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Is this cloth/suit pattern dated? Honest critique please

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Citan1145, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Citan1145

    Citan1145 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I found this nice suit, I am not sure as to the vintage, at a thrift store today. It appears to be half canvassed and the suit has a soft hand. I apologize for the mediocre but it is a bluish-gray glen plaid with a orange/rust overcheck. I am trying to incorporate some more bold patterns into my suits as I have alot of pinstripes and solids and since this suit was 5 dollars I wanted to give it a shot. The pants will need alot of work (they are flared....) but I want to know if it is even worth it. The suit fits me rather well w/o alterations so fit pix will come if I feel like I can pull it off. I am 26, work in a lax professional environment (I can wear loud colors and patterns if it is professionally cut and sober). Thoughts?

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    Can't really talk about the pattern with that picture. As far as the color goes, I think it is OK, did you say you got it for 5?
     
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    Can't really talk about the pattern with that picture. As far as the color goes, I think it is OK, did you say you got it for 5?

    I've never seen a pattern that I thought was too dated to wear. Much less something as classic as windowpane. Maybe I'd be saying otherwise if this were cow spots or leopard, but this is pretty tame.
     
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    Can't really talk about the pattern with that picture. As far as the color goes, I think it is OK, did you say you got it for 5?
    Unless your monitor or eyes are utter crap, you should be able to see it fine. And it's a nice tasteful pattern. As for cut, you would have to wear it. But flare on the pants should be fixable by a decent tailor.
     
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    I got it for 5 dollars at a consignment store. To be honest, the only issue i have is that the blue-grey color is kind of different than anything i have ever seen and with the orange I thought it was too "old man in the country club" for a young guy like myself. You guys seem to think it is nice though, so thanks for the comments. Honestly the fit is rather nice, softer shoulders (no awkward cheap padding) and it is similar to a BB fitzgerald. Any other comments on how to wear this? Shirt and ties etc. shoes color?
     
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    Unless your monitor or eyes are utter crap, you should be able to see it fine. And it's a nice tasteful pattern.
    Thanks for the compliment, that is if calling my eyes crap is one. And my monitor is far from being broken.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the compliment, that is if calling my eyes crap is one.

    And my monitor is far from being broken.[​IMG]


    The picture isn't the best, I do apologize! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The picture isn't the best, I do apologize! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    No need to apologize, I just think the other dick head is just toying with my temper.[​IMG]
     
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    The pattern is quite nice, but without a picture in "true" colors, it's hard to recommend shirts and ties.
    However, described as bluish-grey, most common shirts (white, blue, cream, pink) could work, either plain or striped (maybe even a well chosen check). Same thing on ties, most dark colours should be fine (navy, black, chocolate brown, bottle green, rusty orange), either plain, dotted, or large striped.
    Thinking twice about it, I could also imagine rocking it with bright ties... but hard to tell without a better picture.

    ps- Your picture (on the brownish spectrum) looks like a Corneliani suit I had through out the 90's. I prefered to wear it with a white shirt and black or dark brown tie.
     
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    It would be easier to see the garment being worn to get the full effect but it certainly not something one would be able to buy today - nor would it be very desirable but some things can be considered dateless. Flares give the game away so probably best avoided.
     
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    Its fine.

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    It would be easier to see the garment being worn to get the full effect but it certainly not something one would be able to buy today - nor would it be very desirable but some things can be considered dateless. Flares give the game away so probably best avoided.

    This strikes me a pretty much on target. It's obviously not today's fashion, but it's not trendy-dated either.

    If you're worried about the "old man" look, I actually think it would be more old-mannish without the orange overcheck. Hard to be sure from the photo, but that's my reaction, anyway.
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
  16. Citan1145

    Citan1145 Well-Known Member

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    This strikes me a pretty much on target. It's obviously not today's fashion, but it's not trendy-dated either.

    If you're worried about the "old man" look, I actually think it would be more old-mannish without the orange overcheck. Hard to be sure from the photo, but that's my reaction, anyway.


    I would agree. I think I could pull this off. It doesn't seem that different from some of the Phineas Cole cloths I have seen. Obviously it is less bold. I think I am going to try to make this work. The flared pants can be tapered and the gorge is rather high (not droopy). Thanks for everyone's comments. I don't think you could easily find this OTR today but I think it gives it a certain appeal.
     

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