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post #9271 of 12606
Hmm, thanks for the feedback. I was thinking it was too bold in general. The larger check pattern is very noticable, at least to me. It was listed as a jacketing fabric FWIW.
post #9272 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

msulinski, that's one of those SCs that's not bold enough to be a good SC but too loud to be a good suit.

I may have lost my acute internet eye but in that shot, I find it hard to say conclusively that it cannot make a good sport coat. You may be right and the pattern may look too muted when stepping back a few feet - but from that shot alone, it looks like a decent SC to me. Not many shades of trousers that I could think of wearing with it though - probably beiges and light tans I guess...
post #9273 of 12606
I think next time I will go with beige linen, as the light gray didn't contrast enough.
post #9274 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Thanks GDL biggrin.gif
Ha ha you wont last long here....

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Suit: MJ Bale
Shirt: Cottonwork (needs collar points lengthened)
Tie: Henry Carter Macclesfield #5
Ps: Henry Carter white irish linen
Shoes: Meermin MTO

Don't worry about the collar points. They display a bit of individuality. For me the, lapel width is too narrow by at least a half inch.
post #9275 of 12606
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post

Don't worry about the collar points. They display a bit of individuality. For me the, lapel width is too narrow by at least a half inch.
Yep I agree actually. But this suit is my best fitting otr suit and this maker just doesn't seem to make them any wider. Just one of the concessions one makes when buying otr I guess.
post #9276 of 12606

Not sure if I have managed to reach any tastefulness for a summer ensemble yet - maybe this needs white bucks and cream linen trousers. Them trousers I have and shall wear tomorrow; them shoes I do not have.

 

 

 

Hank is cotton madras, tie is navy knit, shirt is linen

 

 

 


Edited by RDiaz - 7/11/13 at 10:41am
post #9277 of 12606
Do you not have matching pants for the jacket, RD?
post #9278 of 12606

Didn't ask for them. A whole seersucker suit is a bit too flashy for me, I think shog[1].gif

 

BTW, I know this is not the tailors' feedback thread, but the jacket is a bit too close fitting and I'm wondering if you would narrow the wrap a bit. I did some Photoshop experiments and I think it looks a bit better with a narrower wrap, which would also at the same time make it slightly looser. And since I want to replace the shitty white corozo buttons with MOP, I could have it done on the way...

 

I should lose some junk instead, but in the meantime...

post #9279 of 12606
DB seersucker is odd, but an odd jacket in DB seersucker is especially odd. Once you've gone DB with seersucker, might as well wear the whole getup.
post #9280 of 12606

Not sure what to think. Seersucker jackets are quite common around here, which is perhaps why going DB didn't strike me as much of an oddity (at least not odder than getting a DB navy blazer vs. SB). I think I would get odd stares if I were to wear the whole suit, but not a DB odd jacket confused.gif

 

Plus, if I were to wear the whole getup, I don't think I could resist the urge to wear a boater. Then people would directly point and laugh at me tounge.gif

post #9281 of 12606
That jacket, if not worn with matching pants as a suit, is begging to be worn with an open neck shirt, white trousers and driving loafers. Also, lose the square or stick to white.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

DB seersucker is odd...

Is it really that odd, Doc? Personally I don't buy into DBs in casual fabrics or fabrics that were created to wear lightly, as buttoning a DB always seems to wrap me in insulation. However, I've seen a number of DB seersucker suits throughout the years.
post #9282 of 12606

I would never wear driving loafers with dress trousers and/or a jacket, no matter what they are made of. In fact I wouldn't wear them with anything dressier than jeans and a polo. Can't stand that look for some reason. Would unlined suede tassels be a good substitute?

 

Wearing this jacket without a tie might be a good idea, I agree.

post #9283 of 12606
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Is it really that odd, Doc? Personally I don't buy into DBs in casual fabrics or fabrics that were created to wear lightly, as buttoning a DB always seems to wrap me in insulation. However, I've seen a number of DB seersucker suits throughout the years.

That's what I mean by odd. And not only is there an extra layer, the coat is meant to be worn buttoned -- yow. That said, DB seersucker isn't unprecedented, but it's unusual and somewhat impractical. It's in the realm of quirky aesthetic choice, which is why I say might as well go for the full suit. No point being bold and timid at the same time.

I have a three-piece linen suit that is similarly impractical.
post #9284 of 12606
RD, you certainly know your context better than we do, but it's a difficult look to pull off. Don't think light gray pants are the right choice.
post #9285 of 12606
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

I would never wear driving loafers with dress trousers and/or a jacket, no matter what they are made of. In fact I wouldn't wear them with anything dressier than jeans and a polo. Can't stand that look for some reason. Would unlined suede tassels be a good substitute?

Wearing this jacket without a tie might be a good idea, I agree.

I can respect that. Drivers with trousers are a decidedly Mediterranean look (at least in my book). I endorse any opportunity to wear tassel loafers, so I say right on. I'd just look for some in a lighter color like sand suede. Dirty bucks might also work well.
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