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Well if your wedding is after August 31st, you can refer her to my photos, of three guys in three different grey suits, with three different grey toned ties, wearing whichever white shirt they chose to buy, or already had.

Thanks, that actually might help. If I remember this, I will PM you about it.
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I know it's probably not ideal, but could a solid colored suit jacket with patch pockets pass as a sport coat in a bind?

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I know it's probably not ideal, but could a solid colored suit jacket with patch pockets pass as a sport coat in a bind?

 

With patch pockets, I'd say for sure.  I expect someone else is going to disagree with me, though.

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I know it's probably not ideal, but could a solid colored suit jacket with patch pockets pass as a sport coat in a bind?

Its very, very suboptimal. The patch pockets help, but solid charcoal is a suit color and is pretty much always going to look like and orphaned suit coat.

I do think you can do this with a navy suit/jacket--the famous blazer suit. But charcoal is a no-go in my opinion.

Edit: I mis-read "colored" as charcoal. See my response above: For navy, or maybe even better, something like an air force blue, yes. You can make a blazer suit that, while maybe not something you'd want to wear to a board meeting, can do both roles. Charcoal, no.
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Its very, very suboptimal. The patch pockets help, but solid charcoal is a suit color and is pretty much always going to look like and orphaned suit coat.

I do think you can do this with a navy suit/jacket--the famous blazer suit. But charcoal is a no-go in my opinion.

Edit: I mis-read "colored" as charcoal. See my response above: For navy, or maybe even better, something like an air force blue, yes. You can make a blazer suit that, while maybe not something you'd want to wear to a board meeting, can do both roles. Charcoal, no.

 

Yep I'd agree on avoiding charcoal.  Ironically I have a charcoal blazer from Banana republic that I love, but it's quite a soft construction, half lined deal and looks like a blazer because of its cut/drape.  I have quite a bit of success with a brown suit orphan I got vintage that I wear as a sport coat.

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Hi everyone, 

 

I feel like a complete idiot for not knowing this, but what exactly is this article of clothing called that Ozzy is wearing?  Is it just called a "long jacket" or is there a specific name for it?

 

Here: http://photos.posh24.com/p/860946/z/kelly_osbourne/ozzy_and_sharon_osbourne_black.jpg

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Hi everyone, 

 

I feel like a complete idiot for not knowing this, but what exactly is this article of clothing called that Ozzy is wearing?  Is it just called a "long jacket" or is there a specific name for it?

 

Here: http://photos.posh24.com/p/860946/z/kelly_osbourne/ozzy_and_sharon_osbourne_black.jpg

 

Looks like a single breasted frock coat.

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Looks like a single breasted frock coat.

 

Ah, right, frock coat, thank you!

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Its very, very suboptimal. The patch pockets help, but solid charcoal is a suit color and is pretty much always going to look like and orphaned suit coat.

I do think you can do this with a navy suit/jacket--the famous blazer suit. But charcoal is a no-go in my opinion.

Edit: I mis-read "colored" as charcoal. See my response above: For navy, or maybe even better, something like an air force blue, yes. You can make a blazer suit that, while maybe not something you'd want to wear to a board meeting, can do both roles. Charcoal, no.

 

Thanks - I did not think it would be ideal, but the suit is mid-blue so I guess I can make it work for now... 

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If it's a mid-blue suit with patch pockets, and the fabric has some texture (i.e. not a normal smooth worsted) it can work for sure, doubly so if the buttons are something like mid-brown horn or other non-super-CBD material.
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If he's in a bind isn't it better than nothing?
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The guides I've found for color-coordinating based on hair/skin color exclude my degree of blond-ness (platinum blond I guess you would call it), does a "cool summer" scheme still work with my hair color? Also being this blond is there anything I should watch out for when choosing colors/clothes? 

Thanks :) 

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I would ignore guides that tell you to color-coordinate based on skin/hair color.

 

Also, the photos are super creepy. Cyclops style...

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what is the general consensus of paisley and plaid ties?
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what is the general consensus of paisley and plaid ties?
I don't know that there's a general consensus, but I can offer my own position on paisley and plaid ties.

Some are quite handsome. Some are unattractive. Some are ideal for spring and summer, while others are best worn during fall and winter. Some of the ones in my closet are fairly staid and conservative, while others are lighthearted and whimsical. I have worn paisley ties to weddings, to court, and to lunch. I've never worn one to a funeral (although I have seen black-on-black ties which probably wouldn't be the worst choice for a funeral). I'm especially fond of paisley bow ties. I think that too many people assume that a paisley tie has to be a riot of color, and frankly rather garish. In fact, a paisley tie can be extremely refined and elegant. Depending on the precise situation, a paisley or plaid tie can do a fine job of keeping a solid colored suit and solid shirt from seeming too static. A paisley or plaid tie can also take a suit and shirt combination from "conservative business" attire, to more relaxed social attire, quite nicely. As I am thousands of miles from Scotland, I do not care in the slightest whether my plaid tie's colors "belong" to any particular clan. I never match my plaid socks to my plaid tie. Come Christmas, a red and green wool paisley bowtie beats a necktie with little Santas/reindeer/sleds/Christmas trees on it, every time.

If you could narrow down your question a little, and ask a specific question about paisleys and plaids, or even a question about a specific tie, I might be able to give you a more focused answer.
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