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post #27886 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Are navy jackets with gold buttons ever worn or made as a full suit? I seem to only ever see them paired with contrasting chinos or trousers.

 

It neither makes sense nor looks good. Do not attempt.

 

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

Question about USPS international shipping, Can i buy indemnity insurance after i print label online? (indemnity insurance is only allowed to purchase in person at USPS)

 

Is it possible if you could go to USPS in person to buy the insurance? Just show up with your printing label.. I wonder if that would work.

post #27887 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post

It neither makes sense nor looks good. Do not attempt.

Haha.

So blazers with gold buttons are only ever sold as stand alone pieces? I could have sworn I've seen them sold as a full suit before.

This brand isn't the most traditional but they appear to be selling a gold button suit:

http://us.gant.com/the-hopsack-navy
post #27888 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post


Haha.

So blazers with gold buttons are only ever sold as stand alone pieces? I could have sworn I've seen them sold as a full suit before.

This brand isn't the most traditional but they appear to be selling a gold button suit:

http://us.gant.com/the-hopsack-navy

 

That suit does not fit the model well..

 

Usually with suits, they have buttons that are either darker in tone or match the color of the jacket. Gold buttons on a navy suit? If I saw you walking down the street with that suit, I would assume that you replaced the buttons with gold buttons... Either that, or you're attempting to wear a blazer with similar colored pants.. which is never good...

 

Some say that this is irrelevant, but I have never seen suits with antithetical buttons.. I've seen orphaned suit jackets with gold buttons, but this isn't pulled off well unless if it's navy.. You'll most likely get away with that color more than anything (besides black).

post #27889 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post

That suit does not fit the model well..

Usually with suits, they have buttons that are either darker in tone or match the color of the jacket. Gold buttons on a navy suit? If I saw you walking down the street with that suit, I would assume that you replaced the buttons with gold buttons... Either that, or you're attempting to wear a blazer with similar colored pants.. which is never good...

Some say that this is irrelevant, but I have never seen suits with antithetical buttons.. I've seen orphaned suit jackets with gold buttons, but this isn't pulled off well unless if it's navy.. You'll most likely get away with that color more than anything (besides black).

I don't understand. Aren't you contradicting yourself? You're saying gold buttons don't go with a navy suit, but gold would go best with navy?

I believe Gant Rugger purposefully makes the length of their pieces shorter than traditional suits with the intention of being more fashion forward. A la Thom Browne or something.
Edited by Kensington - 6/6/14 at 12:29am
post #27890 of 33197
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I could have sworn I've seen them sold as a full suit before.
No matter how terrible the idea, a handful of pictures illustrating it can be found somewhere on the Internet, and some people somewhere will opine that it seems pretty good to them.

Nevertheless, the "navy jacket with gold buttons, worn with matching pants as a sort of suit" look is almost never seen, and is generally held to be a bad look. So don't do it.

BTW, the picture at the link you provided, while illustrating a laughably poorly fitting jacket, does feature a male model lacking several days growth of facial stubble. This alone earns it a slight amount of respect from me, given how popular the "I have facial stubble - making me kewl and urban and gritty and masculine and sexually appealing to a certain percentage of young women, like a Depression-era hobo hopping a freight to Frisco" look has become amongst male models and young, male, pop culture celebrities.
post #27891 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post


I don't understand. Aren't you contradicting yourself? You're saying gold buttons don't go with a navy suit, but gold would go best with navy?

I believe Gant Rugger purposefully makes the length of their pieces shorter that traditional suits with the intention of being more fashion forward. A la Thom Browne or something.


No, the first paragraph was covering navy suits. The second paragraph was covering orphaned suit jackets.

post #27892 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


No matter how terrible the idea, a handful of pictures illustrating it can be found somewhere on the Internet, and some people somewhere will opine that it seems pretty good to them.

Nevertheless, the "navy jacket with gold buttons, worn with matching pants as a sort of suit" look is almost never seen, and is generally held to be a bad look. So don't do it.

BTW, the picture at the link you provided, while illustrating a laughably poorly fitting jacket, does feature a male model lacking several days growth of facial stubble. This alone earns it a slight amount of respect from me, given how popular the "I have facial stubble - making me kewl and urban and gritty and masculine and sexually appealing to a certain percentage of young women, like a Depression-era hobo hopping a freight to Frisco" look has become amongst male models and young, male, pop culture celebrities.

 

+1

Well said.

post #27893 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

I saw this on the local auction site as well. ...

 

 

 

 

I see the Pinky Lee estate has settled.

post #27894 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post

It neither makes sense nor looks good. Do not attempt.


Is it possible if you could go to USPS in person to buy the insurance? Just show up with your printing label.. I wonder if that would work.

hope you are right
post #27895 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

No matter how terrible the idea, a handful of pictures illustrating it can be found somewhere on the Internet, and some people somewhere will opine that it seems pretty good to them.

Nevertheless, the "navy jacket with gold buttons, worn with matching pants as a sort of suit" look is almost never seen, and is generally held to be a bad look. So don't do it.

BTW, the picture at the link you provided, while illustrating a laughably poorly fitting jacket, does feature a male model lacking several days growth of facial stubble. This alone earns it a slight amount of respect from me, given how popular the "I have facial stubble - making me kewl and urban and gritty and masculine and sexually appealing to a certain percentage of young women, like a Depression-era hobo hopping a freight to Frisco" look has become amongst male models and young, male, pop culture celebrities.

Hahaha. I guess Gant retains some level of trad/preppy heritage. I feel you in that regard. It seems like the models these days are getting more and more ridiculous.

I see you guys are all saying it's a fashion "don't" to wear a suit with gold buttons, but why is it bad exactly? What is the origin of the navy jacket with gold buttons style that makes it regarded most of the time as a stand alone piece anyway?

post #27896 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

What colors look great with this DB jacket?

 

 

 

Beautiful ... congratulations. For the winter I bought a similar fabric. 'll Show you when it is finished.

post #27897 of 33197

i just purchased a 'vintage' Paul Smith Blazer for casual fun off of ebay (haven't received yet),  and i'm interested in learning about its quality from you all, since there are so many threads devoted to PS quality (or lack) and PS style (or lack).

 

in short, is this thing well-made?  i'm not sure what 'vintage' means anymore.  it has a "Paul Smith made in England" label (not Paul Smith or even Paul Smith London).  

 

and secondly, those micro-bits of colour in the CU worry me a little, although the pattern itself seems fine.  does it scream 'dated' or 'gimmick' or 'acceptable for current use'?  

 

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post #27898 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JRR229 View Post

and secondly, those micro-bits of colour in the CU worry me a little, although the pattern itself seems fine.  does it scream 'dated' or 'gimmick' or 'acceptable for current use'?

I'm not sure what CU means, but tweedy patterns with flecks of colour always look great and are never dated.

What IS a little dated is the shape of that lapel in general and the low, large notch in particular. Should that stop you from wearing it? Heck no. Enjoy it and rock on. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #27899 of 33197

Kira, no offence intended, it's a loud jacket and I did give you some serious suggestions about how to make fun use without burning it - I'm all for a little eccentricity. :)

 

JRR: the problem with that jacket is that its proportions are odd.  Has it been shortened quite a bit?  Look how low the pocket flaps are.

post #27900 of 33197

mimo: you know i SUSPECTED the proportions were off but i'm so blind that i couldn't make out the pocket flaps in the photo and so WILLED them to be higher.  but PS blazers have such non-traditional looks that i thought...perhaps...this was intentional???  i certainly know that if i compare this to other PS blazers from a few years back it looks really out of proportion.  good news is that i can return it if need be.  

 

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