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post #5926 of 12602
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

 

Okay so when I wear this with charcoal gray trousers and a white pocket square, what shirt and tie should I wear?

post #5927 of 12602
May I interject here and post a combination?


Edited by mktitsworth - 2/8/13 at 10:21am
post #5928 of 12602
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

Okay so when I wear this with charcoal gray trousers and a white pocket square, what shirt and tie should I wear?
White obviously... with a red tie
post #5929 of 12602
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

On flapped patches or just plain flapped welts? It's the latter I have trouble conceiving of. Seems like it would look super strange.
standard practice for an English overcoat to have doulbe stitching on flapped pockets and the breast welt. No patches.
post #5930 of 12602
I thought the single vent had some origin in riding and was therefore more appropriate with tweedy country jackets and the like?
post #5931 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

standard practice for an English overcoat to have doulbe stitching on flapped pockets and the breast welt. No patches.

I will trust you on this: better or worse than straight-edged patch pockets?
post #5932 of 12602
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I thought the single vent had some origin in riding and was therefore more appropriate with tweedy country jackets and the like?
Are you sure you are not mistaking the origins for the double vent?
post #5933 of 12602
My overcoat from Frank has double stitching on the flap pockets.
post #5934 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Are you sure you are not mistaking the origins for the double vent?

No. I'm hoping someone with definitive knowledge can chime in. I've definitely read reference to the single vent being originally an equestrian feature, but I have no idea where and the writer may not have had a clue.
post #5935 of 12602
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

No. I'm hoping someone with definitive knowledge can chime in. I've definitely read reference to the single vent being originally an equestrian feature, but I have no idea where and the writer may not have had a clue.
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

No, genesis of center vents go back to equestrian origins. The vent allowed the the jacket to open and fall on both sides of the horse. Side vents, the back would just settle on the saddle. Pretty much all riding clothes have center vents.
post #5936 of 12602
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

No. I'm hoping someone with definitive knowledge can chime in. I've definitely read reference to the single vent being originally an equestrian feature, but I have no idea where and the writer may not have had a clue.

Hacking coats traditionally have centre vents.
post #5937 of 12602
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


Not wrong, per se, but patch pockets clearly delineate it as an odd jacket, as opposed to one belonging to a suit. Also, if you do flap pockets, you have to give up on the double-stitching as well. That leaves only the buttons to distinguish, which means you need to go metal or MoP to clearly signal the jacket is a blazer. I find that option less versatile. Also, with the patch pockets, I can always switch to blazer-exclusive buttons later if I like. It doesn't work the other way around.


Wouldn't suitable cloth (i.e. non-smooth worsted, such as hopsack, as you suggest, or serge or fresco) coupled with brown horn buttons be enough to send the signal?  Genuinely curious.

post #5938 of 12602
I wouldn't call serge non-smooth.
post #5939 of 12602
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post


That makes sense.
post #5940 of 12602
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I wouldn't call serge non-smooth.


Fair enough.  I suppose what I meant was a classic blazer cloth, rather than something appropriate only for suiting. 

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