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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I doubt the loud jacket is what caused the poster to get criticized in the good taste thread. They generally like loud odd jackets over there.

    Could be the fact that it is a gray odd jacket paired with what appears to be navy odd trousers (or maybe they are black?).
     
  2. cptjeff

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    Yes. They would be a full size too big.

    Seriously dude, why is this a question? Don't buy shoes that aren't your size. Badly fitting shoes are a surefire recipe for pain.
     
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  3. Isolation

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    I don't know if I'd call it tasteful but I like the look.
     
  4. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    It's possible to dress quite well, without being in the best possible taste. This is okay, but it's the very definition of "dressing like you sell clothes." That's the guy who runs Khakis of Carmel, right? So it's a good thing for him to dress like a haberdasher.

    I don't love that tie, and the only pants I can picture looking great with that jacket are slate blue flannels, which leaves me in a quandry WRT shoes. But just because something isn't in the strictest good taste doesn't mean that it can't look good.

    Sir James:

    To be honest, those particular tattersalls are right down the middle. On one hand, the scale is large, which lends them to countryish or casual wear. On the other hand, the texture and colors aren't particularly tweed-y. Now, in my opinion, their natural place is with casual summer stuff, because of the colors. A tan cotton suit, or some kind of windowpane linen patterned jacket. I wouldn't like those shirts with worsted business suits, or with cool-weather tailored clothing.

    Here are some shirts I can get behind, with either a spread or BD collar, with business-like clothes (suits a notch down from the most formal, like flannels or birdseyes). They would also be at home with more casual attire. The colors aren't married to a particular season.

    http://www.jpressonline.com/tattersall-button-down-navy-red-white/
    http://www.tmlewin.com/Slim-Fit-Blu...refv2=33&prefn3=FabType&prefv3=Pinpoint|Twill

    Of the links you posted, the first two are too big: the size of the checks are borderline, but the thickness of the lines push them over the edge. The colors are very bold and spring-like, too. The blue/black one is nice, but I'm not sure of the scale. The fourth is okay, if a bit bright a color for a poplin (bold colors work well on brushed cotton, because then the texture makes them clearly a F/W shirt). The last one there is a sport shirt, and not one I like.

    I'd gladly wear the "suit only" one you posted with an odd jacket in all but the roughest tweeds, or under a sweater.
     
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  5. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    Can gabardine trousers be used as a substitute for flannel trousers? Or do they have completely different functions?
     
  6. msulinski

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    They are both gray odd trousers and serve similar functions. Flannels are good for fall/winter, but I wouldn't wear them in the spring. The nice thing about flannel is that it has a contrasting texture with a plain navy blazer. Gabardine, not so much, but those pants will still be fine with odd jackets.
     
  7. EEWithoutStyle

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    Please comment on my Chinos. Ignore the fit of the shirt, all the better fitting shirts are in the wash.

    I always have trouble with proper fitting pants in the waist and inseam. I feel as though the leg opening is ok on these but not sure if I need to modify the hem or waist.

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  8. ridethecliche

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    I have two pairs of trousers I really like and one of them is a staple color. However, both pairs are pleated (double pleats).

    I'm 5'10 and weigh about 160 so I'm pretty slim. I've read that pleats often look best on slightly heavier gents. One of the pants is a staple grey and I don't have a FF pair in the same color so I'm hoping to make them work. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on having pleated pants fit correctly.

    I think I might have to bring in the waist a bit on both pairs, but I'm not averse to doing that if they'll look good once that's done.
     
  9. ImTheGroom

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    They just need not to billow, to ensure no one thinks they have reached 88 mph, and arrived in 1985.
     
  10. ImTheGroom

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    @EEWithoutStyle how tall are you? About 5'10"?
     
  11. EEWithoutStyle

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    Just under
     
  12. BrooksLauren77

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    Your chinos fit fine but are too narrow in the leg opening and too shortly hemmed for my tastes.
     
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  13. BrooksLauren77

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    I like his outfit, although I would have gone with a more sedate tie with a jacket like that.

    Also, it's probably just my monitor, but his pants look like navy corduroy to me. Not that versatile a pant colour to me.
     
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  14. BrooksLauren77

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    What brand are you looking at? What last are they on? Chelsea boots are a pull-on style which means they cannot be adjusted for fit unlike lace-ups.

    I'm talking from experience, I have a pair of (Chinese made) chelsas myself that stretched out too much.
     
  15. ridethecliche

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    I wouldn't do it.
     
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    Bespoke Blue-Gray (100x Beaver) Fedora in 110 Grams from Worth and Worth. I designed the proportions.
    OTR Midnight Blue Belvest 6x2 Double Breasted Suit, which has a slight iridescence sheen.
    This Worth & Worth Fedora is by far my favorite hat I have ever had.
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  17. EEWithoutStyle

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    Thanks for your input. Yes the leg opening is narrow but I'm very skinny so I think it looks OK on me. I just wasn't sure about length as I've seen folks wear chinos a little higher to show sock. I'm still learning style so not sure if I should lengthen it a bit. Plan on wearing them business casual.
     
  18. MrTopCat

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    They were some Charles Tyrwhitt brown suede Chelsea boots, though in the end I decided against it, since a pair of black leather ones suddenly came into stock that were size 7 (Yay).

    Thank you for your input on this though, I was skeptical about it too.
     
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  19. ridethecliche

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    I've had a really hard time getting shoes that fit when I found 'deals'. In fact, it almost always backfired. I'm super skeptical about buying shoes without trying them on unless I know the last. I'll only do it now if returns will be relatively painless.
     
  20. agwopa

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    I've been following Andrew Yamato's multi part series on making a bespoke jacket. It's been a great watch so far, getting to see a craftsman at work. So I've been particularly interested in the layers of canvas/haircloth/padding, but I was wondering, what sort of layers are included in the back of the jacket if any at all? Simpler interlining?
     

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