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post #121 of 229
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post


Looks like crepe or fresco to me, both of which tend to be pretty wrinkle-resistant. And local shop plus no wrinkles makes me think it's probably a poly and/or nylon blend -- not that there's anything wrong with that. Coolest suiting I've ever had was a wool, linen and nylon blend, from J. Crew, early-mid 90s.

 

In my opinion, it's not fresco, because the linen doesn't matches any of my own fresco characteristics (rough hand and made of wool). BTW, is Fresco a weave? 

It is very possible that there's some synthetics blended in. However, it still is best summer (brazilian summer) fabric that I've ever worn. The greatest downside, for me, is that it doesn't have any body.

post #122 of 229
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I don't know, I got a pretty good beat-down in the good taste thread for my navy odd jacket. In all likelihood, it truly is a suit fabric. It does have brown/gray/white horn buttons though, which is probably the only characteristic that gives it anything to distinguish it from a suit.
Here is the picture I posted on the other thread:

This one is particularly dark and shiny looking in this pic. Also the pick stitching seems kind of annoying. I'm guessing part of it is just the pic though. Here it looks almost black.
post #123 of 229
Also I don't really care for the tie and PS, separately or together.
post #124 of 229
But my point is more generally, I don't think there is that much to be gained by adding details that are specifically designed to designate something as a blazer rather than an odd jacket in the same way that there's an advantage from designating something as for work/daytime or play/evening.

This is really only an issue for something in navy because almost everything else is either jacketing or suiting never both.
post #125 of 229

The jacket is not that dark. I wouldn't even call it a dark navy. The outfit was specifically criticized for being an odd jacket. Also, I'm not sure I understand the dislike of the tie. I'm curious about your dislike of it, even outside the context of the outfit.

post #126 of 229
That specific design of multiple lines in different colors that form big checks, I've never seen a tie like that that I thought was tasteful. It always looks like it came from some crappy department store. Just my association. It's kind of the multiple-stripe shirting of ties.
post #127 of 229

I've having some trouble with the configuration of my BlazerSuit™ jacket made of linen and silk blend. Really vanity, I know, but that's why a clothing forum exists.

So far, I'm quite settled with a 6x2 db, patch hip pockets, smoked MOP of light brown horn buttons. However, what about the sleeve buttons? I's settled with 4 buttons, but I'd prefer a configuration less suitable for a suit jacket and hence I started to lean towards 1 button, like on the picture bellow.

 

 

post #128 of 229
I'm also considering one sleeve button for a sort of blazer suit I'm doing. I'm still undecided on how I think it would look when worn as a suit. Victor, your suit is navy?
post #129 of 229
FWIW, I already have one button sleeves on pretty much all my summer odd jackets and like it a lot.
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Yes, it's going to be made of a dark navy linen and silk blend.

My main concern with the sleeve configuration is to create an unfortunate unbalance between the torso (6 buttons) and the sleeves (1 button). What do you think of it?

post #131 of 229
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Yes, it's going to be made of a dark navy linen and silk blend.
My main concern with the sleeve configuration is to create an unfortunate unbalance between the torso (6 buttons) and the sleeves (1 button). What do you think of it?

Hmm I've never thought of that really mattering. I have a DB odd jacket that's 4x2 with a single sleeve button. It's never felt "unbalanced" to me in that regard. You can't really see the sleeve buttons, but this is the jacket:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/30038671049
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post #133 of 229
No rules that I know of on this (there might be), I think one sleeve button will look unbalanced when paired with a DB with 4 or 6 buttons. On an odd sports jacket (SB), by all means. But on a DB confused.gif

I like the cream linen DB btw. W Bill?
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/25/13 at 1:54pm
post #134 of 229
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

FWIW, I already have one button sleeves on pretty much all my summer odd jackets and like it a lot.

I have that on a couple of odd jackets as well. It definitely makes a jacket look "more casual". The first time i did this was pretty much by accident. I needed new buttons and all I had at the time were a bunch of the 32L sized buttons so I put three on the front and one on each sleeve. (IIRC I saw some Caruso jackets previously with the look and liked it.)
post #135 of 229
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

I have that on a couple of odd jackets as well. It definitely makes a jacket look "more casual". The first time i did this was pretty much by accident. I needed new buttons and all I had at the time were a bunch of the 32L sized buttons so I put three on the front and one on each sleeve. (IIRC I saw some Caruso jackets previously with the look and liked it.)

SB or DB?
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