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post #3826 of 11974
Got this sport jacket today, haven't taken off the tags yet because I'd like some feedback first. The sleeves seem a little long, but other than that, I think the fit is pretty good. 1. D&G 2. Peak Performance 3. Hugo Boss 4. Nudie 5. Fugly boots Oh, and welcome to my student apartment in Finland, it's affectionately known as the "East German complex"
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post #3827 of 11974
I'd say it fits you rather well.
post #3828 of 11974
The arms fit a little long, and the lapels look a little wide. Maybe shorten another inch in length? OR, you could just buy a jacket from Get Smart
post #3829 of 11974
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Originally Posted by yerfdog
thumbs up on the idea. i've always been skeptical ever since cardigans became popular for men recently - they just seem inherently floppy/soft and if found on men better suited to a man over the age of 75.

but i do like the execution of that one

I'm only just recently starting to get over my instinctual Mr. Rogers association with cardigans. Rye, Get Smart, and a few other posters here and on SuFu are most of the reason. Took me a while, though.
post #3830 of 11974
cardigans can be tricky territory.....too soft/drapey and it's classic Mr Rogers....but an otherwise nice cardi can look really 'emo', in a bad way.

+1 on Rye's cardigan, i like the colorway A LOT, and it seems to have a nice shape to it. I'd pick one of those up.

Stazy, if you do decide to keep the jacket def shorten the sleeves so they are just at your wristbone. overall, it has all the elements that I like a lot but the proportions throw me off a bit (lapel width, overall length of jacket, the distance between buttonpoint and the bottom hem, the pocket position..all minor details, but one that keeps me from getting hard over it)
post #3831 of 11974
I've decided to keep the jacket. The combination of colors in the fabric makes it quite versatile, something that I really like. Getting the sleeves shortned is a must, and I think I'll look into getting the jacket length shortened as well. At any rate, I promise to buy a Thick As Thieves jacket in coming months, but next on my list is more denim...
post #3832 of 11974
if you shorten the jacket, be careful not to take too much off otherwise it will interfere with the pocket position and it'll seem like the pockets are sitting on the hem. Because the pockets are so low, I'd say you could only take an inch off max, which might be just enough to make it perfect for you.
post #3833 of 11974
Stazy: re: the jacket, some things are about the jacket, somesthings are about what you are wearing with it to take the snapshot. Jacket: lapels wide, shoulder built up, sleeves and length long. Sleeves can be shortened. Jacket can be shortened too, up to about an inch before you throw the proportion off. If you tuck in the hip pocket flaps the position of the pockets re the coat skirt will be less prominent/noticeable. But lapels and shoulder remain. With casual outfit above, you are not wearing the coat; the coat is wearing you. A jacket with softer shoulder and narrower lapel would be more versatile IMO.
post #3834 of 11974


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post #3835 of 11974
Beams Hoody-Beams Harajuku. Thrift NYC Tee-Pasadena Rose Bowl Market. Rokara Scarf-Rokara Sample Box Downtown Los Angeles. Nudie SSK Jeans-Harvey Nichols Manchester UK. Chucks-Undftd Silverlake.
post #3836 of 11974
Rare for me to post such things but I have nothing else to do than wait for some stuff here at work to finish so here goes. Warning, contains cheap crap Old greenish brown PDC straight corduroys (must be old, found them on fleabay, nice and slim) Grenson Ilkley boots Orvis brown buffalo hide officer's belt Merona merino wool camel v-neck sweater (the retailer is pronounced "Ta-rjay" from what my mother-in-law tells me ) Some thicker gray socks (not really visible but hey, why not list them) Sea-gull "1963" watch ('60s PLA air force styleeee) My new favourite piece, WW2 NOS gray wool Swedish military tunic (fleabay can be a land of magical things - other than the plagaiarists, swindlers and tossers) Breil leather/steel bracelet. And of course to carry all the bloody cables, chargers adapters and assorted crap I use at work, an East German military map bag (thrift store, $12 I think - comes with that wonderful old military equipment smell of mustiness, gunpowder and old oil)
post #3837 of 11974
Pics, you bastard! I want to see the Swedish mil tunic.
post #3838 of 11974
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Pics, you bastard! I want to see the Swedish mil tunic.
WAAAAAAAAAH! Runs back to MC to say that the denim bullies picked on him Will see what I can do. Seller's pic. Fit is VERY nice. This dummy is wearing one. http://www.grantsmilitaria.com/milit...es.asp?key=346 I disagree whowver with what is mentioned there regarding fit. Armholes are high, has some serious waist suppression (which is exscellent in my books) and skirted like a nice old English equestrian inspired suit. This fits like the typical feldgrau Wehrmacht tunics as from what I gathered, there was some confluence of design with the German military of the era, even though Sweden was in papers neutral. Taking that in to consideration, when closed up with a scarf it looks INCREDIBLE. Feels almost bulletproof, too. Lots of nice pockets (including two in the lower back). Front side pockets have inside closure buttons that are under the flaps. Buttons have the Swedish crown in triplicate. Was an easy decision for me, my "style" (I fi could be so brash as to call it that) includes a lot of vintage military or mil inspired pieces so... Edit: Found another source that claims that this is either a up to late 1950's second generation M58 (due to the back pockets and lack of rear vent) or converted WW2 M39-58 (M39 that had rear pockets added and vent removed). Or maybe neither as the images I have seen don't seem to jive with that. Either way it is at a minimum 55 years old, and in seriously good (dare I say, mint) shape. Found a pic on a different site that looks yet different and claims to be a 1940's model. Sheesh.
post #3839 of 11974
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saucemaster
I'm only just recently starting to get over my instinctual Mr. Rogers association with cardigans. Rye, Get Smart, and a few other posters here and on SuFu are most of the reason. Took me a while, though.
yeah, i think the first one i saw on a young guy that i thought looked good was a picture cheapmutha posted a couple months ago
post #3840 of 11974
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Originally Posted by yerfdog
yeah, i think the first one i saw on a young guy that i thought looked good was a picture cheapmutha posted a couple months ago

I'd still feel uneasy wearing cardigans. GS and cmf are sharp dressers in their own style but I am more in between them with what I wear (and have plagiarised some of the things they do ); I feel cardigans are way out of place on me.
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