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post #106 of 204
Bzzzzztt! Umm. intense up close.
post #107 of 204
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post

Well, I don't understand how one could construe this jacket as particularly loud. It seems like you'd have to go with a plain solid cloth to be appreciably less loud. On the other hand, I agree that this outfit was not as successful as it could have been. As others have suggested, I'd ditch the pocket square for something simpler--say, a solid cream one.

For what it's worth, the pictures I post tend to show my least safe, most experimental outfits: the feedback can be useful, and I don't think everyone wants to see me in the same 'default' outfit in every picture.
post #108 of 204
this one I love (the jacket I mean, not the accessories):

post #109 of 204
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
this one I love:


Are you kidding? I hate that one. I hate nearly all the stuff I've posted, just to varying degrees. I would swap out the pocket square, at the very least. But I would also pick a tie in deeper color to contrast more with the jacket and shirt, which both have a lot of dull blue in them.
post #110 of 204
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Are you kidding? I hate that one. I hate nearly all the stuff I've posted, just to varying degrees. I would swap out the pocket square, at the very least. But I would also pick a tie in deeper color to contrast more with the jacket and shirt, which both have a lot of dull blue in them.

not the tie or the pocket square,,,,,the jacket

I like the jacket - it's elegant and the colors would work well on anyone

it's timeless

much less so the other one

if it were mine, I'd swap out the shirt for a paler blue colored spread collar, swap the tie for a forest (dark) green cashmere one and the pocket square would be simply your other Charvet, the cream one. Simple, elegant, perfect
post #111 of 204
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
not the tie or the pocket square,,,,,the jacket

I like the jacket - it's elegant and the colors would work well on anyone

it's timeless

much less so the other one

Eh, it's become my least favorite, least worn.
post #112 of 204
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
not the tie or the pocket square,,,,,the jacket

I like the jacket - it's elegant and the colors would work well on anyone

it's timeless

much less so the other one

if it were mine, I'd swap out the tie for a forest green cashmere one and the pocket square would be simply your other Charvet, the cream one. Simple, elegant, perfect

Timeless or just simple? Its probably my least favorite because it looks like a fabric you'd find at Nordstroms. Cool tie...
post #113 of 204
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
Timeless or just simple? Its probably my least favorite because it looks like a fabric you'd find at Nordstroms. Cool tie...

I agree about the fabric. It's not bad, it's just not great either.
post #114 of 204
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
Timeless or just simple? Its probably my least favorite because it looks like a fabric you'd find at Nordstroms. Cool tie...

of what he shows on his web site, that's my favorite, but I agree, it's similar to fabric you can find elsewhere for a lot less than Rubinacci would charge

just working with what's there
post #115 of 204
I think all you girls are pretty. Seriously, having no simple sportcoats would strike me as unreasonable, and having only simple sportcoats would strike me as tending towards inelegance. None of foo's sportcoats are out there, or bizarre. Certainly none of them are as loud as what I might wear, and I don't believe I have offended anybody by showing up at their office, or shocked anybody with boldness while walking down the street.
post #116 of 204
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I absolutely, positively adore solid dark blue jackets...possibly more than anyone on the Interwebz.

1. DeBoise DB Golden Bale 11oz worsted flannel suit jacket in process that will have swappable buttons so that I can wear it as an odd jacket or blazer:



2. MBT SB odd jacket in Martin & Sons 6 ply 16oz hopsack



3. MBT SB odd jacket in 14oz Minnis fresco



4. MBT SB odd jacket in Woodhouse 9oz mohair fresco



5. Borrelli SB odd jacket in 10oz linen



6. Borrelli SB odd jacket in cotton



7. Engineered Garments SB deconstructed odd jacket in wool twill



8. DeBoise SB 16oz flannel (forget the mill) odd jacket



10. DeBoise SB Holland & Sherry 14oz fresco suit jacket with swappable buttons



I also have a DB camel hair Black Fleece number.

So, that makes eleven solid dark blue jackets in rotation in various seasonal fabrics, and done up with various button stances, out pockets, and buttons.

Solid dark blue or navy jackets are a necessity, and while eleven might be much for someone with a normal wardrobe, I would hope that every man could manage at least two: one for the summer, and one for the rest of the year.

- B

I agree with the emphasis on dark blue -- I have 5 (three blazers as described in an earlier post; 2 suits -- one worsted, one flannel), which I thought was a lot. 11 seems a bit much, though as a ratio it is altogether possible that it represents the same fraction of your tailored wardrobe. I have problems with closet space as it is -- I occupy fully half the front hall closet as well as half my 4 year-old boy's closet with suits/sportcoats. Damn, I am going to have to break down and get a wardrobe for my bedroom ...
post #117 of 204
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I think all you girls are pretty.

Seriously, having no simple sportcoats would strike me as unreasonable, and having only simple sportcoats would strike me as tending towards inelegance. None of foo's sportcoats are out there, or bizarre. Certainly none of them are as loud as what I might wear, and I don't believe I have offended anybody by showing up at their office, or shocked anybody with boldness while walking down the street.

Um, you live on the "Left Coast" in San Fran, right?
post #118 of 204
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Um, you live on the "Left Coast" in San Fran, right?

We're not as zany as people think.

Vox, eleven? Holy smokes.
post #119 of 204
I looked at mafoofan's blog and I think collared shirts suits look really weird on him because of his short neck ~_~;;. He may have really expensive suits, but he is definitely not WEARING the suit. Drop the douchebaggery and pompous snobbery, and maybe the suits will look better on you. Your Ivy league education isn't that special anymore.
post #120 of 204
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post
I looked at mafoofan's blog and I think collared shirts suits look really weird on him because of his short neck ~_~;;. He may have really expensive suits, but he is definitely not WEARING the suit. Drop the douchebaggery and pompous snobbery, and maybe the suits will look better on you. Your Ivy league education isn't that special anymore.

what is this? (the little face thing)
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