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Paul Pless
08-29-2017, 03:47 PM
So I have a wedding to attend in a month, and my suits and coats aren't fitting too well. But, I'm also going sailing next month and was thinking a proper set of foul weather gear might be nice.

Decisions, decisions, decisions. . .

Look frumpy with my wife on the dance floor or be comfortable during wet and cold weather?

amish rob
08-29-2017, 03:50 PM
Sounds like you need some formal foulies.

Peace,
Helpy Helperton

Paul Pless
08-29-2017, 03:53 PM
Sounds like you need some formal foulies.

Peace,
Helpy Helperton

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P.I. Stazzer-Newt
08-29-2017, 04:04 PM
Savile Row does goretex?

john welsford
08-29-2017, 04:20 PM
Go naked, your birthday suit would fit well enough to be functional on the dance floor, and doesnt mind getting wet.

John Welsford

Oysterhouse
08-29-2017, 04:28 PM
I get most of my fancy wear from second hand and consignment shops. I end up paying pennies on the dollar.

In coastal areas sometimes they even have nice marine foul weather gear.

amish rob
08-29-2017, 04:28 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/03/article-2095929-118BEE1D000005DC-562_636x426.jpg
Why not? Cant keel ya. That BOSS price tag may, though. :)

Peace,
Robert

C. Ross
08-29-2017, 04:55 PM
Get the suit. Sportcoat if you must.

Don't do it for your lovely wife either. (Though she deserves it.) Do it for yourself. Own your identity as a gentleman.

Besides, honestly, how many Carhartts are already in your closet?

Chris Smith porter maine
08-29-2017, 04:57 PM
Surely there must be a Taylor or two in hell :)
Can you fit a 2xl

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/musto--men-s-br2-offshore-jacket--P015127681?color=P015127681_RED_DARK_GREY&recordNum=4

Paul Pless
08-29-2017, 05:03 PM
Get the suit. Sportcoat if you must.

Don't do it for your lovely wife either. (Though she deserves it.) Do it for yourself. Own your identity as a gentleman.

Besides, honestly, how many Carhartts are already in your closet?
When Kat met me my closet was full of Brooks Bothers and Hart Schafner and Marx. Now it's full of Carhartts. . .

outofthenorm
08-29-2017, 05:24 PM
Goodwill sells perfectly good suits for mini-bucks. How you look at a wedding doesn't count for shyte. Being warm and dry afloat is a primary objective.

Norm

C. Ross
08-29-2017, 05:42 PM
When Kat met me my closet was full of Brooks Bothers and Hart Schafner and Marx. Now it's full of Carhartts. . .

All the more reason to swing the pendulum back.

You clearly don't need any more foul weather gear.

Of course, you could find a way to make your old suits fit.

Chris Smith porter maine
08-29-2017, 05:49 PM
All the more reason to swing the pendulum back.

You clearly don't need any more foul weather gear.

Of course, you could find a way to make your old suits fit.

Carhartts are not foul weather gear, work wear or a style statement I'll buy.

C. Ross
08-29-2017, 05:52 PM
You're right. He did say he was going sailing. I was thinking "splitting wood and plowing snow in Hell". Carhartts would NOT be suitable for sailing.

The proper wardrobe makes a man.

Ian McColgin
08-29-2017, 05:54 PM
Musto is great stuff but Grundens keeps the water out.

Paul Pless
08-29-2017, 06:01 PM
Musto is great stuff but Grundens keeps the water out.now we're getting somewhere :D

C. Ross
08-29-2017, 06:02 PM
Noooooo!!!! Both, Paul. Both.

PeterSibley
08-29-2017, 06:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4loB_UGxw8

bamamick
08-29-2017, 06:11 PM
What kind of sailing, and where? You know I have owned more foul weather gear than I can remember, quite a bit of it Musto, though lately it has been Douglas Gill, and to be honest with you it all seems to be about the same. I think that you could get something from West or Cabelas that would be affordable and work well, unless you are going on the Volvo race?

Then again, I don't own a suit and haven't for about 35 years. I have a blue blazer and a sport coat I wear on very special occasions.

I would vote for good winter-work gear for around the house, and scrimp on the other stuff.

Mickey Lake

Paul Pless
08-29-2017, 06:15 PM
I would vote for good winter-work gear for around the house, and scrimp on the other stuff.

Mickey Lake
i got that covered :D

Chris Smith porter maine
08-29-2017, 06:23 PM
Musto is great stuff but Grundens keeps the water out.

Yup bulky as heck tho and stolidly OK in only certain circles.

bamamick
08-29-2017, 07:12 PM
Paul, if you are serious I have a pretty nice Gill jacket I can donate. I know I took it with me to Seattle but I don't think I ever wore it. It would probably fit you.

Mickey Lake

oznabrag
08-29-2017, 07:56 PM
What kind of sailing, and where? You know I have owned more foul weather gear than I can remember, quite a bit of it Musto, though lately it has been Douglas Gill, and to be honest with you it all seems to be about the same. I think that you could get something from West or Cabelas that would be affordable and work well, unless you are going on the Volvo race?

Then again, I don't own a suit and haven't for about 35 years. I have a blue blazer and a sport coat I wear on very special occasions.

I would vote for good winter-work gear for around the house, and scrimp on the other stuff.

Mickey Lake

A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJNbijG2M7OzYjLg3BWMJ8CpEvEnmL-gf

Paul Pless
08-29-2017, 08:31 PM
I suggest a Mitch Mitchell sort of thing, both wedding attire, and sailing. well, i do have the afro for it

The Gentleman Sawyer
08-30-2017, 11:22 PM
West Marine is closing-out Musto BR1 jackets and bibs. Almost 50% off, but limited sizes and colors. I ordered a set and they arrived this afternoon, and I'm glad I ordered a size larger than normal to allow for layering.

Ken


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Ted Hoppe
08-31-2017, 02:16 AM
Go with the suit and bring good shoes to dance in.

If i were you - i'd get the Gills. They are pretty hip, look good in photos and allow for more athletic movement than others. A fleece, a couple of t-shirts, 2 shorts and your are set. Leave the boots at home... you wont need them and they will stink up the boat. Fast dry water shoes and deck shoes are the way to go. Besides they kick off easy if you fall in. Have you tried the compressor buoyancy aid instead of the pdf or inflatables? they are the shiznick and prevent body bruising if the water is rough or weather cold.

https://www.skippertips.com/DOW-Nltr-NOV-26.png

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Ted Hoppe
08-31-2017, 11:17 AM
Buy Musto, rent Brooks Brothers.

Split the difference. Dress like a pirate for both.

http://www.piratemerch.com/assets/images/images/pirate_costume_FW5407.jpg

amish rob
08-31-2017, 11:29 AM
Split the difference. Dress like a pirate for both.

http://www.piratemerch.com/assets/images/images/pirate_costume_FW5407.jpg
This is actually brilliant, Dude.

Brilliant.

I think we really could have been Bill and Ted if my parents weren't so dumb.

Peace,
Captain Caveman