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post #106 of 203
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
Amateurs.

The Duke's probably wearing short sleeves. He did that. There are photos.

He also owned a blazer suit like Manton's except that his buttons were navy blue enamel. Not the nicest thing is his closet.
post #107 of 203
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
Amateurs.

Hate to break it to you but not everything the Duke of Windsor wore was perfect.
post #108 of 203
Actually, the LL triplecheck would be perfect for this application. (you can't do CBD with that cloth though)
post #109 of 203
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
Hate to break it to you but not everything the Duke of Windsor wore was perfect.

But the point is that even elegant men don't always have their clothes just so. Micro-precise obssession with detail is a forum hobby that easily distracts from dressing well, and it's even worse when guided by unrealistic expectations.
post #110 of 203
I think this thread has jumped the shark.
post #111 of 203
^^^About the same time the Jesse Helms' one did.
post #112 of 203
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
^^^About the same time the Jesse Helms' one did.

That one's been rotting for a week.
post #113 of 203
Manton, a question: the issue of patch pockets aside, if the point of the concept is versatility, why brown horn buttons? It seems to me that darker, more muted horn buttons might work better. It would make the suit configuration look more suit-like, and the patch pockets would be more than sufficient to designate the jacket a sportcoat when worn separately.
post #114 of 203
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
That one's been rotting for a week.

Hmmm...

A shared malady?
post #115 of 203
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
Hate to break it to you but not everything the Duke of Windsor wore was perfect.

I was of course joking. The Duke was not an amateur.
post #116 of 203
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Manton, a question: the issue of patch pockets aside, if the point of the concept is versatility, why brown horn buttons? It seems to me that darker, more muted horn buttons might work better. It would make the suit configuration look more suit-like, and the patch pockets would be more than sufficient to designate the jacket a sportcoat when worn separately.

You're not the first person to observe that brown horn buttons look dumb on a blue jacket, suit or no.

The rest of us, however, were content to draw the curtain of charity over that lapse...
post #117 of 203
There are some reeally preppy photos of Conservative Social Dress here:

http://www.tjsdoubleplay.com/blog/uva/
post #118 of 203
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post
You're not the first person to observe that brown horn buttons look dumb on a blue jacket, suit or no.

The rest of us, however, were content to draw the curtain of charity over that lapse...

For what it's worth, I prefer brown horn buttons on a blue odd jacket.
post #119 of 203
De gustibus non est disputandum.
post #120 of 203
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
My initial intent was to get the RAF blue for this suit, but it had run out. In the end, I think I am better off with navy; more versatile.

My vote would be for that blue. Actually, I saw something very similar by Uncle Ralphie's chicago store early last year (RL PL line). However his version was in DB with patch pockets (Raf Blue) plus sports back! Very soft cut, minimal padding and quite refined. I saw that and wow... it was like someone made a RTW of one my favorites design of odd jackets. They offered matching pants with it also but I passed. However, it was a bit much to pass on the jacket so I placed an MTM order.

I think the breast pocket in that is welt but then again its a DB with sports back...

I think yours look great! What are your thoughts on same thing in navy flannel. If it any consolation, GQ offered something sort of similar in one of their recent issues. They called it the ultimate summer versatile suit or something. It was in 'requisite' black, fabric was cotton without any patch pockets or other who-ha.

BTW what is all this CBD / OBCD or whatever stuff? Am I missing something?
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