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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)

What other odd jackets do you have? When do you anticipate wearing the dark mid blue blazer? V nice collection of blues btw, although light blues I've never found to work very well as jackets, at least for me.
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Spring/Summer = ???

I would say something beige/off-white-ish, with at least some linen.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I would say something beige/off-white-ish, with at least some linen.

I have pretty much everything covered when it comes to odd jackets (Still need a green jacket though) but I am interested in specific patterns one would consider for fall. People planning purchases or commissions start off with Navy jackets preferably hopsack or fresco but for Tweeds, what are the 3 most versatile patterns?
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What's the next staple after a blue/navy blazer?

 

navy chalk stripe three piece suit

 

 

DUHHHHHHHHH

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I would say something beige/off-white-ish, with at least some linen.

Agreed. A tan linen suit with patch pockets can work decently as separates too IMO.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I have pretty much everything covered when it comes to odd jackets (Still need a green jacket though) but I am interested in specific patterns one would consider for fall. People planning purchases or commissions start off with Navy jackets preferably hopsack or fresco but for Tweeds, what are the 3 most versatile patterns?

Herringbone, Donegal and something with a complementary overcheck.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

 

Take a pic wearing the shirt with an SC.

 

Here is a pic with a jacket.   In addition to feedback on the shirt collar any thoughts on why the amount of sleeve showing is uneven?   maybe because the shirt is pulling?   

 

***I know the suit jacket is far from ideal, i'm saving up for a SF approved suit. 

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I have pretty much everything covered when it comes to odd jackets (Still need a green jacket though) but I am interested in specific patterns one would consider for fall. People planning purchases or commissions start off with Navy jackets preferably hopsack or fresco but for Tweeds, what are the 3 most versatile patterns?

I don't think there's as much "standardization" of tweed patterns like that. But if you wanted to stick to patterns that aren't that fuck-up-able, then probably like a brown herringbone, some kind of donegal, and a big check in kind of orangish, kind of like this?

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I love that check in the forefront. 

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the christmas colored one?
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Originally Posted by mdancel View Post
 

 

Here is a pic with a jacket.   In addition to feedback on the shirt collar any thoughts on why the amount of sleeve showing is uneven?   maybe because the shirt is pulling?   

 

***I know the suit jacket is far from ideal, i'm saving up for a SF approved suit. 


From the distance, shirt collar is fine. You can have your MTM lengthen the points by 1/4 inch if you want them to fall under the lapel (left side looks like it might be sneaking out or just hitting the lapel).

 

For blue shirts (i.e. non white, more formal shirts), I like a soft interlining (fused is ok; many here have unfused). No collar stays; I like a little flop. Pull on your shirt cuff after putting jacket on to see if they are straight.

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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


 

 

He has certainly lived an interesting life. This is apparently about him and Sela Ward.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

What other odd jackets do you have? When do you anticipate wearing the dark mid blue blazer? V nice collection of blues btw, although light blues I've never found to work very well as jackets, at least for me.

Yeah, I've come to the same conclusion about light blue jackets. A few white OCBD's would probably make them easier to wear. All my white shirts have spread collars. And narrow blue stripes are tricky as they are a tad dressy for a light blue jacket. Really requires the right shirt wardrobe to work.

I'd wear that blazer all the time, same as my other two staple blue blazers. It'll be my very last solid blue blazer. Promise. Probably. For a while anyway. And it's a year away, probably,

I have two (dark/olivish) green jackets I'm content with. A solid brown wool/silk/linen, a solid brown corduroy, a checked brown wool/cashmere, and a tweed brown.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


I don't think there's as much "standardization" of tweed patterns like that. But if you wanted to stick to patterns that aren't that fuck-up-able, then probably like a brown herringbone, some kind of donegal, and a big check in kind of orangish, kind of like this?


When Greg was proposing the first Formosa MTO, he had this beautiful copper herringbone which didn't get a lot of love. That's the one I would go for, on the brown side. Will look for it later.

 

I like the proposed three: herringbone, donegal, check.

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What about this one? I have the swatch from Huddersfield cloth

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like this one a lot
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this one not as much...red ends up looking too vibrant for my taste

I'd put this one in between the first two. Red still a little vibrant, but against the darker brown background it looks better.
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