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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pbandjai, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. pbandjai

    pbandjai Well-Known Member

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    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
    Panama hat

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    For starters:
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  6. MadAboutPlaid

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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.
     
  7. GusW

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    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.
     
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    Two non traditional ways I did a madras blazer:

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Is that the RL one?
     
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    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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    I'd probably wear gasoline. And fire.
     
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    Hey, thanks guys - I appreciate it. I love this jacket. Will be sad when the summer is over and I need to put it on pause for a few months. Oh wait... summer is.... ov..... :(



    Yep, sure is.
     
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    Similar to Spoo's and very good price: Polo Ralph Lauren Madras Sport Coat

    Thinking about copping itmfor next year.. but i'm not sure I will..so get it before I change my mind..
     
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    This.


    TBH I thought loud plaid jackets went out with the 1970s? Are they back? Or is this a US thing?
     
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  20. pbandjai

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    I am in the U.S. so it may be, On the east coast in the summer I've seen them worn well. Felt like taking the gamble of experimenting for myself - just want to do it well to not look like a clown as many have suggested (it's my worry as well). Hence hopefully with a little advice and some pictures for guidance, can get to the level of uniquely cool ( like Spoo!).
     

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