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help!? orphaned jacket?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

If a jacket does not show 'drop 7' (or 8, or 6, etc.) in the tag, does that mean that it's a blazer and not an orphaned suit jacket?

 

this is for a hickey freeman oakbrook.

 

thanks in advance.

post #2 of 14
I don't think you can look at it that way. Look at the fabric, pattern, and button color first.
post #3 of 14
I would think the buttons/pattern fabric would be a bigger tell. Describe it, photos?
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Loro Piana super 120

 

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Thanks in advance for your help.

 

post #5 of 14
I would guess that was part of a suit. Sportcoats usually have more texture or a pattern. That said, you could probably make it work as an odd jacket.

But the lack of a drop on a tag doesn't mean much. Many suits don't even bother putting a size tag in there, much less one with a drop.
post #6 of 14
98% chance its a suit jacket.

A. the color
B. the texture
C. the button color
D. The "super 120s" part
post #7 of 14
It looks to be a suit jacket smile.gif
post #8 of 14
Looks like an orphan to me.

This got me thinking. How come we see so many orphaned suit jackets apparently separated from their matching trousers, both here and on Ebay. What happens to all those trousers without their jackets?
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Looks like an orphan to me.

This got me thinking. How come we see so many orphaned suit jackets apparently separated from their matching trousers, both here and on Ebay. What happens to all those trousers without their jackets?

blowouts?
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks very much for your help.

 

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Looks like an orphan to me.

This got me thinking. How come we see so many orphaned suit jackets apparently separated from their matching trousers, both here and on Ebay. What happens to all those trousers without their jackets?

blowouts?

Explosive diarrhoea.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Looks like an orphan to me.

This got me thinking. How come we see so many orphaned suit jackets apparently separated from their matching trousers, both here and on Ebay. What happens to all those trousers without their jackets?

I would think from sitting in them for a while the wool gets "shiny" and worn. Jackets last much longer for that reason.
post #13 of 14
That has enough of a texture to it that I wouldn't think twice about wearing it as an odd coat. Maybe I'm just desensitized by the sight of so many guys in jeans and pinstriped jackets recently, but I don't think it would look bad at all. Not saying I'd buy it for that purpose, but if I already owned it as part of a suit and needed something in a pinch, I'd put it on.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Looks like an orphan to me.

This got me thinking. How come we see so many orphaned suit jackets apparently separated from their matching trousers, both here and on Ebay. What happens to all those trousers without their jackets?

they just walked away.
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