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post #6076 of 14784
^^ lovely ^^

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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Stitch, remember that there's a reason that the non-staples get marked down. After a few passes on the sale rack, what's left is the product that is most-awkward-to-pair, least-likely-to-be-worn. I have a fair amount of clothes I bought because I thought they were beautiful, but actually wearing them was another matter entirely.

yes, i have found that. I have some great items, but they can only be worn with one or two things. Like ed said, that greatly limits their use, because it like, hey didnt he just wear that.

I remembered though, i got an awesome navy SC from yoox, but it didnt fit. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Thanks jrd icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


Poor Man's TF icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I'll add to the Navy SC, I have three of different weights and fabrics that I use often and go to more than anything else. I've often been caught in the same loop as others here in buying first and thinking after to the point where some items never made it to the tailor and were given up as a lost cause. Some staple items never found way to my collection due to poor pre-planning and now I'm playing catch up. Flexable repp ties and straight brown SC are good examples of things I should have looked for but never noticed I was missing till reading and thinking, thanks SF for leading me all over the map. It's to easy to purchase an item without a good understanding of what or how it might fit into everything else in the closet.

However, my shoe collection has slowly become something but a loafer it shall never have.

As a side note there is a weatherman on during my morning breakfast routine whom has a checkered brown suit, I never notice other things he has but that suit seems to show up one a week and is a clear example of an item that, at best, could be worn once a month but the rotation is to small to have such a suit. Prior to SF I might not have thought much of it but everytime I see it I wonder who allows it to happen so often.
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Thanks jrd icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


awesome!
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Thanks jrd icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Can I ask you about the lapel width? It's pleasing to the eye. 4 inches? Or is it an optical illusion with the stripes?

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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Thanks jrd icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Awesome suit, I couldn't resist it
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thats just nasty. ill take it from you icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks all. Now i'm off to the tailor :)

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

thats just nasty. ill take it from you icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I think taking it to the tailor means he's keeping it. bigstar[1].gif Have another in charcoal 41R tho...
post #6086 of 14784
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Sometimes you can still find simple, reasonably-priced staple pieces on ebay that actually fit. Here's a nice Magee's Donegal tweed jacket I got for $50. The only thing I am going to change are the buttons which are plastic, so I'll swap them out for horn. (This is not an 'outfit' BTW - the jacket just arrived in the mail and I was trying it on over a very casual summer shirt and chambray trousers.)


No offense intended but the collar on this coat is horribly long.
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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post

A follow-up question for Ed from his great post (and perhaps an unintentional plug for jrd's B&S):
With the navy jacket suggestion, why not worsted wool?
Would you consider a cotton jacket like this one to be a viable staple? Or does the fabric make it less versatile (in terms of the ability to dress it up):
http://www.styleforum.net/t/311515/last-one-in-40r-1620-nwt-corneliani-sportcoats-navy-moleskin-at-80-off-free-tie#post_5698128

A worsted wool navy jacket looks like an orphaned suit coat. Varying the fabric makes this confusion impossible.
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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post

Would you consider a cotton jacket like this one to be a viable staple? Or does the fabric make it less versatile (in terms of the ability to dress it up):
http://www.styleforum.net/t/311515/last-one-in-40r-1620-nwt-corneliani-sportcoats-navy-moleskin-at-80-off-free-tie#post_5698128

Moleskin's a workable choice of fabric - fall and winter only, really, as it looks warm even from a distance.
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post

A worsted wool navy jacket looks like an orphaned suit coat. Varying the fabric makes this confusion impossible.

This. Worsted wool is very tightly woven and has a fine finish. It's mainly used in citified business suits.

For SC's you want a more casual fabric. You want cotton, linen, or some kind of more textured wool. Or a blend of several of those depending on what the temperature will be.
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post


No offense intended but the collar on this coat is horribly long.

 

It's not that bad. It's just a little old-fashioned and not much different from most other tweed odd jackets I have. I don't mind. I'm not too bothered about fashion when it comes to tweed jackets. The overall shape of the jacket is very good indeed, it fits well on the neck, shoulder and chest and that's what makes things work overall for a piece like this. If I had the lapels narrowed, the notch could be higher, but I'm not considering that right now.

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