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Thanks guys! I'll email Aaron right now. The fact I'm stressing about how it will look with jeans is a sign I've officially crossed into "overthinking it" territory.
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Not necessarily. It would seem to be simply practical for your situation to get a casual summer blazer suit that pairs well with denim. You have stated that your work environment is very casual. If you insist on wearing tailored clothing in contexts where no one else is, you would be well served to keep it as casual as possible. This is screaming out for a blazer suit, and... Tada! You can easily separate the jacket from its trousers and use it as a blazer when need be. 

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If you are over thinking anything it's simply jumping in and making a decision. With that in mind, go with T310310 and be done with it!

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Stay away from having the floors match the cabinets!

speaking of cabinets, I want to paint it white! Myself!

 

Televangelists embarrass me. "Sigh"

I freaking hate people using religion to rake in money for their own usage.

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But the curtains should always match the drapes.

Well the site does say styleforum, and there is always a method to my madness. When cabinets and floors are the same tone and texture it begins to feel like a confined space. A little contrast will go a long way.



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speaking of cabinets, I want to paint it white! Myself!


If you've never done this you may want to practice on a small piece of furniture first.
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Hope someone can advice me, choosing between a navy or brown fresco blazer suit, is there a superior choice between the 2? Which would you guys choose? Thanks! 

 

 

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@Caustic Man Sagacious advice as always. My trial suit is on its way, and my mind is set on the 310310.

Thanks again to everyone who was so generous with their time and advice!
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Bowball, I think it is too vivid a blue. Did you see anything you liked from the second set of swatches that was posted

Fllick, blue first, then brown. Though I guess it depends on what you already have
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Lol. What is happening?
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Well the site does say styleforum, and there is always a method to my madness. When cabinets and floors are the same tone and texture it begins to feel like a confined space. A little contrast will go a long way.



vs


If you've never done this you may want to practice on a small piece of furniture first.

 

Truth!  My wife and I tackled this project last February.  It is a ridiculous amount of work to do it right and once you get started (and realize how much work it is) there is no turning back.  It took us four full weekends to paint all the oak cabinets in our kitchen and laundry room white with most of the time spent on sanding and priming the cabinets.  It looks great now, but we were questioning what we had gotten ourselves into for at least a weekend or two.  I highly recommend experimenting on furniture or something else to see what is involved before tackling your kitchen.

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@fllick, both have their merits. What does the rest of your summer wardrobe look like? All else being equal, the navy (or RAF blue) BlazerSuit provides you with a navy blazer and a navy suit (not an ultra-formal one, but good enough for all practical purposes), which are two wardrobe essentials. A brown suit can be very elegant, but it's not a wardrobe essential in the same way (and I might actually prefer to go with linen or a linen blend with brown). A brown jacket is a very versatile second odd jacket for summer once you have a navy blazer. If your summer wardrobe is limited, you may get a good bit more use and versatility out of the navy one. If you already have either a navy suit for summer or a navy blazer for summer, however, the brown may be a good idea.
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Many thanks for the response @archibaldleach and @Claghorn! I currently do not have a summer suit and I think your advice makes a lot of sense. I will start with the navy fresco and build my summer wardrobe from that point. 
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Truth!  My wife and I tackled this project last February.  It is a ridiculous amount of work to do it right and once you get started (and realize how much work it is) there is no turning back.  It took us four full weekends to paint all the oak cabinets in our kitchen and laundry room white with most of the time spent on sanding and priming the cabinets.  It looks great now, but we were questioning what we had gotten ourselves into for at least a weekend or two.  I highly recommend experimenting on furniture or something else to see what is involved before tackling your kitchen.

There are couple of home improvement projects that I would like to embark upon:

1. Put down new hardwood floors

2. Replace the windows (Das Haus was built in 1990)

3. Replace the shower booth

My estimate puts me at $15,000 for the entire project in the DC metro area.

 

But the Mrs. wants to move to a more upscale neighborhood where home prices are $1M on average. :brick:

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Tell her she can choose between the new car she wants, the new bag she wants, or the floors.

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There are couple of home improvement projects that I would like to embark upon:
1. Put down new hardwood floors
2. Replace the windows (Das Haus was built in 1990)
3. Replace the shower booth
My estimate puts me at $15,000 for the entire project in the DC metro area.

But the Mrs. wants to move to a more upscale neighborhood where home prices are $1M on average. baldy%5B1%5D.gif

Will you be doing the work yourself? What type of floors are you going to go with and do you have pets? The thing about those $1M homes is that they are customized to what the previous owner desired which may not mesh with your desires.
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