Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pbandjai, Sep 2, 2011.
Nice jacket and congratulations. I would do something like:
Sky blue linen shirt (OC too heavy for summer)
Orange or lime green knit tie (or that orange bow tie)
Tan or olive linen pants
Spectators (brown and canvas) or tan bucks
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I dig that jacket - and I would wear it in a second. However, for me, when I have something like that on, I keep everything else very simple. For pants, I would wear tan or even navy blue. Personally, I would stick to a plain white shirt (maybe sky blue as MOL mentioned.) Finally, for shoes I would say bucks or plain brown oxfords.
Following Mad about plaid's advice to keep it simple:
Go 60's preppy
White Oxford cloth button down
Navy silk knit tie
Bass Weegen loafers
Jeans or Khakis
Of course get it tailored. You want the right length for the sleeves and a bit of a pinch in the waist but not tight. But when you wear it, keep everything relaxed, not too perfect.
Two non traditional ways I did a madras blazer:
Hahaha, this is what I was afraid of! but it seems I might be able to make it work. I like all the colors for a summer look... here's to hoping i can wear it without clown make up.
Spoo, this is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration I love love love the second look, I might do an inverse of the color scheme with my jacket and go with a dark maroon shirt, creme pants, and i think the pocket square is what makes it.
Man of lint, Mad about Plaid, and Pocketsquare guy your suggestions are allso well taken. I think I'll be doing some shoppping this weekend ;-)
Anyone else? Would love to see how if it all flexible this piece could be.
I think you'll find this fairly hard to coordinate with anything... It's got a bit of every color in it, with not a single dominant color, as blue and green are both pretty much equal. I'd go with white too.
If you want an alternative for a more frisky "early-spring" time, and depending on where you live, I think you could try a dark green turtleneck and creme pants. Not sure how it'd go, but it might work with the right shade of green.
Is that the RL one?
Two excellent examples from Spoo - see how everything else is simple? Very nice, but simple. I think when you add spectators or anything else that draws attention, that's when you risk looking like a clown. The jacket is doing enough work there for everything else.
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