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post #24481 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Robstrongo View Post

Which of these sport coats should I get?
My first choice would be A, then B, and finally C. But I wouldn't kick any of them out of my closet.

My preference for A, over B, is sufficiently slight that I'd probably go for whichever of the two happened to be significantly lower priced. (Yeah, I'm a cheapskate.)

All this assumes they all fit equally well, of course. (Which seems plausible, as they appear to be of a very similar/identical cut.)
post #24482 of 33197
I'm looking to get a navy suit made up and was thinking of getting a tie made with the same material, this gonna work at all or will it look slightly off being the exact same.
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Which of these sport coats should I get? Looking to expand beyond my basic navy patch pocket SC and want something a little louder yet still versatile, and of course in good taste foo.gif.

I like the cloth and lapel roll of A.

 

plainnerd: Thom Browne does that. If you want a navy tie for your navy suit, finding a grenadine in the exact right shade seems like a better choice. Best of all, of course, is wearing a plain black tie with your navy suit.

post #24484 of 33197
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Originally Posted by plainnerd View Post

I'm looking to get a navy suit made up and was thinking of getting a tie made with the same material, this gonna work at all or will it look slightly off being the exact same.
It's one of those things which you might be able to make work, but I can't see any reason to try.

I mean, it just sails too close to the less than ideal tie-with-matching-pocket-square-for-the-high-school-formal-dance thing for my taste. And given that there are easier, and to my mind superior alternatives...

Of course, I would note that most people think the tie-with-matching-pocket-square look is wonderful. (SF is in no way representative of the population as a whole.)
post #24485 of 33197
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Thom Browne does that.
There are those of us for whom "Thom Browne does that," is itself all the reason needed to choose something else. smile.gif
post #24486 of 33197
I'm looking for a pair of boots, they're are vintage boot with stretch sides like the Chelsea boot but also belted, in brown soft leather, just slightly higher than ankle, I saw them on a chap whilst out shooting, I asked him what they were called and he said Le Champaign with this exact spelling, I've search the internet but to no avail, please advise on my vague discription :-)
post #24487 of 33197
I like a and b. A is more versatile, as it is solid, but I really like that windowpane. I have brown, blue, and grey, and tweed SC's so I would get B.
post #24488 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

 A is more versatile, as it is solid, but I really like that windowpane.


A is a glen plaid.

post #24489 of 33197
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 


A is a glen plaid.

 

Toss up, then.  I like the windowpane, but totally a personal preference.

post #24490 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Of course, I would note that most people think the tie-with-matching-pocket-square look is wonderful. (SF is in no way representative of the population as a whole.)

No, that's one of the ones where general society and SF agree. I've heard the the matching tie- pocket square thing remarked on as an absolute don't even by people who pretty much don't pay any attention to this stuff at all.

I would stay away from the suit fabric tie. I've seen some fashion shots where they did it and looked good, but those are fashion shots, and it would undoubtedly raise some eyebrows in the real world. You'd probably be able to do it one time, but the next, it would be "oh, that getup again'. Of course, you would have a decent plain navy wool tie out of the deal that you could wear with other things.
post #24491 of 33197
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

No, that's one of the ones where general society and SF agree. I've heard the the matching tie- pocket square thing remarked on as an absolute don't even by people who pretty much don't pay any attention to this stuff at all.

The average woman would be impressed by the average man with a matching tie and PS. But women, almost universally know nearly nothing about dressing men well.

Almost all men would feel like a tool with a matching tie and PS. The ones who don't normally dress well would feel like they are trying too hard, and the ones who do dress well would know it looks tacky.

So the only guys who wear that combo would be guys with significant others who treat them like a little foo-foo dog whom they put stupid looking sweaters on for their own amusement.

J
post #24492 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jammer600 View Post

I'm looking for a pair of boots, they're are vintage boot with stretch sides like the Chelsea boot but also belted, in brown soft leather, just slightly higher than ankle, I saw them on a chap whilst out shooting, I asked him what they were called and he said Le Champaign with this exact spelling, I've search the internet but to no avail, please advise on my vague discription :-)

 

 

jammer600,

 

I'm afraid that your shooting friend is slightly dyslexic, the boot company is most likely Le Chameau:

 

http://www.le-chameau-clothing.co.uk/wa/1/63/4538-Leather-Boots.html

 

www.lechameau.com

post #24493 of 33197
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

No, that's one of the ones where general society and SF agree. I've heard the the matching tie- pocket square thing remarked on as an absolute don't even by people who pretty much don't pay any attention to this stuff at all.
A whole lot of retailers sell the tie-and-matching-pocket-square sets. Seems to me, if a lot of them are being sold, a lot of people must like them. Sure, those people may be clueless high school kids, or wives who treat their husbands like dress up dolls, or whatever. But the fact remains that many stores carry them because many people do buy them (which equates to many people liking them).
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Is this acceptable for a man to wear? I guess not since the diagonal lines are going outward and would accentuate the hip...I need a nice winter coat though. What do you think?

post #24495 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

A whole lot of retailers sell the tie-and-matching-pocket-square sets. Seems to me, if a lot of them are being sold, a lot of people must like them. Sure, those people may be clueless high school kids, or wives who treat their husbands like dress up dolls, or whatever. But the fact remains that many stores carry them because many people do buy them (which equates to many people liking them).

Some small segment of clueless people like them and buy them, sure. But I wouldn't use the word many, which implies that it's a pretty broad segment of the populace. It's a pretty small minority. And I wouldn't say a lot of them are sold- compare the sales of those things against the sales of ties on their own, for example. I don't have real numbers, but I'd bet you real money that tie sales outstrip tie+ps combos by an absurd margin. Markets don't just serve dominant and accepted tastes- they serve niche markets too. And the people who buy those things are quite definitely a niche market. You may also get some people with more sense buying them, but knowing never to wear them together, broadening it a bit, but they're generally sold to a pretty narrow segment of clueless people.
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