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If he's wearing Tom ford do I have to close my eyes and just listen?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

If he's wearing Tom ford do I have to close my eyes and just listen?

lol... and yes
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John Oliver, the activist comedian and political satirist for blind people!

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After following this site I feel like a 5 year old who doesn't know how to dress himself.... Any advice on pants on the this? Thx gents

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Thread Starter 
@UrbanComposition

Assuming pants were worn, what were they?
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I think its a suit?
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That was not me but was a similar coat from another member, as I was having a hard time pasting from my iPhone. Below is a pic of the coat from the ebay picture (would never put that shirt combo together).
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Colbert's suits have mostly been absolutely terrible. Jackets too snug, short, and with a high buttoning point. Low-rise pants. It's almost as if he said to his stylist, "I love my muffin top. How can we accentuate that?"
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Just to go ahead and re-hijack this thread, in the name of looking for good natured advice, of course, I have an additional (final? I doubt it) question about my future Kent Wang linen blazersuit order.

Occasionally when seeing friends, I have the shameful, shameful habit of pairing a jacket with jeans to try to match their level of formality (or lack thereof). It's one of the reasons I love my brown jacket so much, it pairs with jeans so naturally.

Would the staple-first-summer-suit-navy colored jacket pair okay with jeans? Or should I perhaps pull the trigger on the brown fabric for this extra versatility? Or is this a horrible reason to pick a fabric, and I should just buy a cheaper (SuSu? Yuck, maybe) brown jacket for these purposes.

Choosing between 310305 and 310310
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I'd never heard of John Oliver before. That tele-evangelist segment was hilarious.

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

Would the staple-first-summer-suit-navy colored jacket pair okay with jeans?

 

Yes. I do it all the time when in the company of people who have never heard of StyleForum.

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@CaptainTohm, do not pick out a suit fabric based on how well the jacket goes with jeans. If you want to do that for a future sport coat, fine.
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If you go with a blazer suit (which you should) you'll be fine.

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Working on my first Kent Wang MTM with a blue casual summer suit. What swatches do you guys like out of these? I already have a navy suit and a dark blue odd jacket. I can't decide if I should do something more fun (1293 or 1295) or stick with solids (the first three swatches).

These are all hopsack and I'm planning to wear this as both an odd jacket and a casual suit (Aaron says this fabric will make up very nicely for a suit, so no sanitation worker cracks). I would love a windowpane suit, but I'm worried that it would just look like an orphaned jacket when I break it up with odd trousers.

I work in a very casual environment, most people just wear OCBDs and jeans/chinos, but my tailored wear has been accepted as an eccentricity. Still, I don't think a charcoal suit would ever be appropriate at work.

I'm thinking 3-2 roll, wide notch lapels, half lined, round patch pockets, welt breast pocket, no shoulder padding, no pick sticking. No idea about canvas though, since this will be s/s suit. Maybe split the difference with soft canvassing?



Here's a link if that's not big enough https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9dkpWkjHKC8bXVORVU2eFAyZ1k/view

ALL ADVICE IS VERY APPRECIATED! This is my first MTM suit, so I'm stressing about getting something disastrously wrong. Aaron is very helpful, but I'd feel better about pulling the trigger after hearing the advice of some forum members.

EDIT: It's hard to read the swatch numbers from the embedded version of the photo. Weird. I'm looking at the top three for my solid options, the very last one and the windowpane which is the first pattern from the top down.

Quoting this because I, too, am thinking of getting a KW odd jacket. Have a dark navy winter cashmere jacket but thinking of something in hopsack for the summer. Unstructured with patch pockets and half-lined, but not sure what shade I should be thinking of. Looking at the swatches above, TRE1290 (4th down) seems very dark, especially for summer. Would 1289 (third) be a good selection?

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^ I'm a fan. Seems like a good shade for summer. IMO summer suits and jackets are usually best when a shade lighter than fall / winter / year-round stuff.
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