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Gray Flannel Jacket with White Trousers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Well-Known Member

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    Its a great look. I came across this in this weekend's FT. [​IMG]
     
  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    What a time to be a man! These days I'm mocked, or worse considered a "dandy" or a "gay" when I wear an ascot with my belted, shoulder straped, double pleated nautical jumpsuit. It really was a golden age.
    [​IMG] I wore the outfit on the left to the movies the other night with a raspberry beret. I had to keep getting up with my hands on my hips to ask the people behind me to please just hush.
     
  3. robin

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    [​IMG]

    I wore the outfit on the left to the movies the other night with a raspberry beret.




    I am not surprised by this.
     
  5. ruben

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    At the time was it considered a bit out there? Like did the fellow in the jumpsuit's friends pull him aside and give him the "Look, we love hanging out with you, but.."
     
  6. Film Noir Buff

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    At the time was it considered a bit out there? Like did the fellow in the jumpsuit's friends pull him aside and give him the "Look, we love hanging out with you, but.."
    Are you kidding? Everyone dressed in all the things you see depicted in Esky and AA plates. That's all people did in the 1930s and 1940s, you know; get dressed all day. That's why it's known as the dandy bowl era.
     
  7. yachtie

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    Back to Manton's original post but I like the grey odd jacket and white pants combo. Don't do it with striped jackets though- looks like you lost your suit pants. The fact that I do it may send some screaming into the night though. [​IMG]
     
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    To return to the thread derail - - -
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    What do you think of the button stance on the left? The "paddock" model. I never liked it, though I suppose it is nice to see a picture of different styles.
     
  9. yachtie

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    To return to the thread derail - - - [​IMG] What do you think of the button stance on the left? The "paddock" model. I never liked it, though I suppose it is nice to see a picture of different styles.
    The SB? too low on the bottom button ( might be a Fellows affectation though)
     
  10. Station

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    To return to the thread derail - - -
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    What do you think of the button stance on the left? The "paddock" model. I never liked it, though I suppose it is nice to see a picture of different styles.

    Are they both rolls, or are my eyes deceiving me? A 2/1 on the left and a 6x2/1 on the right?

    Both look pretty spiffy to me.
     
  11. ruben

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    I think that "paddock" stance looks better in esky scans than it does in real life.

    White flannel trousers might score the highest on my covet:use scale.
     
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    I think that "paddock" stance looks better in esky scans than it does in real life.
    Nowadays it's a style that's best left to runway shows.
     
  13. Film Noir Buff

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    To return to the thread derail - - - [​IMG] What do you think of the button stance on the left? The "paddock" model. I never liked it, though I suppose it is nice to see a picture of different styles.
    I think the one on the left might be wearing solero cloth. What does the caption say? I do like the way he coordinated his socks, tie and cap band. He probably thinks no one notices but I've got news for him...
     
  14. I. Gentantithesis

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    Doug Fairbanks II was born in NYC and was never in the Royal Artillery.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. Aus_MD

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    Doug Fairbanks II was born in NYC and was never in the Royal Artillery.

    Nor is he wearing their tie.
     
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    Nor is he wearing their tie.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. TheDarkKnight

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    Its a great look.
    I came across this in this weekend's FT.

    [​IMG]


    Fantastic!!
     
  18. ManofKent

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    Manton - just to put you off the idea completely [​IMG] , my attempt with an SB cotton jacket:

    [​IMG]

    I'm sure a Flannel DB would look better.
     
  19. Despos

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    What a time to be a man!
    These days I'm mocked, or worse considered a "dandy" or a "gay" when I wear an ascot with my belted, shoulder straped, double pleated nautical jumpsuit.

    It really was a golden age.


    That is not a picture of a jumpsuit. It is trouser and shirt made from the same cloth. Those are epaulets on the shoulder. I used to make things like this in cotton or linen. Made two shirts and trousers in cotton last year for a gentleman going on a trip to the serengeti. He most likely did not wear the ascot and wore the shirt out/untucked.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I wore the outfit on the left to the movies the other night with a raspberry beret. I had to keep getting up with my hands on my hips to ask the people behind me to please just hush.



    Was that your first instinct or were you doing the opposite?
     

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