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What should I do with this suit I just won?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    "Italian Suit" Wear it as a suit, resell it on Ebay, wear it as a sportcoat, or burn it. [​IMG]
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    That suit screams "first meeting with new client" to me. Loudly, right in my ear.
     


  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    Is that a good thing or a bad thing. [​IMG] And I assume you are joking. [​IMG] Not a bad deal though, heh? Nice advertising job by the seller.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, joke. Though that wouldn't stop me from wearing it to work, but I would keep it in the closet for the "important" days. Great deal.
     


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    I lack the courage to wear it for work.
     


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    alchimiste Senior Member

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    Oh boy. Manton hears voices. What do they say? "Do not wear black before 6"?
    I guess you'll have to switch from Machiavelli to Jeanne d'Arc...
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Wouldn't an Italian 50 be closer to an American 40 or 41?
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    No, Nick still speaks to me, nearly every day. So long as I don't do what he says, it's not a problem.
     


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    Wow, a title with neither Isaia nor the size in it. Great deal. [​IMG]
     


  10. Mike C.

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    Damn.... I love that pattern. Personally, I'd burn the coat, but keep the trousers. Have a tailor take out the pleats and recut them slimmer.
     


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    I heart pleats.
     


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    (Mike C. @ April 15 2005,15:33) Damn.... I love that pattern. Personally, I'd burn the coat, but keep the trousers. Have a tailor take out the pleats and recut them slimmer.
    I heart pleats.
    Ugggghhh... why? They aren't flattering to anyone. I'm having the pants on two of my RL suits recut to take out the pleats.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]
     


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    I like the suit...if broken into separates. Cool pattern. I think the jacket would look infinitely closer to acceptable business attire if paired with tan or camel flannel trousers. Conversely, depending on the color of the gray/brown windowpane, a camel sportcoat with the pants would make for a great casual outfit for the Fall.
     


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    I think it works fine as a Friday through Sunday suit. Wouldn't wear it on Monday through Thursday, unless it was a holiday. Maybe with a solid shirt and solid cashmere tie?
     


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