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post #46 of 89
I've been meaning to get an grey DB odd jacket for just this kind of thing. I like the look, too. I have a striped charcoal DB suit that I love, so I'd love a DB jacket that I could pair with odd trousers that isn't a navy. I'm not sure if I'd go flannel, though, but that's just a preference for a year-round jacket than anything else.
post #47 of 89
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
As a committed gray odd jacket h8er, I cannot explain why I am lately drawn to the combination of a gray flannel suit jacket (preferably DB) worn with white or off white trousers. No other trouser color tempts me at all.

Below are some AA illustrations that show the look. My other books don't seem to have any photos of real people wearing this. Maybe I missed them, or maybe this was one of those looks that the AA editors pushed in contravention of reality. I concede in advance that the scarf-ascot looks absurd; try to focus on the color combination if you can.








I'd go with the jacket shade of pic one with the pants shade of pic two or three. A darker grey jacket really does look like part of a suit. I also think a very subtle PoW check with a light to mid grey jacket and white flannels (or white jeans, which most people won't wear in winter - why I don't know because they are generally heavy after all) would work a litttle better.
If you have a DB with flapped pockets it might look more casual if they were tucked in when wearing as an odd coat.
post #48 of 89
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
As a committed gray odd jacket h8er, I cannot explain why I am lately drawn to the combination of a gray flannel suit jacket (preferably DB) worn with white or off white trousers. No other trouser color tempts me at all.

Below are some AA illustrations that show the look. My other books don't seem to have any photos of real people wearing this. Maybe I missed them, or maybe this was one of those looks that the AA editors pushed in contravention of reality. I concede in advance that the scarf-ascot looks absurd; try to focus on the color combination if you can.

One of my favorite looks of Cary Grant is this one from To Catch a Thief:



It's a single breasted grey jacket instead of a double breasted, but I prefer this look, as long as the pockets are patch pockets. The only downside for me is that a single breasted grey suit with patch pockets is not that practical. But that is also true for the DB version imho.
post #49 of 89
Time to wear those LL / G&G spectators,-two tones all over those illustrations.
post #50 of 89
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Time to wear those LL / G&G spectators,-two tones all over those illustrations.
And boaters. Don't forget your boater! I can haz boaterz?
post #51 of 89
The darkish grey with white trousers is a look I'm going to buy in due course. I love this look!

Here is a good Scabal photo or 2.

PS how do you attach pics without them going to thumbnail?
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post #52 of 89
What do people think of db solaro with patch pockets for same use?
post #53 of 89
I like the look, but my gray flannels are relatively heavy so I'd have to wait for a good cool night.
post #54 of 89
I say this against my interest as I haven't bought any or placed an order yet, but Smith's Finmeresco book has a great very light gray for this use. I told my tailor I am done for this summer but that will be an order I place next year (assuming it is still left). They have a nice white/off white as well.
post #55 of 89
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What do people think of db solaro with patch pockets for same use?
Don't mess with a classic
post #56 of 89
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Originally Posted by Degendorff View Post
One of my favorite looks of Cary Grant is this one from To Catch a Thief:



It's a single breasted grey jacket instead of a double breasted, but I prefer this look, as long as the pockets are patch pockets. The only downside for me is that a single breasted grey suit with patch pockets is not that practical. But that is also true for the DB version imho.

That's the first thing that game to my mind.
post #57 of 89
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The darkish grey with white trousers is a look I'm going to buy in due course. I love this look!

Here is a good Scabal photo or 2.

PS how do you attach pics without them going to thumbnail?

We might get flak for liking Scabal, but I like those too.

You can use a photo uploading site like photobuck, imageshack, etc for posting full images.
post #58 of 89
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We might get flak for liking Scabal, but I like those too.

You can use a photo uploading site like photobuck, imageshack, etc for posting full images.

Yes I hear Scabal like Dormeuil, can be a bit garish.

I've not seen much of their cloth to comment TBH, but I like those pics and looks!
post #59 of 89
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Originally Posted by Degendorff View Post
One of my favorite looks of Cary Grant is this one from To Catch a Thief:


I wore something broadly in this direction last Saturday night to dinner:
-Medium grey heathered unconstructed sportcoat with patch pockets;
-Light blue OBCD;
-Dark blue linen pocket square with pindots and white roll;
-White linen trousers with side-tabs;
-Light brown suede loafers.

No pics that I know of, though if my gf took one I'll post it.

I thought it worked, but I probably wouldn't wear anything like that too far away from sand and saltwater. Or to a party with a sand-and-saltwater based theme.
post #60 of 89
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Absolutely. White, off white, or light to mid-gray:



What a time to be a man!
These days I'm mocked, or worse considered a "dandy" or a "gay" when I wear an ascot with my belted, shoulder straped, double pleated nautical jumpsuit.

It really was a golden age.
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