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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

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.

It's easier than you think, I think. Try dark brown cotton, for instance. All your light blue shirts will work beautifully with it.
This is coming from an old guy, though.
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   COME ON  people . . . . he needs green shell with the blackwatch


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Picked up this Brioni DB jacket on the bay for $60 including shipping. My only DB, and I rather like the look.
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Looks sweet ptwilliams fing02[1].gif

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very smart

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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.

hackett makes some lovely grey smart jackets and if i am noob so be it :)

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x-post from the challenge as well as a bonus FU pants and shirt photo icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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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.

I actually think that's an excellent match. Maybe the best jacket to wear with navy pants, along with any shade of tan / maize
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I like that DB, PT Dub. Maybe leave that last button undone..,
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Algebra 2 final exam today. I had to abandon my jacket when I went around to collect books.  I hope none of the students mistook me for a cellphone salesman.  smile.gif




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I really like this. I think one of my favorites of yours.
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Algebra 2 final exam today. I had to abandon my jacket when I went around to collect books.  I hope none of the students mistook me for a cellphone salesman.  smile.gif

 

 

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I have to say, this is a good look.

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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

I beat you up pretty hard on the whole pleated mom-jeans thing a while back. However, on this topic, I agree with you 100%. I have no idea what all the fuss is about with either navy blue pants or grey sports coats. As long as you don't wear navy blue trousers with a navy blazer (or the grey+grey combo you cited), you're fine.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

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.

 

Unfair statement. I'm not advocating for blue OJs, I'm advocating against gray OJs that looks like orphans. Stiches's gray OJ has a shade of gray that has proved to be a bad choice, a dark gray (the acclaimed Harris Tweed herringbone, for example) or light gray would be much more easy to pair, specially if there's texture interest.

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Nothing wrong with a gray + gray combo, in my opinion. Take Vox's fit above as an example, the different shades of gray makes it work.

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