Came across this Brioni 2 jacket combo set, and I thought it looked pretty cool. Seems quite versatile, and I really like the interplay of color, texture and fabric. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....1579969 Things that appeal to me: 1) Again, the various color & fabric combinations and the apparent versatility, giving what I count to be 8 different looks, if one also wears the two pieces separately. 2) I would think wearing both layers would give it some warmth for upcoming cold season. 3) Sizing seems to be good, but I'll have to double check against my other coats. 4) I think it strikes a pretty good balance between elegant, casual and cool, which I like. Things that concern me: 1) Cost (this is naturally why I need you to talk me out of it). 2) Not a big fan of fur of any kind, particularly on men, so the shearling collar is not my fave, though again against all the other colors and textures it seems fairly subdued (its actually probably pretty nice against your neck). 3) The color of the suede side of outer jacket-- could this be a bit too "Marlboro Country"? 4) The fact that the outer jacket is a button front, which means that there are both buttons and button holes on each side, inside & out. Not a big deal when buttoned, but when unbuttoned will it look odd? Well there's the pros & cons as I see 'em. Your turn.
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11/17/04 at 8:05pm