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post #196 of 229
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Of course it's Spoo...that's his patented pose (which he doesn't seem to use anymore).

 

Probably why I didn't recognize it. I'm a noob.

post #197 of 229

Re. blazer and blue tie:  Tricky but do-able.

 

Manton looks good:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/104793/the-blazersuit-part-deux/0_50

 

(1st post, third picture down:  I note he says it is a "gunmetal" tie, so I'm assuming blue / grey.)
 

 

For the daytime, I think you could swap a pale blue / white bengal or ladderstripe shirt and carry it off.

post #198 of 229

Ahhh, I do have a picture of myself with light blue and navy!

 

post #199 of 229
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Could be the camera exposure, but I think the tie looks rather washed out. 

post #200 of 229

It's that color. Here's another picture

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post #201 of 229
I am looking for a fitted DB navy blazer 6x2, preferably with golden buttons.
The only one I found is at Brooks Brothers, but it is Madison cut, which is way too loose on me.
Can you recommend something nice OTR, or would I have to go MTM?
Thank you.
post #202 of 229
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Could you just get it tailored? Even an OTR brand that fits you pretty well is going to need some tailoring 999 times out of 1000.

post #203 of 229
It's way too loose.
I'm fairly slim. That cut is made for a bigger gentleman.
It's beyond alterations limits.
They used to make it in my cut, however from what I see they do not carry it anymore.
post #204 of 229

Another blue on navy from Charlie's Wardrobe. I'm not sure if it works as well as the last one I cross-posted, though the  PS seems to do a lot to make it work.

 

 

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post #205 of 229

Hate the tie. The pocket square should be the tie.

post #206 of 229
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What is the consensus on wearing mid-blue ties with navy jackets?

My consensus (tongue.gif) is that black neckties look 100x better than blue ones with navy and mid-to-dark blue suits. That combination takes black shoes, however (or at least that's my opinion till I've seen it pulled off with brownies). With blazers ... I don't know.

The classic cautionary example:

post #207 of 229
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Hate the tie. The pocket square should be the tie.

+1. Blue on blue is tough.
post #208 of 229
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Originally Posted by Yorsch View Post

I am looking for a fitted DB navy blazer 6x2, preferably with golden buttons.
The only one I found is at Brooks Brothers, but it is Madison cut, which is way too loose on me.
Can you recommend something nice OTR, or would I have to go MTM?
Thank you.

I was going to mention Paul Stuart but I noticed you're located in Toronto. Maybe check out Zegna at Harry Rosen.
post #209 of 229
I definitely do black shoes when I wear a black knit with blue shirt and navy jacket. Don't do this too much because black shoes, navy blazer, gray slacks approaches security guard territory. However, I'm beginning to realize that this isn't really an issue provided that the tailoring and fabrics (as well as the shoes and tie) are of sufficient quality.
post #210 of 229
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I actually brought myself to the point of buying another navy blazer. I have been looking for something with white MOP buttons for when summer hits and I found a great deal. Just one peculiar thing about this jacket. As you can see it has white leather elbow patches. I don't know how I feel about this. I might have them removed. Thoughts?

 

 

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