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I wonder how you're planning to wear this one?
Standard navy suit and blue shirt, I don't foresee any problems with a simple combo
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Should I keep this bad boy or part ways? Perhaps ironing it will make it fit a bit better since it is linen? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 


Please put it on with a crisp light colored shirt, light colored linen pants, and ideally after pressing in order to be sure whether you could make it "work".

 

There are issues, but it could work as a very casual jacket if you pair it correctly and it were pressed properly (I wouldn't wear it buttoned).

 

Then again, the hints from these pics might be that it won't work (shoulders, chest, and I don't really like single vents). But it's really hard to tell right now.

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What would be the most versatile (CBD) next suit purchase based on what is in my wardrobe?

- Navy Birdseye
- Grey Flannel
- Navy Flannel Chalkstripe (MTO in progress)
- Grey Birdseye
- Charcoal
- Glenplaid
- Light Blue/Inky Blue Linen

Thanks!
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Please put it on with a crisp light colored shirt, light colored linen pants, and ideally after pressing in order to be sure whether you could make it "work".

There are issues, but it could work as a very casual jacket if you pair it correctly and it were pressed properly (I wouldn't wear it buttoned).

Then again, the hints from these pics might be that it won't work (shoulders, chest, and I don't really like single vents). But it's really hard to tell right now.

Crisp colored shirt aka sky blue - check
light colored linen pants - don't have, but have khakis?

I will take some pics with the above and see what you guys think. Probably in a few days
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Crisp colored shirt aka sky blue - check
light colored linen pants - don't have, but have khakis?

I will take some pics with the above and see what you guys think. Probably in a few days


Khakis are fine.

 

The goal is to see if it will work, not whether it will be "optimal" for what is a casual jacket.

 

You have to be comfortable in what you have and like it personally, irrespective of what SFers say. But for a casual jacket you might just throw on, the bar is a lot lower than something you'd wear with a tie because you might go for an interview, go to Mass or teach a class. It  is always important to put a context for clothes in assessing whether to keep it (or buy it). Of course, proper fit remains important. But we must make tradeoffs sometimes.

 

Question you might ask yourself: would I go to the movies in this, with a new date?

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


Khakis are fine.

The goal is to see if it will work, not whether it will be "optimal" for what is a casual jacket.

You have to be comfortable in what you have and like it personally, irrespective of what SFers say. But for a casual jacket you might just throw on, the bar is a lot lower than something you'd wear with a tie because you might go for an interview, go to Mass or teach a class. It  is always important to put a context for clothes in assessing whether to keep it (or buy it). Of course, proper fit remains important. But we must make tradeoffs sometimes.

Question you might ask yourself: would I go to the movies in this, with a new date?

Depends on the date. nod[1].gif

Tweedy what are your thoughts on SC with jeans?
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

What would be the most versatile (CBD) next suit purchase based on what is in my wardrobe?

- Navy Birdseye
- Grey Flannel
- Navy Flannel Chalkstripe (MTO in progress)
- Grey Birdseye
- Charcoal
- Glenplaid
- Light Blue/Inky Blue Linen

Thanks!

Light/medium grey sharkskin.
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Depends on the date. nod[1].gif

Tweedy what are your thoughts on SC with jeans?


Very hard to do IMO. You want contrast but then similar issues with navy trousers.

 

Won't work for the jacket in question anyway as the colors/textures would be too similar in many cases. 

 

At this point, I find it hard to wear a coat without a tie, or if I do, then with a really sharp, tailored shirt with nice collar in which case not denim on the bottom.

 

Still, I think it can be done well. Here's Alan See. I do not like the presence of a tie here or the vest, but the jacket on its own with denim here might work well. The coat is gorgeous.

 

 

Edit: thinking about it a bit more, I think strongly patterned coats like the above could work very well (see also shepherd's check I linked to a few posts back). Also, very textured wool (donegal's e.g.), cotton jackets especially with casualizing elements (patch pockets, pick stitching), and linen jackets that are slubby with some visual interest could go. Again, contrast is important. So, if you were to use your blue linen, then light grey or white denim. 


Edited by TweedyProf - 6/3/15 at 7:50am
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Nice pic. I will stick with the basics now and try the traditional combos.

When not wearing a tie, what shirt collars are optimal with a SC? Why?
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Nice pic. I will stick with the basics now and try the traditional combos.

When not wearing a tie, what shirt collars are optimal with a SC? Why?

OCBD (Oxford cloth button down) is generally considered the optimal shirt for this kind of combination. I think it works fine with other types of collars as well, as long as they're a bit less structured and don't have tie space. I would avoid extreme cutaways though, they're pretty much made solely for ties.
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OCBD (Oxford cloth button down) is generally considered the optimal shirt for this kind of combination. I think it works fine with other types of collars as well, as long as they're a bit less structured and don't have tie space. I would avoid extreme cutaways though, they're pretty much made solely for ties.


yup, with a good roll. Click on my instagram link to see some examples of different ways to roll in shirts (at this point, I use four different BD collars!).

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The colors on that orange floral neat tie remind me of a 1970s couch...
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Vanda ties!
#Awesome!!!

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The colors on that orange floral neat tie remind me of a 1970s couch... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
picnic attack

Orange? That's burgundy. 

1970s? Weren't you already like 80 years old back then? How old are you now?

Go back to making your living selling second hand crap while I go back to my real job. 

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Edited by The Noodles - 6/3/15 at 8:21am
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Snap ordered like 5 luxire shirts but no ocbd. Next time next time. Got some linens and end on end coming. Most of them have the NObd cutaway collar. I think I can still pull it off with a SC as it will be casual. Will get ocbd with my next batch.

Nice couch jrd - I like how you decorate your place. Methheads dream
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