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post #286 of 2153
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Do not do this.

Too eccentric and attention-getting?
post #287 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Another problem with cream is that you can wear the trousers seperately, but not the jacket. What goes with a cream jacket? Dead white, very light gray, and perhaps tan, if there is sufficient contrast. None of those is surefire.

A deep tan linen coat, however, is easily worn with a variety of trousers.

I wear cream trou with a navy blazer, so i would wear a cream jacket with medium blue linen trou, or burnt orange linen.

I put together a white/purple striped shirt with contrast cuffs/collar with cream trou one day, and it just looked horrendous with the white/cream in the same look, so i tend to think that it wouldnt work well as a jacket and pants.
post #288 of 2153
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Too eccentric and attention-getting?

Yes. Though I would have just said silly. For a Manhattan office. It is a great suit, but not for that.
post #289 of 2153
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post
Time for this: Just saying. Though it was the gentlemanly thing to do.
One measly chicken? I see your chicken and raise you a whole lot of...
post #290 of 2153
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Yes. Though I would have just said silly. For a Manhattan office. It is a great suit, but not for that.

I have no problem wearing cotton and linen to a Manhattan office.
post #291 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I have no problem wearing cotton and linen to a Manhattan office.
We are talking about Foo's cream linen suit. Not a generic linen or cotton suit (both of which can be fine). Even a khaki linen suit is fine, but I don't want to encourage Foo to play games and get cream but call it light tan.
post #292 of 2153
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
We are talking about Foo's cream linen suit. Not a generic linen or cotton suit (both of which can be fine).
Even a khaki linen suit is fine, but I don't want to encourage Foo to play games and get cream but call it light tan.

So the problem is cream, or foo?
post #293 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
So the problem is cream, or foo?

Cream. Not everything Foo does is silly.
post #294 of 2153
There is a common, easy to find shade of linen I call putty. Nor quite greenish and not at all greyish. This would work better for Foo with his hair color/skin tones. It is more sedate and versatile than cream IMO. Cream can come off Miami Vice/ Don Johnson like sometimes. I don't know how well you can pair a cream linen suit with longwings.
post #295 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
There is a common, easy to find shade of linen I call putty. Nor quite greenish and not at all greyish. This would work better for Foo with his hair color/skin tones. It is more sedate and versatile than cream IMO.

I have moleskin trousers in this color. Goes with everything.
post #296 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I have moleskin trousers in this color. Goes with everything.

That's what I'm sayin' bro.
post #297 of 2153
Don't you people have jobs?
post #298 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
There is a common, easy to find shade of linen I call putty. Nor quite greenish and not at all greyish. This would work better for Foo with his hair color/skin tones. It is more sedate and versatile than cream IMO. Cream can come off Miami Vice/ Don Johnson like sometimes. I don't know how well you can pair a cream linen suit with longwings.

A bit like this?



It is a bit darker in person, but some of its oomph got lost in digitization.
post #299 of 2153
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I could see doing a light tan. But the point of such a suit to me would be to have something casual and fun. I'd even wear it to the office, so long as I'm not expected to be in front of a client at any time. Cream just seems more in the spirit of the garment.
I think a very pale linen suit would be a mistake in the NYC area. Ive had a couple and they are dirt magnets.
post #300 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
I think a very pale linen suit would be a mistake in the NYC area. Ive had a couple and they are dirt magnets.

I would have thought that on you they'd be chick magnets?
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