Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know, doesn't seem versatile enough. Single button peak should be reserved for a tux or dinner suit. If you go with dark gray it becomes a nightmare for pairing with trousers.
     
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    It's not really intended to be that versatile - it's not for business and the like. As a suit, it's basically for evening weddings that don't require black tie, nice restaurants, etc..

    The jacket as a separate I hope to be more versatile, again as something to be worn in evening social settings. I agree with dark gray trousers it's difficult to get enough contrast - but I'm hoping to find something successful so as not to resort to the lighter colored trousers that I associate less with evening.
     
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    I am down on single peak (this is a conversion of sorts from a prior opinion) and WAY down on single peak as an odd jacket (always held this opinion), and way, way, WAY down on gray odd jackets (ditto).
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    It's an odd odd jacket, I'll grant. But for some reason I've always had an affinity for it on linen (I doubt you approve at all), and I like peaks for anything that's primarily worn at night. Or shawl, but that's really limiting.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I have a SBPL odd jacket of the LL oats linen that I should be picking up in a few days...I will post a pic so that you can inveigh against it.
     
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    I don't care for peaks at all on odd jackets but find them OK on sporty suits, when done with restraint. And we've established my opinion on gray odd jackets.
     
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    I have a couple SBPL sportcoats, including in linen, from the Avery Lucas days. That should tell you something--it is a very 1930s Apparel Arts look.
     
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    +1
     
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    it's one thing to have a gray odd jacket in herringbone or something but a dark gray shiny mohair?

    No.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    To be clear - the suit (and therefore the jacket also) would be a kind of midnight blue with some lighter blue threads woven in, not gray. Gray was a potential idea for the odd trousers to go with the jacket when worn separately. It's the fabric on top here for the suit:

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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Calm down, everyone, the jacket would not be gray! (looking back at my original post I realize this was not clear at all, sorry)
     
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    I have a three piece suit on the way in that (or something very much like it). Coat is one-button, but notch lapels.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I've considered making it a three-piece too after seeing ethandesu's makeup, which looks great. But I don't know how much I'd wear the vest, given that I'll wear this mostly in the summer, when it will be hot as blazes.
     
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    Oh, and btw...I had promised to report back after looking at the Dormeuil 'Naturals' book - some nice stuff in there, but a lot of it is very shiny, and very lightweight (like down to 6.5 oz for some fabrics). The silk/linen 8 oz blends looked nice, I'm kind of considering it for an odd trouser. Here's a pic of the Tonik next to some of the silk/linens (obviously these are the lighter shade options):

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    Stay tuned folks, I had purchase some heavy weight flannels, one in 450g and 510g. Also a length of dark grey chalkstripe in 12-13oz, the cheapest business suiting length I have brought in my life.
     

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