whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not going to buy a linen suit, ever.
     
  2. mafoofan

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    Is it Southern self-hate that's stopping you? If I lived in the South, I'd wear linen all the freaking time.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, they never look good after 10 minutes of wear. I know you see the obnoxious wrinkles as character, I see them as wrinkles.
     
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    Have you tried the really heavy Irish stuff? Doesn't wrinkle so much. In fact, I'd say my lightweight fresco wrinkles more.
     
  5. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Solaro : (

    Cotton (7 oz, IIRC):

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    (Yes, same shoes, and this time in a spring/summer outfit. "Summer grenadine" as well. Oops, oops.)
     
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    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.
     
  7. Manton

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    Solaro wears hot. 14 ounce linen does too, and it still wrinkles like mad. I don't mind the wrinkles though.
     
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    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.
     
  9. mafoofan

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    It does. But my 13oz. W. Bill linen trousers hold up equally well.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    NOBD that is nice but you should not be wearing suede shoes in the summer. Ginger suede is the only possible exception.
     
  11. NOBD

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    :) Hence the first oops... Grenadine is okay in summer? I'd appreciate an example of ginger suede.
     
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    nothing wrong with grenadine in summer
     
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    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)
     
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    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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