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post #16 of 79
I thought this looks alright.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/BlackF...&topParent=Men

It's pretty much the same thing right?
post #17 of 79
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post
I thought this looks alright.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/BlackF...&topParent=Men

It's pretty much the same thing right?

That's pretty horrible too.

Why not just use an overcoat?
post #18 of 79
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
That's pretty horrible too.

Why not just use an overcoat?

There is something charming about wearing down over a structured jacket. It adds a layer of sporty ruggedness to a refined interior. It's like looking at the cross-section of a tree, the beautiful golden wood is surrounded by a coarse shell of bark. Mmmmm.... trees.
post #19 of 79
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post
I thought this looks alright.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/BlackF...&topParent=Men

It's pretty much the same thing right?
It looks just as bad IMO. I recall the down vest with suits that BF featured two years ago. I even tried on one of their vests with a suit coat and it looked awful on me. I liked the items alone, but not together.
post #20 of 79
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I vote no. In fact, I give it a Mr. Yuk:
Bravo!

Don't do it Leon. I don't really know you ... but I care enough to tell you the truth. It's not a good look.

Just think of this as a bad judgement day that will soon pass. We all have them.
post #21 of 79
i think a full or 3/4 length top coat would look much better, i could only say in my opinion, it just doesn't look good.
post #22 of 79
If all your friends were wearing dress socks as pocket squares, would you do it, too?
post #23 of 79
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Originally Posted by pandamonium View Post
If all your friends were wearing dress socks as pocket squares, would you do it, too?

What if your only friend is Mr. Moo?
post #24 of 79
Don't see the pics.

Over a jacket or under?

A vest under a jacket is common. Over I've never seen. A vest under a jacket is common enough you'll see jackets sold with a zip out lining.

Remember it's not normal to turn the heat on just because you're feeling a slight chill . People around here believe you should dress for the weather. Tourists often end up with blue bits.
post #25 of 79
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post
There is something charming about wearing down over a structured jacket. It adds a layer of sporty ruggedness to a refined interior. It's like looking at the cross-section of a tree, the beautiful golden wood is surrounded by a coarse shell of bark. Mmmmm.... trees.

If you want sporty ruggedness over a refined interior, wear a tweed coat. I don't know what sort of hallucinogen-induced trees you're thinking of, but tree bark is generally rough, not nylon-smooth and lumpy, in neon colors. Besides, the tweed looks better than the puffer, and will remain in style longer.

Was that so hard?
post #26 of 79
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Originally Posted by incastoutcast View Post
If you want sporty ruggedness over a refined interior, wear a tweed coat.

In the city?
post #27 of 79
I would not wear it, but I am planning to use this colour combination. I bought yesterday some grey flannel pants and a tan car coat from Cucinelli (and I'm ruined) that I'm planning to wear with some light brown suede Tod's chukka boots. I might wear one of their vests over a jumper.


Bruno Cucinelli Puffer Jacket
link article
post #28 of 79
It's been done before in Cucinelli catalogues but definitely not a city look.
post #29 of 79
Certainly a very 'milanese' look.
post #30 of 79
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Originally Posted by clausc View Post
Certainly a very 'milanese' look.

It is a very Italian look like suede shoes and coloured trousers.

I went to Florence in the winter and everybody had these padded anoraks...
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