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post #29416 of 33197

Hey all,

 

I just stopped by Haberdash in Chicago and picked up a windowpane sport coat from their Southwick for Haberdash collection. My problem is, though it looked like charcoal with more of a red line in the store, I got it home to find it was definitely a brown line (flash and non-flash photos below sort of show what I'm talking about). It's a little bit of an awkward color combo on one garment. I don't want to return it, as it fits me very well, so my question is, how the hell do I match it in terms of pants, shirts and ties? Thanks!  

 

 

 

 

 

post #29417 of 33197

^^

 

Nothing weird about it, in my opinion. It's actually more wearable than one with a true red in the windowpane, since it's more of a neutral.

 

But the colors that go with a dark gray odd jacket (trousers in brown or lighter shades of gray) will still match. As for shirts and ties, the only concern I'd have would be not doing a totally cool-toned shirt and tie -- a little bit of warmth in there will probably look more coherent with the jacket.

post #29418 of 33197
First time poster here with a question. I have an odd birthday celebration to go to this evening with a mild dress code (jackets, no jeans)...well odd at least in this part of the world. I have two jacets I can wear but the slacks are causing me migraines. Which jacket would you wear if you were wearing these pants?[IMG]
Edited by a small noise - 12/28/14 at 6:10am
post #29419 of 33197
I like the right one. It provides more contrast than the left one.
post #29420 of 33197


thanks....decided.

post #29421 of 33197
Left one for me, less flashy but more congruent IMO.
post #29422 of 33197
Is it possible to take out (not in) a suit 0.5-1", provided one has the extra fabric to work with? I have a suit that I've outgrown, but would love to keep it. I would even be willing to give up the vest as extra fabric for the alteration. Thanks all.
post #29423 of 33197
^ That amount is normally not a problem. Assuming you're talking about the side and/or back seams to loosen the chest through waist.
post #29424 of 33197
post #29425 of 33197
Hi all - just wanted to get your advice on something...

I have a navy double breasted wool overcoat. It looks a lot like this one: http://www.styleforum.net/t/330750/price-drop-raffaele-caruso-ulster-coat-or-overcoat-40-42-50-52

Overall, the coat is a nice fit, espeically in the shoulders and the length. The one area though that could be improved is around the waist - as it is a little snug when buttoned up. I have a slender upper body, and am carrying a bit around the waist. So when I do up the jacket it is tight, especially if I am wearing even a light sweater underneath.

I was wondering: is it acceptable to move the two buttons (in the picture, the two lower left buttons) maybe an inch or so towards the centre to give a bit more room around the middle?

In looking at the coat I think moving it won't throw proportions off, but wanted to get opinions on this...

Thanks!
post #29426 of 33197
hi everyone, I recently bought a slim suit from h&m and when I get home I notice that the leg opening of the pant is very narrow. It is about 15cm or 5.9 inches wide. Is it too narrow for business wear? Thanks a lot!
post #29427 of 33197

Buying an H&M suit for business and being concerned about too narrow of a pant opening is a little...ironic.

post #29428 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by trainofthought4 View Post
 

Hey all,

 

I just stopped by Haberdash in Chicago and picked up a windowpane sport coat from their Southwick for Haberdash collection. My problem is, though it looked like charcoal with more of a red line in the store, I got it home to find it was definitely a brown line (flash and non-flash photos below sort of show what I'm talking about). It's a little bit of an awkward color combo on one garment. I don't want to return it, as it fits me very well, so my question is, how the hell do I match it in terms of pants, shirts and ties? Thanks!  

 

 

 

 

 

I think this jacket would look good with the usual grey flannel pants or dark jeans. Suede shoes.

post #29429 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Poomba View Post

Any issue with single pleated pants for a suit? I keep finding great suits on ebay but the pants always inevitably end up being a single pleat (Brooks Brothers).

Edit: I am aware that flat front is in vogue, but for a work/professional suit would a single pleat look dated?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Not at all. Just watch for dated details on the jacket- overwide and heavily padded shoulders, weird loose fits, low lapel notches, weirdly shaped lapel notches. Basically, make sure you're not buying something that just screams out 80s or early 90s.
 

+1

I like single reverse pleats.

post #29430 of 33197
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Originally Posted by AgeofTheGeek View Post
 

Buying an H&M suit for business and being concerned about too narrow of a pant opening is a little...ironic.


+1

 

Also, pictures.

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