Originally Posted by Jagger_On
I could do with some help from you guys if possible. I've been after a cameraman for a little while but at the moment I have a more pressing need for a jacket to keep the rain off while wearing a suit to work. I was just wondering if any of you guys think one of the the spring/summer cameraman jackets, I was thinking the yellow one from this summer, would be suitable for the job? Would it be long enough to cover a suit jacket or would it just look ridiculous?
My take, for the most part nothing by Cabourn works with a suit. Sure I woudn't do a Cameraman generally with a suit, but I really wouldn't do a King George either. Maybe the solid navy King George, but I think you're still limited in what you can pair it with and good luck finding one. Didn't even know they ever made it until the other day. And the King George looks similar in a lot of ways to the Cameraman. Only piece I can really see with a suit is a Mallory, and I think you're limited what you can pair it with. At the end of the day a nice topcoat or trench is what you I would look at for most suits.
As for the raw yellow Cameraman, I'll say yet again that it's my favorite Cabourn piece. I've tried it on many times, but I have yet to actually wear it. I've been wearing my green Harris Tweed Cameraman this Fall and while it's nice enough, I much prefer my raw yellow Cameraman. Depending on your suits and depending on the industry you're in, I could see the raw yellow Cameraman with a linen suit or chino suiting. One of the advantages of the Cameraman is that you have the adjustable clasps as well which can help you take it in. I say that because you may need/want to go up a size if you're going to wear a suit/blazer underneath. Speaking of the raw yellow Cameraman, saw a size 48 on eBay the other day. It was "buy it now" or make an offer.