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@jcmeyer, I am on the hunt for a herringbone tweedy type jacket for this autumn.  I've more or less settled on a deep charcoal, mostly because of the contrast needed with flannel trousers.  Otherwise, what can you wear a lighter grey tweed jacket regularly other than denim?  There is one on ebay from Polo with lighter than usual brown horn buttons that look great in contrast to the dark cloth.  

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@jcmeyer, I am on the hunt for a herringbone tweedy type jacket for this autumn.  I've more or less settled on a deep charcoal, mostly because of the contrast needed with flannel trousers.  Otherwise, what can you wear a lighter grey tweed jacket regularly other than denim?  There is one on ebay from Polo with lighter than usual brown horn buttons that look great in contrast to the dark cloth.  

 

Light grey herringbone can look great, if you're not afraid of northern lights.

I think the problem with @jcmeyer's jacket is that the colour is neither here nor there. It should either be lighter, or darker. Personally, I'd prefer lighter.

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@upr_crust
Thx for dropping by and sharing your experience. I shall PM you if I find myself needing additional advice on Paul Stuart. So please be on stand by, sir.

@Coxsackie
@jaywhyy
How could this workout discussion be inappropriate for this thread? I agree with you gentlemen. Listen, I am the one who asked for workout tips after I realized that I needed some shoulders. We have covered economics, psychology, marriage, wars, plumbing, purse, jumpsuits, etc.

I think this thread is a good place to discuss, really, anything if there are enough interest. People here are generally good natured with the exception of the immature kid writing this. Tonight's exercise: shoulder shrugs with dumbbells and upside down pushups.

@colco
Yes, it is true that if one desires strong looking shoulders one should buy a suit like that. But what if you have already shelled out $2k on four suits? It was easier for me to do some stupid buttocks exercise and address the "puddle" in my trousers issue and have my wife slap my ass as a way of showing her approval. Why not try to build some shoulders to have a body that would look nice in a Neapolitan suit? It is really worth the effort.

If the advice is given to someone who strictly wants to resolve issues like this via new purchases or alterations, then yes exercise advice would be inappropriate.

just my observations and musings sir

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Light grey herringbone can look great, if you're not afraid of northern lights.

I think the problem with @jcmeyer's jacket is that the colour is neither here nor there. It should either be lighter, or darker. Personally, I'd prefer lighter.

 

You don't see that jacket pairing with light grey pants? I ask because I have a jacket of very similar color. I wear it with tan pants, or navy (shrug) but I least picture it pairing OK with light grey and very well with winter white flannel. I'd like to go from a 38 to at least a 36 before I invest any cash in to pants.

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Light grey herringbone can look great, if you're not afraid of northern lights.

I think the problem with @jcmeyer's jacket is that the colour is neither here nor there. It should either be lighter, or darker. Personally, I'd prefer lighter.

 

certainly.  my preference is based soley on the ease of pairing with lighter grey trousers.  

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You don't see that jacket pairing with light grey pants? I ask because I have a jacket of very similar color. I wear it with tan pants, or navy (shrug) but I least picture it pairing OK with light grey and very well with winter white flannel. I'd like to go from a 38 to at least a 36 before I invest any cash in to pants.

 

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certainly.  my preference is based soley on the ease of pairing with lighter grey trousers.  

 

Sure, light grey trousers will work with that jacket but they'd have to be significantly lighter than in @jcmeyer's pics.

JC, having had a second look at your pics, I don't think it fits all that well. Your shoulders seem to be more sloped than the jacket shoulders can accommodate, so there's a kink in the shoulderline. The front balance is too short and the button point is too high.

Length is perfect, IMO.

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@EliodA , would you mind elucidating the term "front balance"? One of many tailoring terms which bamboozles this poor #menswear simpleton.

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@EliodA
 , would you mind elucidating the term "front balance"? One of many tailoring terms which bamboozles this poor #menswear simpleton.
Front of jacket too short relative to back. Can cause the dreaded scissoring of quarters
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@Noodles - some of your Formosa pants don't seem to hang cleanly around the thigh. I am not sure what causes that. Perhaps if that could be cleaned up, it might slim the profile.

