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post #76 of 204
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
Why wear clothes at all? I'm curious to see if you can convince yourself you navy blazer is useless. You look terrible in your tweedy stuff, you should really go back to the basics for more elegance.

Paisley trou? Oversized bowties?
post #77 of 204
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Paisley trou? Oversized bowties?

hah I don't wear that shit.
post #78 of 204
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
Why wear clothes at all? I'm curious to see if you can convince yourself you navy blazer is useless. You look terrible in your tweedy stuff, you should really go back to the basics for more elegance.

Is there anything more basic than a tweed jacket other than a navy blazer? Are you suggesting I only wear navy blazers? Are you suggesting there are night time events where the only thing proper to wear is a navy blazer?
post #79 of 204
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
that's exactly what I was thinking, and maybe winter white flannel pants from Cucinelli in the spring with chocolate suede shoes just to mix it up with no tie and a sea foam pocket square to make it all pop

Too good. I would love to see pics when it's all done.
post #80 of 204
Picture of randallr I snapped in Bryant Park looking awesome in the blazer...
post #81 of 204
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Is there anything more basic than a tweed jacket other than a navy blazer? Are you suggesting I only wear navy blazers? Are you suggesting there are night time events where the only thing proper to wear is a navy blazer?

No, you actually look "ok" in tweedy stuff. I just don't think they look all that clean. There are times when you want to look more elegant without being too formal. You seem to think that a Navy blazer is just as formal as a suit.

When the chart is more like

More Casual Less Casual More Formal Most Formal
Tweed and pattens Solid dark jackets(navy) Suit Tuxedo

There are proper places for all of them.
post #82 of 204
It really depends upon your own personal style and where or how you want to wear them. I have always felt that your skin/hair color determines what colors look best on you. Navy works on everyone but after that you should pick material colors that look good next to your skin and are flattering to your overall look. So, without knowing your skin and hair color it is hard to give specific color recommendations.

You say you have plenty of suits, so you have the semi-formal look covered. And you have a blue blazer. So, why not consider a corduroy jacket for something more casual and relaxed. Cashmere cotton blends are instantly comfortable and down right sinful feeling from the first wearing. It blends well with khakis, gray pants, jeans, sweaters and bulky cashmere or silk knit ties.

Consider a simple windowpane pattern in a contrasting color for an elegant and yet sporty look. A gold windowpane on green tweed for example is far more interesting than a plain tweed fabric. A white windowpane over a navy jacket can look very chic and take what would normally be seen as a plain blazer to an all new level.

For summer I think a silk, linen, wool blend or linen jacket in a medium blue, or natural cream color looks "special" and is ideal for parties, weddings and events when a suit isn't required.
post #83 of 204
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I definitely can't imagine having more than one.

I just figure if it's night, and a suit is too much, a tweed jacket will be just as suitable as a navy blazer. If only a dark color would look right, I'd just go with the suit.

That's too bad -- as one of my professors was fond of saying, "imagination rules the world, shithead."

My three navy blazers:
One ancient and ratty RTW SB 3B no-vent flap-pockets (with a mismatched button you cannot see under the lapel roll) -- as good a jacket as any if you're likely to get in a fight
One custom-tailored hopsack SB 3B side-vents flap-pockets
One custom-tailored flannel (a very tight flannel, mind) SB 3B side-vents flap-pockets

I haven't had a DB (suit or sport coat) since the 80's, but if I went for one, it would be a blazer.

And I love sportcoats more and more each passing year -- seem to wear suits less and less.
Recent additions include a "natural" camel-hair and a green-blue Harris Tweed.
post #84 of 204
What's a sport coat?
post #85 of 204
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I have one, but I never wear it. When would I ever need to where something else wouldn't work? I'm not saying it's not a nice thing to have, and easy to wear, I'm just not sure you need one.

If I could only afford one jacket, it would be a navy blazer, hands down.

What would you pick, foo?
post #86 of 204
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
If I could only afford one jacket, it would be a navy blazer, hands down.

What would you pick, foo?

I think he already did pick, given his Rubinacci selections.
post #87 of 204
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
If I could only afford one jacket, it would be a navy blazer, hands down.

What would you pick, foo?

If I could only have one, navy blue would not be a bad choice. But I still might pick a tweed.
post #88 of 204
You don't need a blazer, that blue donegal is close enough.

Though it would be useful to have one for warm weather, linen or fresco.
post #89 of 204
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
It really depends upon your own personal style and where or how you want to wear them. I have always felt that your skin/hair color determines what colors look best on you. Navy works on everyone but after that you should pick material colors that look good next to your skin and are flattering to your overall look. So, without knowing your skin and hair color it is hard to give specific color recommendations.

You say you have plenty of suits, so you have the semi-formal look covered. And you have a blue blazer. So, why not consider a corduroy jacket for something more casual and relaxed. Cashmere cotton blends are instantly comfortable and down right sinful feeling from the first wearing. It blends well with khakis, gray pants, jeans, sweaters and bulky cashmere or silk knit ties.

Consider a simple windowpane pattern in a contrasting color for an elegant and yet sporty look. A gold windowpane on green tweed for example is far more interesting than a plain tweed fabric. A white windowpane over a navy jacket can look very chic and take what would normally be seen as a plain blazer to an all new level.

For summer I think a silk, linen, wool blend or linen jacket in a medium blue, or natural cream color looks "special" and is ideal for parties, weddings and events when a suit isn't required.

Thanks a lot for that advice; In regards to Vox's comment, although I could always use more suits, I generally do not wear them to work. I find that an odd jacket and slacks tend to be more suitable for me. My boss rarely wears a suit, and honestly, I try my best not to overdress my superiors. I am a lowly law clerk

Also, I do not really have much of a problem with colors--I am tan, and I have light brown hair. I would say that navy probably looks better on me than say charcoal, but I do not really have too much problem with wearing certain colors. I like the windowpane idea I think--especially a subtle one. The navy and white idea appeals to me as well.
post #90 of 204
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
You don't need a blazer, that blue donegal is close enough.

Though it would be useful to have one for warm weather, linen or fresco.

That's what I figured. I may get a blazer one day (double breasted, 4x1, white MOP buttons), but it's far from a priority, and I imagine I will never need such a thing.
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