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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
Solbiati linen is great stuff.
Re: the linen suit question, I love tan linen but seeing as you already have a summer suit in tan cotton and something in medium grey, I think a slightly lighter than navy linen (RAF blue or something similar) would be perfect for you.
Has anybody used Vanquish II by Dormeuil?
At something like $5,000 per meter, I'm guessing no. We grumble at LL prices here.
Do you know if you have 60142? Thanks for the Medtech reference -- I had forgotten those, all of which look really good.
If I go with blue (and I like linen), I may go with tobacco next time.
I've emailed Isles to ask for samples. My budget may limit me to W. Bill, but I did visit LL to check out Alden's photos.
I think I will go with heavier fabric for now.
I forgot to mention that I have a navy double-breasted, but I only wear it for weddings, etc. But that doesn't change the need for a blue single-breasted suit.
Thanks, everyone, this was really helpful.
I would advise you to get the tobacco instead of blue, just because it is something different than you would never see as a worsted. You can also pair the pants with a blue jacket. Also, being linen is a casual suit and not something you wear to the office (depending on where you live), I'd want a color that sets it apart from ordinary suit colors. If you didn't already have a cream suit, I'd say get a cream linen suit, other than that get the tobacco or a dark brown DB, the blue is just too easy of a choice
Spoiler: Tobacco Linen
Unless it comes with unlimited complimentary BJs from nubile vixens, there is no way one could justify such a spendy price.
This might sound crazy, but is it possible for your tailor to change a patch breast pocket to a welted one?
I just picked this up. Carlo Barbera for H Lesser around 9 oz. I'm wondering if the shade is right for me. Do you think it is too dark?
I don't play the 'justify' game with goods or services I'm buying with discretionary income. That's not to say I won't perform due dilligence or attempt to negotiate on price but in the end if I want it, I buy it.
Big baller. Shot caller.
I think mine is a shade darker than the 60142. It really depends how you want to use it. I was drawn to the 60142 - it is an attractive color - but realized a full suit of it would just look too dandy for me. I wanted something I could wear to the office - I work in finance in NYC.
If not having to check your finance before buying a suit qualifies......
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