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post #29971 of 36566
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Shoulders look right to me on the Doyle. I wear mine open for the same reasons. I think a lot of the Doyle fit will depend on how broad you are up top. For me to get a fit like Matt has the rest of the jacket would be insanely sloppy.

I did size up one on the Chambray to see how it fits and I figure I can alter as needed if something needs a tweak

That's helpful. I think I'll do that and just wear it open because I can't see how sizing up would look good with my build.
post #29972 of 36566
I was thinking of wearing the Doyle unbuttoned or at best buttoned at the waist leaving contrast from the shirt at chest. Why button it at the chest?

Could you guys say something about your measurements in the ideal case for jacket and how the dole compares? Is it the cut that is leading o tightness? Or did you have to compromise on available size?

For m shoulder fit is more important and the chest is 0.5 inches less than I would like on 40r but I figured wearing it unbuttoned is the best look so that difference plus not be important.
post #29973 of 36566
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

A couple of new items - Doyle and cpo. Thoughts on Doyle fit - is it small?

Both feel quite snug and I can't really button the Doyle without it being really tight in the chest but I'm worried sizing up could look sloppy. If I wear it unbuttoned it might work?



Shoulders look good on the Doyle. I'd say you could size up if you really want to button it, but wearing it as it is looks good.

 

Nice trousers too. Where are those from?

post #29974 of 36566
Looks great unbuttoned, and the sleeve length is just right.
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What are your thoughts on tapered bottons (<14.5" bottoms) on pants such as the slim-fitted walts , rivets and driggs on the barrie shoe last?

Would you say the proportions can be rather striking or contrasting?
post #29976 of 36566
Agree that the shoulders and sleeves look good as is.

I have the Doyle in 40, which is also how I wear EP sport coats.

I can definitely button mine up, but I don't see why you'd really need to do that.

Of course, it's only .5" between sizes for the shoulders, or .25" on each side to get 1" in the chest. Might not really end up looking that sloppy. Hard to say and I know it's a pain to go back and forth with something like this. You just want to wear it. smile.gif

CPO looks like a good fit.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

What are your thoughts on tapered bottons (<14.5" bottoms) on pants such as the slim-fitted walts , rivets and driggs on the barrie shoe last?

Would you say the proportions can be rather striking or contrasting?

I've several shoes on the Barrie last and I wear them with Walts and Rivets. I think the proportions are fine, at least in regards to the last. I actually find that the type of sole makes a bigger difference. With the Walts, the 270° sole looks better than the 360° IMHO.
post #29978 of 36566
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

What are your thoughts on tapered bottons (<14.5" bottoms) on pants such as the slim-fitted walts , rivets and driggs on the barrie shoe last?

Would you say the proportions can be rather striking or contrasting?

Honestly, I think you are too worried about nothing. All EP pants look fine with any range of footwear.

post #29979 of 36566
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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post

Shoulders look good on the Doyle. I'd say you could size up if you really want to button it, but wearing it as it is looks good.

Nice trousers too. Where are those from?

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

And the trousers are...of course...rivets smile.gif
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post


Thanks everyone for the feedback.

And the trousers are...of course...rivets smile.gif

I love the color on them! Are those 8oz canvas in Stone color?

post #29981 of 36566
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Honestly, I think you are too worried about nothing. All EP pants look fine with any range of footwear.

I only used EP as an example since they're generally slim-fitted pants. My intention wasn't to say EP pants don't work for the barrie last since we know Mike buys inventory in a way that compliments every piece seamlessly.

What I really wanted to discuss are aesthetics of a blobby-looking last paired with tapered trousers.
post #29982 of 36566
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post


I only used EP as an example since they're generally slim-fitted pants. My intention wasn't to say EP pants don't work for the barrie last since we know Mike buys inventory in a way that compliments every piece seamlessly.

What I really wanted to discuss are aesthetics of a blobby-looking last paired with tapered trousers.

I definitely think a barrie last is sleek enough to wear with tapered trousers. I wouldn't hesitate to. I have worn my rivets with my barrie suede chukkas and I would definitely also wear my walts with them. I don't have my driggs yet so I can't say how it would look yet with driggs. I think the material of the pants is more of a factor to consider when looking at blobby versus sleek lasts. I think sleek lasts are more formal in appearance and would pair better with nice more formal wools. I think a more blobby last would pair well with cotton types of trousers and flannel wool ones as well. All of this is up to a point though - if you are wearing skinny trousers that barely fit over your ankles, then yeah a barrie last might not work so well depending on your height, etc.

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Sorry but I find the debate as to the aesthetics of Barrie last with slim pants to be VERY abstract without any visuals.  One guy might rock what 99 others cannot pull off and vice versa.  Depends on the whole outfit, the person, the look you are going for.  Then, of course, different people will like it and others won't.  I guess that's obvious but I don't see how any guidance can really be meaningful without picking a specific look to put up for discussion.  Maybe it's just me and my crankiness in old age.

post #29984 of 36566
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post


I only used EP as an example since they're generally slim-fitted pants. My intention wasn't to say EP pants don't work for the barrie last since we know Mike buys inventory in a way that compliments every piece seamlessly.

What I really wanted to discuss are aesthetics of a blobby-looking last paired with tapered trousers.

got it. Given that the post was made specifically in the EP thread and not started elsewhere as a general topic of conversation that lead to my apparent confusion.

 

as for the topic on hand take a look at all the incredible photos of Don L and Frank. Both of these guys are wearing slim fitted trousers and often times what you are referring to as blobby-looking lasts. I think all of their fits looks great and should help to ease your worry

post #29985 of 36566
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

Sorry but I find the debate as to the aesthetics of Barrie last with slim pants to be VERY abstract without any visuals.  One guy might rock what 99 others cannot pull off and vice versa.  Depends on the whole outfit, the person, the look you are going for.  Then, of course, different people will like it and others won't.  I guess that's obvious but I don't see how any guidance can really be meaningful without picking a specific look to put up for discussion.  Maybe it's just me and my crankiness in old age.

You are absolutely not alone...Also not sure how in its abstract form its remotely relevant to Epaulet but perhaps I am missing something as well. If anything it would make more sense in the so called blobby shoe thread but even then might be a stretch. Perhaps I am cranky as well?

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