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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. obama

    obama Well-Known Member

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    Both gray look like a suit to me.

    I have the 500 is suit. Because of the light weight, I dun find it has good crease resistance. The 520 I have perform way better on that aspect.
     
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  2. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Has anyone tried and liked JG Hardy Lambswool 7704? It's a rusty brown with an olive/brown check. I fancy the swatch, but I'm not sure if I would like something so rich in tone when blown up across my entire torso. I tend to wear pretty austere colors and small patterns, so this is a new direction.
     
  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    :D
    :slayer:
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    love this
     
  5. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    I bought a light gray Crispaire suit w/ two patch pockets, thinking I'd wear the jacket separately at times. I do, but maybe once a year. I don't think grays work as well as odd jackets as blues or browns. Wish I'd listened to those here who'd warned me, like dopey and Manton.

    In addition to the two blues Trini mentioned, you might consider the tan and dark brown frescos as blazersuits.
     
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  6. naviC

    naviC Active Member

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    Does the 500 wear a lot cooler than the 520? i am going to be in Singapore and that place is notorious for hot and humid weather.
     
  7. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Cheers pal, in the words of George Clinton, it gives up the funk!
     
  8. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Theres always going to be a point where your suit is going to be too hot regardless of the fabric. That being said, the 8/9oz fresco wear much cooler than the 10oz stuff, but still, in very humid weather you'll prob have to take your jacket off, so the weight isn't that important at that point.
     
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  9. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Quote:But only if you're going to change a wheel on your car, or lend the jacket to a lady to protect her from a sudden shower. Otherwise, keep it on and swelter like a man, dammit. Magic word: undershirt.
     
  10. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    In southeast asian humidity, all bets are off
     
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  11. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Take it like a man. :)

    I can empathise, though.
     
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  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Linen shirts! They might still get soaked, but at least they won't feel like Jell-o salad against your skin.
     
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  13. mimo

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    Can't say it enough: undershirt!!!!!

    It hits 50C where I live. It's winter now. 27C. Tweed weather(!) No excuse for a sweaty shirt.
     
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  14. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    50C? Death Valley?
     
  15. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Southern Arabia, old chap.
     
  16. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    This is why I've been on the lookout for linen or hemp undershirts and even briefs. :embar:
     
  17. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    The mind boggles! [​IMG]
     
  18. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Ignore.
     
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  19. gopherblue

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    What about the 511 grey as a blazersuit? I just bought 4 meters and I'm planning on doing one. I suspect I'd rarely, if ever, wear the jacket separately, but I like the Minnis Fresco as a casual suit with patch pockets rather than flap pockets, and the blazersuit seems to fit the bill.
     
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  20. naviC

    naviC Active Member

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    exactly what I was thinking... I have a few odd navy trousers and am quite clueless how to pair them with a jacket so I thought the 0500 or 0511 might fit the bill. Would love a thicker chalkstripe windowpane (reference to 0570), but can't see that thin windowpane making it out as an odd jacket.
     

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