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post #31 of 56
It definitely helps if you are the guy on the right or going to a costume party.

post #32 of 56
douchebag
post #33 of 56
Tough to pull off. But if you can then that's fantastic!
post #34 of 56
Is for Charlie Sheen.
post #35 of 56
I say you should keep an open mind. The Forvm can be too prescriptivist sometimes. Having said that, I agree with the poster who said "if you have to ask...". I think this is one of those items which you see, you try on, and if it looks compellingly good on you, you buy.
post #36 of 56
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to this, which is the douchebaggery most of you are referring to :

Where did you get that pic of Steven Seagal?
post #37 of 56
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It definitely helps if you are the guy on the right or going to a costume party.


I have an old brown one like these from the 1960's with a waist-belt. Without the belt it looks like I am trying to be a 1970s pro-wrestler. With the belt on I still look like a pro-wrestler, but get tons of unsolicited complements from attractive women.
post #38 of 56
Johnny Depp pulls brown off nicely in Donnie Brasco.
post #39 of 56
Thread Starter 
Well gentlemen, I thank you for all your comments. I must admit that many of them had run through my head before posting this topic and poll.

We end off at 89% db and 11% cool. I think that's a pretty overwhelming answer.

To be truthful, the jacket is quite nice with a great slim cut, wider peak lapels and very nice leather. BUT, I just can't get the Eastern European Mafioso wanabee image out of my head. (Or the tortured Gucci model but I could live with that image I suppose.)

Aside from the db factor I think the other way to look at this is do I really want this item? Do I ache for it? And we should ache for our clothing, no? I guess I'm passing.
post #40 of 56
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Originally Posted by davidmross View Post
Well gentlemen, I thank you for all your comments. I must admit that many of them had run through my head before posting this topic and poll.

We end off at 89% db and 11% cool. I think that's a pretty overwhelming answer.

To be truthful, the jacket is quite nice with a great slim cut, wider peak lapels and very nice leather. BUT, I just can't get the Eastern European Mafioso wanabee image out of my head. (Or the tortured Gucci model but I could live with that image I suppose.)

Aside from the db factor I think the other way to look at this is do I really want this item? Do I ache for it? And we should ache for our clothing, no? I guess I'm passing.

Slightly off topic but I've found that when I see something I like I'll wait 72 hours. If I'm still thinking about it after that time, I'll get it. If not then I just forget about it.

Don't let anyone persuade you not to get it if you really want it. If it turns out you don't like it after you get it you can always put it on ebay.
post #41 of 56
My answer would be a little biased since leather has never really been interesting to me. However, there are those who can look a bit decent even in a leather coat. I suggest that you show us a picture of yourself in your newly-bought discounted jacket so we can judge whether you look cool or not in that type of clothing.
post #42 of 56
Most leather sportcoats look as douchey as the people who buy them intend to look. (And I don't mean they aim to look like douchebags, but they intend to go for the look that you or I might think of that way). However, I think they're one of those menswear elements for which there is a narrow range of potential for not only avoiding the douchebag look but for achieving a very stylish outfit, and this depends upon the jacket itself (the cut and type/colour/finish of leather) and the rest of the outfit worn with it. In general I believe that quite extravagant garments can often be brought back to earth if the entire ensemble is carefully chosen.

STF has some nice Attolini leather sportcoats.





I think those examples illustrate what I said. Nice cut, nice leather (no shiny black finish) and the effect is kept in check with the more conservative clothes underneath. Both could be worn with pants, while in neither case would you stray into douche territory if you chose to wear jeans. (as long as you didn't go with an over-distressed pair).

Now I'm back to drooling over those Attolinis and wishing I could afford them. Thanks a bunch.
post #43 of 56
How about this?



post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by davidmross View Post
Well gentlemen, I thank you for all your comments. I must admit that many of them had run through my head before posting this topic and poll.

We end off at 89% db and 11% cool. I think that's a pretty overwhelming answer.

To be truthful, the jacket is quite nice with a great slim cut, wider peak lapels and very nice leather. BUT, I just can't get the Eastern European Mafioso wanabee image out of my head. (Or the tortured Gucci model but I could live with that image I suppose.)

Aside from the db factor I think the other way to look at this is do I really want this item? Do I ache for it? And we should ache for our clothing, no? I guess I'm passing.

i hope you realize that the voting matches the demographic of SF, so in a way it is SF approved
post #45 of 56
The Brad Pitt example is not really a propos. That is more of a light jacket than a SC.
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