or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here - Page 1418

post #21256 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post

No.  Get a blazer and man up. smile.gif

Wasn't saying that solely...I'm talking about as a piece for layering.
post #21257 of 29420

Yeah. I'm just being a dick.  But still no. :)

post #21258 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Yeah. I'm just being a dick.  But still no. smile.gif

Thanks Richard!

Hahaha
post #21259 of 29420

Quick Question...finding it impossible to find a Navy Blue Sport Coat in my size on Etsy, Ebay, or in a thrift store...where can I buy a new 44L sport coat for under $300?    Thanks!

post #21260 of 29420

Before the smart asses say something smart I mean a stylish, nice fitting, good quality jacket...I'm finding the options overwhelming.

post #21261 of 29420

Is it possible to wear my black cordovan Alden loafers with shorts? If not, is it possible to wear them sockless with colored chinos in the summer?

 

 

I am trying to figure out what the hell I can use these things for or if I should just get rid of them

post #21262 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

Before the smart asses say something smart I mean a stylish, nice fitting, good quality jacket...I'm finding the options overwhelming.

Yoox has a LBM 1911 dark blue blazer in cotton for $298 in a 44.

http://www.yoox.com/us/41324671PH/item?dept=men#sts=SearchResult&cod10=41324671PH&sizeId=6

post #21263 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by redboat View Post

Yoox has a LBM 1911 dark blue blazer in cotton for $298 in a 44.

http://www.yoox.com/us/41324671PH/item?dept=men#sts=SearchResult&cod10=41324671PH&sizeId=6

Thank you sir...it's a nice blazer!   Especially with Summer coming up, but it doesn't look like they make a Long?

post #21264 of 29420

The lapels on this one seem wide, like it's old?

 

I know nowadays the Polo line is solid, but assuming this is older is the line better than average?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/POLO-RALPH-LAUREN-SIZE-44L-NAVY-2-BUTTON-SPORTS-COAT-/350775292520?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item51abd63268

post #21265 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

The lapels on this one seem wide, like it's old?
The lapels aren't freakishly wide, like something Greg Brady might have worn to the high school dance, and which Marcia would have declared groovy. Just a little wider than the current trend for somewhat narrow lapels happens to favor.

Anyway, don't worry about the age of a jacket, as such. I have a few items in my closet from the 1990s, and they look great. One's a suit I picked up on eBay last year (in unworn condition - the pants bottoms were still unfinished), and I know it dates back to at least 1995, since the label bears the name of a store that went out of business that year. It's a handsome glen plaid suit, traditionally styled, from a well respected clothing line. I wore it to an engagement party, just last week. One of my favorite suits.

No, its styling doesn't reflect today's fashion trends, but since I don't particularly care for the current too short, too closely fitting, overly narrow lapeled look...

The Polo jacket you're asking about is likely a few years old, but probably no more than a few. It it's in good shape, don't worry overmuch about the size of the lapels. The lapels look okay today, and in a few years, when narrow lapels look ridiculous, that jacket's lapels will still look okay.
Quote:
I know nowadays the Polo line is solid, but assuming this is older is the line better than average?
Polo was around the middle of the Ralph Lauren lineup. Not the best, and not the worst. (Think of it as being better than than Chaps or Lauren, but it's no Purple Label or Black Label.)

I'd say that Polo tended to be better several years ago, than it is today. (And no, that's not just an "everything used to be better" response.)

Ultimately, if you like the looks of the blazer, and the measurements make it sound like it'd fit you, then go ahead and buy it. I mean, it's forty bucks. A new Polo blazer probably retails high enough that the sales tax might set you back around $40. Buy it, and once it reaches you, if you don't like the looks or the fit or something, you can probably put it back on eBay and get back whatever it cost you, near enough. And if it reaches you and you do like it, well, then you found yourself a real bargain, right? And if ever it gets stained or torn or something, you can shrug it off as a $40 loss, and not a $500 loss.

