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Clags--
Please consider buying this suit from your friends at B&Tailor-- look at dat small, high armhole and very soft shoulder!!
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I got this tie last year from ASW. It looked great online, and then after I received it, I started agonizing over how to wear it. This is, I think, its first outing. It was sort of like jumping into cold water. Once I had it around my neck, it wasn't so bad.

I like the tie, but it seems a bit too casual compared to the rest, don't you think?
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I like the tie, but it seems a bit too casual compared to the rest, don't you think?

 

Personally I think that jacket is casual enough (3 patch pockets, quite a strong blue colour and quite textured) to be worn with a bright knit.

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Clags--
Please consider buying this suit from your friends at B&Tailor-- look at dat small, high armhole and very soft shoulder!!

The two I have being made at the moment have a slightly higher armhole than my first from them, but I don't know about that high. The guy that's for must be a skeleton.

 

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I like the tie, but it seems a bit too casual compared to the rest, don't you think?

Perhaps, but I didn't feel that way walking around with it. The jacket has MoP buttons, three patch pockets, and is a wool-cashmere blend.

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Personally I think that jacket is casual enough (3 patch pockets, quite a strong blue colour and quite textured) to be worn with a bright knit.
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Perhaps, but I didn't feel that way walking around with it. The jacket has MoP buttons, three patch pockets, and is a wool-cashmere blend.

I meant not only the jacket, but shirt and trousers as well: shirt with wide spread collar and such a smooth fabric feels out of place to me. When I see that tie I'm thinking unstructured cotton jacket, chinos and probably a BD shirt. But, as a fellow SF member always adds, YMMV.
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Claghorn don't button down. Claghorn don't wear chinos.

 

 

 

(If that leads to some discordance occasionally, so be it. Walking in with eyes open)


Edited by Claghorn - 5/11/14 at 8:05am
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My, it’s getting hard to find the real threads on SF with all the spam.

 

I just wanted to add that there’s at least one important exception to the principle that the odd jacket is better if textured, and that’s the traditional navy blazer.  Whether double or single breasted, in one of its most classic forms it’s made of worsted wool.  There have been many beautiful examples of both in this thread, worn by some of its best-dressed contributors.

 

“Blue worsted serge is regarded by experts as the original classic fabric for the navy-blue blazer, and some people insist on it.”  — Roetzel, Dressing the Man, p. 146.

 

These days a blazer can be textured, of course, but it doesn’t have to be, and if textured it’s less dressy; the worsted blazer is one of the dressiest of odd jackets which is what has made it so useful in its particular niche:  occasions where a suit would be too formal and a textured or patterned jacket too casual. 

 

In any case, most people would say that it needs metal buttons to be a blazer and not some other kind of odd jacket.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Stiva - Id say that is clearly a SC.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I got this tie last year from ASW. It looked great online, and then after I received it, I started agonizing over how to wear it. This is, I think, its first outing. It was sort of like jumping into cold water. Once I had it around my neck, it wasn't so bad. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







SF Family:

Kent Wang (square)
Meermin (shoes)

its paired very well, but perhaps you should leave it in the water when you get out? frown.gif
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The two I have being made at the moment have a slightly higher armhole than my first from them, but I don't know about that high. The guy that's for must be a skeleton.

just looking at that pic made my armpits hurt.
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Claghorn don't button down.

Thats a shame. I could not imagine a wardrobe without BD collar shirts. I rarely wear them with ties, but they are essential for my non tie days.
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I'm interested in the issue of patterns for odd jackets. Do the members consider this loud enough to qualify obviously as an odd jacket?

To me the issue with odd jackets is not necessarily whether they are "loud" enough, but rather whether they are clearly distinguishable as odd jackets and will not be mistaken for orphaned suit jackets. The jacket in question definitely fits the bill as would nearly any tweed (including some Donegals and herringbone patterns that are not particularly loud). Generally a bold or loud fabric is less likely to be mistaken as an orphaned suit jacket and less likely to work as a suit (there are some bold patterned fabrics that can be made into a suit as well but that also work as odd jackets).

You may run into an issue with some more subtle patterns that look more like suiting fabrics than odd jacket fabrics, but you don't have that issue with the jacket you posted. Of course it can be better to ask when in doubt.
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Claghorn don't button down. Claghorn don't wear chinos.
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(If that leads to some discordance occasionally, so be it. Walking in with eyes open)

LOL, I don't wear BD shirts either. So it felt a bit strange to encourage you to wear one with that tie...
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^ I buy an OCBD every so often to see if I'll like it. I keep finding out that I significantly prefer spread collars, even with tie-less outfits.
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Today's fit

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@kulata Deets on errythang!

Love the shoulders on these! I'm not sure how to describe this to my tailor either... his english isn't bad, it's mostly how I convey it.
Our conversations are a mix of pics and words.
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Nice. Especially the shoes.

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