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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TweedyProf, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Clags, I, for one, am so happy that you picked the fabric for the jacket. You would be truly missing out if you hadn't.
     


  2. kulata

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    I prefer the first pic. Have you considered Ecru shirts with the jacket? White oxford or cotton-linen blend shirts would also work well with that jacket
     


  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm. Maybe it's a color-rendering thing because on my screen it doesn't look random. Anyhoo... :)
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I've been meaning to get ecru or bone for a while.
     


  5. Roycru

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    "The Railway Man" comes closer to being about my Uncle (my Father's younger brother, who I am named after) except that my Uncle died in a Japanese POW camp. This is one of the things that he did before he was captured by the Japanese.....

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    Meanwhile, My Father (he's the one in the front row holding the maps of the target under his arm) was somewhere in the UK and spent his days flying to somewhere in Europe.

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  6. Coxsackie

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    I like 1, 4, 5 and 9. I almost like 3 but not sure about the tie.
     


  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    I own several loud jackets, most of which I really like. However, I do have an "expensive mistake" of my own. Can't quite pinpoint what it is about this jacket - fabric (linen/silk) is nice, colours are nice...maybe it's the cut that just doesn't work for my frame.

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    It's Canali Exclusive, so Spoo should be able to find a new home for it. Or should I keep it?
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Id sell that unless it was a suit.
     


  9. Pliny

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  10. Pliny

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    I don't like, cept maybe #5. #1 = ridiculous point collar, #2 = tonal dissonance, #3= shirt is too lite, #4= don't like mauve, #6 needs fuller shirt collar, #7 is a good eg of bad use of a bold striped shirt, #8 = horrible PS #9 = tie color doesn't work

    Loud jackets IMO take textured solids best .. neutral shirt, solid casual tie (textured, knit, that picks up on a minor in the jacket) and plain puffed PS.
    great post K
     


  11. EliodA

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    Agree with Pliny on all counts. In addition, the collar of the shirt in #1 is one thing, but mint green in the jacket? Uh..
    #5 works for me because jacket goes well with the guy's complexion. Would be interesting to see that fit on someone else.

    Basically this overview reaffirms my dislike for bold SC's. Apart from them being too igent for my taste.
    It's not all bad though. Our own @Claghorn does it better than the whole blogosphere.
     


  12. kulata

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    That's rather narrow, limiting the jackets only to knit ties. Loud flannel jackets work well with textured wool ties as demonstrated by @Anden yesterday



    It's really not about the collar style or mint green in a jacket though it's more about the use of a solid and textured tie to anchor a bold look :(
     
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  13. Anden

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    Interesting discussion. I have a weak spot for loud jackets and wool or cashmere ties. I have a few knits that I rarely use. I do use grenadines a fair bit too but not as much as wool/cashmere.
     


  14. EliodA

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    Sorry mate, misunderstood. I thought the point of the whole exercise was how to look good...

    Just pulling your leg[​IMG] I'll have a look at them again from that angle
     


  15. EliodA

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    Something different now... Saw this one on the HK tailors thread and found it - apart from very good looking - also interesting, since there's quite a few SF 'rules' that are not being followed here:
    - charcoal odd trousers
    - rustic tweed jacket with neat tie
    - neat tie with bold striped shirt
    - did I miss something...?
    Personally, I think the greatest discordance is the setting: a donegal tweed with a cardigan and flanels next to a swimming pool in subtropical Hong Kong. Thoughts?

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    (@Merino Bros I hope you don't mind my using your pic. Fantastic SC by the way!)
     


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