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post #27511 of 29407
It's not the best pattern nor colour for a sportcoat. You're very limited on trouser colour too, ie I can only see lighter colours such as white or cream working - anything else will look a little silly.
post #27512 of 29407

I am still thinking whether I should purchase it.

 

In terms of colour, It is charcoal with a blue check pattern. Therefore, I would imagine most lighter colours should work perfectly fine, probably a mid to light grey would be most suitable for a winter look. Although, I think anything too light, such as white, would probably be too much a contrast and may look a little off. Having said that, and after taking another look at the picture, I can see why you would think most other colours would look off too.

 

 

Clearly, however, charcoal is not the best colour for a sports jacket, although the window pane should separate it from suiting.

 

From your response, I gather you do not think the jacket's window pane pattern is large enough?

 

Edit:

 

I think I may well leave it, probably too much hard work trying to make it work.

 

In any case, the reason for my curiosity was that it was at a heavy discount. After having just ordered a dark blue summer light-weight wool jacket, I though it may be worth grabbing this too as a third or fourth jacket for the winter.

 

Although I don't like the navy trousers, a similar charcoal window pane check jacket by Paul Smith:

https://blog.davidjones.com.au/~/media/A64E249594414275BED095A1E56DB1E2.ashx


Edited by RPM1 - 4/17/14 at 2:42am
post #27513 of 29407
What would you call the color of this shirt?

Seen here and here - I know the photo quality is pretty terrible, but it's a blue that's more gray than bright, similar in tone to a powder blue but not as... colorful. I've seen a Charvet in this color but that's way out of my budget.

Here is a better example:

Edited by Displacement - 4/17/14 at 3:25pm
post #27514 of 29407

Looks like sky blue, which is a common shade of light blue for a shirt. Further, the exact shade should not be considered relevant for a shirt, because fabric weave and texture can affect how the shirt looks. In this case, the first two images appear to be showing a poplin shirt, while the image at the end could easily be a lighter shade in a pin point or twill weave.

 

Moreover, such precise colour descriptions are usually reserved for more prominent pieces, such as summer jackets.

post #27515 of 29407

I like the look of grey suede shoes, but I'm not sure what kind of pants I'd wear with them.

 

What might work with the grey color?

post #27516 of 29407
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Originally Posted by Rrolack View Post
 

I like the look of grey suede shoes, but I'm not sure what kind of pants I'd wear with them.

 

What might work with the grey color?

 

Depending on the shade, they can be paired with just about anything. I'd consider them equivalent to burgundy in that regard, but wouldn't pair them with black pants.


I'd definitely wear them casually with lighter colors or pastel pants if you're into that sort of thing. Depending on their make up, I'd wear them like bucks.

I guess the better question is what do you usually wear? Would this be for formal or casual use?

post #27517 of 29407

I haven't seen any grey suede out on the street, but it seems like a really good idea.  As long as they don't get dirty, I can see a light grey pair being useful for almost anything.  Dirty grey suede should be relegated to streetwear and denim purposes, but it doesn't feel as though a clean grey would be out of place with even a full suit.

post #27518 of 29407

Agreed, I think they'd look awesome with suits.

As for their getting dirty. Application of both scotchguard and water repellant spray would make them pretty hardy.

post #27519 of 29407
The grey suede would actually be for casual use, with well-fitting jeans and chinos. My jeans are pretty dark in color, while the chinos vary.

Does this change any minds?
post #27520 of 29407

I'm looking for a trip fit, off white, spread collar dress shirt (possibly french cuff) however I've found it is (not surprisingly) much harder to find off white than white.  So far I've found an ivory twill at Proper Cloth and an ecru twill at Hamilton Shirts.  Any other suggestions?  This is for my wedding so I'm more than willing to go into the $200-300 price range, if necessary.

post #27521 of 29407
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

I'm looking for a trip fit, off white, spread collar dress shirt (possibly french cuff) however I've found it is (not surprisingly) much harder to find off white than white.  So far I've found an ivory twill at Proper Cloth and an ecru twill at Hamilton Shirts.  Any other suggestions?  This is for my wedding so I'm more than willing to go into the $200-300 price range, if necessary.

Get a custom made at any one of the online or local MTM places if you have time.
post #27522 of 29407
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Get a custom made at any one of the online or local MTM places if you have time.

Yep.

For that price, you may even be able to get bespoke. If you're in New York, sometimes Carl at CEGO will waive the minimum to make you a wedding shirt.
post #27523 of 29407
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Originally Posted by Rrolack View Post

The grey suede would actually be for casual use, with well-fitting jeans and chinos. My jeans are pretty dark in color, while the chinos vary.

Does this change any minds?

 

If you think you'll wear them, get them. I think they're a great look.

post #27524 of 29407
How much would it cost approximately for a tailor to add surgeon cuffs to a blazer? Is it possible? I have a madras blazer and I sometimes roll up the sleeves in the summer so adding surgeon cuffs would make this more comfortable.
post #27525 of 29407
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Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post

Any thoughts on what trousers could work well with this jacket? Further, is the window pane check pattern large and prominent enough for a sports jacket?

Many thanks.



I love this SHIRTS
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