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Is this Sport Coat too "old man"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shanker, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Octoberfile

    Octoberfile Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah....those check plaid patterns, those fat lapels...that jacket is so SF approved....all the SF die hards would kill for that jacket!

    I wouldn't say it's "old man", but if you wore that back in 1978, you'd be the grooviest swinger at the meat-market single's bar and the shine of that disco ball dangling above your feathered doo would really accentuate those Herb Talek designs.

    Once you put on that jacket, you're bound to graduate to bigger things....and next thing you know, you'll be sport'n a look compatible with some of the SF approved all-time, hall of famers......


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  2. DerekS

    DerekS Well-Known Member

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    If you act like an old man then yeah. It will look like a grandpa sportcoat. I'm 27, and I have one in the same pattern...I always get compliments on it.
     
  3. mintirish

    mintirish New Member

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    I'm 30 and I say you can definitely pull that off. It's all about the confidence.
     
  4. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Well-Known Member

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    This is more of the youthful look you want:

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  5. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Well-Known Member

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    Once you put on that jacket, you're bound to graduate to bigger things....and next thing you know, you'll be sport'n a look compatible with some of the SF approved all-time, hall of famers......

    I've been looking for a Herb ensemble for years.
     
  6. ktrp

    ktrp Well-Known Member

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    Cut trumps fabric in terms of whether it looks like a young man vs. an old man. By young man I mean someone who is actually a grown up.

    I'm also assuming you'd be wearing it at an appropriate time, as opposed to playing dress up.
     
  7. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    I'm 30 and I do not see any problem with it (disclaimer: I also own a tweed full-length overcoat)

    I do prefer something with a little more color like the picture close-up attached.

    I will reiterate what other's have said, it is all about the fit.
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  8. crider8883

    crider8883 Well-Known Member

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    The most important thing is the fit...

    If it is ill-fitted , you will also look bad especiay with such pattern...

    To be acceptable on a young person, the fit must be tailored..


    And if the fit is "boxy" like you're saying, take it to a tailor already. Problem solved.
     
  9. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    just post a fit pic already so we can settle this
     
  10. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    Reevolving and TC (Houston) are closely monitoring this thread.

    I love them, teh old man fabrics . . .

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  11. Navi

    Navi Well-Known Member

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    I love them, teh old man fabrics . . .

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  12. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Well-Known Member

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    come mone man. There is no such thing as old man's clothes. It's dated maybe but then again style is an evolving door. I still wear my trousers past the ankle the jackets long enough to cover my ENTIRE ass. Old man? That's plebeian concern.
     
  13. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Depending on how you rock that pattern, anyone from 8 to 88 can wear a jacket in that pattern.
     
  14. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    I love them, teh old man fabrics . . .

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    Im jealous..... my walk in closet is more like a step in closet lol
     
  15. Renton

    Renton Well-Known Member

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    I'll check my closet when I get home but I'm pretty sure I have a jacket in that exact pattern.
     
  16. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    not in the slightest. It is hideously old fashioned - the sort of thing that is either inherited or else not quite worn out yet and....
     
  17. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    haha[​IMG]
    i'm wearing almost the exact same coat today (fabric-wise).
    i laugh cause i turn 30 in a few weeks.

    nah man. you're good as long as it fits well.
     
  18. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback people...both good and bad! [​IMG]

    I bought it on a whim, w/o even trying it on...mistake #1, but I can return it. It is a 40R, which is what I generally wear. Once home and getting around to trying it on, it is not slim...more of a "classic" fit which brings me to my 2nd issue - I find it a little boxy, but am no expert in SC fit.

    I will get a proper fit pic up soon.

    Looking forward to any and all feedback.


    Return it. Why would you buy it without trying it on?
     
  19. ShelterIslandMike

    ShelterIslandMike Well-Known Member

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    Too old? Yeah, right. And nobody wears wingtips, or skinny ties, or slim suits, or chuck taylors, or jack purcells, or rod lavers, or striped ties, or desert boots, etc.
     
  20. Hages

    Hages Well-Known Member

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    That's a timeless pattern that won't go away. Tailoring is key and accessorizing to keep it current. This looks to be the same pattern coat I bought in Italy at least 15 years ago.

    Yeah, I'm thirty now....NOT!
     

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