Suit advice - sharp or quiet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oscarthewild, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    sorry, but I would suggest really, really big shoes with a suit made of that fabric. and a red nose.


    seriously, if you can pull that off, you are very stylish. I can't imagine how to get by with a suit of that fabric.
     


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

    Messages:
    4,078
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Unless you're a really big guy, the size of that plaid is going to swallow you up.

    It would swallow Shaq up.
     


  3. thinman

    thinman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,926
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    With this fabric, I would stick with sportcoats but if you do want to go the suit route, I disagree with the other posters. I'd get a peak label 2 button jacket with slanted pockets or a 6x2 DB jacket. Both with side vents, and on the pants I'd go 2 inch cuff, single reverse pleat and no belt loops with side adjusters. BTW, who are you using to make the suit?

    I agree with this. I'd stick with jackets and since the fabric is made to be noticed, I think the jacket details should reflect that as well. I especially like the idea of a peak lapel 2B jacket with side vents.
     


  4. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    So, I got the fabric, have drapped it on me and took some pictures.

    Now this is not a BSMG (Blue Suited Marketing Guy/Gal) kind of suit - Duhh! Does anyone have pictures of a suit with boxes of this scale? Dont know if Raphael is right tailor ($$$$) for such a suit that will rare usage.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    To get an idea of the scale, the rectangle is the Ben Silver catalogue:
    [​IMG]

    Debating which gets made first the one with big boxes shown above or this rust one.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Colour is more accurate in the first picture. It is rust with mustard and light green lines making windowpanes.

    Thanks
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    25,724
    Likes Received:
    3,386
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    The second one can definitely be made into a sports jacket, which would be my preference, but since it sounds like you are looking for something other than the navy, grey standards, I guess you could make a suit out of it. I've seen similar suits on artistic types (ad guys, architects etc). The first one just can not be made into anything that should be worn. The squares are just too big. Seeing it draped on you was the clincher. No way you should make that into a garment, it just won't work on any level.
     


  6. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Rust one will look fantastic as a jacket. I - personally - would not wear a full suit made from either of these materials, especially the first.
     


  7. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    La Jolla, Cargese, Minsk
    Don't deprive yourself or your family of some nice scarves by using those fabrics for such utilitarian items as suits and odd jackets.

    At most, such cloth should be reserved for a bespoke hoodie. [​IMG]

    All teasing aside, if you can wear those patterns with confidence some people may envy your "bold attitude". Who knows?
    _______________________________________
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Messages:
    7,785
    Likes Received:
    550
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    That cloth would be far better used to makea pair of curtains (drapes).

    it is not suitable for a suit save for a clown in a circus.
     


  9. Vaclav

    Vaclav Senior member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Astoria

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Thanks



    Did you get that rug,at the flea market from the Sartorialist?
     


  10. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Did you get that rug,at the flea market from the Sartorialist?


    You are just envious that I found it first and you cant have it!


    All teasing aside, if you can wear those patterns with confidence some people may envy your "bold attitude". Who knows?

    Thank you the encouragement.

    When I was getting this made:
     


  11. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    I took a second look and REALLY like the rust windowpane. It would make a beautiful fall/winter jacket.
     


  12. Vaclav

    Vaclav Senior member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Astoria
    You are just envious that I found it first and you cant have it!


    Yes I am, I like it as I said previous.

    [​IMG]
     


  13. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Ok, saner heads have prevailed. Should some of you be concerned that your remarks echo those made by my wife?

    I think I will use the big plaid for an overcoat or maybe a cape. However can anyone help me identify this fabric?


    [​IMG]

    It is a very interesting variation on a plaid. About 20-21 ounce. I will get this made into a very conservative cut (2B, notch lapel, single vent) suit. I am just very curious as who/which mill/vendor would have ordered such an interesting fabric.

    Thanks once again for the kind and not so kind words.

    -
     


  14. tcan

    tcan New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Location:
    Canada
    I think this would make a real nice kilt with a matching sash[​IMG]
     


  15. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

    Messages:
    11,179
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    Sunny Saigon
    use the big plaid as a sportcoat and then make a matching scarf. use the left over to make an odd vest maybe
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by