Casual style with a brown pinstripe jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LWNagel, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. LWNagel

    LWNagel Member

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    Dec 4, 2011
    Preface: I know SF isn't huge on mixing orphaned jackets but I'm at a Big 10 school and things are a bit (read: extremely) loose here. Please don't tell me I'm naive - feel free to disagree with my plans, but I knew what I was getting into when I bought the item.

    I got a really nice medium shade brown pinstripe orphaned jacket for a steal. I'm creative and decided that while I'd never wear it as a suit, it'd be fun to play with as part of a more casual style. It's getting cleaned now so no pictures but I'm curious what you all think about matching. It's fitted very, very well so my first thought was dark jeans, light shirt, dark shoes, but I'm always up for going even farther out of the box, with perhaps less dark shoes or light blue jeans and a dark t shirt.

    Thanks for the input.

  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Nov 20, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Definitely use it in a more casual streetwear-esque manner as it just does not work in a classic menswear context (pinstriped orphans are probably the worst orphans to try to wear). Jeans and light to medium tan (make sure there is plenty of contrast between trouser and jacket) khaki trousers are probably your best options. Shoes could be mid-to-dark brown brogues / monks / loafers. I'd go with a white or light blue shirt. An OCBD is as formal as I would even think about going for the shirt.

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