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post #25141 of 33197
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
rtc,

 

Odd vests with suits are done. They're a little atypical, and tend to work in two ways: as a touch that dresses down the whole rig (calling back to odd vests with country clothing), or as something that dresses up the whole thing (calling back to a morning suit). Consider which one yours is doing. I think I'd rather see a mid-gray vest with a navy suit.

 

Thanks! Sadly, I don't have a mid grey vest and the trousers on my navy suit are at the tailors till next week.

I'll try out the ensemble tonight and see how it looks. The event is black tie optional, but I think a black bow tie would look rather out of place with the fit and will either wear a patterned black bow tie or a red paisley bow tie.


I'm excited!

post #25142 of 33197
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Are there any brands that I should be on the lookout for? I'm fairly new to the fashion world and barely know what's good now, let alone what was good 10-30 years ago.

As I suspected, the JAB coats were too big. Nice catch, though -- they aren't the nicest topcoats I've seen, but they're an absolute steal at $100.

Anyone have any idea of how nice Bonobos stuff is? This overcoat's about $350 now. I'm a little concerned about how fashion forward it is (but that may just be the way the model's wearing it). Will this work for interviews?

post #25143 of 33197
(I also dig the Bonobos Regency, but I'm not sure that I can pull it off, and i'm also nervous that a camel topcoat is a tad to conspicuous for my one and only coat [and an interview coat to boot]).

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If you're going to have one coat, I think that Navy is the safest and most versatile color. Or perhaps charcoal. Black would do everything, but I feel like you're more likely to wear a navy suit than a black suit and black/navy look weird together if they're close in color.

post #25145 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

If you're going to have one coat, I think that Navy is the safest and most versatile color. Or perhaps charcoal. Black would do everything, but I feel like you're more likely to wear a navy suit than a black suit and black/navy look weird together if they're close in color.

I think charcoal is best for an only coat; it does not look weird with anything.  I love my black Corleani trench coat, though.  Also have a charcoal Bugatti overcoat, and black Perry Ellis car coat, that is great for going more casual in the winter.

 

I generally don't like black and navy together in a fit, but it's never bothered me as a combo when one is outerwear and the other isn't.  I don't know why; I just always saw them as separate somehow - same thing black shoes and belts with navy suits don't bother me, but a black tie with a navy suit looks off to me, unless the blue goes as far as midnight.  But, I seem to be pretty weird about this, based on other opinions I've read here.  I also like black and brown together, and am, it seems, clearly in the minority.

post #25146 of 33197
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I think charcoal is best for an only coat; it does not look weird with anything.  I love my black Corleani trench coat, though.  Also have a charcoal Bugatti overcoat, and black Perry Ellis car coat, that is great for going more casual in the winter.

I generally don't like black and navy together in a fit, but it's never bothered me as a combo when one is outerwear and the other isn't.  I don't know why; I just always saw them as separate somehow - same thing black shoes and belts with navy suits don't bother me, but a black tie with a navy suit looks off to me, unless the blue goes as far as midnight.  But, I seem to be pretty weird about this, based on other opinions I've read here.  I also like black and brown together, and am, it seems, clearly in the minority.

Dang! I thought the coat was charcoal, but looking more closely I do now see that it is black.

Any suggestions? I've combed the boards and actually haven't found anything in the roughly $100-350 range.
post #25147 of 33197
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Dang! I thought the coat was charcoal, but looking more closely I do now see that it is black.

Any suggestions? I've combed the boards and actually haven't found anything in the roughly $100-350 range.

 

If you like the black coat, and you want to wear it regularly, buy it.  Buy what YOU want to wear.  Just because someone gives advice does not mean you have to agree with it.  I still say charcoal is best, and most here will say navy is best, but you don't have to agree just because some guys on the internet said so.  

 

If, in fact, you agree with the advice here, and you still prefer charcoal or navy, have you perused eBay, or consignment stores?  I can't remember if I already suggested that, so sorry if I'm repeating myself.  Try www.savvyrow.co.uk -- I'm very happy with their service, and the morning coat I purchased from them.

post #25148 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

If you like the black coat, and you want to wear it regularly, buy it.  Buy what YOU want to wear.  Just because someone gives advice does not mean you have to agree with it.  I still say charcoal is best, and most here will say navy is best, but you don't have to agree just because some guys on the internet said so.  

If, in fact, you agree with the advice here, and you still prefer charcoal or navy, have you perused eBay, or consignment stores?  I can't remember if I already suggested that, so sorry if I'm repeating myself.  Try www.savvyrow.co.uk -- I'm very happy with their service, and the morning coat I purchased from them.

Well, because I'm getting this in large part so that I look sharp in interviews, the fact that most of the fashion-conscious people I've heard from here seem to think that black's a bad call is relevant. I suspect most people interviewing me wouldn't judge me negatively for walking in wearing a pea coat, but I'm still going to avoid getting a pea coat on the roughly 1/5 chance that my interviewer cares about these things and knows that pea coats aren't technically appropriate for wearing over suits. My interview suit is navy, so if there's some real chance that the black-navy clash will rub someone the wrong way, I want to avoid it.

