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Question for you noodlers:  I have a navy hopsack suit currently in rotation.  The jacket has patch pockets and a welted breast pocket.  I have been thinking of picking up a casual navy jacket with patch pockets for odd trouser combos.  Is this repetitive?  Should I just wear the suit jacket as a separate or is it worth the expense of having a separate jacket?  Eventually the pants will wear through on the suit and I can use the jacket as a separate, but I have read that sometimes wearing jacket and pants as separates will lead them to age differently in terms of color.  Hope this doesn't seem silly.  Thanks in advance.

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@NewYawker hopsack and patch pockets are enough to avoid the orphaned suit jacket impression. Wear it as separate and don't look back.
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Yeah, any navy suit jacket that has patch pockets, a textured fabric, and some form of brown horn buttons can be worn as a blazer. Bonus points if you have pick stitching/swelled edges.

I'm having a navy fresco suit with patch pockets made at the moment, and I fully intend to wear the jacket separately.
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^^ Thanks guys.  This was what I was thinking as well.  I am trying to eliminate redundancy and wasteful purchases.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

No way. That's a great tie.

Yup
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@NewYawker, I agree with the others that your navy suit jacket should work as a separate. Having said that, a navy jacket is one of those things that a person can own quite a few of.
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@NewYawker, I agree with the others that your navy suit jacket should work as a separate. Having said that, a navy jacket is one of those things that a person can own quite a few of.


Thanks Arch.  I am looking at a jacket that is different enough from what I currently own that I think I can justify the purchase.  My wardrobe is in kind of a transitional phase.  I have been selling/donating all of my clothes that don't fit well, skinny lapels, too short, etc that I bought prior to realizing what worked better for me/ what I prefer.  I'm still figuring it out, so trying to avoid impulse purchases and redundancy for the time being.  I agree though, there is definitely room for a few different navy jackets in the closet.

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Noodle Kollectiv - What's a good alternative to the Vass suede wingtips stocked by NMWA? The pair I ordered are half a size too big and they're out of stock in the smaller size
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Damng, Steeeeeches. Sorry to hear about the bumper cars and your back.
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Noodle Kollectiv - What's a good alternative to the Vass suede wingtips stocked by NMWA? The pair I ordered are half a size too big and they're out of stock in the smaller size

 

They're not oxfords, but you can't go wrong with these:

 

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=5992484

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

They're not oxfords, but you can't go wrong with these:

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=5992484
Thanks again Mr Squirrel. Is Carmina's sizing table idiosyncratic? They're telling me a UK 9 is a U.S. 9.5 (Ususally it's a full size up, right?)
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Thanks again Mr Squirrel. Is Carmina's sizing table idiosyncratic? They're telling me a UK 9 is a U.S. 9.5 (Ususally it's a full size up, right?)

 

It depends on the last, but in this case (Rain) I would say a full size.  I'm an 11.5US and take a 10.5UK in Rain.

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Thanks again Mr Squirrel. Is Carmina's sizing table idiosyncratic? They're telling me a UK 9 is a U.S. 9.5 (Ususally it's a full size up, right?)

I'd definitely look through the Carmina threads to help with sizing. The Rain last is slightly more elongated and wider than most of their lasts.  If your feet are of "average" width, instep, etc., then one full size down from your typical US sizing would be recommended.  

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FUDGE!!!
I just watched Cinderella with my wife and her sister. I hated it but they loved it. Yuk!
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Thanks amigos

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