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thoughts on the following jackets - color, pattern

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by identity-x, May 12, 2009.

  1. identity-x

    identity-x Well-Known Member

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    stopped by a local vintage store and saw these. debating whether $6 + tailoring would be a waste of money I apologize for the sh*tty cell phone phone picture. I hope you can see the colors. Up close it looked like a light slate gray or blue with some yellow stripes (though a lot of colors look yellow to me because i'm colorblind) [​IMG] black/white plaid houndstooth [​IMG]
     
  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    NO (do not buy) on the first.

    2 is OK.
     
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    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    I actually like the first, but I think it depends on your coloring - hair, eyes, complexion. I am fair with blond hair, so bolder plaids look kind of jarring on me.

    FIH, how the hell did you get a picture of the same jacket so quickly?
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    you can pull off either if you tried smartly. the second one is hot right now, glenplaid and houndstooth, made hot this year by sho'nuff [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The first is a big NO...The second one is ok and interesting....
     
  6. identity-x

    identity-x Well-Known Member

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    FIH, how the hell did you get a picture of the same jacket so quickly?
    my thoughts exactly! I might scoop 'em both. I imagine the first looking alright against my brown/tan skin.
     
  7. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    my thoughts exactly!



    I might scoop 'em both. I imagine the first looking alright against my brown/tan skin.


    Six bucks, why not? Do pay attention to the lapels and button stance to see if they suit you - not just the pattern.
     
  8. FIHTies

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    I actually like the first, but I think it depends on your coloring - hair, eyes, complexion. I am fair with blond hair, so bolder plaids look kind of jarring on me.

    FIH, how the hell did you get a picture of the same jacket so quickly?


    my thoughts exactly!



    I might scoop 'em both. I imagine the first looking alright against my brown/tan skin.


    I cannot divulge trade Zecrets! [​IMG]

    Actually I googled rodney dangerfield looking for a bad photo of what that can look like when done wrong, then I googled for images of a "Vintage Plaid Jacket" and that came in. I was shocked too :)
     
  9. Cas Ruffin

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    Camera makes it hard to determine if the coats are "Goodwill" quality.
     
  10. Gutman

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    Definitely get the first one, the second is boring but ok.

    Cut and fit (allowing for do-able alterations), quality of fabric, and condition are the most important. Colour and style of the jacket come after that. Both jackets have the potential to look old-manish, unless they fit very well and are a nice cut.

    The first one could look *fantastic* though, with sharp jeans or narrow pants and everything else toned down. The second one needs care because BW glen could look very middle-of-the-road.
     
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    identity-x Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ my thoughts as well

    frankly, I think I'd look pretty good with the exact outfit the fellow is wearing...except, you know, I'd make sure it fit.
     
  13. Gutman

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    ^^^ my thoughts as well

    frankly, I think I'd look pretty good with the exact outfit the fellow is wearing...except, you know, I'd make sure it fit.


    Make sure you post some pics on WAYWRN in due course...
     
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    The 2nd ones not too bad pattern wise, the quality might not be so good though. I have to say that the first choice is a way out dated pattern and would not look so good in todays times.
     
  15. mt_spiffy

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    I like the second one.
     
  16. identity-x

    identity-x Well-Known Member

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    not that anybody really cares, but... I bought both today. Best part? They were a whopping $1.50 a piece. Turns out this thrift store serves EXTREMELY low-income folks. They even have one day dedicated to serving only those people who've received referalls through local agencies to get clothes at at even more discounted price than what I paid. fascinating, no? yeah, didn't think so...
     
  17. sho'nuff

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    not as fascinating as the guy here who bought a brand new pair of first quality John Lobb prestige shoes for only 2 dollars last year.

    that is fascinating.
     
  18. GBR

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    First one is fit only for burning so avoid it at all costs, the second OK
     
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    First one fit only for burning - avoid at all costs, second is OK.
     

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