Donegal tweed in indigo or navy (especially if speckled) would be awesome
     


  15. mister_nostyle

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    I noticed that the Model2 sport coats do not actually say "half canvas construction" in the descriptions. Are they fused?
     


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