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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

^^ agree with the jeans 100%. An imperfect fitting jacket likewise looks terrible.

It depends. It can look OK as a casual variant or it can look terrible. Since we don't know how the blazer exactly looks we can only guess.

Dark gray blazers can and do look nice with dark jeans. Nice autumn/winter casual outfit. The only problem here are the pinstripes. Since StyleLion mentioned that the pinstripes are closely matched it can look awkward. 

The best is to try. Trying to make pants that look alike blazer will not work.

 

Besides I do not wear pinstripes. I am tall enough :)

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

^^ agree with the jeans 100%. An imperfect fitting jacket likewise looks terrible.

 

 

 

It depends. It can look OK as a casual variant or it can look terrible.

Since we don't know how the blazer exactly looks we can only guess. Dark gray blazers can and do look nice with dark jeans. Nice autumn/winter casual outfit.

The only problem here are the pinstripes. Since StyleLion mentioned that the pinstripes are closely matched it can look awkward. 

The best is to try. Trying to make pants that look alike blazer will not work.

 

Besides I do not wear pinstripes. I am tall enough :)

post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by ModernGentsMag View Post

Trying to make pants that look alike blazer will not work.

 

In context I think this is a suit jacket.

 

If you're buying quality off-the-peg suits a spare pair of pants is always needed. It depends on the pattern, material weight and how much time you have to search fabric catalogues. Finally you pay top-rate for the material [e.g. $190 / meter; 2 meters required], but construction costs are much cheaper than a jacket. In some situations the cost/benefit is worth it, but in this instance it isn't.

post #19 of 25
Basically the thread is about the strength of the cloth merchant. A cloth merchant with a couple 1000 fabrics will take the challenge, a guy with a few hundred will give the standard answer 'off the peg never matches'. I just walked into a fabric shop on Reagents Street who gave this exact answer.

Walk into W. Bill, Sackville Street London and its a different game altogether.
post #20 of 25

I've unfortunately fallen into this trap at least once. Paid $17 dollars for a Hugo Boss "blazer" at Value Village. I remember thinking "oh it has those micro pinstripes like my suits have", I love those. Unfortunately, I have yet to leave the house wearing it. I can't figure out anything to wear with it, and I hate fussing over things like this. I think I'll just be happy I gave some money to a charitable organization.

 

I also picked up another possible orphan on Boxing Day at MEXX. With any luck I will manage to find a pair or two of their matching trousers. This was another jacket sold as a "blazer", but I am pretty sure it was actually meant to be sold as suit separates.

post #21 of 25
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..... Paid $17   at Value Village.....

 

You've said all that you need to say.

post #22 of 25
^That's the problem with the Boss label, you (I) pay $$$$ (Selection) and can pay $17. This really tests my brand loyalty.

Basically if you're buying fabric to match at eg W Bill, London, it's >£350 ~$500 for a pair of pants total bill tailor depending (can be much more). However, even W. Bill was out of stock of matching cloth on my last visit ... In which case its no go
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Using wholesale cloth merchants you get the match give it your tailor and he will order
Why? It depends how much you love the suit, some suits just grow in you
post #23 of 25
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You've said all that you need to say.

Well at least it was for charity.

post #24 of 25
Tan or taupe pants (or if you are bolder, red or bright green), a plain or textured cream coloured button down collared shirt, knit tie (if any at all) and burgundy shoes. An orphaned pinstripe jacket must be dressed down if you insist on wearing it. Throw on a contrasting waistcoat to further play it towards costume and experiment with a wildly coloured pocket square and maybe a Trilby hat. You can carry a man bag and wear some cool sunglasses as finishing accessories. Welcome to Styleforum StyleLion.
post #25 of 25

Tailor not happy with these fabric matches ... back to square one. 

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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

^That's the problem with the Boss label, you (I) pay $$$$ (Selection) and can pay $17. This really tests my brand loyalty.

Basically if you're buying fabric to match at eg W Bill, London, it's >£350 ~$500 for a pair of pants total bill tailor depending (can be much more). However, even W. Bill was out of stock of matching cloth on my last visit ... In which case its no go
Evidence:

Using wholesale cloth merchants you get the match give it your tailor and he will order
Why? It depends how much you love the suit, some suits just grow in you
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