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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
I'm not going to buy a linen suit, ever.
Is it Southern self-hate that's stopping you? If I lived in the South, I'd wear linen all the freaking time.
No, they never look good after 10 minutes of wear. I know you see the obnoxious wrinkles as character, I see them as wrinkles.
Have you tried the really heavy Irish stuff? Doesn't wrinkle so much. In fact, I'd say my lightweight fresco wrinkles more.
Solaro : (
Cotton (7 oz, IIRC):
(Yes, same shoes, and this time in a spring/summer outfit. "Summer grenadine" as well. Oops, oops.)
I have a hard time embracing the wrinkles and saggy knees myself.
That's a bold statement the 8/9oz fresco holds up surprisingly well.
Solaro wears hot. 14 ounce linen does too, and it still wrinkles like mad. I don't mind the wrinkles though.
Yeah I know, however I think it would go over relatively well with a beige cotton suit in some summery fit (i.e. much better in the south than the north for example). The suit you are wearing is just too somber.
It does. But my 13oz. W. Bill linen trousers hold up equally well.
NOBD that is nice but you should not be wearing suede shoes in the summer. Ginger suede is the only possible exception.
Hence the first oops... Grenadine is okay in summer? I'd appreciate an example of ginger suede.
nothing wrong with grenadine in summer
I have the H&S Crispaire khaki/tan fresco in my usual summer 3 roll 2 patch/flap hip pocket, patch breast pocket and single hook vent. It was my first suit from Winston/Chipp and he mistakenly did hand pick stitching on the lapels and trouser seams instead of the machine stitching I wanted. That is the only thing I don't like about it. He was so proud of it that I left it alone and only corrected it for future orders.
I like the color and don't see the objection to fresco here. It is way more useful to me than a cotton suit would be and for the same purpose (linen is a different beast altogether)
A super seiyan move is black shoes with khakis.
Is that the first time a jacket's ever been made with both a single hook vent and hand pick stitching?
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