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post #30691 of 37396
Damn C&J finally came out with a dark brown pebble Pembroke. I had been considering getting one in the tan color and dying it brown.

Definitely may have to pick one of these up

RL Marlow is an amazing shoe

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/pembroke-darkbrown

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post #30692 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Damn C&J finally came out with a dark brown pebble Pembroke. I had been considering getting one in the tan color and dying it brown.

Definitely may have to pick one of these up

RL Marlow is an amazing shoe

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/pembroke-darkbrown

Let me know if you find a good deal on them anywhere. I'd like a pair of those.
post #30693 of 37396

Looking for some advice on this Corneliani for RL tweed raglan balmacaan I just received. Would you keep it? What would you pair it with? And can I get away wearing it with a worsted navy suit for some upcoming winter interviews or is that universally a bad idea?  I initially started out my search for a navy or camel, notch lapel, SB topcoat to wear over my suit for residency interviews I have this winter since I currently don't have anything warm that fits over a tailored jacket. Then I stumbled across this. It's totally different from what I was looking for, very country.

 

And it's awesome. Practically new, great texture and color, it moves really well, and nice details like pass-through front pockets, buttoned vent, and throat latch. It could be 2" slimmer throughout and still have room for a jacket but I reckon that defeats the purpose of this sort of jacket, no? (Thoughts on this point appreciated, fit pic coming after Tuesday)

 

I know that something like this isn't coherent with CBD interview attire but I'm wondering how much that matters for outerwear? I'm only going to be needing this coat outdoors/between buildings but is coherence necessary for those few minutes when I've entered a building and am walking around with the coat on but unbuttoned? (Because buttoned, all you see is tweed with a peek of worsted suit until below my knees when the worsted trousers and captoe bals become visible)

For reference here's how it looks against the suit: (Click to show)

 

 

 

My usual F/W dress is also not city/CBD: off-work it's denim, boots, and an OCBD/sweater and at work it's flannel trousers, shirt and tie, + sportcoat or white coat (depending on where I'm working), and I think this coat pairs nicely with all of those looks, just not the CBD suit. How would y'all wear this coat?

 

I like this coat a lot but I realize it's not the ideal one for my upcoming interviews, but could I get away with it? I'm just playing with Paypal money from sales so my bank account isn't hurting from this purchase but considering the budget of ~$100 I had set out for a used JCrew/BR/Club Monaco topcoat, the $200 I paid for this is rather steep [EDIT: um, apparently this thing retails for a lot] and I still need replace the AE Park Aves I sold because they were a half-size too big. If I had a topcoat, I'd probably keep this, and I am still trying to acquire something more city to wear with the suit for formal evening events. In a vacuum, any thoughts on whether it's a keeper based on its inherent qualities and not the context?


Edited by losrockets - 9/12/15 at 11:20pm
post #30694 of 37396

You can definitely use that coat as you intend. Is it the most perfectly coherent? No. Is it entirely acceptable in context? Yes.

post #30695 of 37396

^ Exactly.

 

Regardless, it is a bomb-ass coat. Pass-through pockets? Marvelous.

I routinely commission this kind of coat because it is my favorite.

post #30696 of 37396

I'm on the fence on this NWT Samuelsohn. Samuelsohn is my 'go to' label, the measurements are right and even after shipping-brokerage-exchange rates- tailoring this would cost $400-$600 less than if I bought it up here at Harry Rosen's. The gorge looks very slightly low(?) but I'm comfortable that that's probably camera angle. I'm keeping an eye out for 'city' jackets that aren't blue. The seller has this jacket in 2 different fabrics and I actually had bought the other version in store a few weeks ago. That jacket didn't need much tailoring and the fabric was clearly labeled as Loro Piana.

 

I think the pattern could be part of a really very nice fit.

 

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post #30697 of 37396
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I'm on the fence on this NWT Samuelsohn. Samuelsohn is my 'go to' label, the measurements are right and even after shipping-brokerage-exchange rates- tailoring this would cost $400-$600 less than if I bought it up here at Harry Rosen's. The gorge looks very slightly low(?) but I'm comfortable that that's probably camera angle. I'm keeping an eye out for 'city' jackets that aren't blue. The seller has this jacket in 2 different fabrics and I actually had bought the other version in store a few weeks ago. That jacket didn't need much tailoring and the fabric was clearly labeled as Loro Piana.

 

I think the pattern could be part of a really very nice fit.

 

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That seller will drop the price. Most of his stuff go 25% off for a few days (sometimes only 24 hours). Just keep checking daily. 

 

Edit: I just checked and a navy plaid one in my size just dropped by 25%.

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This One? This is the one I was thinking I bought last month but I just doubled checked and mine is similar, but not exactly this pattern. Are you also a 44L then?

 

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I could add this one to my order for another $210. It'd have to be tailored down a little from a 46L but that's worked out well before with me and this brand and the fabric is Loro Piana Wool/Cashmere. For $580 US for both jackets and saving another $40 on shipping I think I'm sold.

 

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post #30700 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

This One? This is the one I was thinking I bought last month but I just doubled checked and mine is similar, but not exactly this pattern. Are you also a 44L then?

 

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Actually, it is this

 

I am a 40R.

post #30701 of 37396

^$243 for a Samuelsohn jacket, if it fits, is a pretty fantastic deal IMO.

post #30702 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

^$243 for a Samuelsohn jacket, if it fits, is a pretty fantastic deal IMO.

 

I would prefer to have the chest bigger and waist slimmer. Also, I don't like slim lapels like this. 

post #30703 of 37396
You can always slim the waist later.
post #30704 of 37396

I see I got a Thumb from Helden, who I know is a fellow fan of the Sammy. Would these lapels be considered thin? In my particular eye I see them as 'classic'.

post #30705 of 37396

That's how I see it, too.  The lapels lean modern (certainly not Neapolitan) but they're not skinny by any means.  

 

I do wish Sammy buttoning points were just a bit lower, at least on my jackets.  

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