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The guy who played Robocop went to my high school. He also has a PhD in art history or something from UCLA


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Yup, I got my staples well covered, so versatility isn't something I consider too much when I buy something (though I need to have at least four combinations that it'll work with). That being said, I think the next B&T commission is going to be a blue blazer. Probably the 520 fresco. I don't have a good blue between my navy blazersuit and my blue blazersuit.
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What you are all missing from your wardrobe is the iconically necessary navy chalk stripe three piece suit.

Good news for you all, we are getting together a GMTO by Formosa through NMWA. Don't sleep on this one...you will regret it.
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Reminds me a lot of one of Claghorn's jackets.

 

Clags has lots of stuff though, I don't think this jacket is very versatile.

 

Probably not, but if all we cared about was versatility, you'd only own the staples. Which are nice and all, but meh.

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Don't think of staples as boring, think of staples as things that would allow you to fit your newer flashy purchase into actual outfits.

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That being said, I think the next B&T commission is going to be a blue blazer.

I feel like I've seen you post this about 6 times. Maybe it's just me. But it seems like you have a lot of blue blazers. And this coming from someone with a lot of blue blazers.
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It's hard to tell on the back. When you wear a jacket, do you see a little bit of your shirt cuff? The sleeve length looks ok but it might pull up with a SC on.

 

If this were me, I would have the shoulder seam to seam taken in just a touch (it's sort of starting to go over the curve of your shoulder). The front looks ok, but I wonder if it is slightly too tight at the chest. Side shot suggests that it is pulling a little. I can't tell anything from the back, but it does look a bit messy. You could have things taken in a little at the back but keeping the overall circumference the same. Make sure, however, that you give yourself enough allowances at waist and chest, 2-4 inches depending on how slim you want it.

 

Don't know what to say about the collar. What's the issue? Do the points fit under a SC? Looks like they probably will. Height is fine, I think.

 

On MTM shirts. Change variables slowly and in moderation. It can be a long process and you have to be patient.

 

Thanks @TweedyProf

 

For the collar I was just wanting to make sure that it is SF approved.  I got this shirt at the same time I got suits with skinny lapels and short jackets.  I'm working on rebuilding now. 

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Don't think of staples as boring, think of staples as things that would allow you to fit your newer flashy purchase into actual outfits.

 

 

There's a balance of this. Saying something isn't terribly versatile is secondary to what you already have and what you like to wear.

Many people here don't have to wear suits everyday or ever even. The rules are different, but SF still pushes the basics. I think the big thing about the basics is that suits are easier to pair and are a good segue into playing with SC's, but solid SC's like that aren't really all that challenging.

I mostly liked the color and patch pockets on that jacket. 


I've been feeling like ass for the last bit anyway because I'm stressed as hell and will probably wear scrubs all day as often as possible because I don't have to think about it and let me sleep 10-15 mins more.

 

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Thanks @TweedyProf

 

For the collar I was just wanting to make sure that it is SF approved.  I got this shirt at the same time I got suits with skinny lapels and short jackets.  I'm working on rebuilding now. 

 

Take a pic wearing the shirt with an SC.

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I feel like I've seen you post this about 6 times. Maybe it's just me. But it seems like you have a lot of blue blazers. And this coming from someone with a lot of blue blazers.

Lol.
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I feel like I've seen you post this about 6 times. Maybe it's just me. But it seems like you have a lot of blue blazers. And this coming from someone with a lot of blue blazers.
What's the next staple after a blue/navy blazer?
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I feel like I've seen you post this about 6 times. Maybe it's just me. But it seems like you have a lot of blue blazers. And this coming from someone with a lot of blue blazers.

I have a lot of blue blazers. Not counting the navy (really midnight blue) windowpane which was intended to be a blazer but is now just a very casual suit (too dark a navy), in rotation (ignoring seasons)

Navy blazer(suit) - wool
Blue blazer(suit) - wool/linen
Mid-light blue blazer(suit) - wool/linen
Navy blazer - linen
Bright blue odd jacket - wool/cashmere
Light blue blazer - linen
Navy double breasted blazer - wool
Navy double breasted blazer - linen

And throwing in patterns
Mid blue windowpane odd jacket - tweed
Mid-light blue windowpane odd jacket - linen

And I recently gave away a blue puppytooth jacket to my dad.

So as you can see. I NEED a proper dark mid blue blazer. Plus it'd have natural shoulders, while my other two go to blue blazers don't. I'm not a natural shoulder fanboy--I like both--but it would be nice to have the option to go natural in a staple blue.

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RTC, nobody is saying you should only buy staples. Just have a lot of staples before you start branching out. That being said, I'm not aware of your staple situation.
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I have a navy suit, navy blazer, light blue SC, navy peak lapel SC, blue plaid-ish SC, a navy unstructured cotton SC, and just picked up a 'denim' colored SC with mop buttons.


I have a lot of blue jackets as well.

 

3 tweed jackets (or maybe four). Then 2 brown sc's (one with peak lapels), a white linen sc, and a bright red peak lapel sc. Probably a few other things I'm forgetting or plan to get rid of since they don't fit super well. 

 

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What's the next staple after a blue/navy blazer?

 

One in linen and then a DB one.

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What's the next staple after a blue/navy blazer?

Some kind of tweed IMHO.
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What's the next staple after a blue/navy blazer?

A slightly different blue / navy blazer...

In all seriousness, a brown tweed of some sort is lovely as a second odd jacket if you have a respectable winter.
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One in linen and then a DB one.

Lol. I have all 3 plus a blue Donegal. I still think I need more.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Some kind of tweed IMHO.

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A slightly different blue / navy blazer...

In all seriousness, a brown tweed of some sort is lovely as a second odd jacket if you have a respectable winter.



Lets break it down in seasons.

For Winter/Fall = Some kind of tweed. Specific patterns would help though...
Spring/Summer = ???

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One in linen and then a DB one.
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