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Light pants (in weight and color), linen in creme, tan, white; white denim; light grey wool. Shirts... pretty much anything, no?

For example: red/white striped OCBD, cream chinos, maybe a brown knit tie.
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Shirts... pretty much anything, no?

I'm of the school of thought that blue/grey jackets may indeed be able to be worn with just about anything, but rarely look optimal with just about anything. Hence my leaning towards tans/browns in shirts for this jacket, to pick up on that in the fabric. Red seems a little too bright for me - I reserve it for grey odd jackets (yes, I have a few) that seem to tone it down/balance it out some. I can see pink working here, although I generally reserve it for my more straight-up blue jackets - air force, denim-blue and the like.

 

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You seem really uptight, man. I want to buy you a drink and convince you to stop overthinking this sh*t.

 

Totally agree with you that I'm overthinking it. But this is the precise place to do so, if so inclined, no? Thanks for the navy trou bit - lighter would probably work to offset the brown shirt patterns that I'm obsessing over wearing with this jacket.

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I'm about to order a new trousers MTM (through our beloved Luxire). I would like to incorporate single forward pleats into them. If I do not change the preexisting measurements from my last order of flat front trousers (thigh and hip front would be to understanding the areas impacted by their incorporation) how will the pleats generally speaking alter the fit of the trouser?

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I also wouldn't wear a double breasted suit or a pocket square to an interview. Best to be more conservative.

+1
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I think white TV fold is fine but DB is a bit of a statement.
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I know sizes vary by manufacturer/brand but can anyone provide me with a general sizing chart for OTR jackets/sport coats?

 

Thanks in advance

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Thinking about buying a pair of AE Strands in walnut. Curious how much use I will get out of them. What are common pant colors that you guys wear them with? Also, is a walnut belt the best/only option for pairing?

A few years back when in Italy I felt like many men wore black with a walnut shade, but that may have been an isolated thing as I tend to see grays more in use around here.

FYI- already have many staples. Just curious how much these will see in the rotation.

Thanks
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Thinking about buying a pair of AE Strands in walnut. Curious how much use I will get out of them. What are common pant colors that you guys wear them with? Also, is a walnut belt the best/only option for pairing?

A few years back when in Italy I felt like many men wore black with a walnut shade, but that may have been an isolated thing as I tend to see grays more in use around here.

I wear walnut brown shoes with anything and everything BUT black.

Your belt doesn't have to be an exact match but try to get it in the same general area of brown.
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Was considering getting this River Island Military Coat. Does anyone know if the arm holes are low? I've been bitten by arm immobility in prior coat purchases.

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Was considering getting this River Island Military Coat. Does anyone know if the arm holes are low? I've been bitten by arm immobility in prior coat purchases.

The odds of anyone here having specific fit advice on that specific garment are impossibly remote. I would submit your question to the following parties, in this order:

1. River Island
2. ASOS
3. /fa/
4. /r/malefashionadvice
5. SW&D

Best of luck to you.
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Can anyone tell me the type of hat this guy is wearing?  Is it a fedora or panama?  Would also like to know what shoes he is wearing.  I'm trying to do a similar look for a wedding but with coral chinos instead of green.  Thanks!

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Can anyone tell me the type of hat this guy is wearing?  Is it a fedora or panama?  Would also like to know what shoes he is wearing.  I'm trying to do a similar look for a wedding but with coral chinos instead of green.  Thanks!

The hat looks like a trilby shape, made of straw.

The shoes are known as Topsiders or boat shoes. Commonly made by Sperry among other brands.

The outfit, whether with coral or green chinos, is not gonna win you much love on this board and seems inappropriate for all but the most casual wedding.
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Thanks Ianiceman, very helpful. Out of interest am I on the wrong type of site? I also thought a colourful smart outfit for a summer wedding would be fine!
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What do you think about this pattern for a summer sport coat? It's wool/linen/silk (60:30:10) and I would get it unlined and unstructured.

 

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Thanks Ianiceman, very helpful. Out of interest am I on the wrong type of site? I also thought a colourful smart outfit for a summer wedding would be fine!

This side leans more towards traditional / classic / more formal menswear. Street wear and denim leans more towards casual etc. but there comes a point where the labels become nebulous as there's some crossover and some 'never the twain shall meet'.

As for the upcoming wedding, it all depends on the setting and level of formality etc. a blazer and chinos is on the most casual side of a summer wedding outfit unless its down to shorts and flip flops and Hawaiian shirts on the beach. Cotton blazer with chinos and Topsiders is a very prep / trad outfit - nothing wrong with that for certain occasions. My own view is that casualisation is creeping in to my life both at work and socially, so I jump at the chance to notch up the formality whenever possible and appropriate. A wedding is a great chance to wear jacket and tie, or better yet suit and tie.

If you are trying to 'stand out', remember at a wedding its supposed to be all about the bride (then groom then bridesmaids then groomsmen, then parents then maybe other guests) and standing out (hat, loud shirt, bow tie, no socks, bright strides, red shoes) ought not to be your goal.

If you're looking for a summer hat you could do much better than the one pictured. A proper fedora shaped panama is classic, stylish and functional, need not cost you a fortune and will last decades.

Other things to avoid in that picture are the low rise strides exposing the 'turkey triangle' of shirt below the buttoning point of the blazer. This is never a good look and exposes poor fit and/or bad styling of the jacket and strides. Also you have too many attention grabbers - hat, red hatband, check shirt, bow tie, loud trou, exploding pocket square, loud shoes ... One of these items incorporated into an otherwise more sedate fit will make a statement that sets the outfit apart from navy-blazer-and-tan-chinos 'Californian tuxedo' look, without making you look like a douche / hipster / try-too-hard / clueless mishmash / An Acute Style / clown / dressed by the internet (delete as appropriate).
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