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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    well, in the middle of August, nothing runs cool. Fresco, linen, whatever, you are going to be hot. I think Solaro is perfect for May/June - Sept/Oct months. The fact that so many here dislike it is only making my resolve that much stronger. Solaro and I will succeed.

    I don't think I could wear it in 80 degrees or more, which would really limit its utility for me.
     


  2. Slewfoot

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    well, in the middle of August, nothing runs cool. Fresco, linen, whatever, you are going to be hot. I think Solaro is perfect for May/June - Sept/Oct months. The fact that so many here dislike it is only making my resolve that much stronger. Solaro and I will succeed.
    You lead and I will follow. After 8-10 more suits.
    After you guys rock it, I wonder what would be best to wear with it. I imagine an off white or very, very pale blue shirt and navy tie and dark brown suede shoes. Yes, that may be the ticket...
     


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    After you guys rock it, I wonder what would be best to wear with it. I imagine an off white or very, very pale blue shirt and navy tie and dark brown suede shoes. Yes, that may be the ticket...

    Brown silk tie would work as well with a blue bengal stripe shirt.
     


  4. edmorel

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    I don't think that suede would actually work with it.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think that suede would actually work with it.

    Agree.
     


  6. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Hmmm.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  7. edmorel

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    ^^

    shoes/ties and buttons don't work.
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Scarf with Solaro? [​IMG]
     


  9. Slewfoot

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    Bu suede goes with everything. Didn't you get the memo?

    Ok fine. How about a softer, medium brown suede like EG Coffee? I can play with that. Dark Brown calf could work. Not sure about any type of lighter color shoe with that suit. Might be trying too hard.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    An orangey tan would be good with that suit.
     


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    An orangey tan would be good with that suit.

    Deep burnt orange I could see. A standard somewhat bright orange would be tough I think. Those seem to want navy and gray suitings.
     


  12. TRINI

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    More pics: [​IMG]
     


  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    here is my take on Solaro. I like wearing a loud piece. If I wear an FU jacket, everything else will be very sedate. To me, the Solaro is the FU piece, it needs to be cut relatively sedate and should be worn sedately. DB, patch pockets, funky buttons, felt flower, short coat etc etc makes it circus like. I think Dopey was getting it in a DB and I saw one guy wearing it as a DB in the city (white shirt, loafers) but I would get it as a SB, 3 roll 2, regular pockets. Shirts would be light blue, ties would be a dark solid color and shoes would be medium brown, maybe evern the "right" shade of burgandy. The fabric is already saying a lot, nothing else should speak.
     


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    Scarf with Solaro? [​IMG]

    I think it's time for the anual spring/summer scarf thread.
     


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    The problem with Solaro is that it wears hot but has a summer time look. So it's really only good for clear spring days or unusually cool summer days.

    or if you live in a year-round cool and breezy climate!

    ^^

    shoes/ties and buttons don't work.


    +1 That suit is horrible. Looks like a ladies lunch outfit. Dark suede shoes are for flannel. Maybe all suede is for flannel. Linen and cotton look better with calf.

    Doesn't Solar also come in a blue/green? I think that would be interesting.
     


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