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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post


Nowhere near loud enough for me.

I need a very outré suit to divert attention from my larger-than-life personality.

Wouldn't a loud suit just magnify everything else that's loud?

Like Don Cherry here ...

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I have a long and glorious history of working windowpane suits, but that Lazio would be a bridge too far for me, I think, but I'd have to see it in real life. Coxie, you're not that much "larger than life" - you're charmingly extroverted, but hardly someone who sucks all the air of a room upon entering. As for accessorization of such a suit, I am reminded of the advice given once by the great operatic basso Boris Christoff, who said, "There can be only one diva on the stage at one time", i.e. with a suit that bold, accessories should play a secondary role, and not detract from the visual impact of the main piece.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Noodles, you could pull that off. Just be confident.
That's like telling me to be confident with a horrible hair cut
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

I have a long and glorious history of working windowpane suits, but that Lazio would be a bridge too far for me, I think, but I'd have to see it in real life. Coxie, you're not that much "larger than life" - you're charmingly extroverted, but hardly someone who sucks all the air of a room upon entering. As for accessorization of such a suit, I am reminded of the advice given once by the great operatic basso Boris Christoff, who said, "There can be only one diva on the stage at one time", i.e. with a suit that bold, accessories should play a secondary role, and not detract from the visual impact of the main piece.

I think you basically said "Don Cherry" but in much better words. I dig it.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post


That's like telling me to be confident with a horrible hair cut

yeah, rock it for a while, and you'll get used to it.

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Then again, I wore that ill fitting grandpa suit withouy knowing that I looked like a kid wearing his father's clothes.
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

I have a long and glorious history of working windowpane suits, but that Lazio would be a bridge too far for me, I think, but I'd have to see it in real life. Coxie, you're not that much "larger than life" - you're charmingly extroverted, but hardly someone who sucks all the air of a room upon entering. As for accessorization of such a suit, I am reminded of the advice given once by the great operatic basso Boris Christoff, who said, "There can be only one diva on the stage at one time", i.e. with a suit that bold, accessories should play a secondary role, and not detract from the visual impact of the main piece.

 

This is good (if quite conservative) advice for the top half more generally, of course:  one bold (loud, whatever) item ("the main piece") is usually safe.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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" Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ MA
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Anyone have an opinion on this Samuelsohn sportcoat I am thinking of thrifting? If so, what trousers/shirt/tie combo would one wear with this?
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Difficult to pull off well, but worth it when you can. Fit is the deciding factor for me. Blue OCBD shirt, dark green or navy tie, light gray trousers.

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Originally Posted by JAEBH View Post

Anyone have an opinion on this Samuelsohn sportcoat I am thinking of thrifting? If so, what trousers/shirt/tie combo would one wear with this?

 

If it was an actual Long in length I would buy it myself.

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pardon for the novice question, but would be a nice fabric for a navy odd jacket suited for autumn- winter? I already own a navy hopsack odd jacket and I need a navy jacket for the colder months. I live in South Italy in a mild climate place so I don't need extremely heavy fabrics
Something hard wearing and that would pair nicely with flannel, cord trousers.
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Originally Posted by JAEBH View Post

Anyone have an opinion on this Samuelsohn sportcoat I am thinking of thrifting? If so, what trousers/shirt/tie combo would one wear with this?

I disagree with the comments above. Very easy to pull off.

Light or medium grey trousers.

White or blue shirt with a wool or grenadine tie (or solid navy for that matter).

Grenadine tie colours that could work include black, navy, hunter green, and maybe burgundy.
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

pardon for the novice question, but would be a nice fabric for a navy odd jacket suited for autumn- winter? I already own a navy hopsack odd jacket and I need a navy jacket for the colder months. I live in South Italy in a mild climate place so I don't need extremely heavy fabrics
Something hard wearing and that would pair nicely with flannel, cord trousers.

How do you want to wear it most of the time (with tie, or perhaps more casually)? If your hopsack is more of a summer weight, you could go with a navy serge fabric or navy worsted flannel if you are going for more of the navy blazer look (in the U.S., a navy blazer with tie and grey pants is sort of a step between a suit and most other odd jackets and ties; not sure how it works in Italy). Navy Donegal tweed is another option (a lot are heavier fabrics, but they do have some 12-13 ounce ones that should be fine) for a slightly more casual look. Harrison's Moonbeam is a wool / angora blend that is a bit softer (probably less hard wearing, but it feels so nice); I believe they have a decent herringbone and semi-solids in navy.

For more, you might also try the "Unfunded Liabilities" thread, which specializes in fabric.
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


Very easy to pull off.

 

Lighter shade, multi colored pattern, no this is not a beginner jacket.

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