 

@colco - grey jackets have a degree of difficulty to them that I am not sure you need to bite off on, especially when you talk about wearing them with grey pants (thus truly setting the game to Hard). I think for fall/winter grey jackets are easier as jeans / cords / moleskin / flannel and the colors of those seasons allow a lot of options to dial up and down formality.

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@jcmeyer, I am on the hunt for a herringbone tweedy type jacket for this autumn.  I've more or less settled on a deep charcoal, mostly because of the contrast needed with flannel trousers.  Otherwise, what can you wear a lighter grey tweed jacket regularly other than denim?  There is one on ebay from Polo with lighter than usual brown horn buttons that look great in contrast to the dark cloth.  

 

blue herringbone, even green imo.  Charcoal isn't all that useful 

 

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That's great. Everyone should focus on the stuff they like most. Our tastes are shaped over a long period of times by many things we've seen around us - parents, friends, movies, rock stars, online examples - and we should all come out of that with different tastes. I know I am unhappy with jackets that don't have a soft, relaxed and rounded shape. I dislike the prototypical "power suit" and prefer the approachability of soft and rounded. It's my jam.

:)

 

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Need some GNA on a grey herringbone RTW jacket that I'm not sure whether to keep. It's from Freeman's Sporting Club (FSC) if anyone has any experience with the brand that brings anything to bear. Sleeves are unfinished and rolled up so as to be less of a distraction.
As little as I may have paid for it, if it's not going to be a useful piece I'm happy to take it back (or pass it forward) in favor of putting that money toward something better. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Seems to fit u nicely.  How often would u wear it tho? Hard to find trews that would work with it.  That fit ^^^ doesn't really work, for instance. Not enough contrast imo

 

Many are the @menswear enthusiasts who have been lured by the Siren song of the grey odd jacket - the one that hangs forlorn and unworn at the back of the closet.

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Many are the @menswear enthusiasts who have been lured by the Siren song of the grey odd jacket - the one that hangs forlorn and unworn at the back of the closet.

 

Tend to agree with you, but IMO herringbone is an exception. Quite versatile: you can wear it with any shade of grey that offers some contrast. Plus: brown, navy, cream/oatmeal, (olive) green, burgundy...

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Tend to agree with you, but IMO herringbone is an exception. Quite versatile: you can wear it with any shade of grey that offers some contrast. Plus: brown, navy, cream/oatmeal, (olive) green, burgundy...

 

imo even a HB jacket in jc's shade of grey isn't going to be all that useful.  It would work with none of his grey trews (which would be most of his trew wardrobe if he's anything like me).  And that leaves only those trews he has in those other shades, and then only ones which are either very light or very dark in those shades (to provide contrast) and which share the relative formality that would go with a 2 button 2 flap + besom pocket jacket.  Eliminate the darker trews if u don't go for Northern lights, and that leaves only formally cut light blue, light tan, light green, light pink and oatmeal  trews in a medium weight.   (by the looks of it) 

Even if the jacket was cut less formally - say 3/2 + patches + swelled seam edges  -  I think it would still be a challenge.

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Speaking of light grey, I was thinking about a jacket in this, from Moonbeam

 

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imo even a HB jacket in jc's shade of grey isn't going to be all that useful.  It would work with none of his grey trews (which would be most of his trew wardrobe if he's anything like me).  And that leaves only those trews he has in those other shades, and then only ones which are either very light or very dark in those shades (to provide contrast) and which share the relative formality that would go with a 2 button 2 flap + besom pocket jacket.  Eliminate the darker trews if u don't go for Northern lights, and that leaves only formally cut light blue, light tan, light green, light pink and oatmeal  trews in a medium weight.   (by the looks of it) 

Even if the jacket was cut less formally - say 3/2 + patches + swelled seam edges  -  I think it would still be a challenge.

 

I understand that, being Australian, the concept of 'Northern Lights' is completely anathema to you. ;)

My remarks were more generic and in relation to a few posts above about a lighter shade  herringbone. I agree with you on JC's jacket.

 

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Speaking of light grey, I was thinking about a jacket in this, from Moonbeam

 

 

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I like it, but Pliny says no :p

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