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Is this cloth/suit pattern dated? Honest critique please

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hey all,

I found this nice suit, I am not sure as to the vintage, at a thrift store today. It appears to be half canvassed and the suit has a soft hand. I apologize for the mediocre but it is a bluish-gray glen plaid with a orange/rust overcheck. I am trying to incorporate some more bold patterns into my suits as I have alot of pinstripes and solids and since this suit was 5 dollars I wanted to give it a shot. The pants will need alot of work (they are flared....) but I want to know if it is even worth it. The suit fits me rather well w/o alterations so fit pix will come if I feel like I can pull it off. I am 26, work in a lax professional environment (I can wear loud colors and patterns if it is professionally cut and sober). Thoughts?


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post #2 of 16
[quote=Citan1145;4194375]Hey all,

I found this nice suit, I am not sure as to the vintage, at a thrift store today. It appears to be half canvassed and the suit has a soft hand. I apologize for the mediocre but it is a bluish-gray glen plaid with a orange/rust overcheck. I am trying to incorporate some more bold patterns into my suits as I have alot of pinstripes and solids and since this suit was 5 dollars I wanted to give it a shot. The pants will need alot of work (they are flared....) but I want to know if it is even worth it. The suit fits me rather well w/o alterations so fit pix will come if I feel like I can pull it off. I am 26, work in a lax professional environment (I can wear loud colors and patterns if it is professionally cut and sober). Thoughts?


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I have no idea of the cut. As for the pattern, it is not at all loud, but very conservative
and in good taste.
post #3 of 16
Can't really talk about the pattern with that picture. As far as the color goes, I think it is OK, did you say you got it for 5?
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Frank Davis View Post
Can't really talk about the pattern with that picture. As far as the color goes, I think it is OK, did you say you got it for 5?

I've never seen a pattern that I thought was too dated to wear. Much less something as classic as windowpane. Maybe I'd be saying otherwise if this were cow spots or leopard, but this is pretty tame.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Frank Davis View Post
Can't really talk about the pattern with that picture. As far as the color goes, I think it is OK, did you say you got it for 5?
Unless your monitor or eyes are utter crap, you should be able to see it fine. And it's a nice tasteful pattern. As for cut, you would have to wear it. But flare on the pants should be fixable by a decent tailor.
post #6 of 16
Its fine.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
I got it for 5 dollars at a consignment store. To be honest, the only issue i have is that the blue-grey color is kind of different than anything i have ever seen and with the orange I thought it was too "old man in the country club" for a young guy like myself. You guys seem to think it is nice though, so thanks for the comments. Honestly the fit is rather nice, softer shoulders (no awkward cheap padding) and it is similar to a BB fitzgerald. Any other comments on how to wear this? Shirt and ties etc. shoes color?
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
Unless your monitor or eyes are utter crap, you should be able to see it fine. And it's a nice tasteful pattern.
Thanks for the compliment, that is if calling my eyes crap is one. And my monitor is far from being broken.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Frank Davis View Post
Thanks for the compliment, that is if calling my eyes crap is one.

And my monitor is far from being broken.

The picture isn't the best, I do apologize!
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post
The picture isn't the best, I do apologize!

No need to apologize, I just think the other dick head is just toying with my temper.
post #11 of 16
The pattern is quite nice, but without a picture in "true" colors, it's hard to recommend shirts and ties.
However, described as bluish-grey, most common shirts (white, blue, cream, pink) could work, either plain or striped (maybe even a well chosen check). Same thing on ties, most dark colours should be fine (navy, black, chocolate brown, bottle green, rusty orange), either plain, dotted, or large striped.
Thinking twice about it, I could also imagine rocking it with bright ties... but hard to tell without a better picture.

ps- Your picture (on the brownish spectrum) looks like a Corneliani suit I had through out the 90's. I prefered to wear it with a white shirt and black or dark brown tie.
post #12 of 16
It would be easier to see the garment being worn to get the full effect but it certainly not something one would be able to buy today - nor would it be very desirable but some things can be considered dateless. Flares give the game away so probably best avoided.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Its fine.

+1
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post
It would be easier to see the garment being worn to get the full effect but it certainly not something one would be able to buy today - nor would it be very desirable but some things can be considered dateless. Flares give the game away so probably best avoided.

This strikes me a pretty much on target. It's obviously not today's fashion, but it's not trendy-dated either.

If you're worried about the "old man" look, I actually think it would be more old-mannish without the orange overcheck. Hard to be sure from the photo, but that's my reaction, anyway.
post #15 of 16
Looks good to me.
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