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

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Just curious and hoping to learn something here. Why do you say it's terrible?
     


  2. wannabe

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    What kind of buttons should I put on a:

    - forrest green double-breasted sportcoat.
    - navy suede sportcoat.
    - worsted olive sportcoat.
    - light gray sportcoat.


    I'm thinking the following:

    - forrest green = gold buttons.
    - navy suede = leather buttons.
    - worsted olive = gold buttons.
    - light gray = silver buttons.

    Opinions and suggestions needed!
     
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  3. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    So navy would be better?
     


  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Dark brown horn
    Dark brown horn
    Dark brown horn
    Light brown horn

    Leave the gold and silver buttons to blazers if you like them.
     


  5. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    +1... this is good.
     


  6. CruzAzul

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    Overall it looks like a dated old man's jacket, like you'd see on veteran newsman Charles Gibson or something. Some of the details that contribute to this include:

    • Button point is way too low.
    • Lapel notch is too big and too low. Modern jackets have a small notch up at the collarbone.
    • Baggy around chest.
    • Too long overall.

    The last two items might have something to do with how it rather poorly fits the model, but you get the idea.

    Again I should stress that I like your colour palette and would encourage you to not switch to a navy blazer, which is (quite literally) the most unimaginative option possible.
     


  7. wannabe

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    Would this make the jackets distinguishable as sportcoats? I've seen brown horn on suits around SF.
     


  8. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Actually, it just occurred to me that the case can be made much more succinctly by simply juxtaposing the coat and the jeans to show what happens when these badly paired colours meet.

    [​IMG]

    You're welcome.
     


  9. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    that's true and not neccesarily....
     


  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Thanks for that. Just to clarify, I wasn't the person who asked the original question but your points still hold :)
     


  11. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Yes. You have also seen them on plenty of sport coats on SF.
     


  12. netsua

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    bump.
     


  13. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    does this look like a classically styled coat? lapes too big or no?

    [​IMG]
     


  14. dragon8

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    Looks ok to me.
     


  15. onix

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    ^ They look fine.
     


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