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

  1. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I like it but I don't seem to have problems breaking most of the "rules" stated even if I adhere to some of them. What I particularly like about the combo is you can just swap the donegal jacket with a suit jacket (assuming the charcoal pants is an orphan) and you'll get a nice suit fit.


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    Pliny Senior member

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  3. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    My bad. I overlooked the comma. So pretty much saying the same thing. Ok
     
  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    That is fractionally too short for the model, both in overall and sleeve length. I can live with the jacket/tie match but not the shirt. Change the shirt for a light blue OCBD and it's stellar.
     
  5. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Seems like donegal jackets and suits (including three-piece) are really the flavour of the month.

    As Australia will slowly be moving into its autumn/winter season now, this might not be a bad idea for a bespoke project...
     
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    Do it! If you want some inspiration, check out the David Reeves thread.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks! And let us not forget TTO, Anden, and Spoo.
     
  8. Mr. Six

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    Doesn't work for me at all. Partly it is the broken rules--it's incoherent. Partly it's that neither the charcoal nor the beige work with that shade of brown. The jacket does look great though, if I ignore the rest.
     
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    Interesting observation, Mr. Six.
    Since I consider your colour combinations always very much on point and in good taste, I'm curious to hear what you would have chosen, given this jacket?
     
  10. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Well, since we're on the subject of loud jackets, here's WIWT. Did I get away with it? Comments of all types welcome.

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  11. Monkeyface

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    I really don't like the shirt and tie there. I've noticed that you often wear light jackets with flapped pockets. Ever thought about buying some darker fabrics, perhaps non grey based, and with patch pockets?

    A light grey jacket with grey trousers can work, but it's a much harder look to pull off. I believe it works best if you wear it in a sort of monochromatic way. A white OCBD and a burgundy or black knit would've probably been better here. Also, that shirt has zero collar roll, so it's not really suitable for wearing with a tie.

    That matchy-matchy lapel flower here is awful here. 'Silly' things like that work best with summer fits using brighter colours, and when they don't match your tie exactly.
     
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  12. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Thank you. That's very kind.

    I actually think this is a hard jacket to coordinate. It's a very warm brown. Here are two approaches:

    1. It seems like pearl grey flannel would work (when doesn't it?). I think that grey trousers need to be visibly lighter in this case. Blue Oxford shirt. If you want to keep the cardigan, then a cool and deep blue or green. Tie options: with the blue cardi, green challis or cashmere tie, solid or striped. NMWA has a couple that would work. With either cardi, a mid-grey cashmere solid or stripe would be good. For a square, rust or a warm green or maybe burgundy in wool or wool-silk blend.

    2. I also like the idea of Air Force blue flannel trousers. With those, a cream Oxford shirt would be nice. If you keep the cardigan with this combo, then rusty orange. Finish if it with a mid-grey cashmere tie and one of the squares from option1 (probably not the burgundy with a rusty orange cardi though).
     
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  13. Coxsackie

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    Agree on the shirt. I have a white linen BD shirt with a much better collar roll which I probably should have used.

    Not sure I'm with you on the boutonnière. Yes, it's a bit twee. Came with the jacket - kind of a Lardini signature - and I haven't bothered taking it off. It matches the orange threads in the jacket and the tie is also a match. I could have taken it off, but then I feel the outfit would need another point of interest. Maybe a PS? But I just quite like the orange matchiness here - not SF-approved, but appeals to me in some indefinable way.

    Black knit is a good idea. In which case the boutonnière would definitely have to go.

    Thanks for your feedback.
     
  14. Monkeyface

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    You know that most of your RTW jackets don't really fit that well, right? I think I saw you spent $1000 in total on a fused suit+alterations. Wouldn't it be better to just save up the money, get half as many suits or jackets, and get measured for BNT by incontro? I believe they start at around $2000, and you'd get a suit that's fully canvassed and fits you perfectly.

    If I were you, I'd stop buying RTW altogether and just get less quantity and more quality. Yes, it would take you longer to build up a nice wardrobe, but what you end up with would be so much better than what you have now.

    Whether you like it or not, the fit of a jacket is paramount for pulling off an outfit. Wearing grey on grey is hard enough as it is, but if you're jacket fit is off it becomes that much more difficult.
     
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  15. Coxsackie

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    Are you referring to the lapel bowing? Or something additional?
     

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