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post #256 of 769
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you should give it a try, if its anything like the above, it must be beautiful. smile.gif
these make me sad. frown.gif green ties and loafers are both awesome.
sidebar - nice to see you in MC, i havent seen you here almost at all since i joined.
however, i have no context of imagining you in dress clothes, just smiling on a jet ski. you should post a fit here and there.

Well, said jacket was also a 43L, these days I run more to 38L or so - and it has no place in my closet any longer. And I wish I'd known about No Grey Odd Jackets earlier because there's another one in my closet that I never ever wear. (its purchase predates joining SF, I wear it just to remind myself to not buy any more grey jackets)

As for fit pics, I don't think I've ever sat still for a fit pic, but if you do some digging elsewhere you may see me resplendent in charcoal rope-stripe or glen plaid DB (no jet ski).
post #257 of 769
Coats like the above have an almost uncanny way of washing everything out.
post #258 of 769
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

For a gray odd jacket, my first recommendation is don't get one, my second is to get one only after you have other stuff--at a minimum, one blazer for warm weather, one for cold, two tweeds, one brown one olive (or something), and either a light summer jacket or a linen suit whose coat you can wear separately in the summer. Once you have all that and you still want a gray odd jacket, then you can get a Harris tweed B&W (or dark & light gray) herringbone, or a gray donegal with lots of heathery flecks, or a large-scale B&W glen plaid (with NO overcheck) either in soft tweed for fall-winter or a slubby silk blend (pure silk is too shiney) for spring-summer. That's it. All other gray odd jackets suck.

Well, one of my non-rule rules is don't forget the grey odd jacket, if you like using odd jackets in the city. It will serve you well. But, prefer it in a lighter solid or with a subtle or small scale pattern. Combine it with brown or blue trousers in the right shade (it is all about the shades ...)
post #259 of 769
I just can't picture a grey odd jacket looking good. I'd much rather go with a nice navy blazer, tweed jacket, or brown windowpane and build around that.
post #260 of 769
I like gray odd jackets in non-suiting cloths, such as whipcord. Mid-gray can look great with khakis and makes for ideal casual wear -- toss it on and go. But I agree it's a later addition to a wardrobe.
post #261 of 769
Reading through this I realize how few non-rule rules I have.

  • I will wear button downs or loafers with a suit, albeit rarely. I prefer spread collars, but that's because I think they suit my face best.
  • I will be adventuresome with a tie with a suit, but rarely with socks. Pretty conservative colored argyle are about as out of the box as I get.
  • I wear bluchers exclusively with a suit, but largely because I have a high arch and oxfords just don't fit me well.
  • I have never and will never tie a Windsor knot. The James Bond thing aside, I have always found them ugly.
post #262 of 769
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I just can't picture a grey odd jacket looking good. I'd much rather go with a nice navy blazer, tweed jacket, or brown windowpane and build around that.

Solution: LSD smile.gif

That said, think less about historic norms, more about what colours delight the eye ... A light-medium grey jacket with light tan trousers, brown shoes, sky blue shirt and grey tie nod[1].gif
post #263 of 769
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I like gray odd jackets in non-suiting cloths, such as whipcord. Mid-gray can look great with khakis and makes for ideal casual wear -- toss it on and go. But I agree it's a later addition to a wardrobe.
Oh, man, this hurts.
post #264 of 769
I'm with doc, I have a light grey plaid I enjoy.

I was under the impression you enjoyed a light grey jacket with cream pants. I vaguely remember a fashion plate being posted and so on...
post #265 of 769
Thread Starter 
Light gray plaid might be OK, i'd have to see it, but solid gray whipcord, no effing way.
post #266 of 769
No grey for me. Prefer blue or tweed in the winter.
post #267 of 769
Once you have a go-to navy blazer that you really enjoy, what would you say is a good second jacket to acquire? A versatile shade of brown?
post #268 of 769
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Once you have a go-to navy blazer that you really enjoy, what would you say is a good second jacket to acquire? A versatile shade of brown?
Another navy blazer for the other season.

After that, yeah, brown is probably best.
post #269 of 769
I don't see a huge distinction between the well-accepted gray herringbone and gray whipcord. Both present in similar fashion, with a little visual interest to signal they're not suiting.
post #270 of 769
When you say the other season do you just mean a heavier wool for winter? I only have one blazer right now and it's a navy hopsack blazer.
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