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BTW what is all this CBD / OBCD or whatever stuff? Am I missing something?
Tutee, may I interest you in a black suit?

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33066
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33735
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33144
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33438
post #122 of 203
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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.

who are you and why are you posting under mafoofan's screen name?


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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I think Manton has jumped the shark.

Fixed.


I've been under a hot sun for a few days so maybe I am slow on the uptake here but what exactly is the point of this post? That a navy suit is versatile? That a navy jacket is versatile?
Manton, is this your Al Gore "I invented the internet" moment?
post #123 of 203
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Manton, is this your Al Gore "I invented the internet" moment?

I half-recall an advertisement for something or other that year in which an Al Gore-inspired character claimed "My father invented pants." Coincidence?
post #124 of 203

hmmm ok I cee.... I have seen all 4 of those suits on him personally. Never thought for a second they would generate that sort of a row on the net...

BTW that DB windowpane one was to my liking alot and I told him it would be tough to wear that even before it was completed... though its not as bold in real life as it may seem.
post #125 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.
Because blue buttons would make the coat too "suity" in my opinion. Brown straddles the gap better. It works well either way. Blue horn, on that cloth, only works as a suit. Brass only works as a jacket. Brown transcends. I do have blue horn on a jacekt, but it is a soft, fuzzy twill that could not be mistaken for a suiting.

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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.
Huh?

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Originally Posted by tutee View Post
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.
I have it in the back of my head to replicate this in navy flannel ... some day.

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I've been under a hot sun for a few days so maybe I am slow on the uptake here but what exactly is the point of this post? That a navy suit is versatile? That a navy jacket is versatile?
That the traditional stricture against wearing a suit jacket as an odd jacket can be overcome if you choose the right cloth and configuration. A blue, smooth finished worsted with flapped pockets and blue buttons can't be worn as a jacket. A blazer with brass buttons can't be worn as a suit. This works either way, saving some $$$ and making travel a little easier.
post #126 of 203
I dig the forward pleats on all of your pants.
post #127 of 203
I don't like this idea, it's like guys who wear dark charcoal trousers with blue blazers.
post #128 of 203
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Originally Posted by tutee View Post
BTW what is all this CBD / OBCD or whatever stuff? Am I missing something?

It's Manton's new OCD.
post #129 of 203
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Because blue buttons would make the coat too "suity" in my opinion. Brown straddles the gap better. It works well either way. Blue horn, on that cloth, only works as a suit. Brass only works as a jacket. Brown transcends. I do have blue horn on a jacekt, but it is a soft, fuzzy twill that could not be mistaken for a suiting.

Ah, fair enough. But I wasn't thinking blue horn so much as a less-brown brown horn, something darker and more greyish. Anyway, I'm just nitpicking. I certainly agree that brown-brown horn looks best on the jacket-as-jacket.

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I don't like this idea, it's like guys who wear dark charcoal trousers with blue blazers.

What's wrong with wearing charcoal pants with a blue blazer?
post #130 of 203
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What's wrong wearing charcoal pants with a blue blazer?

+1
post #131 of 203
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Ah, fair enough. But I wasn't thinking blue horn so much as a less-brown brown horn, something darker and more greyish. Anyway, I'm just nitpicking. I certainly agree that brown-brown horn looks best on the jacket-as-jacket.
As far as I know, that is the darkest brown that Weldon makes. The lighter shade is really tan.

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What's wrong wearing charcoal pants with a blue blazer?
It's not my favorite look either, though it will do in a pinch, for evening. But on balance, I much prefer light or mid gray.
post #132 of 203
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It's not my favorite look either, though it will do in a pinch, for evening. But on balance, I much prefer light or mid gray.
+1 That's probably one of the reasons why I much prefer your navy jacket paired with lighter pants than in the suit combo, the other reason being that I am still too much a p*ssy to appreciate patch pockets in a suit.
post #133 of 203
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I am still too much a p*ssy to appreciate patch pockets in a suit.

+1
post #134 of 203
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Originally Posted by Étienne View Post
Think of it that way: in a suit the pants are usually the part that wears out first. By getting some use in the suit jacket as an odd jacket, you bring the two parts of the suit to the same level.

OK, I admit, that rationalisation was pretty bad.

Oh it makes sense... but on this issue logic and emotion long since parted company for me!
post #135 of 203
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
What's wrong with wearing charcoal pants with a blue blazer?

It can look very drab. I don't mind darker gray flannels, as the texture livens things up a bit, but don't care for blazers with charcoal worsteds. Also, I like blazers worn as more casual garments, and dark gray trou pushes them to the limits of their formality. If you need to look that dressy, better off with a suit, IMO. I just don't find the effect very pleasing.
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