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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

IS - fit of everything is very good. Particularly like the glasses.
That's a tough jacket to pair due to its small pattern and the fact that it essentially resolves to a grey base. I liked it better with the mid to dark grey trousers, but neither is ideal. If the pattern were larger, ie. a large scale pow check I could see it working, but the pattern gets lost a few feet away making it look like an ill matching suit with the light grey pants.

thanks, L. i too love these glasses.

i think i agree. will probs switch off between these and medium gray trou for this. conveniently, i just got a pair of summer weight mid gray trousers from HY. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thanks, L. i too love these glasses.

i think i agree. will probs switch off between these and medium gray trou for this. conveniently, i just got a pair of summer weight mid gray trousers from HY. smile.gif

Have you tried navy pents?

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Have you tried navy pents?

not yet.

but i realized that the biggest issue with navy pents is the great difficulty in photographing them. 99.9% chance that if i wore navy pents with these, they would look great IRL, but would look almost black in pics. and on SF, pics matter, not IRL. so it would become a very frustrating endeavor. ill try, but pending the pics, it may be a combo i will just have to enjoy for myself.
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not yet.

but i realized that the biggest issue with navy pents is the great difficulty in photographing them. 99.9% chance that if i wore navy pents with these, they would look great IRL, but would look almost black in pics. and on SF, pics matter, not IRL. so it would become a very frustrating endeavor. ill try, but pending the pics, it may be a combo i will just have to enjoy for myself.

Who cares whether the colors are truly accurate? 90% of my pictures don't have accurate colors either. I usually just describe the color, or try to take a close-up so people can imagine what it would look like. We can't all be professional photographers (or have one at our disposal).

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Navy odd pants are the worst. I think charcoal would look good with that jacket, or perhaps something mid brown.
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But you're an unusually difficult man. :)

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mid brown.

I think this is the best choice here. That is a tricky jacket to pair with.
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Grey odd jackets, or grey based odd jackets are notoriously difficult. So re navy odd pants! Both together might make the world implode.
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Who cares whether the colors are truly accurate? 90% of my pictures don't have accurate colors either. I usually just describe the color, or try to take a close-up so people can imagine what it would look like. We can't all be professional photographers (or have one at our disposal).

there is almost no point for me in posting pics that dont reflect the true colors, for the worse. it becomes and endless string of, "xx is wrong," "NO BUT IRL ITS NOT LIKE THAT!!!!" when that happens i just dont post a pic.
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Navy odd pants are the worst. I think charcoal would look good with that jacket, or perhaps something mid brown.

they are not. shut up. charcoal works, yes. brown would be cool.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I think this is the best choice here. That is a tricky jacket to pair with.

might give it a whirl.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Grey odd jackets, or grey based odd jackets are notoriously difficult. So re navy odd pants! Both together might make the world implode.

that will be just what SF needs. a little feather ruffling.
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Grey is very difficult for an odd jacket. I don't understand the proclivity towards them--I always see sartorial n00bs wearing them (poorly), when they are probably the hardest thing to pair well. I wouldn't consider buying one until I had a dozen or so other odd jackets.

Not saying stitchy is a sartorial n00b at all, just making the broader remark.
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Grey odd jackets, or grey based odd jackets are notoriously difficult. So re navy odd pants! Both together might make the world implode.

 

On the contrary, I think they must just be what each other have been looking for all their lives.

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If that is true, they lead sad lives.
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Grey is very difficult for an odd jacket. I don't understand the proclivity towards them--I always see sartorial n00bs wearing them (poorly), when they are probably the hardest thing to pair well. I wouldn't consider buying one until I had a dozen or so other odd jackets.
Not saying stitchy is a sartorial n00b at all, just making the broader remark.

no offense taken, anyways, im not far from a n00b. smile.gif

i think it definitely can be hard to pair, and certainly should not be a first or second or third.... SC, but it depends on the jacket and what you are wearing with it. also, i think that group think already knocks it down a peg and peoples knee jerk is to dislike it.

for example, the gray herringbone jacket i posted with chinos a few weeks ago, i think is superb for summer casual tan/beige/blue chinos, and i think its pretty easy to use. this jacket however, is not easy at all to use. its a shade of gray that is not really light but also not really dark, making it hard to contrast against other gray trousers. but with the right brown trousers, i think it really would be great.

a darker gray SC however, or one with a large POW, are not necessarily all that had to use.

lastly, in all the applications ive used it in, i dont think any were flat bad, just not optimal for what one might want in a contrast. however, not all fits can be perfect, and i like the jackets style, so if that means when i wear it it may not be juuuust right with the trousers, thats worth it for me.
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Thank you all for the nice comments.
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Pretty damn hot in here lately, huh? Summer has arrived late, but it sure is coming strong...

Hope you're having a good time smile.gif
RD, it sure heated up quickly.
We arrived on Saturday. That and Sunday were great, but Sunday started the midday heat. We left yesterday for Mallorca.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no offense taken, anyways, im not far from a n00b. smile.gif

i think it definitely can be hard to pair, and certainly should not be a first or second or third.... SC, but it depends on the jacket and what you are wearing with it. also, i think that group think already knocks it down a peg and peoples knee jerk is to dislike it.

for example, the gray herringbone jacket i posted with chinos a few weeks ago, i think is superb for summer casual tan/beige/blue chinos, and i think its pretty easy to use. this jacket however, is not easy at all to use. its a shade of gray that is not really light but also not really dark, making it hard to contrast against other gray trousers. but with the right brown trousers, i think it really would be great.

a darker gray SC however, or one with a large POW, are not necessarily all that had to use.

lastly, in all the applications ive used it in, i dont think any were flat bad, just not optimal for what one might want in a contrast. however, not all fits can be perfect, and i like the jackets style, so if that means when i wear it it may not be juuuust right with the trousers, thats worth it for me.

Yeah, I definitely wasn't calling you a n00b, was just talking about the broader grey-SC topic smile.gif

Black/white herringbone (i.e. Harris Tweed) is definitely the big exception here. It works well though because it is so obviously rustic that it pairs well with chinos or khaki-colored pents. A more refined grey SC is much harder.

FWIW, I like your SC, I just think it's pretty hard to pair. More refined grey is hard--you can't really get adequate contrast against grey pents unless it's very light or very dark, but against brown pents the formality levels can be off. Were I going to do a grey SC (other than the Harris tweed example, which I actually do want), I'd go with a large pattern PoW like you mentioned, it seems like the best option, so long as the scale is large enough and styling such that it is clearly not an orphan suit jacket. Maybe in a linen blend as a summer SC.
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