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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...

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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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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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Brown is for Agricultores.

Pre dinner cocktail on the Finca.

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post #52984 of 78723
@ aravenel - i think we pretty much agree! yay!!

i have a PoW SC like that with a purple overcheck in 100% cashmere. i have posted it before. it was the 2nd SC i bought. lol
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My last post on here for a while (four times in a week is too much anyway). Off to Bali for beach & surf, I don't think anything I'll be wearing there will be appropriate for this thread...

 

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Neapolitan cuffs, I like :) (I hate French cuffs...)

 

 

 

I think this looks pretty good, but the light brown shoes distract from the dark and conservative nature of the rest of the fit. 

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let's start some crowdfunding to get AAS blackwatch shoes1

 

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IM IN!
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nice fit, crusty.

 

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^^ Nice Eliod and Crusty.  Eliod - love the shoes.

 

AAS, these aren't in your budget, but you'd be buying from the SF Community and I think they're good value for $400 or so:

 

 

Contact SF Mmber "HandMadeShoes" aka Justin, via his blog.

 

Those are cool, but I prefer these.  They're also $400.  

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damn, timo. that is great!
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i dont know why, but i could not get the full pics in a decent resolution. frown.gif
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I like this jacket and pant combo.  I think the shirt is what is holding it back.  A white shirt would blend better with the jacket and pants and cause the tie to stand out more, providing the necessary contrast.  

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I like this jacket and pant combo.  I think the shirt is what is holding it back.  A white shirt would blend better with the jacket and pants and cause the tie to stand out more, providing the necessary contrast.  

thanks, AAS. interesting perspective. i think the risk there is all the light gray together with the white ending up looking very washed out.

also, i am under threat of death from gdl if i ever wear an odd jacket with a white shirt again. cold[1].gif
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Sometimes you guys say things and I have no idea what you're talking about.  First, this whole notion about navy blue odd pants not being awesome is dumbfounding to me.  I wear navy blue pants all the time and think they're amazing.  I'd love to see some pictures where they don't work.  Just like a navy blue blazer is a classic jacket, I see navy blue pants as being just as classic. Second, what is all this business about grey sport coats being wack.  Again, I'd love to see a fail there as well.  Pairing a grey SC with grey slacks is silly, because the colors are too close.  Navy, beige and/or cream pants to name a few works well IMO.  If I get a minute I'll find some pics.  Ya'll crazy.  patch[1].gif

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We are not saying they are off limits, just hard to do right.
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Better than your last attempt with that jacket, but not there yet. Honestly, I'm not optimistic about that jacket as I can't think of any good combinations with it which is quite sad, because the rest of the fit is quite good, exchange that jacket with a mid brown one and you're there.
The one lesson here is to not buy a "medium" gray SJ, especially one with no texture interest.

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The one lesson here is to not buy a "medium" gray SJ, especially one with no texture interest.

 

Okay, no texture-less gray SCs is something I can get behind. As aravenel says, the no-gray sportcoat rule fails the "gray herringbone tweed is awesome and goes with errythang" test.

 

Stitches, have you tried that coat with dark gray trousers? I could also see tan, brown, or even cream gabs working here.

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SF surely gets all worked up about grey odd jackets, and I don't see why, they're honestly not that hard to pull off in real life. Sure, a navy jacket might be easier, but sometimes people want some variety in their wardrobe. It would be really boring if we'd all be wearing navy odd jackets with mid grey trousers.

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The trouser pairing is only part of it--a great number of grey SCs look like orphan suit coats. There are far fewer workable SC patterns in grey IMO.

Really, aside from the blue blazer, brown is where it's at for SCs IMO. You're going casual already, go all the way.
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The trouser pairing is only part of it--a great number of grey SCs look like orphan suit coats. There are far fewer workable SC patterns in grey IMO.

Really, aside from the blue blazer, brown is where it's at for SCs IMO. You're going casual already, go all the way.

As long as you make sure the grey SC has some texture, an interesting pattern or is made of a fabric not typically used for suits you'll be fine. Brown jackets certainly look great, but it can be harder to pull off for younger guys like myself, as it's not a typical color for people my age.

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