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thoughts on the following jackets - color, pattern

post #1 of 22
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stopped by a local vintage store and saw these. debating whether $6 + tailoring would be a waste of money I apologize for the sh*tty cell phone phone picture. I hope you can see the colors. Up close it looked like a light slate gray or blue with some yellow stripes (though a lot of colors look yellow to me because i'm colorblind) black/white plaid houndstooth
post #2 of 22
NO (do not buy) on the first.

2 is OK.
post #3 of 22
post #4 of 22
I actually like the first, but I think it depends on your coloring - hair, eyes, complexion. I am fair with blond hair, so bolder plaids look kind of jarring on me.

FIH, how the hell did you get a picture of the same jacket so quickly?
post #5 of 22
you can pull off either if you tried smartly. the second one is hot right now, glenplaid and houndstooth, made hot this year by sho'nuff
post #6 of 22
The first is a big NO...The second one is ok and interesting....
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
FIH, how the hell did you get a picture of the same jacket so quickly?
my thoughts exactly! I might scoop 'em both. I imagine the first looking alright against my brown/tan skin.
post #8 of 22
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my thoughts exactly!



I might scoop 'em both. I imagine the first looking alright against my brown/tan skin.

Six bucks, why not? Do pay attention to the lapels and button stance to see if they suit you - not just the pattern.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
I actually like the first, but I think it depends on your coloring - hair, eyes, complexion. I am fair with blond hair, so bolder plaids look kind of jarring on me.

FIH, how the hell did you get a picture of the same jacket so quickly?

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my thoughts exactly!



I might scoop 'em both. I imagine the first looking alright against my brown/tan skin.

I cannot divulge trade Zecrets!

Actually I googled rodney dangerfield looking for a bad photo of what that can look like when done wrong, then I googled for images of a "Vintage Plaid Jacket" and that came in. I was shocked too :-)
post #10 of 22
Camera makes it hard to determine if the coats are "Goodwill" quality.
post #11 of 22
Definitely get the first one, the second is boring but ok.

Cut and fit (allowing for do-able alterations), quality of fabric, and condition are the most important. Colour and style of the jacket come after that. Both jackets have the potential to look old-manish, unless they fit very well and are a nice cut.

The first one could look *fantastic* though, with sharp jeans or narrow pants and everything else toned down. The second one needs care because BW glen could look very middle-of-the-road.
post #12 of 22
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That pic is a great example of how *not* to wear this type of jacket - needs to be a snug fit, with slimline clothes to look sharp. Not like a slob.
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
^^^ my thoughts as well frankly, I think I'd look pretty good with the exact outfit the fellow is wearing...except, you know, I'd make sure it fit.
post #14 of 22
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^^^ my thoughts as well

frankly, I think I'd look pretty good with the exact outfit the fellow is wearing...except, you know, I'd make sure it fit.

Make sure you post some pics on WAYWRN in due course...
post #15 of 22
The 2nd ones not too bad pattern wise, the quality might not be so good though. I have to say that the first choice is a way out dated pattern and would not look so good in todays times.
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