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post #2656 of 37417
Hey guys. I was curious about the following 2 jackets for myself. I know gray is typically not recommended, but I remember pingson saying a couple of grays were some of his most worn. Charcoal and mid gray methinks.





post #2657 of 37417
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Hard to say much of anything from that picture. I'm a big fan of the gun club, but this picture looks very shiny and worsted. I tried checking the listing, but it won't let me get a better look. The overcheck on that is also bit small for my taste.

For reference, this is my grail gun club:




Nice, especially like the lapel/roll, but Pliny also does a pretty good job today:


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@NS1, the lapels look a little stingy, at least to my taste, but hard to say overall in that limited context. Certainly appears worth a shot, depending on required outlay.
post #2658 of 37417
I don't know what this thread is, but I like it... lurker[1].gif
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i like the SC. smile.gif
post #2660 of 37417
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i like the SC. smile.gif

Which one?
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Pliny's is nice too, but a bit more olive than I want. Plus, I'm totally unaware as to what fabric it is, where the other is a Barbera for Lesser that's nigh on impossible to find. I have a lead on a length. Hopefully it will be good.

 

For further reference regarding gun clubs, there is the gun club appreciation thread.

post #2662 of 37417
Thread Starter 
L2B, as far as the two gray odd jackets go, they're both nice. Keep in mind, Pingson's got a very solid wardrobe to back his up. Still, they're both rough with patch pockets, so if there ever was a midgray/charcoal odd jacket, those are it.

The first is better than the second as its darker (and so will be easier to match with midgray or light gray trousers). I wouldn't pull the trigger on it unless you've got at least three trousers that it'll work with.
post #2663 of 37417
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Which one?

lolz. the one NS1 kopped. i am fairly certain i saw the same one at my NMLC, but was not my size. its a great looking SC.
post #2664 of 37417
L2B, I would also consider a black and white herringbone tweed (the sort of thing that might in theory resolve to grey) before purchasing something like the two jackets you are considering. In any event, definitely something with patch pockets. I have a grey herringbone odd jacket (not black and white, different shade of grey) and it is actually one of my least worn garments. It really does not go with grey trousers, I don't wear much in the way of navy trousers, tan is a mediocre pairing, etc. My best hope for that jacket is going to be when I get my cream flannel trousers, which are a specialty item and not something you want to count on bailing out your odd jacket and making it look good.
post #2665 of 37417
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lolz. the one NS1 kopped. i am fairly certain i saw the same one at my NMLC, but was not my size. its a great looking SC.

Ah. I really like the one Mr.Titsworth posted.
post #2666 of 37417
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Looks good to me. Maybe the tie is overcinched in the shot with the jacket? If not, then maybe a bit more tie space.

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

It looks like you are using collar stays with the wrong dimensions. Their outline shouldn't be so plainly visible beneath the collar. I've kept those pics which seem to best highlight this.

From the looks of it perhaps they're too short, which may be what's causing the points to lift away from the shirt. Either way, that's not supposed to happen.

I believe I did cinch the tie up pretty good in the jacket pics, perhaps a bit excessively. Here's the rest of the story: by generally accepted standards, the collar's too big, although neither responder made that observation per se. It actually feels pretty comfortable and it looks fine to me. Perhaps the shot w/ jacket where the collar overlaps slightly is less than ideal? It's a thing I've noticed occasionally with other members fits, most recently with one of our own esteemed Council members:





Does this look "bad" or "wrong" to you? @Clags, what's your take? Do you think this shirt's too big for you?

As I say, I may have cinched the tie up a bit much, and can probably lessen the overlap by easing up a bit.

As far as collar stays, I can't speak to that. They are the stays that came with the shirt, so I'll assume they are properly fitted. If the collar is considered too big, not sure if this could be a factor in how the points sit. Regardless, I would never be wearing the shirt buttoned w/o a tie, so not really an issue.
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Thread Starter 

A collar is pretty meaningless without the head. And I have a large head. So I like my collars big. The overlap is caused in part by the size of the collar, but I suspect mostly it's my posture as I lean for the picture (the tripod is set at a height for my full shot and I don't really bother increasing it for the chest shot). As I lean, the collar rotates a bit around the button.

 

As far as yours, the biggest problem is not the size but that the points lift off your chest. It looks fine (both size and collar points) with the jacket on.

post #2668 of 37417
Thanks for the great feedback, fellas. I will hold off for now, but keep my eye on the first one. It is I believe black/gray herringbone resolving to charcoal. Archibald, if you don't mind me asking what makes black/white herringbone more versatile? I would think that it would resolve to mid gray much like the second jacket I posted.
post #2669 of 37417

Yesterday, I went to GNC after I got off work. I squatted down to pick up some vitamins and I heard and felt my pants rip. 

 

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