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post #271 of 846

Have a few general questions, on how to wear a blazer right, for dressier but non formal occassions. Hope I can get some help here. Do you think black slim fitting (skinny) jeans are an acceptable choice for legwear, or are chinos and trousers, the better call? And can I wear a white dress shirt compared with jeans under a blazer, or is it a no Go? Further, how is it about the tee under blazer thing, is the only option there for a crew neck t-shirt, or would a v- neck also good?

post #272 of 846
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

was the oliver spencer you tried post-AW2012? Before that the fits were much better imho.

Before I think, though not sure to be honest. Have some porter credit so will probably pick up something once sale season comes around
post #273 of 846
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Originally Posted by Obscured View Post

Have a few general questions, on how to wear a blazer right, for dressier but non formal occassions. Hope I can get some help here. Do you think black slim fitting (skinny) jeans are an acceptable choice for legwear, or are chinos and trousers, the better call? And can I wear a white dress shirt compared with jeans under a blazer, or is it a no Go? Further, how is it about the tee under blazer thing, is the only option there for a crew neck t-shirt, or would a v- neck also good?

 

There are good and bad versions of each of those options. 

 

I'd look for photos of the above or try a look out first if you have the items, then judge for yourself what's working and what's not. After awhile you'll know what to do.

post #274 of 846

Ok thank you parker, I orientate myself always on fits I see here, but want to create my own fit, so it´s probaly the best way to get the pieces and then post a fit, like you said. One more question... I don`t like sneakers and normal dress shoes for that kind of style, so would fasionable side zip boots a possibility?

post #275 of 846
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There are good and bad versions of each of those options. 

I'd look for photos of the above or try a look out first if you have the items, then judge for yourself what's working and what's not. After awhile you'll know what to do.

+1 here

you have to develop an eye for it. in SWD we have fewer rules to guide us than the folks next door, which is both good and bad.

[although re: Obscurs' question, I hate crewneck ts unless the neck is really open. tight neck crewneck ts are awful 1990s stuff]

btw Parker I am working on a C+ grade swagjack of this look right here. Apologies, you have been warned. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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cool waffle jacket, noob-er.^

I am #pitti today. Sorry guys.






post #276 of 846
I just bought a whole bunch of random blazers - EG, Paolini, Mauro Grifoni, and Transit, on Fok's recommendation. Also pants from OC, Transit, and Mauro Grifoni. I have no experience with any of the brands, but all of it looked interesting enough to buy at yoox prices. Hopefully some of it fits!

I have really been liking the Barena and Quaranta lookbooks that you guys have been linking to. I can see a lot of that stuff being worn in a really dark, venetian-gothic kind of way; maybe with a cape and a cask of amontillado. Could go well with Ann D and guidi shoes, too, maybe throw in some Sacai and Kolor....
post #277 of 846
Tried on both of these yesterday:

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-dry-easy-jacket/075584-03-006

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-linen-cotton-jacket/076531-14-006

Good alternative to random Yoox brands, both fit me 1 size large. I only picked up the linen cotton. Realized today that the right sleeve sort has creasing down the arm, subtly but visible up close, which I tried steaming out to no avail. Just going to let it be and beat it up for work during the summer. It's going to wrinkle a whole lot more.

The Dry Easy jacket was really good especially since it is a cotton / poly mix. Easily EG copy for cheaper. Collar looks great up, more so than the linen-cotton mix. Dark gray looked the best.

edit:
Does anyone tailor their sleeve widths? Uniqlo jackets are sort of big on my arms width wise and the length could be shortened.

The Quaranta I ordered from Yoox is coming in Friday so we'll see how that is.


Also, any recommendations for gray high neck sweaters? CRISTIANO FISSORE seems pretty good but sort of expensive on Yoox
post #278 of 846
Ha, I have been looking for the same kind of things. Which Quaranta did you buy?
post #279 of 846
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Inspired by Synthese, I just picked up this FW11 piece from the Roman designer Fabio Quaranta, from Yoox. If it works out, I will call it my "who needs any bloody buttons, for realz" jacket:



There is actually a lot of his stuff on sale at Yoox right now, though, iirc, that is pretty much the only jacket from that collection that is not meant to be worn really boxy:

http://www.yoox.com/us/men/shoponline/fabio%20quaranta_d#/d=21844&dept=men&gender=U&season=E&suggestion=true

iirc, for the guys who want a CM approved maker for their SWD jackets, this one was made for the label by Caraceni. It's one of those small labels that slips under the radar, though some high profile stores like Dover Street Market pick it up.

This one
post #280 of 846
Nice! I hope it works out for you - post some pictures when it arrives!
post #281 of 846

Picked up a Mauro Grifoni from yoox sample sale, DD from the corner and I have a couple Jey Cole Man blazers in my dream box that are very similar to the MG one if it doesn't work out. I was impressed with a Jey insulated blazer/jacket thing I got from yoox... it was really nice, especially for the price. I should get the MG and DD blazers this week. They will be the first blazers I've ever owned, lol.

 

The Dry Easy from Uniqlo looks nice too.

post #282 of 846
Thread Starter 

For such a mass brand, Uniqlo does a good job with their blazers and suits. I've only tried +J era and onward, but seems it seems like they were influenced by the minimal Jil cut for their tailored stuff. The proportions, armhole height, sleeves all seems to reference that. I like that the Uniqlo cut is sort of modern and also non-descript. For the price, it's hard to beat.

 

Toasty, I've had sleeves narrowed before. Fairly simple job. The linen jackets seem to fit larger all around than the wool stuff. I bought the olive/khaki version which I like and don't mind the slightly larger size. Also tried the pink and mango, but looked too Miami Vice on me.

 

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post #283 of 846

Went through my gigantic folder of fashun and pulled out some of my favorite stuff. Not strictly suits and blazers but pretty close.

 

 

French Resistance:

 

I remember this from a Yohji book... Turn of the century gypsy

 

Dude has a SF approved neckline

 

 

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer who pioneeredcolo photography in the early 20th century. Plenty of good inspiration through the link.

Handmade Software, Inc. Image Alchemy v1.11

 

SF's own dantebykiko in Yohji and an old french chore coat (???)

 

 

EG sup

 

Ann D

 

 

 

Ute Ploier

 

 

 

Peir Wu

 

 

Devoa

 

Mail-Moth ready to terrorize your remote village

 

 

\m/

 

CDGH+/Carpe

 

CCP vs. PH

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

SOFTWARE: QuickTime 6.5 DATE: 2004:02:19 13:54:29 HOST: Mac OS X 10.3.2

o shit


Edited by spacepope - 3/24/13 at 9:20pm
post #284 of 846
Thread Starter 

unspoiler that sh*, pope. 

post #285 of 846

Some more.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

 

Too good

Guy in the back ain't no slouch either

 

 

 

 

 

Always liked AFL's take on EG

 

Raf

 

Sacai? Sacai

 

 

Geoffrey B. Small

 

 

 

 

And some Shah and Mail-Moth to wrap it up.

 

 

 


I've always really liked Shah's and M-M's fits. I think fabrics and textures are important for a lot of these streetwear suit/blazer looks, more than they'd be in a typical tee/leather fit. I wrote more but I deleted it because it didn't make sense.

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