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post #2356 of 13589
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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

So this overall fit is kinda bad, pants are way too light, but I always struggle with finding a tasteful way to work with this SC. Thoughts?
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I think this jacket would look nice with flannel in a dark charcoal or chocolate brown, depending upon shoes and accessories.
post #2357 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

But the only way to wear a solid worsted sportscoat is with matching trousers. And then it's called a suit.

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post #2358 of 13589
Thread Starter 
Come on guys, blue blazers can be solid worsted and still quite tasteful.
post #2359 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Come on guys, blue blazers can be solid worsted and still quite tasteful.

Fresco for sure. The sheen of worsted blazers just reminds me too much of H&M and their contemporaries.
post #2360 of 13589
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Originally Posted by inlandisland View Post

I think this jacket would look nice with flannel in a dark charcoal or chocolate brown, depending upon shoes and accessories.

Seems like one of those rare sc for which blue/navy pants work really well. The whole getup feels "cool" rather than "warm" to me so I wouldn't do brown with this outfit, but it could work well w different shirt and tie
post #2361 of 13589
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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

So this overall fit is kinda bad, pants are way too light, but I always struggle with finding a tasteful way to work with this SC. Thoughts?
aremu4az.jpg

Charcoal or navy blue. Navy blue pants are quite versatile, despite what the iGent community would have you believe.
post #2362 of 13589
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

Is FNB back?

I thought his thing was bunny rabbits and long, obtuse essays?
post #2363 of 13589
and KISS
post #2364 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Seems like one of those rare sc for which blue/navy pants work really well. The whole getup feels "cool" rather than "warm" to me so I wouldn't do brown with this outfit, but it could work well w different shirt and tie

That's interesting, the accent colors in the SC here are a brown and a darker chocolate brown, so I would assume the coolness of the outfit is the result of my tie and shirt choice (possibly just the shirt..)?
post #2365 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Seems like one of those rare sc for which blue/navy pants work really well. The whole getup feels "cool" rather than "warm" to me so I wouldn't do brown with this outfit, but it could work well w different shirt and tie

GDL I agree with you navy flannels would work quite well with this and be tasteful.
post #2366 of 13589

the effects of a limited travel wardrobe: worsted navy suit jacket worn as blazer. discuss.

 

 

fabric closeup and more (Click to show)

 

 

post #2367 of 13589
Its not a bad look, but that does look like an orphaned suit jacket. Brown buttons would help. Patch pockets would help even further.
post #2368 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Come on guys, blue blazers can be solid worsted and still quite tasteful.

Worsted blazers are, in my mind, inextricably connected with Brooks, Jos A Bank, and house brands of department stores up and down market. It's such a common look but never done well.

If it's very well cut (and maybe in an interesting style - Napoli, not Savile Row), it could definitely look good. But I feel like the it would still look better with some texture / surface interest.

I figure with a worsted blazer, you have to wear worsted trousers and then, why not just wear a suit.

There are zero instances in my life where a tie is appropriate but a suit is not so that definitely colors my view of this.
post #2369 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Its not a bad look, but that does look like an orphaned suit jacket. Brown buttons would help. Patch pockets would help even further.

I agree.

Clapey looks good because he's thin and everything fits well but that is an orphaned suit jacket, not a blazer.

Brown buttons would help a little. Patch pockets on a worsted would hurt IMO. The only worsted that can possibly take patch pockets are the Porter & Harding faux tweeds.
Edited by Cantabrigian - 9/29/12 at 11:57am
post #2370 of 13589
Thread Starter 
I do prefer, all else being equal, a blazer fabric to have some texture. However, I would not call a smooth worsted blazer in bad taste, however common they are.

I would also say that while fresco or hopsack takes brown or other horn buttons very nicely, I would stick with metal for smooth worsteds.
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