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The guiding principle of an odd jacket (sport coat) is that it must not look like part of a suit. Otherwise the wearer might be mistaken for someone who simply forgot to put on the right pants, never a stylish look.
So odd jackets (sport coats) have features that distinguish them from suit coats.
buttons will not match the coat
louder patterns that would look out of place as a suit
cloths with more texture than worsted wool
fewer than four buttons at the sleeve
buttons with two holes rather than four are considered more 'sporty'
a true blazer will always have metal buttons
vintage sport coats will often have detailing on them you would never see on a suit coat such as a self cinching belt (a Norfolk jacket) or whatnot
pinstripes always indicates an orphan
The trickiest orphans to tell are the solid worsted ones; usually navy. If you look close though, the buttons and the pockets will give it away. Having said that, I swapped MOPs onto a navy Canali orphan and it easily passes as a sport coat.
Two finds today, both AVAILABLE for trade. Where my 46Rs at?!?
(1) Polo Ralph Lauren Made in Italy (by Corneliani, yes?) Tweed SC with nice leather buttons and elbow patches. 3/2 roll. Looks like it was worn maybe a couple times. Still has spare buttons in one of the pockets.
PRL tweed jacket (Click to show)
(2) Ralph Lauren Purple Label (by St Andrews, yes?). This is an orphan, I think, but it seems like it could be rocked as a SC. Thoughts? Sorry that the pictures suck so much. I might try to take some outside later.
5% cashmere, 95% wool. How would you describe this pattern? Puppytooth with purple overcheck? Also, check out the flapped chest pocket. Is there a term for that?
RLPL: jacket (Click to show)
Dude, I don't know if I agree with that statement...I work hard, and shhhiiiieeeeetttttt, I haven't gotten a promotion since...I don't even remember...
The morning radio show I listen to does a variety of prank calls. Why they still do it over the whole thing that happened at the hospital in London is beyond me, but they can be creative. Anyway, the other day, they called the American embassy in Vienna. The host explained to the woman that answered that he'd somehow lost all of the pictures from his daughter's wedding and he had heard that they can recover them. The woman was confused and asked what he was talking about. He said that he heard that they have copies of everything and he'd like some help recovering the photos as they were important. He said they were on a thumb drive and asked whether he could send it to the embassy or if he had to send it directly to the US. The woman was furious and just sent him to the automatic voicemail.
Find a different job, then. Maybe not easy, but not impossible. Sheesh. Reading some of these comments, we should start calling each other "comrade."
Easy. When it comes to disabled workers, no one else will hire them because they can't accomplish enough in an hour to justify minimum wage. And neither the disabled or able-bodied employees are forced to work at GW or anywhere else--slavery was abolished a long time ago. Finally, how many other employers offer vacation, health insurance and other benefits to unskilled workers?
"Comrade" is a term of address, and identifies addressed peers as equals. so......... why not?
Edited by size 38R - 6/22/13 at 9:22am