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Originally Posted by McBindle View Post

A three piece is very complimentary to you.  This fit is instructive on how a three piece, when properly fitted, brings all attention to the face and creates a solid impression of the body, elongates the body, without the body being the focus.  This is a series of strong "v"s: jacket button point, vest top button point, and strong shoulders. When the jacket is unbuttoned, the top button point on the vest continues the job of drawing the eye to the tie, collar and face, with less interruption and pause if the vest were not present. 

Jacket buttons at narrowest part of the waist, and vest just above sternum for slimming effect.

Very nice quarters on the jacket create a nice figure eight (like Claghorn's grey suit posted earlier today).  Besom pockets are the right thing here as well.  

That looks like some very heavy cloth.  10+ oz?

Yes, cloth is a heavy flanell cloth

post #58262 of 78717
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

]Stitchy, the point about the solids wasn't that you shouldn't wear all solids--nothing wrong with that, and the neat tie was just a thought. The point was more that there needs to be a little something with some visual surface interest, some contrast between the pieces. Since we are ignoring patterns, that leaves us texture. You've got basically a smooth-texture jacket, a smooth-texture shirt, and a smooth-texture tie. If you swapped that tie for, say, a black knit or black grenadine, I think that would provide the necessary surface interest and really take this up a notch. Alternatively, you could go with a non-solid tie, but we're sticking with the all solids monochrome experiment.
And agree with Kai, love the shoes.
Look at me, advocating for more visual interest in a fit. That doesn't happen often... smile.gif


ed really answered this already, however, there is subtle texture here providing surface/visual interest. the suit is twill and the cashmere tie has texture to it. enough to be not dead boring, but not so much as to take away from the intended austerity. as ed noted, had i gone with any more texture or pop, this fit would be neither here nor there.

basically,everything was intentional, and in my strong opinion, aside from the socks, though they are pretty conservative, just little dots on a navy ground, its just right.

see here.
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glad you liked the shoes tho. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

the only weak point in stitches' outfit (if we're going to see it as CBD) is the patch pockets. but then again it could have been intended as just an austere fit, nothing business.

nothing weak about patch pockets. just a matter of taste.
post #58263 of 78717
patch pockets are casual. Not for a business suit... but as I said, you just could have gone for a somber look, not cbd
post #58264 of 78717
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

patch pockets are casual. Not for a business suit... but as I said, you just could have gone for a somber look, not cbd

Really, read the thread I had linked to. 

 

The point of the 'Amazing Blazer Suit' is to fit all pieces decently well, and nothing perfect. 

 

It works decently well as a Conservative Suit as much as it does at trying to look like a blazer, more than an orphaned suit jacket.

 

I get what you're saying, it would look better with different pockets, but that's not the point of the Amazing Blazer Suit. And, viewing Stitchy's ensemble as an Amazing Blazer Suit worked in to a CBD outfit, it does pretty well. 

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Manton Quote:

 

 

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Behold! The most versatile garment ever conceived. The amazing, electrified, patented BlazerSuit (TM).

10 ounce fresco: about the most versatile cloth there is. Too hot for the real roaster days, but great for anything else. Hard wearing and a good traveller.

3 roll 2, 3 open patch pockets, swelled edges, brown horn buttons. Avoids the ubiquity of brass buttons. Horn makes the coat wearable as part of a suit. Brown makes it wearable as an odd jacket. Patch pockets and swelled edges dress it down a little further, but not so much that it does not work as a suit. Not a dinner party suit, maybe not even a Big Meeting suit, but wearable in almost any other circumstance.

This one suit is great for travel. You can wear the jacket on the plane with chinos. Wear the suit for business and for evenings out. Bring decent odd trousers for social events. Cut your packing time in half!

CBD, with a worker bee red tie and black belt (& shoes):

Slightly more elegant: wine tie and brown belt (& shoes):

Swap out matching trousers for light gray (and tan belt & shoes) and you get CSD (Conservative Social Dress):

Yellow tie, tan belt & shoes: spring summer business attire when strict attention to CBD is not required:

Swap in cream gab trousers and you are ready for the yacht club:

The classic California Tux configuration: blazer, khakis, BD shirt, sock tie:


All are welcome to copy The Amazing BlazerSuit (TM), but royalities on the intellectual property are payable to me via PM.
post #58266 of 78717
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

patch pockets are casual. Not for a business suit... but as I said, you just could have gone for a somber look, not cbd

they are a casual idea, and on a casual jacket they complete the casual-ity. but i see them here as a casual touch to an otherwise CBD/austere/stark suit. i think they work great here. i can only handle so much boring at one time.

i never read the blazer-suit thread and my decision here had nothing to do with it. i do not plan on wearing this jacket without the pants. ever.
post #58267 of 78717
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i never read the blazer-suit thread and my decision here had nothing to do with it. i do not plan on wearing this jacket without the pants. ever.

What?

 

But it's navy.

 

With patch pockets. If that's the case, I'm with RDiaz

 

::crosses the line, stands behind RDiaz, crosses arms, dawns angry look::

post #58268 of 78717
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

What?
But it's navy.
With patch pockets. If that's the case, I'm with RDiaz
::crosses the line, stands behind RDiaz, crosses arms, dawns angry look::


whats the difference? you admit that the idea is good, so who cares if i never wear it as a blazer. you are clinging to an idea just for the sake of the idea, not for what things look like. thats bad imo. i still love you though.

you can dawn whatever look you want, i think i could beat you up if it comes to that. smile.gif
post #58269 of 78717
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


whats the difference? you admit that the idea is good, so who cares if i never wear it as a blazer. you are clinging to an idea just for the sake of the idea, not for what things look like. thats bad imo. i still love you though.

you can dawn whatever look you want, i think i could beat you up if it comes to that. smile.gif

I think if you got it to be a suit, 3xPP is not the best idea. If you got it to be a BlazerSuit, 3xPP is a good idea.

 

I stated, "It does all these things fairly well." If you intended for it to do just one thing, be a suit, then it does it fairly well. But could have been done better. That's all, really.

 

It's like buying a jeep. It drives on the road alright and offroads alright. But I wouldn't buy a jeep to just drive on the road. That's not using the full potential.

 

Plus, it's a perfectly good blazer, better than a suit jacket. 

 

<3 you too.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i never read the blazer-suit thread and my decision here had nothing to do with it. i do not plan on wearing this jacket without the pants. ever.


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post #58273 of 78717
Stop that, Ed.
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Well, I honestly think the suit would have been better off with jetted/flap pockets.

 

But my blazer would have been better with patch pockets, so it's a draw. tounge.gif

post #58275 of 78717
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Stop that, Ed.

I'm bringing sexy back.
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