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post #21346 of 33123

Would anyone mind to give some suggestions for a shirt/tie/trouser (color/fabric) combo for this sport coat?  I will be wearing it at work (business casual).

 

 

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Here's a jacket which I recently found in a charity shop / thrift store in England. This is to me somewhat unusual - I've never seen a jacket like this before; it has military style patch pockets (I'm not sure if there's a more proper term for these?), a gunflap on both shoulders, and quasi-peaked lapels.

 

Based on the label on the interior, it seems to have been manufactured by odermark in Austria, and retailed by a (now defunct) gentleman's outfitters in the South of England.

 

The wool is a reasonably course heathered (orange and yellow flecks) grey/green herringbone tweed.

 

 

Does anyone have any idea what sort of use this jacket was manufactured for (if any), and how old it might be? (based on the labels and tailor, I wouldn't think it could be newer than the 80s).

 

Would any of you wear this? What would you suggest pairing it with?

 

thanks!

post #21348 of 33123

Who cares?  Whether it was made for shooting, walking or just "looking country", it's a beauty!  But if you don't like it, and it's kind of a big size..PM me...(and if it helps, I was born at Trelisk...!)

post #21349 of 33123

Well, I like knowing what I'm wearing - and it'd be nice to wear it in the spirit in which it was intended to be used for!

 

re: size it's probably about a 40R - and just about right for me, I'm afraid; I'll most likely be hanging onto it! smile.gif If I ever get tired of it, though, I'll let you know...
 

post #21350 of 33123

And if I ever lose about sixty pounds, I'll let you know!

 

Well it looks in great condition, so whatever the intention it doesn't seem to have done much actual deerstalking/peasant shooting etc.  I would suggest accompanying it with some sturdy boots and a thick walking cane, and sitting in the corner of a posh pub with an eternally half-full real ale, peering over a copy of Horse & Hound and scowling at tourists.  I suspect that might have been its previous life.

 

Enjoy it - it's beautiful!

post #21351 of 33123

What would you call the shade of blue Montezemolo is wearing on this pic? I've been looking at shades of blue on wikipedia but the difference between some of these shades are fairly subtle, and the page is not well organized to allow for comparisons. If someone knows a good source for identifying colors that would be helpful too. Thanks.

 

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post #21353 of 33123
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Originally Posted by marf View Post

Would anyone mind to give some suggestions for a shirt/tie/trouser (color/fabric) combo for this sport coat?  I will be wearing it at work (business casual).




Lots of things, just make sure either the tie or the shirt is a solid. As for trousers, tan, brown, olive, navy. Stay away from grays or blacks.
post #21354 of 33123
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

And if I ever lose about sixty pounds, I'll let you know!

 

Well it looks in great condition, so whatever the intention it doesn't seem to have done much actual deerstalking/peasant shooting etc.  I would suggest accompanying it with some sturdy boots and a thick walking cane, and sitting in the corner of a posh pub with an eternally half-full real ale, peering over a copy of Horse & Hound and scowling at tourists.  I suspect that might have been its previous life.

 

Enjoy it - it's beautiful!

 

I wonder if 'peasant' is a malapropism or not? Either way, since found in the Cotswolds, probably not inappropriate! :)
 

post #21355 of 33123
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Originally Posted by marf View Post

Would anyone mind to give some suggestions for a shirt/tie/trouser (color/fabric) combo for this sport coat?
Lots of possibilities. Why don't you offer some of your choices, and we can comment on them if they seem amiss?

Oh, what the heck, if only so as not to be criticized as unhelpful, I'll suggest brown wool pants, an ecru shirt, and a green tie. All solid colors, since the jacket's got pattern enough, all by itself.

These colors could work pretty much year 'round (particularly if you vary the shade of green represented by the tie). I chose ecru, rather than white, because the color will do everything white could do in this combination, while bringing along some minor advantages of its own - for example, some complexions which can look washed out next to a white shirt, fare better next to ecru. Besides, anybody can pull a white shirt out of the closet; ecru is at least a little less commonly seen (for all that it's hardly an exotic shirt color choice).

Let me add that I think making the ecru shirt an OCBD, and the green tie a bow tie (wool in the winter, silk or cotton in the summer), would be a fine option.

As for the brown pants, I'm well aware of the "no brown in the city" rule (which has only limited validity, in any case). But to whatever extent one chooses to honor it, it's largely a rule involving conservative business attire. Your sport coat is, itself, a rather casual item. Therefore, one has no cause to criticize the wearing of brown pants with it as impairing its formality, or rendering it insufficiently formal for business wear. (Fine, if you're still not convinced, just don't wear the brown pants with this sport coat if you're conducting business in London. Problem solved.)

I'd wear a white linen pocket square with it. And burgundy loafers (simply because I like loafers). And probably one of my yellow (gold) wristwatches, rather than a white metal one. But I readily concede that the wristwatch thing is more of a personal choice of mine, than it is some rule of proper accessorizing. And a pair of yellow and red over-the-calf argyle socks.

If I were wearing the outfit described, and were going to be wearing sunglasses, I'd grab my faux tortoise shell Ray Ban Clubmasters.

There. That detailed enough for you?
post #21356 of 33123
Anyone have input on decent punchcap dress shoes in black with a narrower toe/last than AE Fifth Ave? Id like to keep it under 350.

The AE rutledge is about perfect, but i cant bring myself to pay 450+ for a pair of AE's...getting into CJ territory.
post #21357 of 33123
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Originally Posted by jamestruro View Post

 

I wonder if 'peasant' is a malapropism or not? Either way, since found in the Cotswolds, probably not inappropriate! :)
 

 

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post #21358 of 33123

What types of shoes is more suitable for outdoor activities, grain leather or suede (both are dainite soles)?

post #21359 of 33123
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

What types of shoes is more suitable for outdoor activities, grain leather or suede (both are dainite soles)?

 

Not knowing exactly what kind of outdoor activities you have in mind, I would say grain leather as it is easier to clean. For proper outdoors I would go with a technical shoe with a gore-tex membrane.

post #21360 of 33123

Hi everyone

 

I hope you can help me to answer my question.

 

I like brands which are simple and don't show there company name.

 

I found these three (you probably know them all) which primary don't show there brand at the clothes:

 

http://www.hm.com/dk/?cm_mmc=adwords-_-dk-_-brand-_-hm&gclid=CNCnmYWk7bYCFTN2cAodzF4Axw

http://www.americanapparel.net/

http://www.massimodutti.com/

 

I looking for other brands in the same simple style.

 

Can you recommend someone? :-)

 

/Thank's a lot!

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