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Glen Plaid Sports Coat...the pants mystery.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cloose, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    some grey odd jackets:


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  2. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    Quoted for truth lol
     
  3. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    that is awesome, and hilariously accurate
     
  4. steveoly

    steveoly Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, I have always worn gray odd jackets in patterns like PoW, glen plaid and windowpane and have not had issues pairing them with trousers. It helps to have a little color rather than just black and white. PoW with a little color is probably my favorite. And nearly all of the time they'd be paired with gray trousers, just of a slightly different shade. Light gray trousers work well. Gray odd jackets are a little more novel than a plain navy so you're probably not wearing one more than once a week. However I think they have fit perfectly into a rotation of jackets.

    It wasn't too long ago - maybe a couple of years - that plenty of SFers were fawning over pretty plain gray jackets as wardrobe staples. I think there were some Cucinelli ones making the rounds. Anyway a plain gray odd jacket IMO is difficult to pair and looks orphan-like, but patterned gray jackets...go for it.
     
  5. cloose

    cloose Member

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    RD, thank you, I agree on the handsome scale it was one of the better I have come across.
     
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    Should one wear a blue linen plaid blazer with blue striped seersucker pants?
     
  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    No. Mixing patterned trousers and patterned jackets is just asking for trouble. If either your jacket or trousers are patterned, the other should be solid.
     
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    Solid tie or floral tie with plaid linen blue jacket and solid white linen pants?
     
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    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    ^ All of my floral ties are subtle and would likely work with even a relatively bold patterned jacket. Provided the floral pattern on the tie is not too in your face, I think you're fine either way. If in doubt, go with a solid tie.
     
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