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What would you wear with this sportcoat in spring/summer? I'd be going with brown/white/blue patterned shirts, tieless, but can't think of much else that would work.

 

The coat is 70/30 linen/silk, billed as 'light blue' and up close consists of blue, light blue and tan flecks, although it really looks more 'slate-blue' or 'blue-grey', although I still think browns would bring out the blue-ness of it. I'm thinking navy pants (I know, I know - but w/ no tie, so I believe it works), cream or khakis, chocolate brown loafers, and brown (but not deep, autumn-winter brown) patterned shirts. 

 

Of course, this raises the question of whether mid-browns as accent colors (ties, PS's, and in my case - since I'm usually tieless - shirts [mid-brown stripes, blue/brown stripes, tan ginghams, blue/brown ginghams...]) are appropriate in the spring/summer.

 

I asked a similar question about a dark brown sportcoat (in linen) in summer, and received mixed replies - but mostly saying fuck it, why not, the fabric is right, wear it. However, I still just can't get over dark SC's in S/S seeming off to me (I don't even go as dark as navy in jackets) so I abandoned that. But as accents, though...

 

Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated.

 

post #28277 of 30374
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Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated.

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

Everything you're contemplating would work great, except maybe the navy trousers.
post #28278 of 30374
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.
post #28279 of 30374
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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.

post #28280 of 30374

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?

post #28281 of 30374
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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
post #28282 of 30374
I think white TV fold is fine but DB is a bit of a statement.
post #28283 of 30374

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

post #28284 of 30374
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.
post #28286 of 30374

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.

post #28287 of 30374
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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.
post #28288 of 30374

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!

post #28289 of 30374
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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.
post #28290 of 30374
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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