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People worrying about mid to light gray trousers being orphaned trousers are crazy. Unless that shit has mohair or is charcoal, it isn't really an issue in my opinion.

Anyway, close up of the fabric
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You can try 3sixteen and Rogue Territory. I wear those two. Obviously pricey,but very nice, and Rogue Territory is all handmade by a guy here in Los Angeles.

I love my 3sixteens. Very well made. Several cuts to choose from. Mine have taken a while to break in, however.
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People worrying about mid to light gray trousers being orphaned trousers are crazy. Unless that shit has mohair or is charcoal, it isn't really an issue in my opinion.

Anyway, close up of the fabric

+1. I love Navy and grey trousers because hey work with so much. Then again, I have no concerns over breaking up a suit. 😁
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Does this work, gentlemen?

 

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Are you just wearing a navy suit jacket with your grey pants? The orphaned jacket look is not a good one. Color scheme is otherwise decent but I may prefer a light blue shirt.
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Yes, I just grabbed the orphaned jacket and took this picture. 

How does one tell the differences between an orphaned jacket and a sports jacket?

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:fu:

 

Suit - Flapped/welted pockets (unless blazer suit - is that a 'suit'?). Worsted fabric (generally). Little pattern/texture.

 

 

SCs tend to be more flashy/patch pockets bigger patterns, louder colors, more texture. (except blue SC, which should have patch pockets, and buttons that are not the typical dark brown )


Edited by venividivicibj - 5/26/15 at 12:00pm
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Patch pockets, textured fabric, lighter buttons.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Yes, I just grabbed the orphaned jacket and took this picture. 

How does one tell the differences between an orphaned jacket and a sports jacket?

Buttons, styling(pockets), fabric texture. I'm sure others will chime in.

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:fu:

 

Suit - Flapped pockets. Worsted fabric (generally). Little pattern/texture.

 

 

SCs tend to be more flashy/patch pockets bigger patterns, louder colors, more texture. (except blue SC, which should have patch pockets, and buttons that are not the typical dark brown )

 

What color buttons would you recommend on a sport coat with patch pockets(whether flapped or not) and a patch breast pocket?

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What color buttons would you recommend on a sport coat with patch pockets(whether flapped or not) and a patch breast pocket?

SC shouldn't have flapped pockets.

 

Button color can depend on fabric color. Can be anything from MOP to Smoke MOP (a dark shiny grey), to corozo (a nice caramel color)

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I don't agree with everyone saying an odd SC can't have flap pockets.  That is personal preference.  The buttons and material are the primary difference makers with buttons being the most significant.  The classic navy blazer is typically worsted wool with flap pockets...but has gold buttons which makes it unmistakably a SC.  

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Yes, I don't understand injunctions against blue trousers or northern lights, though for many I do think it's just a preference.

Exactly. I didn't like northern lights (I hate the term more than the look) before I even knew about SF and I still don't like it so at least I can chalk it up to preference rather than succumbing to group think or guidelines.

As far as navy trousers - it can be done right, and that's also a personal preference I've had pre-SF. I may be in the minority of people who think a tan shoe and navy trousers can look really good.
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SC shouldn't have flapped pockets.

There is nothing wrong with flapped pockets on a SC. Hunters used to use flapped pockets to protect ammo from the elements. They have a legitimate place on casual garments.
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I don't agree with everyone saying an odd SC can't have flap pockets.  That is personal preference.  The buttons and material are the primary difference makers with buttons being the most significant.  The classic navy blazer is typically worsted wool with flap pockets...but has gold buttons which makes it unmistakably a SC.  

Agreed. I prefer patch pockets but would not call it a rule. Of course, the navy jacket begs for some obvious differentiator. I like metal buttons which helps. Patch pockets help casualize / differentiate but are not critical.
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There is nothing wrong with flapped pockets on a SC. Hunters used to use flapped pockets to protect ammo from the elements. They have a legitimate place on casual garments.

Hunters use patch pockets with flaps on them to protect the shells, which is different from flapped pockets. Flapped patch pockets are arguably more country than regular patch pockets.
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