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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Here's a SC that I found in my office. This would do well with navy trousers?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Do you normally just find clothes in your office?

 

At some point, I'd look in the mirror (not in this thread) decide if you like the combo, and then just wear it. 

post #24362 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Noodles, it looks fine, indeed good.  

 

Please note the difference between advice and norms. If you wear loafers and no socks to a funeral, you've arguably broken a norm (and deserve to be given additional grief over it). 

 

If you wear what you're wearing in the last combo, you've paired a navy suit jacket with what someone might think as the bottoms of a worsted grey suit. The horror: orphan upon orphan.

 

But who cares outside of this thread which is focused on more acute pronouncements? 

 

The advice is that when building one's wardrobe, it is preferable or advised to go with elements that clearly separate odd pieces from suits. If you want, change the buttons on that navy jacket, but honestly not worth the time. As I said earlier, I have a navy orphan that I use. It has dark buttons and flapped pockets. I wouldn't post it in WAYWRN, but I wear it often, and with smooth worsted mid grey trousers at that. I would prefer now to have elements that are more clearly not suiting fabric, but whatever. You make the best of your situation. 

Well...I do work in DC...

 

But thanks for the post. I won't spend too much time on this OJT project for now. I just need to stock up on suits (need to add like 5) and then OJT project is something that I can look into. I am kind of impressed that you guys were able to pick up on the fact that the jacket is NOT a SC. I wasn't trying to fool anyone but just tried.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Do you normally just find clothes in your office?

 

At some point, I'd look in the mirror (not in this thread) decide if you like the combo, and then just wear it. 

I got ties, jackets, and belts in my office...LOL.

Sometimes coworkers borrow my beater ties. 

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Stop throwing on random stuff. Doesn't help anything.

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I hope this thread (approaching 25,000 posts) really helps someone. 

 

I still have some junk that I bought right out of college when I didn't know anything and all I had was money. :lol:

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I hope this thread (approaching 25,000 posts) really helps someone. 

 

 

I hope this thread helps you

 

:brick: 

post #24367 of 37396
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

 

I hope this thread helps you

 

:brick: 

It is. 

Wait a minute, is this thread still alive because...I still haven't learned? 

 

Anyways, I think I've learned a lot on the suit side of menswear and the only thing holding me back is money. I only need to stock up more on suits, some good ties, and some oxford shoes. 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Looks like I've accidentally opened another chapter of this thread that will require more posts than 25,000 for me to consistently do OJT properly. I am so lost.

You are very far from lost. As far as orphans, navy is the best way to go (though still not as good as a blazersuit jacket or a true odd jacket). Keep everything but get something less orphany--that same combo--it'll be great.

You might even think about getting some brown or 나전 (I edited a book on the stuff) buttons for that jacket. The cut is fairly casual. I think it'll pass muster.
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Sometimes it's important on SF to remind people that generalized preferences--especially those that serve as differentiators between people here and the general population--are still just preferences.  The "detail policing" on here can get ridiculous, to the point of spectators telling people that their jackets are obviously orphans simply because they have flap pockets when the jackets were produced MTM or MTO. 

 

Patch vs. flap is a preference.  It can be informed by stylistic tradition (e.g. Neapolitan vs. Savile Row vs. northern Italy), but it's not a signifier of inherent wrongness.  Greg Lellouche will happily sell you a flap pocket SC or a patch pocket suit.  We seem to think he knows what he's doing, so perhaps that's an indicator? 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


You are very far from lost. As far as orphans, navy is the best way to go (though still not as good as a blazersuit jacket or a true odd jacket). Keep everything but get something less orphany--that same combo--it'll be great.

You might even think about getting some brown or 나전 (I edited a book on the stuff) buttons for that jacket. The cut is fairly casual. I think it'll pass muster.

I appreciate that. 

I believe when I do dumb posts like the one with ZARA jacket, people think I've regressed when I am really just goofing around.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


You are very far from lost. As far as orphans, navy is the best way to go (though still not as good as a blazersuit jacket or a true odd jacket). Keep everything but get something less orphany--that same combo--it'll be great.

You might even think about getting some brown or 나전 (I edited a book on the stuff) buttons for that jacket. The cut is fairly casual. I think it'll pass muster.

 

Agreed--light brown horn buttons on that jacket and it's a winner. 

post #24372 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I appreciate that. 
I believe when I do dumb posts like the one with ZARA jacket, people think I've regressed when I am really just goofing around.

Agreed. You're good at trolling.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


Agreed. You're good at trolling.

:violin:

post #24374 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Sometimes it's important on SF to remind people that generalized preferences--especially those that serve as differentiators between people here and the general population--are still just preferences.  The "detail policing" on here can get ridiculous, to the point of spectators telling people that their jackets are obviously orphans simply because they have flap pockets when the jackets were produced MTM or MTO. 

 

Patch vs. flap is a preference.  It can be informed by stylistic tradition (e.g. Neapolitan vs. Savile Row vs. northern Italy), but it's not a signifier of inherent wrongness.  Greg Lellouche will happily sell you a flap pocket SC or a patch pocket suit.  We seem to think he knows what he's doing, so perhaps that's an indicator? 

lol.

 

If you don't care about details, you wouldn't be on SF. he came asking for details/the traditional answers, so we gave them.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

lol.

 

If you don't care about details, you wouldn't be on SF. he came asking for details/the traditional answers, so we gave them.


I agree about caring about details.  It's what makes this fun.  I disagree about "patch pocket=SC; therefore, SC=patch pocket" being traditional.  It's a dominant preference. 

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