Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Might I ask what separates a blazersuit from a normal navy suit? What is the point of distinction?

    The jacket is styled in such a way that it can be worn independent of the pants without looking like an orphan. Patch pockets, dark brown buttons, etc. are often used.

    It's also made in a material that allows it to be used as a sport coat and not look like a suit jacket.

    Past examples include fresco, flannel and linen.
     


  2. TRINI

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    On a somewhat related note, how often do you gents get an extra pair of pants with your suits?

    I assume that one would do so if you're getting a lighter material that's more prone to wear and tear.
     


  3. Eustace Tilley

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    On a somewhat related note, how often do you gents get an extra pair of pants with your suits?

    I assume that one would do so if you're getting a lighter material that's more prone to wear and tear.


    I just get them fully-lined, and no longer get the extra pair. Works ok even with the lighter stuff like Rangoon or Super Tropical (~8.0-8.5oz.)
     


  4. TRINI

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    I just get them fully-lined, and no longer get the extra pair. Works ok even with the lighter stuff like Rangoon or Super Tropical (~8.0-8.5oz.)

    My problem has traditionally been the rubbing on the outside of the material rather than the inside so I'm not sure if lining or saddles will alleviate the issue.
     


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    On a somewhat related note, how often do you gents get an extra pair of pants with your suits?

    I assume that one would do so if you're getting a lighter material that's more prone to wear and tear.


    Always.... now ordering two exrtra pairs. I have cyclists legs (mainly because I cycle to and from work) so the trousers always wear. J
     


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    It's also made in a material that allows it to be used as a sport coat and not look like a suit jacket.

    Past examples include fresco, flannel and linen.


    And cotton...
     


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    My problem has traditionally been the rubbing on the outside of the material rather than the inside so I'm not sure if lining or saddles will alleviate the issue.

    I have the same issue and now have the full seat lined. I also order a 2nd pair or make sure to keep enough fabric in case I need them made in the future.
     


  8. TRINI

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    Cantabrigian may have just thrown a spanner into the works with his offering of the LLBR06 LL Brisa fabric. [​IMG]
     


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    What do you think of the Brisa? I have a length of this season's PoW check on order, that I'm awaiting anxiously.
     


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    What do you think of the Brisa? I have a length of this season's PoW check on order, that I'm awaiting anxiously.

    I have no experience with it whatsoever...hopefully others can chime in?
     


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    Zbromer,

    Just saw the pic of your blazer suit - amazing! That's exactly what I was going for, although I am still wondering if I should go with 3 patch pockets...


    Thanks. It was the first coat from the tailor I now use, so I notice a few things that are a little off. I'm really pleased with the fabric, though. As for the 3 patch, it's, obviously, a personal preference. However, I like the chest welt pocket for the blazersuit. It doesn't really take away from the informality when you want to wear it as a blazer, but I think it does help it look a bit more formal when you wear it as a suit. I also may just be a pussy and don't have the balls to do a 3 patch suit.
     


  12. zalb916

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    On a somewhat related note, how often do you gents get an extra pair of pants with your suits?

    I assume that one would do so if you're getting a lighter material that's more prone to wear and tear.


    How often do you wear suits? I don't really that often, so I don't get an extra pair.
     


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    How often do you wear suits? I don't really that often, so I don't get an extra pair.

    Given the wardrobe revamp, I'm going to be wearing them more often.

    Each suit will get worn say once a week? Some, twice.
     


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    Given the wardrobe revamp, I'm going to be wearing them more often.

    Each suit will get worn say once a week? Some, twice.


    How often will you clean them?
     


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    How often will you clean them?

    Umm..good question.

    [​IMG]
     


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