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post #30841 of 37392
As long as we're discussing SuSu, I'm planning on buying two new jackets with a checked pattern, but I have no idea what shirts to pair them with, besides solids.

Two of my favorite patterns to wear with causal jackets are gingham and a spaced check like I'm wearing in my profile picture, but I'm worried that will be too close in pattern to pair with these jackets. Any pattern/color combinations, gents?


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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

As long as we're discussing SuSu, I'm planning on buying two new jackets with a checked pattern, but I have no idea what shirts to pair them with, besides solids.

Two of my favorite patterns to wear with causal jackets are gingham and a spaced check like I'm wearing in my profile picture, but I'm worried that will be too close in pattern to pair with these jackets. Any pattern/color combinations, gents? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

 

I think you answered your own question already: solid shirts is the way to go. If you really want a pattern, then stripes could work, provided they're not too loud. No checks, please.

FWIW, I like the first jacket a lot more than the second.

post #30843 of 37392

I emphatically agree with everything that Elio said.  I'd make provision for pencil striped shirts or perhaps a very subtle puppytooth, but solid shirts (and probably ties, too) are good bets with a dominant patterned sportcoat like that.  And jacket #1 is much more appealing in my eyes.  

post #30844 of 37392
One of the very few times I have seen check n check work really well

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Thread Starter 
I have two Washingtons. I wish they didn't have ticket pockets. The peak lapels don't bother me, though I prefer notch.
post #30846 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

One of the very few times I have seen check n check work really well
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That one's legendary. Works here because the micro check shirt basically works as a solid. Greg is an absolute master at wearing micro check shirts. Witness the sadly deceased CBD WAYWRN thread.

 

Edit: @heldentenor you advocating puppytooth shirts? Come one  man, I should be doing that :D

post #30847 of 37392

"Making provisions for," and grudgingly at that. :) 

 

Speaking of your shirts, the iPhone brigade (myself included) is taking over WAYWRN these days.  Help Claghorn and Gerry Nelson maintain some standards of photography over there and get back to posting some fits!

post #30848 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Here's the Suit Supply jacket in question:



Oh I need that whole outfit. inlove.gif
post #30849 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

I think Andrew's captoes are all currently sold out. I have the burgundy double monks from him. They are made in Spain, and I like them a lot. I wouldn't put them up there with Carmina quality, but it seems in the same playing field as Allen Edmonds, but on a much more attractive last. It's worth giving him a call and asking if he's planning a restock of his shoes.

 

I don't know why AE does not try making shoes in less bulbous, rounded lasts. It would make life so much easier for those of us in North America.


AE's new 1943 last, closer to what you wanted:

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/dress-shoes/cornwallis-dress-oxfords/SF1052.html?dwvar_SF1052_color=1055#start=4

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AE's new 1943 last, closer to what you wanted:

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/dress-shoes/cornwallis-dress-oxfords/SF1052.html?dwvar_SF1052_color=1055#start=4

 

It's hard to like that last with the welt sticking out so far.

 

allenedmonds_shoes_cornwallis_1055_walnut_top.jpg?sw=850&sh=850&sm=fit

post #30851 of 37392
^I was thinking the same thing. I returned a pair of AE Harrisons for that reason.
post #30852 of 37392
In the time in took me to be sure of my decision, the brown checked jacket I posted earlier sold out in my size. Emailed customer service to find one in stores to no avail, apparently it's from last year's collection and they were just selling the scraps.

Would anyone care to lend some sagacious advice on helping me pick out a seasonal brown jacket? I've assembled some possibilities and advice would be helpful. I'm intrigued by all these jackets, but budgetary constraints will only allow me to buy one, and I would like as many opinions as possible.

(Also, I also found a less bold alternative to the blue jacket, per the responses received on here.)
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post #30853 of 37392
Thread Starter 

None are as dark as I'd recommend, but that first Hudson is your best bet. Looks quite nice.

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None are as dark as I'd recommend, but that first Hudson is your best bet. Looks quite nice.

I like the first one best as well.

post #30855 of 37392
@Claghorn @Koala-T
Thanks guys! That's the one I was leaning towards as well.

This is a jacket that I liked even more initially, but then I noticed how bright blue the stripes were. What is your opinion? Too bold to be easily wearable?
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