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WoolyLamb

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A hardy English tweed and mid gray flannel trousers….
I have been wanting a nice PoW or tweed suit. We shall see what happens. I also popped into Sid Mashburn’s to check out their stuff. Nice fit and construction but not to my liking stylistically sadly.

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I have been wanting a nice PoW or tweed suit. We shall see what happens. I also popped into Sid Mashburn’s to check out their stuff. Nice fit and construction but not to my liking stylistically sadly.
Stick with solid worsted suits that have interesting texture. Tweed and PoW aren't very useful and can teeter on the verge of cosplay.
 

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Stick with solid worsted suits that have interesting texture. Tweed and PoW aren't very useful and can teeter on the verge of cosplay.

I could point you to a youtube channel where the host regularly cosplays on savile row a helluva lot more than a POW suit would yield. ;)
 

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Stick with solid worsted suits that have interesting texture. Tweed and PoW aren't very useful and can teeter on the verge of cosplay.
Nah tweed and PoW are great. A brown donegal tweed jacket and a gray PoW suit are excellent for any wardrobe.
 

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Given your location you should think about Ezra Paul, just south of dupont, who has an MTM shop and an alterations tailor. I’m going to try him on the former, but I’m willing to bet on the latter.
This is my new suit from Ezra Paul (my 5th commission from him).
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Needed a new workhorse navy and high-twists have been my go-to recently as I've started to run warmer in my old age. I also made some adjustments in my pattern for a fuller chest and slightly wider leg.
I wanted a high-twist with a little less texture than my Standeven Explorer, so this is made up in H&S Crispaire. It's smoother than Explorer but doesn't breathe as well so it's not for the really sweltering days like today. Many have complained about Crispaire's drape and durability; I've only worn this a few times so we'll see how it holds up. But all-in-all I'm very happy with how this turned out.
The main issue I've always had with EP is the factory he uses in Italy has a major problem with cutting pleats correctly.
 
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This is my new suit from Ezra Paul (my 5th commission from him).
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Needed a new workhorse navy and high-twists have been my go-to recently as I've started to run warmer in my old age. I also made some adjustments in my pattern for a fuller chest and slightly wider leg.
I wanted a high-twist with a little less texture than my Standeven Explorer, so this is made up in H&S Crispaire. It's smoother than Explorer but doesn't breathe as well so it's not for the really sweltering days like today. Many have complained about Crispaire's drape and durability; I've only worn this a few times so we'll see how it holds up. But all-in-all I'm very happy with how this turned out.
The main issue I've always had with EP is the factory he uses in Italy has a major problem with cutting pleats correctly.
Great suit! What type of shoulder did you ask for?
 

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Super hot and sunny now. Am deploying the big guns. Blue one for navy or gray attire and tan for brown-in-town at work. Tired of having the Dermatologist cut or freeze stuff off me! These are super comfy and come in 61mm (their XL). Wifey and I stopped at Lock's in London a few years ago. Pretty cool even if hats are not "normal" anymore.

 

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Did he move again? I thought he was up on U Street.
Btw I should say thank you from the recommendation you made for a women’s tailor in dc a couple of months ago. I took my daughter for a suit on her birthday this month, and enjoyed talking with Ezra enough that I’ll probably get a jacket when we pick up her stuff later in the summer.
 

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