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post #9961 of 12564
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Originally Posted by Fred49 View Post

It is rust in real life not gold. The maker is Kiton..

ahh, thanks for the clarification and the deets. i quite like that tie.
post #9962 of 12564
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

It seems like you want to be wearing a grey suit but felt like you had to wear this SC once in a while.

Hmmm, that's an interesting observation but no. that's not it at all. The summer dress code at my job strictly forbids suits on Fridays. Everything about this fit is quite intentional.

I put this together for the Friday challenge.
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^ I don't think he meant you actually did what he says, but that it looks like it. And to a certain point, I agree. It looks as if you mixed and matched jacket and trousers from two different suits, and it would look much better as a solid grey suit.

 

People in this thread and in the whole forum have always suggested that sport coats look much better in bolder patterns and/or more textured fabrics. And you know, after trying it, one realizes they were damn right tounge.gif

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Diaz is a better me than I am.
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lol. you taught me. shog[1].gif

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UC - fantastic. who made that suit?
post #9967 of 12564
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

UC - fantastic. who made that suit?

It's NsM. You can tell by the nice shoulder line devil.gif
post #9968 of 12564
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

^ I don't think he meant you actually did what he says, but that it looks like it. And to a certain point, I agree. It looks as if you mixed and matched jacket and trousers from two different suits, and it would look much better as a solid grey suit.

People in this thread and in the whole forum have always suggested that sport coats look much better in bolder patterns and/or more textured fabrics. And you know, after trying it, one realizes they were damn right tounge.gif

Well I won't argue perspectives but the closeup of my jacket shows a pattern and color that would be a bit odd if rendered as a suit. I don't agree with either of your opinions that these look like mixed and matched suit pieces but again, I won't argue your opinion. I continue to believe that this fit is an excellent one.

As for bolder patterns on sport jackets, sure it might make it all the more obvious that the garment is not a suit separate a but this isn't an absolute necessity in putting together a nice fit and what I did today is a fine example of an exception to this idea.
post #9969 of 12564
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Originally Posted by Ebonyman View Post

Well I won't argue perspectives but the closeup of my jacket shows a pattern and color that would be a bit odd if rendered as a suit. I don't agree with either of your opinions that these look like mixed and matched suit pieces but again, I won't argue your opinion. I continue to believe that this fit is an excellent one.

As for bolder patterns on sport jackets, sure it might make it all the more obvious that the garment is not a suit separate a but this isn't an absolute necessity in putting together a nice fit and what I did today is a fine example of an exception to this idea.

I would not wear a suit in that fabric.

But I would also not wear a sportscoat in that fabric.

And if I were forced to wear a sportscoat in that fabric, I would not wear it with things meant to go with a dark suit.

There's one really dressy sportscoat in this wide world and that's a navy blazer. Trying to dress up anything else too much will always look like suit envy.
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Originally Posted by Ebonyman View Post

Well I won't argue perspectives but the closeup of my jacket shows a pattern and color that would be a bit odd if rendered as a suit. I don't agree with either of your opinions that these look like mixed and matched suit pieces but again, I won't argue your opinion. I continue to believe that this fit is an excellent one.

As for bolder patterns on sport jackets, sure it might make it all the more obvious that the garment is not a suit separate a but this isn't an absolute necessity in putting together a nice fit and what I did today is a fine example of an exception to this idea.

The SC is houndstooth, yes? Actually I don't think it would be bad as a suit.

Apart from the pattern though, is the texture. It looks like a smooth worsted, like the trousers. Smooth worsted should only be for suits IMHO. SCs and odd trousers are much better when they have some texture. Really most suits do too, just with "city" suits the texture makes them too rustic, and the strong contrast of dark suit/white shirt makes up for it. It's not that your outfit looks terrible. It just looks a little flat because of the lack of texture.

EDIT: Also, what Canta said.
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Already thinking of tweeds (this is on an improvised "dummy", not wearing it yet). Found this RTW jacket which fits better than my MTM stuff, just needs the usual adjustment to shoulder slope - hope you find the cloth tasteful, I quite like it.

 

 

First on my "to get made" list this year is a couple cream flannels for this kind of stuff... suggestions on styling are welcome, but as a short man with a slight front ass, I'm thinking full cut, single forward pleat, 1.75" cuffs, side adjusters.


Edited by RDiaz - 8/31/13 at 4:56am
post #9972 of 12564
I'd definitely wear that SC.

What's going on with the lapel hole though?
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It's got some rustic detailing. I love that on tweed jackets. The lapel buttonhole border is made of suede, like the border of a patch pocket it comes with, and the elbow patches. It also has a detachable suede throat latch, and if it was a custom work I would have asked for a half belt. An action back is the only thing that I'd find slightly over the top, but fortunately it doesn't have one. lol8[1].gif


Edited by RDiaz - 8/31/13 at 10:06am
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Having some heavier winter flannel trousers made. I am getting several different shades of gray. Should I consider some cream or ivory pants as well? Is there another winter appropriate color I should think about?
post #9975 of 12564
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Originally Posted by Wallcloud View Post

Having some heavier winter flannel trousers made. I am getting several different shades of gray. Should I consider some cream or ivory pants as well? Is there another winter appropriate color I should think about?


I had several heavier winter flannels made a few years ago by Ambrosi. I hardly ever wear the dark charcoal. I would stick with medium and light greys.

As far as other options, I had off white/cream pants made up in a heavy cotton/cashmere blend by NSM. I love them. They look great with navy or any earth tone jacket. I would highly recommend getting something similar.
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