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post #27901 of 33197

You could always see if there's a big fat hem that could be let down again?

post #27902 of 33197

good suggestion.  i'm going to look into that :)

post #27903 of 33197

Is this a suit jacket, or an odd jacket?

 

post #27904 of 33197

Both are the same thing and yes, it is an odd jacket.


The distinction you're looking for is odd/suit jacket vs sport coat.

post #27905 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Both are the same thing and yes, it is an odd jacket.


The distinction you're looking for is odd/suit jacket vs sport coat.

 

I thought so.. The buttons threw me off.. I know there are stripes on it, but I wanted to make sure.

 

The difference between a odd/suit jacket vs a sport coat is: fabric, color, and pattern?

post #27906 of 33197
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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?

It's a don't because with brass buttons, it becomes a blazer, a distinct and iconic garment with its own interesting history. Simply, the reason is that blazers have never been worn as suits, and are an iconic look in themselves.

If you want a navy suit, wear a navy suit. Just skip the gold buttons.
post #27907 of 33197
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The difference between a odd/suit jacket vs a sport coat is: fabric, color, and pattern?

An odd jacket is a suit jacket without trousers. It is sometimes called an orphaned suit coat. The odd jacket is the origin of the sport coat.

Some orphans work better than others. Finer weaves, pinstripes, finer patterns, less contrasting buttons...more orphanish. Coarser fabrics, brighter colors, more vibrant patterns, contrasting buttons...these work better when using as a sport coat / odd jacket function. There is considerable overlap in the fabrics / patterns used on suits and sport coats. I have seen suits made of fabrics which would be great for use in a sport coat and I have seen sport coats and blazers made of fabrics which would make nice suits.

There is no particular difference in the construction of a suit jacket vs. a sport coat or blazer.
post #27908 of 33197
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It's a don't because with brass buttons, it becomes a blazer, a distinct and iconic garment with its own interesting history. Simply, the reason is that blazers have never been worn as suits, and are an iconic look in themselves.

If you want a navy suit, wear a navy suit. Just skip the gold buttons.

^That's what I was looking for. Thanks for the info.

Part of the reason I was so curious about it was because I was seeing if there was a possible option in slimming down my wardrobe ever so slightly by having one less navy jacket. Thanks everyone for saving me from the faux pas. I think I have a newfound appreciation for my stand-alone navy blazer.
Edited by Kensington - 6/6/14 at 6:33pm
post #27909 of 33197
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^That's what I was looking for. Thanks for the info.

Two people have been telling you the reasons since early this morning.. Third time's the charm?

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An odd jacket is a suit jacket without trousers. It is sometimes called an orphaned suit coat. The odd jacket is the origin of the sport coat.

Some orphans work better than others. Finer weaves, pinstripes, finer patterns, less contrasting buttons...more orphanish. Coarser fabrics, brighter colors, more vibrant patterns, contrasting buttons...these work better when using as a sport coat / odd jacket function. There is considerable overlap in the fabrics / patterns used on suits and sport coats. I have seen suits made of fabrics which would be great for use in a sport coat and I have seen sport coats and blazers made of fabrics which would make nice suits.

There is no particular difference in the construction of a suit jacket vs. a sport coat or blazer.

 

Makes sense.

 

In other words, there are odd jackets that are made from worsted wool; and suits that are made from 100% wool and other natural fabrics (excluding the dreadful synthetics).

post #27910 of 33197
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Both are the same thing and yes, it is an odd jacket.


The distinction you're looking for is odd/suit jacket vs sport coat.
Maybe he was asking if it was an orphaned suit jacket vs an odd jacket aka a jacket meant to be worn with non matching pants. Looks like an orphaned suit jacket to me. I would avoid it unless you can find the pants.
post #27911 of 33197
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Maybe he was asking if it was an orphaned suit jacket vs an odd jacket aka a jacket meant to be worn with non matching pants. Looks like an orphaned suit jacket to me. I would avoid it unless you can find the pants.

 

That is exactly what I meant. I was going to edit my previous post because he didn't really answer my question..

post #27912 of 33197
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Is this a suit jacket, or an odd jacket?

 

The line of this cast I love it. Does anyone know if any company produces similar?

post #27913 of 33197

Which Dinner Jacket is better?
 

 

Or is it none of the above? I was thinking the first one IMO.

post #27914 of 33197

They're all insane.  The first one is most wearable - big statement, but way cool for a summer evening event I'd say.  I like the last one, too, more of a smoking jacket but really fun if you're feeling bold, maybe for a more "gentlemen's club" kind of scenario, but what the heck!  It's an extraordinary thing.  Number two is just a bit ugly - teddy boy special.

post #27915 of 33197
Kira, where are you finding all of these crazy things? Do you live near a vintage double-breasted coat conservation habitat?
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