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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?

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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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.
yes the hopsack is very light and quarter lined.
I would like something that can be worn casually and in a office setting, often without tie but I might wear one every once in a while. I like tweed but I don't know how appropriate it is for a office, I believe nobody would notice tho. I like flannel but I will often wear flannel trousers, maybe too matchy?
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That jacket goes quite easily with jeans I think. Probably not very hard if you don't wear a tie.

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Speaking of jeans - do you guys stack or keep it straight?
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Straight and cuff (only once though, not the double cuffs)
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Can I get a vote before I buy. Good jacket for newbie with only only a 2 navy and 1 brown sportcoat?
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Can I get a vote before I buy. Good jacket for newbie with only only a 2 navy and 1 brown sportcoat?

Cream linen?
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Meant vote in this
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I think my recent bespoke commissions may be a touch snug in the chest (an extra inch or so would help). The tailor has offered to have a look at them but what's the etiquette? Is it something I should have pointed out in the initial fittings? It's not something I really noticed until I had to move around in them
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My take is that you shouldn't think twice.  Garments break in with wear - trouser waists loosen, canvas and cloth stretches, forms, etc.  With a bespoke commission, I have never hesitated to take an item back for an adjustment.  Especially your first commission and one that is just recently finished/still breaking in, I almost view that as par for the course.  Maybe I am way off...

 

Brings up the lesson that I still haven't fully learned, which is at a fitting, you can't just stand there and stare at the mirror, have to move, shake hands, bend elbows, cross arms, walk around, take the jacket on and off a few times, sit down and stand up (critical for pants).  I hope I don't sound preachy, I am actually chastising myself as I write this for not being better about it at fittings.  Fine line between being respectful and deferential to the craftsman versus making sure you are getting a functional fit.  I also think some tailors are better about prompting this than others

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Can I get a vote before I buy. Good jacket for newbie with only only a 2 navy and 1 brown sportcoat?

 

No

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I am nearby the Suit Supply store in DC and will be visiting this afternoon after a client visit. I will post pictures of jackets and ask for feedback. Hopefully, I walk the heck outta there with a jacket and throw away this 48R Zegna orphan jacket. :slayer: 

 

I will look at Hudson...but I wonder if I should get a Lazio suit for the price...


Edited by The Noodles - 2/26/16 at 9:02am
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I am nearby the Suit Supply store in DC and will be visiting this afternoon after a client visit. I will post pictures of jackets and ask for feedback. Hopefully, I walk the heck outta there with a jacket and throw away this 48R Zegna orphan jacket. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Go to WM Fox & Co. 1427 G St NW.
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Go to WM Fox & Co. 1427 G St NW.

I am at 15th & H st NW.

It better not be a strip club, you're leading me too.

I see that they're legit!

How are their prices???

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I am at 15th & H st NW.
It better not be a strip club, you're leading me too.
I see that they're legit!
How are their prices???

OOOOO Dangerously Delicious Pies!!!


Pricier then suit supply that's for sure. WM Fox does mostly mtm but they carry some basic rtw models that you can buy or try on to see how certain models fit your body. I know I said I would lay off the you know what, but that truly is your best option for RTW suits and Sport Coats. If I were you I'd make like Justin Beiber!!!
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