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I'm not against buying new by any means.  I'm not going to spend more than $5/600 on just a SC though.  I'm not Rudals balling over here.  

I don't think I'll be able to buy anything after Mrs. Noodles gets hold of the finances. 

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I don't think I'll be able to buy anything except what she wants after Mrs. Noodles gets hold of the finances. 

 

From what you've said, I kind of hope this is true.

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She's very very frugal so...we might be going to TJ Max, Ross, Marshall's, etc...for my stuff.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Here's a legit question of the day.

Black overcoats are a big no no, kind of like black suits?! I wear them with my navy blue suits but don't know if that is appropriate. Also, do I wear it over the suit jacket or take the suit jacket off?

a black overcoat with a gray suit is excellent imo. especially with a velvet collar. want one so bad. though to go really awesome id say a black with white herringbone overcoat with velvet collar would just be kick ass amazing.

but if its a nice coat, and you dont feel like having multiple coats for multiple suits, which is fine, i only have one dress top coat, you are fine over a navy suit, and no you dont need to jake your jacket off, the idea is to be warm. coats have more utilitarian leeway than suits.
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 I am, I'm just frustrated with myself at the moment.  

been there. nothing wrong with getting rid of everything you own. i did, but do it carefully and slowly, from what i have seen from you, not everything needs to go.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Yeah. Rudals. Avoid the shine. At all times. In everything but shoes.

STAY AWAY FROM THE SHINE!!! STAY VERY FAR AWAY!!!!!
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post
 

 

 

 

 

I like it. But it is far from a staple (single breasted peak lapel...and slightly oversized as far as single breasted lapels go). That's the kind of thing you wear twice a month, max.

 

Instead, something like these:

 

 

Both have patch pockets, are of a slightly rougher weave, and one has brighter buttons--all features distinguishing these as odd jackets and not orphans.


Edited by Claghorn - 2/4/14 at 9:25am
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I'd own two overcoats, if possible - a navy double breasted to go over my gray and and other non-navy suits, and a lighter gray shade to go over my navy suits.

Nothing wrong with what In Stitches recommended, either. They all fall under that timeless, classic look umbrella - just a matter of the smaller personal preferences.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

I like it. But it is far from a staple (single breasted peak lapel...and slightly oversized as far as single breasted lapels go). That's the kind of thing you wear twice a month, max.

 

Instead, something like these:

Yeah, I don't know that it would be more than a "friday" jacket for me but I'm strangely attracted to peak lapels.  But for realistic weekly use I agree with the ones you posted.  Which leads me to my next question, how is an orphan jacket determined vs. If I just wore my suit jacket from one of my suits.  To me the two jackets you posted could very well be a part of a suit and I couldn't tell.   Are they from SS? 

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Flap pockets and no fabric texture are two good starting points for deciding a jacket was probably the top half of a suit.

You'll also notice the buttons on the two posted SC's aren't just regular blue or black buttons - another sign it was more meant to be a SC in addition to having patch pockets and a textured fabric.

Plain navy worsted wool isn't really ever designed to be something aside from a suit. Ditto plain silk.

After a while you just sorta know from muscle memory without always being able to articulate why something is a waste of time.

The dual role this thread has assumed is an interesting one.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

The dual role this thread has assumed is an interesting one.

Well, I suppose it will always be about Rudals/Noodles (at least for 1 more year if Claghorn is right), but it's sort of nice as a venue for someone who wants more large scale changes to come and have people weigh in. That also provides a nice way for people to talk about topics, with an eye towards lending practical advice. I've enjoyed reading it.

 

I have noticed on Yoox many SCs with jetted pockets which seems to me just odd. I'm inclined to avoid those.

 

JR, agree with what TM79 said, who put it very nicely.


Edited by TweedyProf - 2/4/14 at 10:10am
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Interesting...  

 

By the way I just wanted to take a moment and thank you guys.  I'm sure this has been covered on a broader basis and in other threads but I really do appreciate the personal attention and time that all of you have given to myself and I'm sure Noodles shares that sentiment.  When I do strike it rich I'll keep this in mind :cheers:  In them mean time any time any of you make it to Chicago let me know and a few rounds are on me.  If you're not a drinker than we'll hit up some local food joints or something.  I just realized I haven't had a drink in 6 weeks....not like I don't drink I just have cut back quite a bit.  

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but it's sort of nice as a venue for someone who wants more large scale changes to come and have people weigh in. That also provides a nice way for people to talk about topics, with an eye towards lending practical advice. I've enjoyed reading it.

Oh yeah, I actually meant it in a nice and sincere way - not an offhand one as you occasionally see in different threads here.
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I really like what this thread is becoming. And no, it should not be about me, TweedyProf.

I am glad that other people are getting help too. It should be that way.:fonz: 

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Oh yeah, I actually meant it in a nice and sincere way - not an offhand one as you occasionally see in different threads here.


Sorry, I read you as sincere. Meant to just agree. I'm verbose, in a professorial way :).

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

I really like what this thread is becoming. And no, it should not be about me, TweedyProf.

I am glad that other people are getting help too. It should be that way.:fonz: 


Soon it will not be! Then you can post like Stitch, crushing it in multiple threads.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


Sorry, I read you as sincere. Meant to just agree. I'm verbose, in a professorial way smile.gif .

Then in that case ...

cheers.gif sir!
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