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@Cao Cao


Cash our your 401k and visit Steed next time they are in D.C. please. You are in dire need of help. 

I vote for enjoying the clothes he bought from nomanwalksalone. But if you decide to visit Steed ask to see the Porter&Harding Glenroyal book.
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I do not know if this is one of those times.

 

That's the whole game.  

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We've seen shapely tailoring at bargain prices, full canvass on discount, and, at the other extreme, expensive RTW lines from bespoke tailors. But I feel that one niche deserving attention hasn't been covered. That's why I'm proud to announce my first foray into menswear: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Couture. It is a full pret-a-porter line featuring clunky silhouettes at couture prices. Any takers? Think Mens Wearhouse looks at Cifonelli prices. All pieces are made in Naples (Florida).

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

 

That's the whole game.  

 

Quite possibly foo's uncle/incarnate

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'd like to point out that Noodles has a history of trying on things he knows are bad and then posting them here to ask for advice.

I do not know if this is one of those times.
Why would you classify that jacket as bad? Noodles should kop it asap. It goes well with the pants and it's Ralph Lauren
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
 

Had three narrow escapes shopping today. Peal & Co snuff suede, brogued captoe oxfords slightly too snug. Polo chocolate suede captoe oxfords slightly loose at the heel. Purple tweed jacket with lapels just too narrow for me to accept and just a *weeeeee* bit too long (but I would have overlooked this with proper lapels). But the true deal killers were the hacking  and ticket pockets.

 

So a purple jacket with ticket and hacking pockets and narrow lapels? Yeah, really dodged a bullet there... :rolleyes:

 

It fit well and I quite liked the fabric. With either better lapels or a more desirable pocket configuration, I might have fallen prey to its charms.

 

In other news, I feel a purge coming on. I realized today that the jacket and tie I wore did not make me happy. There are a few items in the closet like this that likely won't make it to the holidays.

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I also am not a fan of the jacket Noodles posted, but I'm not 100% sure what is wrong about the fit. Just for educational purposes, could one of the more educated SFers do a quick run down of why the jacket is no good?
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For what it's worth (which is not much), my opinion of the Noodles jacket is:

 

1. The fabric was OK.

2. The cut was ordinary.

3. It doesn't go with the herringbone trousers (which is actually the question Noodles asked).

 

Conclusion: no koppo.

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That jacket of noodles doesn't seem like a very versatile first jacket, even if it were of a better quality than it seems to be in the pic. I definitely don't see how that jacket would out rank a solid navy as a first jacket, especially as navy would pair with the trousers that are being asked about.

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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Will this work with the charcoal tweed?
I wasn't ready for the shot. Fit looked good.

 

It would work better with a plain charcoal.  Conversely, the herringbone tweed trousers would work better with something more plain, but textured: a Donegal perhaps?

 

Also, as I understand it, "Lauren" by Ralph Lauren is their cheaper brand that they mainly use for their own outlet stores and heavy-discounting online retailers etc.  Take a close look at the construction and be sure of what you're getting.  I actually like it, but it might not be worth it.  If you want to play with tweed, maybe try some Luxeswap punts and see what works for you.

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I don't think it fits well, but it seems like a harmless enough combination of cut and fabric. I have quite a similar jacket that think is very versatile, so maybe I am taking personal offense =P

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Are the charcoal tweed your only odd pants?

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Why would you classify that jacket as bad? Noodles should kop it asap. It goes well with the pants and it's Ralph Lauren

http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide/0_50 -- only major update is that RL bought back the Lauren line, but it is still their rock-bottom diffusion line and is more or less designed to capitalize on reactions exactly like yours.
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Had to explain to the wife yesterday that the Lauren she was looking at was not really RL and was priced about twice what it was worth, if not more.

 

 

 

 

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http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide/0_50 -- only major update is that RL bought back the Lauren line, but it is still their rock-bottom diffusion line and is more or less designed to capitalize on reactions exactly like yours.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Why would you classify that jacket as bad? Noodles should kop it asap. It goes well with the pants and it's Ralph Lauren

http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide/0_50 -- only major update is that RL bought back the Lauren line, but it is still their rock-bottom diffusion line and is more or less designed to capitalize on reactions exactly like yours.

Pretty sure he was taking the piss.

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