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post #136 of 6715
Sigh, Andrew Harris always seems to get great 40R. Battistoni navy jacket
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-2500-BATTIS...QQcmdZViewItem
post #137 of 6715
Looks like a suit jacket though. How can you tell if it's a real sports jacket rather than an orphaned suit jacket?
post #138 of 6715
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Originally Posted by darkoak
Looks like a suit jacket though. How can you tell if it's a real sports jacket rather than an orphaned suit jacket?

It's not really that important for solid color jackets, really, they're pretty versatile and that may be why they are also more expensive.
post #139 of 6715
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Interesting Dior overcoat, ends in about 30 min...

http://cgi.ebay.com/FABULOUS-CHRISTI...QQcmdZViewItem
post #140 of 6715
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Originally Posted by darkoak
Looks like a suit jacket though. How can you tell if it's a real sports jacket rather than an orphaned suit jacket?

The buttons are a dead giveaway. More subtle is the fabric, where jacketing cloth usually has some texture or surface interest. When you see a coat in a hard finish worsted with navy buttons from a high-end maker, you can be 99.9% sure it's an orphaned coat. Slap metal buttons on there and it can pass for a blazer. Horn buttons can make it look like an odd jacket but I think the suiting fabric will always betray its origin.
post #141 of 6715
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Looks like a suit jacket though. How can you tell if it's a real sports jacket rather than an orphaned suit jacket?

It doesn't matter in this case. It is a solid navy jacket. There is nothing preventing it from being worn as a blazer. I have to respectfully disagree with EL72 when on this:

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where jacketing cloth usually has some texture or surface interest. When you see a coat in a hard finish worsted with navy buttons from a high-end maker, you can be 99.9% sure it's an orphaned coat. Slap metal buttons on there and it can pass for a blazer. Horn buttons can make it look like an odd jacket but I think the suiting fabric will always betray its origin.

All the top makes sell blazers in flat worsted or gabardine cloth, which are also used as suiting cloth. And there is no significant differences in cut. So change the buttons and you have a blazer, or don't change them (I like dark buttons or horn buttons personally) and you also have a blazer.
post #142 of 6715
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Uniqlo Selvage (can't tell if these are raw, but they look pretty dark) 32x33 for about $50 shipped to the US Buy it Now. They do look like the Greenline raw selvage I have. http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Uniqlo-SELV...QQcmdZViewItem
post #143 of 6715
post #144 of 6715
Good ol' Thom. That keyhole on the lapel really says classic Americana.
post #145 of 6715
Gorgeous Brioni dinner jacket. No trousers, unfortunately...

http://cgi.ebay.com/3600-NWT-BRIONI-...QQcmdZViewItem
post #146 of 6715
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Originally Posted by Connemara
Gorgeous Brioni dinner jacket. No trousers, unfortunately...

Now that would cause an uncomfortable situation.
post #147 of 6715
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Originally Posted by Connemara
Gorgeous Brioni dinner jacket. No trousers, unfortunately...

http://cgi.ebay.com/3600-NWT-BRIONI-...QQcmdZViewItem


Ah yes, that time in Tangiers. Quite the scandal.
post #148 of 6715
post #149 of 6715
This Brioni 46L might work for someone shorter than me.
http://cgi.ebay.com/3400-BRIONI-Exec...QQcmdZViewItem
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