The official flannel suit appreciation thread.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by J011yroger, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. jrd617

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    So I made this up for myself. It is a 12 oz Dormeuil Ice flannel. Originally I made it with a natural shoulder and a wider more Italian/American button placement:

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    Then I decided to put rope shoulders on it and alter the button stance to give it more of an English look, which one do you prefer?


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    Here is me wearing it.

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    It is hard to tell with the different angles of the photos, but I think I like the first better for myself. I like the second on you, however (being English and all)!

    The top button alignment looks off - not on the same plane (different heights).
     


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    Far and away prefer the second one. I have a navy flannel from Chester Barrie and I had them bring in the button stance to one closer to your second configuration.

    I'm of the opinion that buttons that are set too wide are terrible for making a big man look worse. While I'm only 42" chest and 6" drop, I felt that a wider placement was unflattering.
     


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    Nice. I did something kinda similar.

    I think this was Minnis (it was bulletproof, whatever it was), with a soft shoulder


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    This was a much softer 9 oz VBC, but with a rope shoulder.

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    Too bad neither of them fit anymore.
     


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    DR I like the second one too.
     


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    I saw this and thought the same. Your sleeves are very nice. I fiddled around loads with mine. The cloth would stretch and move so much, I think it was intended for a more looser cut, casual sport coat rather than a suit. Love it now though, think I will put it on tomorrow.
     


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    Kiton charcoal grey cashmere. So soft and lightweight, like buttah. I keep textures consistent with my flannels, so I typically wear a grey wool/cashmere tie with a solid white shirt, and black wingtips. In winter months, I alternate between the Kiton (pictured), solid dark blue Isaia wool flannel (pictured), a broader chalkstripe Caruso, chocolate brown RLPL, navy Attolini wool/cashmere, a solid charcoal Sartoria Partenopea flannel, and solid light brown Richard James flannel. Here are a couple pics

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    Hi gents;

    Venturing into the realm of bespoke. First commission is going to be a flannel 3-piece, peak lapels and DB waistcoat, for occasional social events. Choosing a dark blue LP 170s from the Wish book - is the only "picture" I can find; it's the last one in the book. Penny for your thoughts?
     


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    Very nice. As in the article I posted it's not a great choice for the first commission because people usually wear that one suit into the ground, however if you're deliberately commissioning an occasional garment then it might be perfect. That is a particularly rich blue, have you seen anything made up from that cloth before?

    Overall I commend you for being so daring with your first bespoke commission!
     




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