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post #1786 of 2068
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

The sleeve length on a suit and a sport coat is the same.  Where this silly idea arose that somehow they are different I cannot imagine.

From people who buy sportcoats that are too big for them?

J
post #1787 of 2068
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What color pants do you imagine you'd wear with that combo?


Olive or dark brown corduroys or moleskins.  If you're feeling adventurous, a pair of burgundy moleskins would also be a good choice.

post #1788 of 2068

my new wastcoat has nearly reached me, I already have the matching trousers :)
 

post #1789 of 2068

Vexing Conundrum

 

See Exhibit A.

 

Harris Tweed Jacket in Blue/Grey that needs a good iron, a present from ebay.

 

It fits well, I like the roping, colour, weight, rear vents, sleeve length, even the gorge is nice and straight for once.

 

but the lapels.

 

UGH!!! those lapels!!!

 

 

What's a Chap to do?

 

do I

 

A) wear and be damned (and feel unconfortable as I think it's so fuddy duddy looking)

B) add another button and get the iron out, to make the lapels smaller and higher (but still a bit old fashioned)

C) get the lapels adjusted by a tailor - if it can be done.

 

*CAN* it be done?

 

 

 

post #1790 of 2068
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What color pants do you imagine you'd wear with that combo?

something in blue, if its a lightweight tweed I would try and choose a lighter weight fabric in the trousers.

post #1791 of 2068
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

Vexing Conundrum

See Exhibit A.

Harris Tweed Jacket in Blue/Grey that needs a good iron, a present from ebay.

It fits well, I like the roping, colour, weight, rear vents, sleeve length, even the gorge is nice and straight for once.

but the lapels.

UGH!!! those lapels!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What's a Chap to do?

do I

A) wear and be damned (and feel unconfortable as I think it's so fuddy duddy looking)
B) add another button and get the iron out, to make the lapels smaller and higher (but still a bit old fashioned)
C) get the lapels adjusted by a tailor - if it can be done.

*CAN* it be done?





So, your objection to the lapels is that they're too big?
post #1792 of 2068
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

my new wastcoat has nearly reached me, I already have the matching trousers smile.gif

Gorgeous...

J
post #1793 of 2068
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


So, your objection to the lapels is that they're too big?

 

in a word,

 

yes.

 


I think they're from the 80s, and to my current eye for jackets look ridiculous.

post #1794 of 2068
They don't look that large to me, but the proportions are somewhat distorted by the hard-three configuration. That same width, rolled to two, wouldn't look so fat. To answer your question, if there's no buttonhole on the lapel (can't tell from your picture) the width can be narrowed. This would likely require reconstructing a fair bit to avoid an oddly skimpy notch. Your best bet is to ask a local tailor or perhaps post in the Ask A Tailor thread here on StyleForum.
post #1795 of 2068
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Sorry for the bad photos.
post #1796 of 2068

Thanks SugarButch,

 

the more I look at it I think the best thing is to go with the jacket as is, and not fuss about it like an old woman. from the 80s and proud! still needs an iron though, job for the evening :)

post #1797 of 2068
From this week's challenge. Normally I stick with the brown/tan/blue tweed until December, but I thought this looked better with the scarf.

J



post #1798 of 2068
Thread Starter 
post #1799 of 2068
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Beautiful jacket! Its' provenence?
Thanks.
post #1800 of 2068
Cross post from WAYWRN

Fall weather here:




Harris Tweed 3 piece suit: Beckett & Robb
Tie: Hober
Pocket Square: Generic silk
Shoes: Trickers
Shirt: WW Chan
Cufflinks: Vintage gold, jade, and scarab beetle carapace
Watch: Revue Thommen
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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