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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I will trust you on this: better or worse than straight-edged patch pockets?
My blue coat has this. It looks nice.

It only works with heavy cloth though. a summer jacket with double stitched flaps would look terrible
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Since CaymanS broke the bad iPhone pic ice, I'd like to join him and get some feedback on a couple of things I wore this week.

(Sorry about the quality. This is the reason I rarely post pics. It's very hot in my overheated apartment -- once I'm dressed, I have to get out of there. At work I'm afraid that one of my coworkers will find me taking pictures of myself in the rest room and my office has crappy lighting.)



To qualify the stark contrast here, I was going to an evening event after work.

  • Charcoal 3/2
  • White shirt with FC
  • Dotted navy grenadine tie
  • White linen PS
  • Black JL Phillip


  • Navy 2 button
  • Blue micro-check shirt
  • Green silk twill tie with blue and white flowers
  • Tan silk PS with blue, yellow, white and green paisley (It's T&A, so the colorway is pretty conservative -- not this saturated.)
  • Dark brown BB single monk
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On the topic of blue blazers as a staple, and how to style them - do you think it is OK if your only blazer is actually double-breasted? Is it as versatile as a single-breasted?

 

I was thinking of replacing the buttons on yesterday's jacket for brass buttons.

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Not as versatile IMHO. If part of the intention is to have a jacket you can wear often without it being remarked upon, the DB eliminates any hope of that. Also it's just more formal, so it's harder to dress down.
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

On the topic of blue blazers as a staple, and how to style them - do you think it is OK if your only blazer is actually double-breasted?

It wouldn't be my choice, but if you like it, why not?
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Is it as versatile as a single-breasted?

I'd say no. One of the great advantages of a blazer is that it can be worn again and again without people paying much mind. A DB, on the other hand, is pretty memorable these days.
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Also it's just more formal, so it's harder to dress down.

^ This. I have both and find it harder to work the DB with the metal buttons.
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Alright then. Want to do things right. I guess I'll forget that amazing Crystal Springs book for now and think of a navy hopsack blazer as my next commission smile.gif

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I love my DB navy blazer - once you start wearing it, you'll find it exceptionally useful, especially for chilly weather. It's like a warm hug around the tummy all day.
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I love mine, too. But I find myself grabbing the single four times out of five.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Very rarely. It seems weird to me to post a picture saying look at me; this is what I am wearing. But I realize it is quite common now and probably doesn't seem weird to you.
Besides, I have made it very clear to my kids that they should not be doing stuff like that, so I certainly won't.
Also, while I would post a photo to answer a question or show something specific that I know someone might want to see, I don't have an easy mechanism. I don't have a good phone camera that would let me email stuff to myself and post quickly (my blackberry camera is awful (I have an ipad2, maybe that is worth trying)) and I don't feel like messing with cables to hook up a camera. Somewhere on the London Lounge there are some photos I took of me wearing something, but I remember that it was a PITA to do and took a lot of time. Detail photos of objects laying on the floor or a chair were much easier.

+10000
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Agghhhhhhhh isn't this an over-matchy squareFAIL?

Foo, if you're going to lead the unwashed masses, you have to supply advice that is at least somewhat consistent!
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Yukio, like Beppe, is above the law.
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I think Yukio is suffering from a bit of squareFAIL too. But the point of the post was that well-dressed, stylish "advanced" men stick to plain blue shirts.
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Can't tell if that's white or ecru.
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