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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Nonsense, I think the jacket works fine in most cases for every day work wear. I believe its more about you as an individual and what you feel comfortable wearing. In most cases most people in my office won't wear a suit unless there is a big meeting with one of our customers. I guess I'm a little different and want to get my money's worth if I'm paying bespoke prices for a suit or sports coat. The checks on my suit are some what loud but I wear it regardless of what others are wearing or thinking. P.S. I hate blue blazers. [​IMG] Referenced suiting fabric
     
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  2. Stencil

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    Dress codes being what they are these days, you have a point, though it depends on where one works. I grew up in an environment where men wore sober suits -- plain worsteds, pin stripes, the occasional subtle check -- and dark oxfords at the office, end of story. Some places are still like that, but not many. Tweed flies in many offices now. No doubt I retain many feelings about cloth and appropriate context that may seem outdated, if not totally foreign, to most men. Clearly, your tastes are driven by a sense of personal style rather than propriety, and modern dress codes give you carte blanche to dress as you see fit more or less without repercussion. All the more power to you.

    I like the box check a lot. Just a touch racy.
     
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  3. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    As with everything, very much depends on where you work. For example, I can, and do, wear tweed jackets all the time in the winter--as long as I don't have any big meetings. If I have an important client or partner meeting, I'd never consider something like that appropriate.

    Loud box check suit... That's a tough one unless you are either a) the boss, or b) in a pretty creative environment. It's too in the middle--too loud for a serious suit, but too formal for the "I don't have any meetings today" look.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can wear a guinea tee to work every day and still out dress most (I'd still wear nice shoes).
     
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    Am I the odd one out - I'll happily wear linen to the office (at least on a Friday, wool suits for the rest of the week) but I'd not wear tweed. That's for the weekend because it crosses the line into being too rural. Linen is casual, but can also be quite urban.
     
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    The Italian in me thinks this is hilarious.
     
  7. lordsuperb

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    ^ I like it. For an odd jacket of course.
     
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    Would look better in the brown / black combo.
     
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    ^+1
     
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    Lord, looks great. You have this or considering?
     
  12. lordsuperb

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    I have a dark complexion that color wont work. How do I know, I have a black and brown large houndstooth cashmere sweater. Sweater is awesome but does nothing for my skin tone.


    I am considering this or a purple tweed for my next commission.
     
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  13. Stencil

    Stencil Senior member

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    I really like that. Fabric ID?
     
  14. Arno

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    Linen and silk from Lanificio Di Pray


    [​IMG]
     
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  15. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    W bill 30072
     
  16. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    That looks great, Arno. I love the way silk/linen/wool blends feel so lightweight. Is that the case with your jacket?
     
  17. Arno

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    Thanks!

    It's not as light as my 7 oz linen (mersolair) jacket, but it's a good summer weight (9 oz).
    To reduce weight and thickness, I left out the domette that usually covers the chest piece.
    I even left out the inner chest pockets since I don't really use them too often.
     
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    What would be you preference between these gun clubs for a SC (or neither if you dislike both)? These are the only options my tailor has.

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  19. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I like the second, but not the first
     
  20. tchoy

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    The second is better but both are not that interesting there are better gun clubs out there.
     
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