Finally saved enough for my first SF suit. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on this which is at a local shop. Thoughts? My next option would probably be a Suit Supply Napoli or York.
It's supposed to be a suit. I wasn't able to get a pic with the pants as I'm in between sizes. Waist of one and legs of another. They either have to let out a pair at the legs or take in a pair at the waist. Maybe I can go in and have them pin up the bigger waisted pants.
Any input on the fit of the shoulders and chest areas?
TM79, I think if you look, you'll see that they both have overchecks over a check or check-like pattern. From a distance, they resolve in a similar way pattern wise: check over check. Of course, there is a world of difference between the jackets but since the OP brought up the strength of pattern, the contrast with Vox's is instructive: Vox's stronger pattern and striking seasonal colors.
My advice is similar to the others: if you can, replace the jacket and generally avoid grey odd jackets in favor of blue or brown tones, looking for stronger patterns, casualizing elements like patch pockets, more textured fabrics etc. If you find a good grey odd jacket (like Urban's) then by all means go for it, but not for starters.
That said, we all live outside of SF and make clothing compromises when other's aren't looking. I have a navy suit orphan jacket that fits me well and use as an odd navy blazer. Some day, I'll find a better substitute, but I wear it happily and it looks nice, flapped pockets and dark buttons aside. If you like the way your jacket looks, wear it but just not on WAYWRN.
And you should still post fit pics with that jacket as that was your original question.
This is sage advice but it's extremely difficult to internalise. I've been on SF for some two years now, and yet the only reason I've stopped impulse-buying (recently) is because I have way too many clothes and my wardrobe is bursting.
Fortunately I have now, through sheer kopping volume, managed to acquire most if not all of the basics. The only items I'm still missing are ones I would be unlikely to wear anyway - a plain charcoal suit and a pair of plain cap-toe oxfords. These would be too conservative for my work and also wrong for my personality.
My current plan is to gradually replace parts of my collection with better-quality stuff: basically, bespoke instead of OTR. I really need to start putting up some stuff on eBay to clear space.
These days with anything less than a full suit I force myself to imagine exactly what the rest of the outfit would consist of.
It’s kept me from buying quite a few ties, if nothing else. One has to start somewhere, I suppose.
But ... rules, man!
I suspect less yellow in the cream trousers might help? White would be perfect. Have you tried tan.
On blue trousers, I understand the challenge but I am imagining a lightly textured slate blue wool-linen-maybe silk mix (I have such a pair). The slate blue pulls in the gray from the jacket as well as distance it from navy, and the textures would pull it away from the orphan look. You'd have to find a pair and see if it actually works.
There's a picture of Alan See from the Armoury in grey with navy trousers that I thought looked good. Can't find it tho.
The cream trousers I have are a bit yellow. It's entirely possible that I just don't like the trousers. I actually tried the coat with navy trousers that are a wool/silk blend. The navy looks OK, but see above. I also tried it with air force blue/grey trousers, and those looked OK too. It's an interesting experiment. I'll see if I can find the photo of Alan See. That would be helpful. UC's photo is too (and a great look, of course).
More wardrobe planning, less impulse purchases! Foo did this to an extreme with his one-everything, but at least some kind of wardrobe planning would be helpful for many, myself included.
I agree, but in my case, I can return it. I wouldn't have gotten it otherwise, since I wasn't sure about exactly this issue.