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post #31966 of 37405
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Those pockets are clags—and sugarbutch—approved.
post #31967 of 37405
But that is a sharkskin, right?
post #31968 of 37405
It sure is - not sure who makes the cloth though
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I'm not crazy about that particular sharkskin. Little too much of that shine for me, though it could be the picture.

 

And the pic-stitched dart is a bit too much. Is it pulling at the fabric oddly, or should we chalk that up to "clothes move when you move in them?"

post #31970 of 37405
I've been going back and forth about this jacket (I might even have brought it up here before). Would this jacket be a good/versatile purchase? The price is where I'd like it to be. Just not sure for some reason.

I own something in a similar color, but it's a wool/cashmere blend in a herringbone pattern, so a different animal to some extent. On the other hand, I hardly find Canali Kei jackets where all measurements are spot on, like this. Not sure if it's the former that's stopping me from pulling the trigger or the latter that's making me want to purchase it. Your opinions would be appreciated.


post #31971 of 37405
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I didn't know you were in that group also, any particular reason?

 

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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

But that is a sharkskin, right?

yes it is, dark grey sharkskin can be absolutely beautiful.

post #31972 of 37405
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The PNS (haha) is less slim than the PS. I think we're on the wrong side of the forum here.

 

:rimshot: I just caught this. What do they call the wide model?

post #31973 of 37405
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I didn't know you were in that group also, any particular reason?

 

Count me also in this group since 1972.

post #31974 of 37405
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Count me also in this group since 1972.

Same here. Just had a suit made from Ed and chose those pockets...look great on a suit IMO....sleek and minimalist.
post #31975 of 37405

I usually only get patch if it's a blazer or a super casual summer coat.

 

There have been times I've regretted not getting patch, though.

It's like picking buttons (which I suck at), it comes down to the character of the jacket.

 

Don't care for flap at all on an odd sport coat though, that's very British to me.

post #31976 of 37405

I need your help guys. I want to buy a navy blazer and checked out the D'Avenza and Sartoria Partenopea sport coats on ebay as suggested before. There are some really nice D'Avenza's but the fit is all over the place. I am a 40R/S and the 38's are usually too tight in the chest, sometimes ok but have huge shoulders or are too short. The 40's are usually ok in the chest but 19" shoulders seem to be the standard (which is more like 42) and if it has smaller shoulders, the length is either too long (31" or too short 28.75"). Strangely there are some 42R's that fit better than the smaller ones. Really all over the place. Anyway, I couldn't find any navy blue that fits me well, only a blue wool-mohair blend. My question is: is this nearly as versatile as a navy? I believe I could wear it with mid grey flannel and tan gabardine trousers. I just have a bit of trouble deciding if the colour is too vibrant for a staple coat like this or not. Thanks in advance.

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post #31978 of 37405
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I didn't know you were in that group also, any particular reason?

1) I'm short, and they don't break up the line the way flaps do. We must use all of the tricks at our disposal. smile.gif

2) Flaps are annoying in usage. As far as I can tell, they have but two advantages. They keep your pockets from snagging on the stupid fucking armrests on desk chairs, and they may keep things in/out of your pockets. Not worth it to me.

I like unflapped patch pockets, too.
post #31979 of 37405

Pelikan, it's versatile as a color but more a spring/summer texture and fabric than a four-season.  The D'Avenza and Partenopea offerings are great additions to a strong wardrobe, but the pickings for standard navy jackets are pretty slim.  I'd put some time and money into a navy jacket that is well-made, versatile, and fits you--a combination you aren't likely to find on sale.  Once you are ready to expand into browns and grays, the eBay offerings get much more promising.

post #31980 of 37405
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I think I need to catalogue my ties soon - I feel like I a) have too many, b) nothing suitable to wear. 

In any case, I just bought these for summer:



Slightly regretting this purchase - awesome tie but how do I wear it ??
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