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post #18121 of 29429
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Originally Posted by dena View Post

Can anyone here provide a basic outline of sport coat color combinations, definitely trying to pick one out this weekend but I've never owned a proper sportcoat/blazer that didn't always match my trousers.

Lucky you, there's a thread on this topic: http://www.styleforum.net/t/317329/jrds-guide-to-coherent-sportcoat-combinations
post #18122 of 29429
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Are you referring to The Black Tie Guide?

No, the one I was referring to has more content about the informal suit or blazers.. not to detract from this very informative site, if a tad snobbish
post #18123 of 29429

Dumb beginner's question here, but I would greatly appreciate it if you folks could give me some feedback.

 

1) How does this shirt fit?

2) Is it OK to wear untucked?

 

 

post #18124 of 29429
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Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

Dumb beginner's question here, but I would greatly appreciate it if you folks could give me some feedback.

1) How does this shirt fit?
2) Is it OK to wear untucked?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Sleeves look a little long. Why do you want to wear it untucked?
post #18125 of 29429

Anybody knows whats the problem at the back of the collar? The tailor is going to fix it up, but just wanted to know what went wrong there?

post #18126 of 29429
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Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

Dumb beginner's question here, but I would greatly appreciate it if you folks could give me some feedback.

 

1) How does this shirt fit?

2) Is it OK to wear untucked?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like a shirt that should be tucked in, seeing that it tapers at the waist and then flares out at the hips. I'd prefer a straight cut if its to be tucked out. Yes, sleeves are too long.

 

Then another problem, looks too short to be comfortably tucked in? Or you are wearing your pants low.

post #18127 of 29429
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Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

Dumb beginner's question here, but I would greatly appreciate it if you folks could give me some feedback.

 

1) How does this shirt fit?

2) Is it OK to wear untucked?

 

 

 

 

I would wear it tucked in if at all possible.  With jeans or something you could pull that off untucked though IMO.  The sleeves look long and you can see some extra fabric folding up around your forearm. 

post #18128 of 29429
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


Sleeves look a little long. Why do you want to wear it untucked?

 

I'm more comfortable that way in general and I work in a very casual office. Also, that shirt felt a little puffy around the waist when I tucked it in. But this is pretty much the first time in my life when I've started trying to think seriously about how my clothes fit, so maybe I'm being overly sensitive.

 

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Originally Posted by --AH-- View Post

 

Looks like a shirt that should be tucked in, seeing that it tapers at the waist and then flares out at the hips. I'd prefer a straight cut if its to be tucked out. Yes, sleeves are too long.

 

Then another problem, looks too short to be comfortably tucked in? Or you are wearing your pants low.

 

I'm not wearing my pants low, at least not intentionally.


Edited by OlenWeaver - 10/25/12 at 8:46am
post #18129 of 29429
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Most sportcoats will go with mid-grey trousers - the whole blue blazer/sportscoat+grey trousers combination is a classic one.

 

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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post


Lucky you, there's a thread on this topic: http://www.styleforum.net/t/317329/jrds-guide-to-coherent-sportcoat-combinations

thanks to the both of you, much appreciated  

 

EDIT: So it seems a navy SC is the most versatile.


Edited by dena - 10/25/12 at 9:10am
post #18130 of 29429
I'd say tucked in but I don't like them untucked.
There has to be some cloth around your waist so you can make basic movements without it getting untucked all the time. The shirt seem to fit well except, as said, sleeves a little long.
Quote:
Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

I'm more comfortable that way in general and I work in a very casual office. Also, that shirt felt a little puffy around the waist when I tucked it in. But this is pretty much the first time in my life when I've started trying to think seriously about how my clothes fit, so maybe I'm being overly sensitive.


I'm not wearing my pants low, at least not intentionally.
Quote:
Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

Dumb beginner's question here, but I would greatly appreciate it if you folks could give me some feedback.

1) How does this shirt fit?
2) Is it OK to wear untucked?



post #18131 of 29429
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Originally Posted by guayabera View Post


sounds like just "summer outdoor wear". where in the caribbean is this?
depending on the answer, a guayabera would be the traditional (local) choice biggrin.gif
white, long-sleeved, don't tuck it in, button almost all the buttons, and please wear an undershirt!
get linen if you can, to avoid being see-through. avoid the cheap cotton/poly blends. color details on the embroidery are fine (some really nice ones have small flowers), but keep it simple. you should be able to easily get one in-country for under $50. if you don't want to go this route, then a white/pale shirt is sufficient.
jacket is optional if guayabera, but otherwise something light/mid grey, light blue, or cream/tan (in no particular order).
as it's casual, you have some room to play with on the trouser front: chinos, or mid-grey cotton are pretty standard; whatever goes with the jacket. linen would be great except most linen trousers are too baggy gringo-on-holiday casual & not sharp enough. for shoes, sounds like regular office-dress shoes, fancy casual, or a nice pair of loafers, probably in brown though nothing wrong with black or cordovan if it goes with the trousers.
if outdoors in summer, consider a panama hat.


great answer, thought this thread forgot about me.

 

it's in jamaica actually.

post #18132 of 29429
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post

great answer, thought this thread forgot about me.
it's in jamaica actually.

if jamaica, then what i said should be fine. you could also hedge your bets; pack a shirt you already have & see what the options are when you arrive there. good luck!
post #18133 of 29429

Hi fellas

 

First post after all the confusion what to wear, how to style myself, etc...I spent an hour on google before a chance collision with style forum and joined instantly in hope your advice will make me look/feel good. I have an extensive wardrobe of branded items, some duplicates and sadly more than 75% is not being touched. With your input I will launch myself in...

 

Starting from tomorrow: I am thinking of blue stripe on white shirt to go with Dockers khaki pants. Cold snap is back in Britain - just a bit confused what kind/colour of overcoat do you wear with that combo? I have a pea coat navy blue, mid grey raincoat, and few other knee length coats.

 

Shoes and raincoat image links as under:

 

http://www.johnlewis.com/276467/Product.aspx?SearchTerm=RecentlyViewedList

http://www.reiss.com/mens/coats-and-jackets/baker/mid-grey/?q=flaker+mid+grey

 

Look forward to your helpful hints and tips.

post #18134 of 29429

I have returned with more photos and silly questions.

 

Is this more acceptable? I always feel like I do a poor job tucking in and end up with some bunching and billowing.

 

As for the sleeves, I assume there's nothing I can do other than going to a tailor or rolling them up? That shirt is J. Crew Factory washed, medium slim fit. I didn't try a small on, but I doubt I could fit into one, so I'll have to find another store with sleeves for people with apparently slightly short arms. Any suggestions for a moderately priced option?

 

Thank you all for the help so far.

 

 

post #18135 of 29429
Wear your pants higher.
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