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post #61 of 113
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post


That's interesting, Jan. The olive cord sportcoat was just as common as the blazer? Was it sort of a knocking-about-town-and-campus garment while the blazer was more a garment for heading-into-mixed-company-there'll-be-older-folks-present?
I do think olive is much underused these days. Great color for suburbia or urban Fridays if you get the fabric right. The lovat green flannel 6x3 in the middle of Tutee's LL post here strikes me as a versatile color and fabric.
I also like the green dress on the woman in the first plate.

 

I have trousers like the lovat you linked.  Nice, indeed.
 

 

post #62 of 113
Not a fan of olive!!
post #63 of 113
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

That's interesting, Jan. The olive cord sportcoat was just as common as the blazer? Was it sort of a knocking-about-town-and-campus garment while the blazer was more a garment for heading-into-mixed-company-there'll-be-older-folks-present?

That sounds about right. I think the blue blazer was more of year-round garment while the olive cord sport coat was for fall, winter and early spring, at least in my part of the country.
post #64 of 113
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

That sounds about right. I think the blue blazer was more of year-round garment while the olive cord sport coat was for fall, winter and early spring, at least in my part of the country.

And where would this be?
post #65 of 113
I think it's also important to talk when olive was a 'standard' or 'staple' color

I'm guessing 1960s?????????

That seems to me to be the last time I remember it being pretty common.

I'm a big fan by the way - I think most people would like olive more if they tried it with strongly color complements (bold blue, rich chocolate, strongish maroon, etc. etc.) It seems that it can look really drab without the right pairings.
post #66 of 113
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

I think it's also important to talk when olive was a 'standard' or 'staple' color
I'm guessing 1960s?????????
That seems to me to be the last time I remember it being pretty common.
I'm a big fan by the way - I think most people would like olive more if they tried it with strongly color complements (bold blue, rich chocolate, strongish maroon, etc. etc.) It seems that it can look really drab without the right pairings.

Do you mean french blue, or something different? A picture would be nice smile.gif
post #67 of 113
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

And where would this be?

Southern California. Except for two years in England and five years in Texas, I've always been a SoCal boy. My mother's family came here in the 1870s.
post #68 of 113
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

I draw the line at olive socks.

Ahh, here they are. The Paul Smith olive shoes, on B&S,
PS Rollins, in a cute little size:

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post #69 of 113
Coat: Cordings, vintage, made in England of heavy tweed with a check of teal, navy, & mustard on an olive ground.

Trousers: Maker unknown, RTW, made in Italy of wool flannel in dark olive

Shirt: Richard Anderson, bespoke, made in England of cotton flannel in a navy & sage check on a cream ground

Tie: New & Lingwood, OTR, made in England of printed silk in multi-colours on olive ground

Pocketsquare: Maker unknown, OTR, made in England or printed silk of multi-colours on an olive ground

Socks: Mettez (Paris), RTW, made in Italy of wool in an Argyle pattern of dark green, & yellow with light brown accents on an olive ground

Shoes: Vass split toe Derbys, RTW, made in Hungary of cordovan

Belt: Ben Silver, RTW, made in Canada of cordovan

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Edited by RSS - 10/31/11 at 7:16am
post #70 of 113

^ That is some high-level coordinating.  Very good.

post #71 of 113
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Originally Posted by sprout View Post

^ That is some high-level coordinating.  Very good.
Thank you.
post #72 of 113
RSS, that is great. only quibble might be that the tie's background is a tiny bit matchy with the jacket. i would have made the pastelly ochre a minor, rather than the major, element of the tie.
post #73 of 113
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Originally Posted by OttoSkadelig View Post

RSS, that is great. only quibble might be that the tie's background is a tiny bit matchy with the jacket. i would have made the pastelly ochre a minor, rather than the major, element of the tie.
We call it matchy/match around here. I picked that up from a designer we know.

The coat is a recent vintage purchase and just arrived this week. I have the perfect tie for it ... just not with me now. Either the coat or the right tie gets relocated. Or ... better ... I use this as an excuse to get another tie.
post #74 of 113
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

We call it matchy/match around here. I picked that up from a designer we know.
The coat is a recent vintage purchase and just arrived this week. I have the perfect tie for it ... just not with me now. Either the coat or the right tie gets relocated. Or ... better ... I use this as an excuse to get another tie.

It all looks good, I am surprised you still purchase coats, don't you have 200 bespoke coats?
post #75 of 113
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

It all looks good, I am surprised you still purchase coats, don't you have 200 bespoke coats?
It's an addiction.

FYI: No bespoke in the last couple of years. At one point over 200 ... but I've begun to cut back and weed-out.

The coat pictured was originally OTR and was purchased vintage on eBay. It's by Cordings. Yes, I like the bespoke experience ... but it's not required to be well dressed. Perhaps I've just committed a SF sacrilege ... but that's the way I see it.

As for vintage ... if it's good ... it's good.

Just call me Cruiser (AAAC). wink.gif

Forex ... I always 'see' your avatar as spelling SEX ... and then I notice it's a Y for Yen. Surely some currency uses the symbol X. No?
Edited by RSS - 10/30/11 at 5:58am
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