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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

help me out with this.....i saw something similar done and looked great....but i always feel odd when my coat is lighter than my pants...I just dont know if it works. Some confirmation either way would help me out...

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and up close....excuse the neck fat, im looking down and makes my neck look fat as f*ck.
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The more I look at this fit the more I think a simple change to a white square would have just about made it work. That and some neck liposuction!

Or, maybe if the jacket were a little grayer or the trou a little beiger - sort of warm/cool thing.

I don't think there is anything wrong AT ALL with a lighter jacket and darker trou in general.
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Derek, the idea works but not your execution. Keep in mind that I am biased against non patch pocket jackets. That same jacket in a light shade of brown (ideally similar to your suede shoes), some solid grey flannels and keep the tie and shirt plus some suede shoes, and you are good to go. here is an excerpt from luciano barbera:


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SEASONAL
"Everyone knows you wear wool in the winter, linen in the summer, and a straw hat from June 15th to Labor Day. Everyone is right. And therein lies the problem. Follow these rules and you will look like everyone else. Better that you display a little originality. On the gravest days of winter I put on my gray flannels, a cashmere tie in a sober color and my white linen jacket.
The pants keep me warm. The tie gains me entrée into good restaurants. The blazer reminds me that summer will come again."

On the site in this blurb, is a pic of a white linen DB sportcoat worn with flannels. To work (for me), the jacket has to be relaxed and all the other elements of the outfit soft and fuzzy. Patterned pants don't work. I do this but I wear dark linen pants, wool or cashmere jacket and wool or cashmere tie and suede shoes.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Is the coat linen? It seems rumpled and summery when everything else has transitioned to fall.
I think the disparate nature of the elements is more of the issue than the lightness of the coat. Rumply, casual light-colored coat + dressy wide spread + dark brown suede + busy trou ... The coat, to my eye, looks out of place, and the color is just one of the reasons.
noted...thanks doc. I agree...I think solid trous wouldve made it work a little better.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

DerekS, I only think a light coat like that works when worn with something that's even lighter. So in this example with a shirt of a similar value you'd need lighter (white?) pants. For it to work with darker pants, I'd go even darker than the ones you have there and pair it with a white shirt...
I'd be curious to see pleasing examples where the coat is the lightest element.
white pants with a tan jacket is a no go for me.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

The more I look at this fit the more I think a simple change to a white square would have just about made it work. That and some neck liposuction!
Or, maybe if the jacket were a little grayer or the trou a little beiger - sort of warm/cool thing.
I don't think there is anything wrong AT ALL with a lighter jacket and darker trou in general.
first, f*ck you. im a 15.5 neck. dammit. youre giving me a complex. lol8[1].gif I think ill try the coat with a darker solid trou...or just buy a new coat. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Derek, the idea works but not your execution. Keep in mind that I am biased against non patch pocket jackets. That same jacket in a light shade of brown (ideally similar to your suede shoes), some solid grey flannels and keep the tie and shirt plus some suede shoes, and you are good to go. here is an excerpt from luciano barbera:

Style Tips
SEASONAL
"Everyone knows you wear wool in the winter, linen in the summer, and a straw hat from June 15th to Labor Day. Everyone is right. And therein lies the problem. Follow these rules and you will look like everyone else. Better that you display a little originality. On the gravest days of winter I put on my gray flannels, a cashmere tie in a sober color and my white linen jacket.
The pants keep me warm. The tie gains me entrée into good restaurants. The blazer reminds me that summer will come again."
On the site in this blurb, is a pic of a white linen DB sportcoat worn with flannels. To work (for me), the jacket has to be relaxed and all the other elements of the outfit soft and fuzzy. Patterned pants don't work. I do this but I wear dark linen pants, wool or cashmere jacket and wool or cashmere tie and suede shoes.

great advice ed. thanks a ton. If i recall, the pic that gave me the idea was a charcoal grey flannel pant with a tan linen jacket. I think youre right, the printed trous were a bad choice. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

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good go at it. you need some cufflinks...

and neck lipo. come see me.
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

good go at it. you need some cufflinks...
and neck lipo. come see me.

That was pretty funny. lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

That was pretty funny. lol8[1].gif

for both.
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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

What do you want to know? What do you want to see? How come there are red and white chalk marks?

Sometimes there is even yellow as a third colour (to brighten things up).
These marks show what was moved from where it would have been normally, and from where it was moved to, one may conclude why it was moved smile.gif.
(though I could have not, if I was not told about it, to me it looks like any other chalk marks used for a coat).

So he cuts from a block and you need more girth at the waist and a wider shoulder.

What happened to the unconstructed white jacket made by the 80 year old tailor?
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Bleachy is this you?

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post #14889 of 76409
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

help me out with this.....i saw something similar done and looked great....but i always feel odd when my coat is lighter than my pants...I just dont know if it works. Some confirmation either way would help me out... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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and up close....excuse the neck fat, im looking down and makes my neck look fat as f*ck.
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The suggestions/feedback you got from other members made sense, but this is my favourite outfit of yours. A more "autumny" fabric for the jacket with a bit more texture (but same colour) would have been great, but apart from that: everything else looks very nice: harmonious, simple but interesting. From shirt (great blue for this outfit, a lighter blue would have made the top of the outfit too light), to tie (great colour and texture, beautiful against the shirt, and a link to the bottom of the outfit), to PS (not matchy, and helps to darken up the top a bit), to trousers, to shoes.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

help me out with this.....i saw something similar done and looked great....but i always feel odd when my coat is lighter than my pants...I just dont know if it works. Some confirmation either way would help me out...
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and up close....excuse the neck fat, im looking down and makes my neck look fat as f*ck.
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Colours fits well together.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

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Your collar spread is too great on your shirt. or lose the tie, and even then the collar spread is too great. So, wrong shirt, correct colour.
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^ Disagree, i think it looks great

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

What do you want to know? What do you want to see? How come there are red and white chalk marks?

Sometimes there is even yellow as a third colour (to brighten things up).
These marks show what was moved from where it would have been normally, and from where it was moved to, one may conclude why it was moved smile.gif.
(though I could have not, if I was not told about it, to me it looks like any other chalk marks used for a coat).

So he cuts from a block and you need more girth at the waist and a wider shoulder.

What happened to the unconstructed white jacket made by the 80 year old tailor?

No block, these are adjustment to my own, finished pattern (only for this coat) and it has nothing to do with fit as such which will not be changed, but with some "specials" I wanted on that jacket.
The additional marks only show what was moved, not what was extended!
(to make a long story short it will have a single piece back and no front darts because I want matched pocket jets. the movements of some parts of my pattern are, as far as I understand, necessary to get a perfect applomb into the finished coat).
Possobly I shall ask for single-seam sleeves to complete this, haha.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I'd be curious to see pleasing examples where the coat is the lightest element.

I think this works, but I'm sure there will be dissenters.

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