whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I'd say

    FS405 A2069/11 = light grey (easy to wear)
    FS625 A1290/22 = mid grey (easy to wear)
    CBT5 A1285/22 = dark grey (harder to wear)
    FS625 A1290/33 = charcoal (hard to wear)

    But like I said, it's less about how we define these shades, and more about: darker -> harder to wear.
     
  2. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I wore dark gray pents to the SF event last week w/ a green tweed jacket, blue/black tattersall shirt, blue/gray/red stripped tie, cream silk ps and dark brown shell boots. It was a little experimental, but it worked OK imo. A couple pics were posted of the top half, but no one took any of the full body afaik, perhaps with good reason...
     
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  3. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I do have a pair of charcoal pants. They're now in the "stuff I no longer use" closet. Both Manton and Foo are right - they're so hard to combine with anything. I used them with light grey odd jackets, but those are in the same closet now. Those goddamned impulse purchases...

    If I had to have a OneTrouser, that would be light grey flannel for winter and light grey tropical wool for summer.
     
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  4. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    Thinking of having a blazer suit made according to the specs above, but in fresco. I already have three navy suits, so was hoping for another shade of blue.Could other shades be appropriate and versatile as well - RAF blue, or what Will calls Egyptian blue? Also, patch of welt breast pocket in this config? Thanks
     
  5. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Consider Fresco 0520.
     
  6. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    Both vox and manton diss it as a blazer fabric in another thread. Too grey?
     
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  7. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    It is not a "blazer" fabric in the sense of the traditional New England version. I find it a shade of blue, however, that works quite well as an odd jacket with light grey trousers.

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  8. Balfour

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    As I recall, Manton's first BlazerSuit was in fresco - not sure whether it was 0520, though. It's not an inky navy blue, but surely this makes it all the more appropriate for a summer odd jacket?
     
  9. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    Fresco, yes, but definitely not 0520. It's navy. Just read through that thread but can't recall cloth number if it was there.
     
  10. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    I bought this and find it will wear cool in the Summer. It's a darker navy (more conservative) indoors because of the black yarns, but in the natural light (like in picture below), is vibrant.

    I like the visual interest.

    Should look good with your tan/white/grey/cream trousers.

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    With grey trousers indoors (however, still with some natural light).

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  11. Balfour

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    True, but the 0520 is not really grey/blue (at least not compared to say the fresco mohair 0577 that I'm considering having a suit made up in).
     
  12. Lovelace

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    That's a really nice cloth you've picked there. I like it a lot. I suspect it has a certain iridescence, depending on how the light catches it.

    I presume that's you being fitted. The cut reminds me of that Florentine tailor who's name I can't remember. ::embar:
     
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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    That's not me! It's one of The Armoury folks and I'm using him as a benchmark so people can see how the cloth looks when made up.

    You're right on the other count.
     
  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Florentine tailor who has a partnership with the armoury, and whom I interviewed at Pitti (forthcoming) is Antonio Liverano.
     
  15. Lovelace

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    Thats's the fella.

    Cheers.
     

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