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Did anyone ever clear up the shoulder issue with Mina?

Yes, it is an issue. Please, somebody, have her fix it. Not that hard.
post #2927 of 3954
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I'm having a cigar linen suit made, and was thinking of choosing grey smoked MOP buttons for the jacket. Dino and Mina, however, think this might be a bad choice, and suggested medium brown horn. Anyone have thoughts? I could go either way, but for some reason, in my mind, MOP seems like the better choice.

 

I would def go with the brown horn - I think the smoked MOPs are best for odd jackets.
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This is how Mina and I did it bigstar[1].gif :



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post #2929 of 3954
I also prefer matching buttons with suits.
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

D,

I posted this for suggestions on good taste, but did not get much traction. It's not cigar linen, (maybe maduro linen?) but gives you some ideas what horn looks like. Not sure if it helps much.

Would also like to get your thoughts on my suit, what you think is the best choice.


AppleMark

Top button by far.
post #2931 of 3954
It depends on how casual you want the suit to be. Contrasting buttons mark it as distinctly casual, which can be a good or bad things, depending on your goal. One advantage to a more casual summer suit with contrasting buttons is that the jacket can easily be worn alone and not look orphaned. For the same reason, I'd get it with patch pockets. All my summer suits have them.

Now, about those shoulders. Someone please fix them on your next order.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I agree with them. MOP buttons are for sportcoats in my mind. You are getting a suit made, I would stick to the proper matchiness of buttons even if it is linen.
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I would def go with the brown horn - I think the smoked MOPs are best for odd jackets.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I also prefer matching buttons with suits.

Does it change your guys' mind if I say I plan to wear this jacket as an odd jacket often?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

It depends on how casual you want the suit to be. Contrasting buttons mark it as distinctly casual, which can be a good or bad things, depending on your goal. One advantage to a more casual summer suit with contrasting buttons is that the jacket can easily be worn alone and not look orphaned. For the same reason, I'd get it with patch pockets. All my summer suits have them.

That was my thinking. I also have mine with two patches at the hips, and a barchetta at the breast.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post



Does it change your guys' mind if I say I plan to wear this jacket as an odd jacket often?

Yes, then follow Matt's advice. Or better yet, get switchable buttons ala Swiss Army Suit™
post #2934 of 3954
Great, I'm glad we have the color of the buttons sorted out.

Now somebody PLEASE fix the fucked up shoulders.
post #2935 of 3954
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post



Does it change your guys' mind if I say I plan to wear this jacket as an odd jacket often?
That was my thinking. I also have mine with two patches at the hips, and a barchetta at the breast.

I think the combination of linen and patch pockets are good enough to signal an odd jacket. Contrast buttons are a little too stark on a suit.
post #2936 of 3954
Do you've a picture of your jacket, dieworkwear? We'll advise you better if we know the exact shade of the linen.
As it's, I'd go with the brown horn.
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Do you've a picture of your jacket, dieworkwear? We'll advise you better if we know the exact shade of the linen.
As it's, I'd go with the brown horn.

Mine is the top swatch here
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post


Which is what I think Eddie has as well for this suit.

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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post


Trio of W. Bill linen, SB 3R2
tobacco: barchetta, flapped pockets, ticket pocket
blue: barchetta, patch pockets
khaki: all patch pockets
note: jackets to be lengthened 1-2cm, sleeves by 1cm to account for wrinkling at elbow, minor adjustments to back

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post #2938 of 3954
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I think the combination of linen and patch pockets are good enough to signal an odd jacket. Contrast buttons are a little too stark on a suit.

+1. I have a Zegna MTM beige linen suit whose jacket I often wear as an odd jacket. In contrast to yours (dieworkwear's), it has besom pockets, but the linen itself is enough to make it not look suity. I tend to think of suity jackets as things that use obviously suiting cloths (eg. worsted, dark, pinstripes and other fine texture or detail). Even then, doesn't the term odd jacket come from suits whose pants have worn out, so the jackets are worn by themselves?
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Mine is the top swatch here
Which is what I think Eddie has as well for this suit.

That is very nice Derek.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Great, I'm glad we have the color of the buttons sorted out.

Now somebody PLEASE fix the fucked up shoulders.

I can fix them on Photoshop smile.gif
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