25 August 2010

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow (a teaser for Top Shelf II)

A little while back, I acquired this lovely, shall we say, "country" suit. No, not "country" like embroidered rhinestone roses and such, but country in the English sense, like you wear a suit in the woods, but it's a different suit than you wear to the bank, or for an audience with Her Royal Majesty.

From a few feet back, it's light grey. Close up, it's a butter soft mini hounds tooth check, in heavy wool. Country all the way, my dear fellow.



From the legendary Oxxford Clothes of Chicago.


Four button surgeon cuffs...




check that interior construction. A separate pocket just for your pen!?!?


An Oxxford signature: the front of the trousers feature two deep pleats and a waist band...


the back has no waist band. C'mon, you know that's pretty damn cool.



Plus, there's a secret pocket hidden in the waist band. Just to push the "hand tailored" ness of this thing, one brace button is on the outside, the other on the inside of the secret pocket. Again, so cool.


I bought this suit for myself, but I don't really need it. Instead, it'll be up for grabs at Top Shelf Flea Market II in October.


I don't normally advocate the separation of suits, but...


See that jacket with grey flannels, a white shirt with French cuffs and a black knit tie.


See those pants with a cream colored cable knit sweater, a blue oxford and an ascot.


See the whole rig with a pink shirt and a wool challis tie in a large paisley print...


Damn, I may just keep the thing after all.....

9 comments:

Main Line Sportsman said...

Very sharp suit....do the belt loops go over and attach inside the waistband? That is always a sign of superior care and construction in tailoring. I could not tell from the pix...but based on all the other features of excellent manufacture I suspect it is the case...and I say keep it!

spoozyliciouzz said...

You better keep it, Guiseppe. This is one is a fine example of craftmanship, the houndstooth ceck is awesome. There surely will be colder days to come, where you need protection from all environmental evil. That suit will do you good in those days...keep it.

James said...

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Young Fogey said...

I have a Hart Schaffner Marx suit with a pen pocket. I also asked for one in the sole bespoke jacket I own (made a million years ago, when I was single and had money); I was inspired by a college thrift store find that was also bespoken--but not for me.

initials CG said...

I like the idea of pairing it up with different combinations of pants or jackets. Great suit, I'd hang on to it...

Laguna Beach Prep said...

I would keep it. Combine it with a turtleneck jumper in black or red/burgundy for the autumn/winter season. You of all people could pull it off.

AlanC said...

Gorgeous suit. There's no way I could let that one go.

Thornproof said...

Hey, what size is it? And, how many clams?

M. said...

That suit is STUNNING. Brilliant!