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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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


  2. mimo

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    The mind boggles! [​IMG]
     


  3. TRINI

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    Ignore.
     
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  4. 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.
     


  5. naviC

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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.
     


  6. Cantabrigian

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    Just sent you a PM @TRINI
     


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    FYI - for those that care, this is a Del Fino from their double-faced collection.
     


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    About 10 years ago I was based in HK and was going to a business meeting in Singapore with the Minister of defense. I asked the dress code and the office manager for our SIngapore office told me NO JACKET - it made you look like an out-of-towner. Sure enough, met with the MoD and he was in short sleeves, no tie and no jacket. Solved the cloth choice dilemma for those visits. HK still required suit and tie though, no matter how hot.

    Things may have changed since then.
     


  10. KyleT

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    Minnis Fresco 0500 which runs cooler than a 0511.

    Anybody has experience with Dugdales New Fine Worsted's? (you can get them from their online shop) How hot or cool they wear, drape, touch etc.
     


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    Vox had one made at Steed. Click.
     


  12. naviC

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    I would say Singapore has changed a fair bit since... At least for the context I have seen, it's arctic indoors, but once you step outdoors....

    think a linen / cotton summer weave shirt + undershirt is absolutely necessary there
     


  13. mimo

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    I'm not sure I feel any insecurity at being seen as an "out-of-towner". I've not done business in Singapore, but I've seen elsewhere with Malaysians, and in Taiwan, a similar dynamic. Certainly, a short sleeved shirt and no tie seem quite normal as business dress. What's more, perversely perhaps, is that it seems to be the junior ranks who wear a tie. I was even told in Malaysia that it was a sign of confidence for the senior management to dress more casually, and the accounts assistants and salesmen were the only ones who wore ties.

    However, I'm not Malay or Taiwanese, and being an Englishman in a suit and tie seems to fit a very neat stereotype in every country I've visited. And even if the other side of the table are dressed like factory supervisors, I can say with complete conviction that one is always better treated and taken more seriously when looking fabulous. :)

    On a separate but related point: seersucker for suits. Any expert thoughts, sources or suggestions? I'm sick of crumpled linen and am thinking of going in this direction for the hotter months. All guidance is appreciated.
     
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    It certainly seems to be a trend that upper ranks in very many organisations especially in the US dress appallingly with some of the logic perhaps being that they are so assured they don't have to try or more importantly appear to try. A recent interview of Jack Bezos with Charlie Rose as well as Amazon VP in jeans and a tshirt springs to mind. A local billionaire knew of was renowned for his meanness and wearing the same jumper for 30 years [sweater to those in the US].




    Originally Posted by mimo [​IMG]

    However, I'm not Malay or Taiwanese, and being an Englishman in a suit and tie seems to fit a very neat stereotype in every country I've visited. And even if the other side of the table are dressed like factory supervisors, I can say with complete conviction that one is always better treated and taken more seriously when looking fabulous. :)

    On a separate but related point: seersucker for suits. Any expert thoughts, sources or suggestions? I'm sick of crumpled linen and am thinking of going in this direction for the hotter months. All guidance is appreciated.
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    Seersucker on a cut length basis is hard to find. Monsieur Xu of this parish was organising a buy through Holland & Sherry of a cotton/lycra seersucker if you're interested.
     


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    I have this also and it is rather bold, so if that's not your thing, I'd steer clear.
     


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