I have been looking on ebay and, sadly, am really seeing very little (well, there's a lot of crap and some VERY nice stuff -- but really not much <$500 of JAB quality or better). There doesn't look like there's anything on savvyrow right now, but I registered so hopefully something'll get posted soon. I'm not in a huge rush here -- my goal's to have this taken care of by early January. That said, I am concerned that I haven't really found a good fallback option yet.
post #25149 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

If you're going to have one coat, I think that Navy is the safest and most versatile color. Or perhaps charcoal. Black would do everything, but I feel like you're more likely to wear a navy suit than a black suit and black/navy look weird together if they're close in color.
Charcoal is probably what I'd own in the artificial condition that I were limited to one topcoat.

Black is a particularly good choice for nighttime wear, though.

Perhaps as important to me as color, would be length. I prefer a full length topcoat (not necessarily ankle length, but coming down to well below the knee). A short topcoat just seems weird to me. Not as warm, of course, but more to the point the short length seems to leave the wearer looking unbalanced. Top-heavy.

I reluctantly admit, however, that a shorter topcoat is a little less awkward to wear when driving a car. Not that one can't wear a full length topcoat while behind the wheel - I've done it many times - but it's not really the ideal garment to wear while driving a car for an extended period of time, unless the car's heater isn't working and it's 12 deg. outside. (Do not be that foolish guy who, in freezing weather, takes off his suit jacket or sports coat, and his topcoat, before getting in the car.)
post #25150 of 33197
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Well, because I'm getting this in large part so that I look sharp in interviews, the fact that most of the fashion-conscious people I've heard from here seem to think that black's a bad call is relevant. I suspect most people interviewing me wouldn't judge me negatively for walking in wearing a pea coat, but I'm still going to avoid getting a pea coat on the roughly 1/5 chance that my interviewer cares about these things and knows that pea coats aren't technically appropriate for wearing over suits. My interview suit is navy, so if there's some real chance that the black-navy clash will rub someone the wrong way, I want to avoid it.

I have been looking on ebay and, sadly, am really seeing very little (well, there's a lot of crap and some VERY nice stuff -- but really not much <$500 of JAB quality or better). There doesn't look like there's anything on savvyrow right now, but I registered so hopefully something'll get posted soon. I'm not in a huge rush here -- my goal's to have this taken care of by early January. That said, I am concerned that I haven't really found a good fallback option yet.

 

I would set aside a day for thrift and consignment shops, and, at most consignment stores, if you tell them exactly what they are looking for, they'll take your info and may let you know if something comes in.  Often, however, the proprietors of consignment stores lack follow through, so you should call in/go in periodically as well.

post #25151 of 33197
Hi what exactly are the type of trousers/pants that brad pitt is wearing here?
http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Jonah-Hill-Brad-Pitt.jpg
post #25152 of 33197
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Hi what exactly are the type of trousers/pants that brad pitt is wearing here?
http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Jonah-Hill-Brad-Pitt.jpg

 

Just looks like a pair of off-white chinos.

post #25153 of 33197

Boy did I make a mistake...

 

I am trying to nail down a decent option for some spring/summer shirts. Ideally I wanted a shirt I can wear untucked, and it not look too sloppy. After a brief discussion with my MTM shirt guy (local), I decided to go with a straight cut (no tail) at a decent length hitting mid zipper on my jeans with an approximate 2 inch vent on the side seams. I admit I didn't think this through very well, and upon arrival I hate the cut. They look very guayabera like, and to make matters worse bc. of the side vents (maybe being too large) the shirt flairs, and this is not doing my profile any favors.

 

The way I see it, either I have the side vents closed to prevent flairing, and/or have a modest tail cut.

 

Would love to hear any and all thoughts, as they sit now a total waste of money and time :uhoh: 

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Originally Posted by bbob2013 View Post

Boy did I make a mistake...

I am trying to nail down a decent option for some spring/summer shirts. Ideally I wanted a shirt I can wear untucked, and it not look too sloppy. After a brief discussion with my MTM shirt guy (local), I decided to go with a straight cut (no tail) at a decent length hitting mid zipper on my jeans with an approximate 2 inch vent on the side seams. I admit I didn't think this through very well, and upon arrival I hate the cut. They look very guayabera like, and to make matters worse bc. of the side vents (maybe being too large) the shirt flairs, and this is not doing my profile any favors.

The way I see it, either I have the side vents closed to prevent flairing, and/or have a modest tail cut.

Would love to hear any and all thoughts, as they sit now a total waste of money and time uhoh.gif  

Tuck your shirt in.
post #25155 of 33197
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Tuck your shirt in.

Yes, that is an obvious solution, but I want to wear them untucked.

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