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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by cloose View Post

Thank you for your constructive input. There are no pants this was bought at Saks and is a stand alone blazer. Still have receipt and may be taking back. Still amazed at the arrogance of some who presume that a pair of pants I own dictate whether I am "ready" for odd jackets.....please.

May be worth taking back to Saks and replacing with something that has a little more versatility. If you want a lighter colored jacket, light blue will match up with most summer colors without showing up as neutral. This gray jacket is a fine looking specimen, but there are only one or two outfits (at best) that you would be able to coordinate into something decent. Hence a previous comment that this is an "advanced players" jacket. What advanced player means is anyone's guess....

The Black Pants / Black Shirt / Black Suit / Black Blazer / Anything Black does not get a lot of love round here hence the criticism over the choice of black pants. By inference, your willingness to wear black pants equates to you having no clue what you are doing. Anyway, this is Styleforum logic for you. Hang around and take the blows and accept that one man's opinion does not necessarily equate to law - opinions are merely opinions. If you are open minded, you can selectively make them count for the betterment of yourself.

Do not forget this is supposed to be a bit of fun and banter. That some people take it so seriously to the point they are rude is a pity.

Welcome to the forum BTW.
post #32 of 45
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Point taken....thank you.
post #33 of 45
I totally disagree. I have a jacket just like this and these are my pairings.

Navy cotton trousers. These look best and I wear brown/burgundy leathers with it.
Charcoal worsted trousers. More formal and I usually wear with black leathers.

Those are my go to pairs. Depending on the weight of the jacket, you could do the following:

Burgundy cords as a heavier weight
Brick linen for lighter weights.

You could also do navy or charcoal in corduroy or linen.

You could do brown moleskin with tan leathers, but this might be a real stretch.

I'm not normally a fan of white, but they could work really well as a summer option. Particularly with black or chocolate leather.

And of course jeans with brown/tan leathers.

99% of the time I am categorically against khakis.

All that being said, I would KEEP it. Just like I kept mine. Wear in good health.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by cloose View Post

Still amazed at the arrogance of some who presume that a pair of pants I own dictate whether I am "ready" for odd jackets.....please.

If you went to a French cooking forum asking about duck confit, and it turned out you didn't know how to make an omelette, you'd get the same reaction. You might think the people telling you that you had basic cooking skills to learn were being arrogant, but they would be absolutely correct and only trying to help you. As they are here on SF.

Wear whatever you want - they're just clothes. But if you want people on this forum to give you advice, be prepared that they may not tell you what you want to hear.
post #35 of 45
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Well if you had noticed, I have had no issue with any comments negative our otherwise about the jacket and welcomed all feedback. I would prefer to keep it as it is a handsome piece but do recognize the difficulties. The only thing I took issue with was a complete stranger assuming he knows the level of my fashion acumen based on one pair of pants...that is all. Your analogy is a joke as it echoes the same pompous lunacy. And thanks for letting me know they're just clothes.
post #36 of 45
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Thank you LS.....great counter points.
I am really not that put out, just seeking some insight. Thank you all for your thoughts, and for amusing me.
post #37 of 45
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@MC...thanks for the input, my last post was a bit terse but nothing personal.  All I was seeking was some advice on what I recognize is a difficult piece.  I am not a fashion expert but certainly not a neophyte.  Sweeping statements whose pretext are based in incorrect knowledge and assumptions tend to bug me, that's all.  I'm over it, you have all been helpful.

post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by cloose View Post

The only thing I took issue with was a complete stranger assuming he knows the level of my fashion acumen based on one pair of pants...that is all. Your analogy is a joke as it echoes the same pompous lunacy. And thanks for letting me know they're just clothes.

I can tell your level based on one pair of socks. nod[1].gif
Edited by Liquidus - 2/12/13 at 9:30pm
post #39 of 45
This would have been more timely last night, but better late than never:

post #40 of 45

The plaid looks bold enough to look like an odd jacket, more so if the cloth has a fuzzy texture; but that shade of grey moves it back to the "orphaned suit jacket" spectrum IMO.

 

Grey pants a few shades darker than the coat might work. I don't think khakis will. It is a nice jacket, just not very versatile.

post #41 of 45
some grey odd jackets:


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post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

If you stick around, you will never be amazed at the arrogance of posters on SF.

Quoted for truth lol
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

This would have been more timely last night, but better late than never:


that is awesome, and hilariously accurate
post #44 of 45
Hmm, I have always worn gray odd jackets in patterns like PoW, glen plaid and windowpane and have not had issues pairing them with trousers. It helps to have a little color rather than just black and white. PoW with a little color is probably my favorite. And nearly all of the time they'd be paired with gray trousers, just of a slightly different shade. Light gray trousers work well. Gray odd jackets are a little more novel than a plain navy so you're probably not wearing one more than once a week. However I think they have fit perfectly into a rotation of jackets.

It wasn't too long ago - maybe a couple of years - that plenty of SFers were fawning over pretty plain gray jackets as wardrobe staples. I think there were some Cucinelli ones making the rounds. Anyway a plain gray odd jacket IMO is difficult to pair and looks orphan-like, but patterned gray jackets...go for it.
post #45 of 45
Thread Starter 

RD, thank you, I agree on the handsome scale it was one of the better I have come across.

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