Manton, Thanks for the feedback. I'm very appreciative. To be perfectly honest, soliciting your opinion is a major reason why I decided to come out of the lurking shadow and post a few pics in this thread, which is great, by the way. I understand your points about the paradox. To risk offending your sensibilities even more, I'll admit that I primarily wear the coat casually with denim and OCBDs or sweaters, because the paradox you mention makes it very difficult to do otherwise. I wondered if the combo I posted might strike near that rare exception you hint at. I have the same color trousers in flannel rather than worsted, and I agree that they would have been a much better choice. As for the jacket, I think it's actually anything but "suity," IRL. It's a very substantial 100% cashmere cloth in a fuzzy and textured finish (not sure of the technical name of the weave), which unmistakably reads sportcoat to me (save the color, as we've already discussed). Patch pockets is a configuration I only have in SC's too, but perhaps this is a personal cue that doesn't translate to anyone but me. I've posted a detail pic of the cloth below for reference. Re: the navy blazer and grey trouser pairing as the only "suity" separates combo that might work, I wonder how my other pic from earlier in the thread measures up?
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3/25/11 at 1:44pm