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post #24961 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

That is lovely. One of the things I've noticed: I find subtle windowpanes easier to work with in terms of pocket squares than louder windowpanes. And by "loud" I mean standing out starkly against the fabric of the jacket. I think that, when the windowpanes aren't much ligher/darker than the jacket, when you stick the pocket square in, you don't quite get the same sense of disruption.

 

Yeah, I used to have a medium grey suit with a pink windowpane. Impossible to find a square that works except for white linen. There's just too much contrast. If the windowpane would've been white it would've been worse.

 

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Monkey where do I get that? How much?

I want to get some sort of blue/navy first and then delve into a brown. You think the above is the pick for a second sc? Mostly will be rocking sans tie
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Thread Starter 

a) Go solids for your first jackets. Ease into less pronounced patterns for the next few. And then, if you want, go loud. I have a few loud jackets. I wish I had spent my money elsewhere.

 

b) I believe what MF posted is part of a suit. It would not make for a good jacket. (Unless you are talking about the brown moonbeam, in which case, that's a good jacket, but I would still recommend something solid and textured well before that).

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I stumbled upon this and found it interesting and relevant.
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Monkey where do I get that? How much?

I want to get some sort of blue/navy first and then delve into a brown. You think the above is the pick for a second sc? Mostly will be rocking sans tie

 

Go for a solid navy sportcoat in something like hopsack first, preferably with hip patch pockets and dark brown buttons. Second sport coat could be a more seasonal navy one, such as flannel for winter or linen/fresco for summer. After that, a textured but solid dark brown would be nice, or a medium/airforce blue one. 

 

Don't forget to buy trousers to go with your new sport coats as well! Medium grey flannel pants are always good to start off with.

 

Buy some solid light blue and navy/light blue/pink university striped oxford cloth shirts with a button down collar (make sure the collar is high enough and rolls a bit), and some dark brown (perhaps burgundy for your third pair) longwings or loafers, and you've got yourself a very basic, but very nice casual wardrobe.

 

Don't buy things just because they're on sale oryou think it's a good deal and it looks cool. Stick to the basics for now. Plenty of time for all of that later on.

 

The picture of grey/pink windowpane was to show how a contrasting windowpane can be harder to wear. I do not recommend something like that for your first, or even your tenth purchase.

 

It's fun to have a couple of statement pieces, but you can't wear them often so they're not very versatile. That brown jacket with a navy windowpane is much more versatile, especially for a casual wardrobe, and would be alright as let's say your fourth jacket.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Go for a solid navy sportcoat in something like hopsack first, preferably with hip patch pockets and dark brown buttons. Second sport coat could be a more seasonal navy one, such as flannel for winter or linen/fresco for summer. After that, a textured but solid dark brown would be nice, or a medium/airforce blue one. 

Don't forget to buy trousers to go with your new sport coats as well! Medium grey flannel pants are always good to start off with.

Buy some solid light blue and navy/light blue/pink university striped oxford cloth shirts with a button down collar (make sure the collar is high enough and rolls a bit), and some dark brown (perhaps burgundy for your third pair) longwings or loafers, and you've got yourself a very basic, but very nice casual wardrobe.

Don't buy things just because they're on sale oryou think it's a good deal and it looks cool. Stick to the basics for now. Plenty of time for all of that later on.

The picture of grey/pink windowpane was to show how a contrasting windowpane can be harder to wear. I do not recommend something like that for your first, or even your tenth purchase.

It's fun to have a couple of statement pieces, but you can't wear them often so they're not very versatile. That brown jacket with a navy windowpane is much more versatile, especially for a casual wardrobe, and would be alright as let's say your fourth jacket.

Solid advice monkey.

I have to stop buying sale impulse items.

Speaking of sales, I picked up the following linen SC from BS. How is the fit? Should I keep or resell or alter? Excuse the wrinkly pics as I just got it in today.





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@GuP I'm afraid it's too short and a bit too tight in the chest.
You have a very erect posture, is that how you normally stand? If so, the balance of the jacket is seriously off. Witness the free floating quarters and the bunching up at the back above your bottom. And there's a slight roll of fabric in the back of the neck.
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Erect posture...well thank you sir. I try to be erect most of the time happy.gif

But yes, that is how I normally stand.

Is the bunching up due it being wrinkled? Re length - when I curl my fist, it falls in my palm. Too short?
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It is bunching up because it is linen...

 

Also, lower back/vents are clearly too tight

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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Erect posture...well thank you sir. I try to be erect most of the time happy.gif

But yes, that is how I normally stand.

Is the bunching up due it being wrinkled? Re length - when I curl my fist, it falls in my palm. Too short?

 

You can't judge jacket length by where the jacket falls relative to your hand as we all have different arm lengths. You want the bottom of the jacket to fall somewhere just below your butt.

 

And you weren't lying about that V Shape, you're going to rock some jackets when you find your fit.

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Four summer ties I hope to pick up at some point

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your favorite four?

post #24972 of 37396
Crap. Should I just resell? Or get it ironed and see if it fits better?

How's the one below?




post #24973 of 37396
Excuse the wrinkles as well. It has not been ironed recently. The first pic with the wrinkling over the left pocket is from non-ironing.
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back/shoulders have huge creases/pulling. no.

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this was a recent, a month or so, MTM suit jacket made in NYC by a SF affiliate. baldy[1].gif
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