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Can I buy pants to match my "orphaned" suit jacket?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nerdoldnerdith, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. nerdoldnerdith

    nerdoldnerdith Active Member

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    So, basically, here is my dilemma:

    I have a suit coat that I bought from Express a few years ago. It is white, made from a blend of 52% cotton, 43% polyester, and 5% spandex. It fits me very well, so that is why I am looking to keep it rather than let it go. Another reason I don't want to let it go is because I have only worn it a few times over the years, and since I payed over $100 for it, I wouldn't want to let it go for the probable $30 or so I'd get from eBay. Now bear with me; I realize that ever buying this jacket was a huge mistake on my part, and a lot of people on this forum would chastise me for wanting to purchase/wear such a thing. Please save your criticism. I would never buy anything like this today. Anyway, my real problem is that I wouldn't mind wearing this as a full two-piece suit at some point in the future, and I think I could get away with it as long as I found a matching trouser. Looking on Express' website, I found this:

    http://www.express.com/clothing/cotton+sateen+photographer+suit+pant/pro/3271067/cat280012

    It appears that these pants are made of a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex, just like my old jacket. If they are of the same blend as my jacket (which is possible), would it be acceptable if I purchased them and wore them along with the jacket as a full suit? I realize that the big gap in the year of the clothing may present some problems, but if it could work out, I would be very grateful. I think I shall go into an Express store the next time I am nearby to see if this will work. I just wanted the input from some of the guys on this forum first. Thank you.
     
  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    If it is (1) the same blend, (2) the same cloth and color and (3) the jacket has not changed color at all due to dry cleaning or age, then yes, this could work in theory. The number of occasions you will have to wear a white suit will be extremely limited and keeping it clean will also be a pain in the ass. Do what you want, but it's cheaper to admit a mistake (which you admit this jacket was) and move on rather than throwing good money after bad in an effort to salvage something from the situation.
     
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  3. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    No, just burn such a jacket. It really was not worth buying in the first place and given that its trousers are no more, it too should be put to a merciful release.

    $100US is hardly a meaningful investment and you will not match it despite wasting time on trying.
     
  4. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Well-Known Member

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    Just wear as an ocassional odd jacket. Not worth putting any more money into it.
     
  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I didn't read the post, but when I saw the title, I literally lol'ed. OP's obviously a troll. Anyone who uses the term "orphaned suit jacket" knows the deal.
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    I thought all the foregoing advice was pretty reasonable, but when I came to your post, I realized you had nailed it!
     
  7. nerdoldnerdith

    nerdoldnerdith Active Member

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    Well, I guess I'll give up trying to make it work and put the thing up for sale. I'm sure there's somebody on the Internet who would want such a thing.
     
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