upr_crust

Connoisseur
Whenever I see your pictures I think to myself, “this guy is so cool”.
I can testify that your assumptions about Bernoulli are not wrong - he is very cool.

Love, love, love your new suit - the material and pattern are beautiful. Enjoy and wear it in good health.

It's hard to tell from the pic, is it a true winter weight material?

And kudos on the side tabs.
The material is a flannel, but it was made in Naples, Italy, so it's not a heavyweight flannel - suitable for global warming ;) . The side tabs came with the suit as constructed, along with the button fly, which takes some getting used to.
 

bernoulli

Senior Member
I usually don't know how to take a compliment, so this time I will go with a simple: thank you!

It is an honor to get such a nice compliment from you @Jeff84, and I am sure everybody will agree that it does not get any better than having warm words by the one and only @upr_crust.


Whenever I see your pictures I think to myself, “this guy is so cool”.
I can testify that your assumptions about Bernoulli are not wrong - he is very cool.



The material is a flannel, but it was made in Naples, Italy, so it's not a heavyweight flannel - suitable for global warming ;) . The side tabs came with the suit as constructed, along with the button fly, which takes some getting used to.
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
Having worn today's suit's fraternal twin Sunday, I decided to compare and contrast for today. Included in today's posting are two photos of my complete suspender/brace collection, as someone had asked to see it, and I was curious to see how many pairs of braces I owned, finding some pairs in the back of the drawer that I had forgotten about.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Braces - Paul Stuart
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft
Shoes - Paul Stuart
Overcoat - Turnbull & Asser
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Lock
Face mask - New & Lingwood
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Jeff84

Senior Member
Having worn today's suit's fraternal twin Sunday, I decided to compare and contrast for today. Included in today's posting are two photos of my complete suspender/brace collection, as someone had asked to see it, and I was curious to see how many pairs of braces I owned, finding some pairs in the back of the drawer that I had forgotten about.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Braces - Paul Stuart
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft
Shoes - Paul Stuart
Overcoat - Turnbull & Asser
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Lock
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I like the Chrysler Building braces.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
I like the Chrysler Building braces.
I noticed those braces too.

For years, my in-city commute took me right past the Chrysler building (I would come up from the subway through its lobby - many buildings in Manhattan have direct connections from their lobbies to the subway that were opened to the public pre-9/11) and never tired of looking at it. It's an Art Deco gem.

At one point, it had a men's club on high floor called the Cloud Club:
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upr_crust

Connoisseur
Midweek, and the temperatures in NYC have dropped like a stone - 11C was the high yesterday afternoon, and today's high is anticipated to be only 0C, with significant wind chill factor. By all rights, I should be bundled into my heaviest flannel three-piece, but opted instead for today's suit - three pieces, but of a midweight worsted fabric. For contrast to yesterday's suit, nearly my newest, today's is one of my oldest suits, bought 11 years ago last August. The difference in fit is noticeable - today's suit is much fuller cut, with a longer jacket, and pleated trousers - not the slim profile of yesterday's Phineas Cole, but this suit is easier to move around in.

Suit - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Yves Saint Laurent
Cufflinks - Penhaligon's
Pocket square - Ashear
Vintage watch chain
Shoes - Carmina
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf & face mask - New & Lingwood
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
After several days of inclement weather (or weekend), I am finally back in a suit again, which feels a little unfamiliar - strange how a hiatus of only six days can interrupt one's habits.

I've opted to dig something out of the archives, which hasn't been worn in a long while, and which deserves a place in the rotation.

Included in today's photos are a couple from the weekend - myself in casual drag in a scenic, snow-covered Central Park.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
Braces - Paul Stuart
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Joseph Abboud
Scarf - Brooks Brothers
Hat - Laird, London
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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wildcat1976

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
After several days of inclement weather (or weekend), I am finally back in a suit again, which feels a little unfamiliar - strange how a hiatus of only six days can interrupt one's habits.

I've opted to dig something out of the archives, which hasn't been worn in a long while, and which deserves a place in the rotation.

