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post #286 of 772
Back to the non-rule rules:

1. If I wear a suit without a tie, I wear a patterned shirt. It looks less like I just forgot to put on a tie. Still, I do this as rarely as possible.
2. We are "business casual" at my office, but I wear a jacket or blazer or suit coat every day. No casual Fridays allowed.
3. I have casual cotton jackets that I wear in the summertime, but I don't pair them with nice wool trousers. Cotton goes with cotton. I have been known to wear a navy linen blazer with wool trousers, however.
4. I am not a purist on the whole "orphaned" jackets or trousers thing.
5. I go to as many black tie events as possible, and I always wear a self-tied bowtie.
6. I almost never wear shorts, jeans or T-shirts. I'll occasionally wear a polo shirt in a casual setting, but it can't have a logo on it.
7. If James Bond wouldn't wear it, neither would I. But just because James Bond does wear it doesn't mean I would. See "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" through "License to Kill."
8. I don't give a rat's ass about the clothing brand or even who made it, as long as it fits well, looks good, is comfortable and well-made.
9. I never, ever have an undershirt peeking out of my open collar.
10. Shirts get tucked in.
post #287 of 772
@ doc, and manton, though i think i know your opinion already (and anyone else who would like to comment). here is the gray odd jacket i have. miserable?

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pic not great as its pulling from my arm being wrapped around w/a, but i think it gives the general idea of the SC.
post #288 of 772
Stitches . . . that's not good.
post #289 of 772
Thread Starter 
My opinion remains unchanged.
post #290 of 772
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Stitches . . . that's not good.

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time to find a noob that hasnt seen seen this thread who is enamored with RLPL
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

My opinion remains unchanged.

as i fgured. just checking.

still waiting on doc tho.
post #291 of 772
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Stitches . . . that's not good.

Disagree. I like that general color scheme of grey jacket + khakis. Rock on Stitches icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I don't understand the backlash against grey jackets in here

A little texture might look better though. Maybe a shade darker too. With patch pockets, so it looks like less of an orphan


s-2.jpg


Collected from various sources, from left to right:

WAYWN, BC ad, Michael Bastian ad, E. Zegna
post #292 of 772
Sincere question- is it possible to be in the middle-middle class or lower-middle class and be well dressed? I'm noticing a pattern with foo's posts (not so much with manton) that unless one 'commissions' their clothing they're an asshole who doesn't care about aesthetics.

For instance, can I get my jackets from Suit Supply and my trousers from Brooks Brothers and still be considered 'well-dressed' or should I quit while I'm ahead. Likewise, can I put on a pair of APCs and a white tshirt on a Saturday and be considered a good person?
post #293 of 772
^^ at least im not alone. smile.gif ^^
post #294 of 772
I'm a delicate snowflake who needs validation here.
post #295 of 772
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Disagree. I like that color scheme. Rock on Stitches icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I don't understand the backlash against grey jackets in here
A little texture might look better though. Maybe a shade darker too. With patch pockets, so it looks like less of an orphan
s-2.jpg
Collected from various sources, from left to right:
WAYWN, BC ad, Michael Bastian ad, E. Zegna

I feel like the only grey jackets that work are in herringbone or tight houndstooth patterns or are heavy-looking. A light cotton grey jacket doesn't look right, nor does an orphaned windowpane.
post #296 of 772
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Disagree. I like that color scheme. Rock on Stitches icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Stitches' looks a little suit coat-y to me. Mine are a little darker and maybe have more blue. But it's hard to tell from a pic -- maybe Stitches' is less suity IRL. I might like a slightly darker bown trou with it.

Cucinelli has made a mint off my slouchy tan and gray steeze.
post #297 of 772
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Disagree. I like that general color scheme of grey jacket + khakis. Rock on Stitches icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I don't understand the backlash against grey jackets in here
A little texture might look better though. Maybe a shade darker too. With patch pockets, so it looks like less of an orphan
s-2.jpg
Collected from various sources, from left to right:
WAYWN, BC ad, Michael Bastian ad, E. Zegna

These all look like vomit--beigish, grayish vomit. Your sources impeach the weight of your opinion.
post #298 of 772
I'm with Manton and Foo on the difficulty of grey jackets, but for the sake of argument, I think these work with charcoal trousers





I've also seen some interesting AA combinations with white trousers, but in practice, I don't think this works. With few exceptions, such as grey herringbone tweeds, there's something formal to me about grey that makes it a strange for an odd jacket.
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post #299 of 772
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Stitches' looks a little suit coat-y to me. Mine are a little darker and maybe have more blue. But it's hard to tell from a pic -- maybe Stitches' is less suity IRL. I might like a slightly darker bown trou with it.
Cucinelli has made a mint off my slouchy tan and gray steeze.

no, its pretty suit-y imo as well. i am a huge BC fran as well. was in their outlet a few weeks ago and felt like a kid (albeit with not enough dough) in a candy shop.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I'm with Manton and Foo on the difficulty of grey jackets, but for the sake of argument, I think these work with charcoal trousers

this is a suit.
post #300 of 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Disagree. I like that general color scheme of grey jacket + khakis. Rock on Stitches icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I don't understand the backlash against grey jackets in here
A little texture might look better though. Maybe a shade darker too. With patch pockets, so it looks like less of an orphan
s-2.jpg
Collected from various sources, from left to right:
WAYWN, BC ad, Michael Bastian ad, E. Zegna

Not my favorite look, but at least the first and third seem to have some texture to them which makes them less objectionable. That Zegna on the end looks pretty blah to me.
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