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Hugo Boss - is this an orphaned suit jacket?

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Saw a really nice Hugo Boss garment today in the thrift store & it fits me to a tee.

 

I'm not savvy enough to know if this is a genuine Blazer or a (verboten) orphaned suit jacket, or for that matter what to pair it with pants-wise.

 

It's looked awesome with my black jeans but jeans aren't really OK, I work in a major bank tower so dress pants would be better.

 

So, is it an orphaned suit jacket? If it's safe to wear on it's own, what color/type of pants?

 


Edited by toplel - 5/1/16 at 6:35pm
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Saw a really nice Hugo Boss garment today in the thrift store & it fits me to a tee.

 

I'm not savvy enough to know if this is a genuine Blazer or a (verboten) orphaned suit jacket, or for that matter what to pair it with pants-wise.

 

It's looked awesome with my black jeans but jeans aren't really OK, I work in a major bank tower so dress pants would be better.

 

So, is it an orphaned suit jacket? If it's safe to wear on it's own, what color/type of pants?

 

With that texture and the elbow patches, this is very much in the sportsjacket category.  Grey flannels are always safe, but various shades of brown or grey, or even rust, could work with this, depending on the rest of your outfit.  Moleskin or corduroys or even heavier cotton drill and twills could work well with this jacket as well.

post #3 of 6

I agree that it looks like a sport coat and not an orphaned suit jacket. If it were me I'd probably wear it with navy or olive trousers, preferably in a heavier fabric.

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Thank you

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One more question - is it in style and is it more of a winter jacket?

 

Sorry I guess that's two questions.

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Hi toplel,

The fantastic members have already helped you out, but seeing as they haven't been able to reply to the question, ill try to give it a shot!

First of all: This is a sportcoat, and not a suit jacket. It is certainly old, but it would be very odd to see a suit jacket with only one sleevebutton and patch on the elbows... 
I am a suit specialist in Hugo Boss, and I have never seen such things in our brand for suits - so it is most definitely a sportcoat. This texture would never be in "off the rack" suits atleast. Anyway, I think that grey flannels, navy or even tan would work!


It is tough to say whether it's a winter jacket or not. Usually you would first look at the material composition, if it indicates any cotton or linen, it is from spring/summer collections. The same collection can also have 100% wool jackets, but then it would depend on the weight and which wool has been used etc... What I would consider most important is how it feels in the summer. Can you wear it comfortably?

In regards to your "is it in style question?" Well, elbow patches had its time a few years ago, and every goddamn single blazer had it in the stores, but then it stopped for 10 years or so. However, we personally just got two blazers in my store a week ago, with elbow patches from Hugo Boss, very same style as yours. So elbow patches might be doing a comeback.. 

My kindest regards

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