Included in today's photos are a couple from the weekend - myself in casual drag in a scenic, snow-covered Central Park.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
Braces - Paul Stuart
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Joseph Abboud
Scarf - Brooks Brothers
Hat - Laird, London
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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Love the shoes!
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
Midweek, and the weather in NYC is predicted to be milder, with highs near 50F/10C, and sunny. In recognition of this fact, I've opted for lighter weight winter clothing - my suit is unlined, and today's topcoat provides only a modest amount of insulation, which I found out the hard way, in Venice, in late February 2011 (the canals provide an excellent source of cold dampness).

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet, via Bergdorf Goodman
Braces - Trafalgar, via Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Brooks Brothers
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Topcoat - Tyrwhitt
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center, NYC
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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wildcat1976

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Midweek, and the weather in NYC is predicted to be milder, with highs near 50F/10C, and sunny. In recognition of this fact, I've opted for lighter weight winter clothing - my suit is unlined, and today's topcoat provides only a modest amount of insulation, which I found out the hard way, in Venice, in late February 2011 (the canals provide an excellent source of cold dampness).

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet, via Bergdorf Goodman
Braces - Trafalgar, via Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Brooks Brothers
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Topcoat - Tyrwhitt
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center, NYC
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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The monk straps look great. Are they brown or burgundy?
 
For contrast to yesterday's suit, nearly my newest, today's is one of my oldest suits, bought 11 years ago last August. The difference in fit is noticeable - today's suit is much fuller cut, with a longer jacket, and pleated trousers - not the slim profile of yesterday's Phineas Cole, but this suit is easier to move around in.



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Glad I saw this. The length of your jacket looks spot on to my eye.

Frankly as I get older I'm not getting any taller unlike the Larch and Walnut trees in the back beginning to encroach on my eastern view.

I renewed my license a few weeks ago and chuckled at the 5' 7" height. Perhaps a tad optimistic from 2 renewal periods past but 5' 6" may be a stretch today at 62. In any event did not edit it...pure vanity I know.

I wore one of my favorites yesterday, an 1818 Madison cut Brooks camel hair in a dark blue. Of my 3 camel hair jackets it is far and away the most luxurious. I have another in blue I wear more often but I "save" this for special casual occasions or when my hand just happens to run over the fabric and I HAVE to wear it. With the Covid dumbing down of my attire for most of 2020 I've not worn it in over a year.

As the day wore on it felt a bit odd/long so when I returned home last night I went to the BB site and looked at the camel blazers, ( Blazer??? HA!! yup 62), and was shocked to see how high they are cut now. Brooks Brothers?? Next thing you know they'll have vests cut above navel height!

https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Madi...bE9BPV0SpmjS8dulm6hGQ9uUrXpV81WgaAumjEALw_wcB


Mine is a 42 R which was a bit of a stretch when I bought it, (typically a 42s), but it just makes the old "rule" of curved finger tips in length....just shy of thumb length. Not sure how or when my arms have shrunk, perhaps my traps and deltoids somehow grew without any effort whatsoever, but the sleeves are now certainly due for a bit of a tweak. More troubling, the body length felt "off", hopefully/maybe just the now long fit of the sleeves.

I did an A/B with a camel colored 42s in the closet, the jacket lengths were close enough, very similar to your fit above but the sleeves certainly have to come up.

Hopefully this will do the trick! But again, glad you posted your picture of this suit!
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
Glad I saw this. The length of your jacket looks spot on to my eye.

Frankly as I get older I'm not getting any taller unlike the Larch and Walnut trees in the back beginning to encroach on my eastern view.

I renewed my license a few weeks ago and chuckled at the 5' 7" height. Perhaps a tad optimistic from 2 renewal periods past but 5' 6" may be a stretch today at 62. In any event did not edit it...pure vanity I know.

I wore one of my favorites yesterday, an 1818 Madison cut Brooks camel hair in a dark blue. Of my 3 camel hair jackets it is far and away the most luxurious. I have another in blue I wear more often but I "save" this for special casual occasions or when my hand just happens to run over the fabric and I HAVE to wear it. With the Covid dumbing down of my attire for most of 2020 I've not worn it in over a year.