Tons of really nice sport coats and blazers on eBay, often selling for pennies on the dollar. Such that with just a little patience, and a moderate talent at discerning treasure from trash, one can easily put together a collection of a half dozen very nice sport coats and blazers for less than a single one might sell for brand new, with tags, at a retail store. Well, maybe not in unusual sizes, like 36S or 54L, but 44L is not an uncommon size at all.
post #21266 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


The lapels aren't freakishly wide, like something Greg Brady might have worn to the high school dance, and which Marcia would have declared groovy. Just a little wider than the current trend for somewhat narrow lapels happens to favor.

Anyway, don't worry about the age of a jacket, as such. I have a few items in my closet from the 1990s, and they look great. One's a suit I picked up on eBay last year (in unworn condition - the pants bottoms were still unfinished), and I know it dates back to at least 1995, since the label bears the name of a store that went out of business that year. It's a handsome glen plaid suit, traditionally styled, from a well respected clothing line. I wore it to an engagement party, just last week. One of my favorite suits.

No, its styling doesn't reflect today's fashion trends, but since I don't particularly care for the current too short, too closely fitting, overly narrow lapeled look...

The Polo jacket you're asking about is likely a few years old, but probably no more than a few. It it's in good shape, don't worry overmuch about the size of the lapels. The lapels look okay today, and in a few years, when narrow lapels look ridiculous, that jacket's lapels will still look okay.
Polo was around the middle of the Ralph Lauren lineup. Not the best, and not the worst. (Think of it as being better than than Chaps or Lauren, but it's no Purple Label or Black Label.)

I'd say that Polo tended to be better several years ago, than it is today. (And no, that's not just an "everything used to be better" response.)

Ultimately, if you like the looks of the blazer, and the measurements make it sound like it'd fit you, then go ahead and buy it. I mean, it's forty bucks. A new Polo blazer probably retails high enough that the sales tax might set you back around $40. Buy it, and once it reaches you, if you don't like the looks or the fit or something, you can probably put it back on eBay and get back whatever it cost you, near enough. And if it reaches you and you do like it, well, then you found yourself a real bargain, right? And if ever it gets stained or torn or something, you can shrug it off as a $40 loss, and not a $500 loss.

Tons of really nice sport coats and blazers on eBay, often selling for pennies on the dollar. Such that with just a little patience, and a moderate talent at discerning treasure from trash, one can easily put together a collection of a half dozen very nice sport coats and blazers for less than a single one might sell for brand new, with tags, at a retail store. Well, maybe not in unusual sizes, like 36S or 54L, but 44L is not an uncommon size at all.


Thank you for the response, I appreciate it...I think I can get away with wider than normal due to my size 6'4...you're right, at the end of the day it's $40...I have nothing to lose, really.

post #21267 of 29420
Could I wear tan shoes with a grey suit?
post #21268 of 29420
Quote:
Originally Posted by hennree View Post

Could I wear tan shoes with a grey suit?

Yes
post #21269 of 29420

Depends on the shade of gray; the darker the gray, the less likely tan will look good.

post #21270 of 29420
Thanks.

To be specific...

I already own these;




And was looking at one of these;

http://eu.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-light-grey-plain-lazio-p3545/P3545,en_GB,pd.html?start=6&cgid=structure
http://eu.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-grey-plain-lazio-p3570/P3570,en_GB,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Suits&prefn1=basicDessinSuits&prefv1=Plain&prefn2=color&prefv2=Grey
http://eu.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-grey-plain-washington-p3487/P3487,en_GB,pd.html?start=8&cgid=Suits&prefn1=basicDessinSuits&prefv1=Plain&prefn2=color&prefv2=Grey

Going by what you guys have said the lighter the better, but do you think that would be too risky for my first 'proper' suit? My current suits are dull & cheap, so I'll most likely be throwing them away.

Thank you
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here