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Post by kingofpartick » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:11 pm

I bought a nice blue suit today.
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Post by knibbles » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:13 pm

I demand a picture.
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Post by kingofpartick » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:40 pm

i can't find it on the Burton website, so i shall get 'Er Indoors to take a photo of it over t'weekend
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Post by kingofpartick » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:02 pm

Suits don't seem to be as essential an item as they used to be, which is a shame, as they look absolutely class, and make you look dapper.

You can't beat a nice three button single breasted suit.
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Post by kingofpartick » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:41 pm

i don't have a picture of it yet, but i might wear it to work on Saturday since its the football and that. It is blue after all and combined with a blue shirt and tie combination multiplied by the power of my blue suede DM boots might just be the jaunty luck we need to beat Italy.

Might go down better in a shop than a football top, vintage or not.
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Post by kingofpartick » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:31 am

i got a cracking brown suit in the Burton's Sale the other week.

Its grand. I've wanted a brown suit for ages, certainly since Dr Who series two.

I debuted it at the last winchester in tandem with a cream shirt and burgandy silk tie and braces combo.
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Post by kingofpartick » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:35 am

the previous two suits i bought to these two, i found in charity shops for cheapness, and they had been "a bit neat" for some time, but due to a touch of weight loss over the past three months they now both fit again too. Plus the last Burton suit i bought about two years ago is very nearly wearbale again. Its all go in suitsville.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:28 am

kingofpartick wrote:i got a cracking brown suit in the Burton's Sale the other week.

Its grand. I've wanted a brown suit for ages, certainly since Dr Who series two.

I debuted it at the last winchester in tandem with a cream shirt and burgandy silk tie and braces combo.
Let's see the photies then!

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:32 am

I was wondering why you'd been so quiet of late. Busy suit hunting I see. It can be a long and arduous task.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:04 pm

alongwalkhome wrote:
kingofpartick wrote:i got a cracking brown suit in the Burton's Sale the other week.

Its grand. I've wanted a brown suit for ages, certainly since Dr Who series two.

I debuted it at the last winchester in tandem with a cream shirt and burgandy silk tie and braces combo.
Let's see the photies then!
I can inform you that he looks bloody lovely in it. But I will also try to get some pictures as further proof.

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Post by schlump » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:28 pm

i have a suit question, y'all. i have no business in a suits thread, or in suit threads, but there may at some point in the near future be need for me to wear one.

i would like a jacket. i might have to wear a jacket every day. i kind of hate all jackets, though. i really hate blazers, as made famous by the blazer with lively/pink/ramones t-shirt look, and, being of modest dimensions, i look ridiculous in anything that attempts to create the illusion of quarterback shoulders (i have shoulders, even better quite-pointy-shoulders, so there is no subterfuge necessary), so i'd like something sans shoulderpads.

does anyone know where one can procure such a garment - a jacket that is smart, but not a blazer, black, rather than just very-dark-grey (all suits seem to be very dark grey), and vaguely in the shape of an actual human torso? any advice - ie makes, second hand shops anywhere in the world - much appreciated.

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Re: Suits

Post by kingofpartick » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:03 pm

a nice three button (or even two) single breasted jacket is probably the order of the day. No shoulder pads, just a classic timeless look. You should be able to pick one up easily enough. I think the Burtons suits are nice enough, and inexpensive to boot, especially if you go in when they have a sale on, which they do most of the time these days.

Its probably worth having a swatch round your local charity shops, because there are always suits in them, and you can often pick up a nice classic looking affair for a few quid, get it dry cleaned and bobs yer uncle.
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Re: Suits

Post by Sootyzilla » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:56 pm

What makes a demob suit a demob suit? I mean, is there anything unique in the tailoring?
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Re: Suits

Post by Miss 9 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:46 am

I LOVE SUITS.

The Sartorialist often has lovely pictures of men looking perfect in suits.
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Re: Suits

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:14 pm

Gav, it sounds like you have quite the wardrobe of suits these days.

I want and possibly even need a new suit for my new job. I certainly have a hankering to buy one anyway.

A suit jacket and two pairs of matching trousers is what's wanted.

But finding something I like which isn't too costly is proving a major headache.

I suspect I either need lower standards or a willingness to spend more.

Tricky.

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Re: Suits

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:00 pm

Find one you like and then treat the cost as if it were an unexpected bill that you don't have any choice but to pay.
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Re: Suits

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:21 pm

Sage advice, and that probably wouldn't be too much of a deception either.

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Re: Suits

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:23 pm

More sage advice: sage tea is very good for sore throats.
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Re: Suits

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:38 pm

oh. dennis has a sore throat. do you think he will browse the suit thread or shall we go and tell him? heh.

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Re: Suits

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:47 pm

Sootyzilla wrote:More sage advice: sage tea is very good for sore throats.
Interesting, why is that?

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