As the day wore on it felt a bit odd/long so when I returned home last night I went to the BB site and looked at the camel blazers, ( Blazer??? HA!! yup 62), and was shocked to see how high they are cut now. Brooks Brothers?? Next thing you know they'll have vests cut above navel height!

https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Madi...bE9BPV0SpmjS8dulm6hGQ9uUrXpV81WgaAumjEALw_wcB


Mine is a 42 R which was a bit of a stretch when I bought it, (typically a 42s), but it just makes the old "rule" of curved finger tips in length....just shy of thumb length. Not sure how or when my arms have shrunk, perhaps my traps and deltoids somehow grew without any effort whatsoever, but the sleeves are now certainly due for a bit of a tweak. More troubling, the body length felt "off", hopefully/maybe just the now long fit of the sleeves.

I did an A/B with a camel colored 42s in the closet, the jacket lengths were close enough, very similar to your fit above but the sleeves certainly have to come up.

Hopefully this will do the trick! But again, glad you posted your picture of this suit!
Thanks for the mention. Shrinkage is a fact of life for persons in our age group (I am three years ahead of you in that regard), and my days of claiming to be 5'10" are far behind me (closer to 5'8" these days).

One of the things that worked in my favor, when transitioning from Brooks to Paul Stuart (especially to Phineas Cole) was the fact that the jackets were a bit shorter, which suited my height (or lack thereof) - the proportions were better on my frame. That is not to say, however, that Brooks Brothers, in their photos for their website, aren't putting their models into jackets too short for their height (male fashion models are normally somewhere above 6', and the "too short jacket" look seems to indicate that the models have been put into regular jackets, rather than longs, in which they belong). It's very confusing for the customer, as if one orders a jacket, assuming that it will fit as it does on the model in the photo, one doesn't really know how long the jacket will be when received. Alas, I fear that those of a generation that thinks that one can only shop online will not notice the jacket length, for good or ill.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Thanks for the mention. Shrinkage is a fact of life for persons in our age group (I am three years ahead of you in that regard), and my days of claiming to be 5'10" are far behind me (closer to 5'8" these days).

One of the things that worked in my favor, when transitioning from Brooks to Paul Stuart (especially to Phineas Cole) was the fact that the jackets were a bit shorter, which suited my height (or lack thereof) - the proportions were better on my frame. That is not to say, however, that Brooks Brothers, in their photos for their website, aren't putting their models into jackets too short for their height (male fashion models are normally somewhere above 6', and the "too short jacket" look seems to indicate that the models have been put into regular jackets, rather than longs, in which they belong). It's very confusing for the customer, as if one orders a jacket, assuming that it will fit as it does on the model in the photo, one doesn't really know how long the jacket will be when received. Alas, I fear that those of a generation that thinks that one can only shop online will not notice the jacket length, for good or ill.
⇧ I agree with all that. When I buy sport coats on-line, I always check the length measurement (sometimes you have to call to get it as the on-line fit guide doesn't always have it), as it's the only way to know if the length will work for you.

So, at 56, I am now, according to the nurse, "6' and a touch" down from my 6'1"-and-a-touch peek. I haven't had my height measured in, I'm guessing, a decade, so this has been my first official shortening.

Oddly, so far, I haven't noticed it in how my clothes fit, but then again, I almost never wear suits or dress slacks anymore, which is where I would notice it the most, I guess. I think I'll pass on ever having my height measured again as I want to be able to "honestly" say "six feet," yup, I'm that shallow.

@upr_crust - Loved yesterday's outfit.
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
Another bright, sunny winter's day, with temperatures about 46F/8C. I chose today's suit as a background for today's shirt, which is the brightest and most eye-catching item of the ensemble, and which needs a dark background against which to be seen. For the rest of the assembled items, I merely channeled my inner 1980's - red braces and tie.

Suit & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers MTM
Tie & braces - Brooks Brothers
Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
Pocket square - vintage and no brand name
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Turnbull & Asser
Scarf - Harvie & Hudson, London
Hat - Laird, London

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