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Down vests over suit coats

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LeonM, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

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  3. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

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    That's pretty horrible too.

    Why not just use an overcoat?


    There is something charming about wearing down over a structured jacket. It adds a layer of sporty ruggedness to a refined interior. It's like looking at the cross-section of a tree, the beautiful golden wood is surrounded by a coarse shell of bark. Mmmmm.... trees.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I thought this looks alright.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/BlackF...&topParent=Men

    It's pretty much the same thing right?

    It looks just as bad IMO. I recall the down vest with suits that BF featured two years ago. I even tried on one of their vests with a suit coat and it looked awful on me. I liked the items alone, but not together.
     


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    RSS Senior member

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    I vote no. In fact, I give it a Mr. Yuk:
    Bravo!

    Don't do it Leon. I don't really know you ... but I care enough to tell you the truth. It's not a good look.

    Just think of this as a bad judgement day that will soon pass. We all have them.
     


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    MrBon Well-Known Member

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    i think a full or 3/4 length top coat would look much better, i could only say in my opinion, it just doesn't look good.
     


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    If all your friends were wearing dress socks as pocket squares, would you do it, too?
     


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    If all your friends were wearing dress socks as pocket squares, would you do it, too?

    What if your only friend is Mr. Moo?
     


  9. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Don't see the pics.

    Over a jacket or under?

    A vest under a jacket is common. Over I've never seen. A vest under a jacket is common enough you'll see jackets sold with a zip out lining.

    Remember it's not normal to turn the heat on just because you're feeling a slight chill . People around here believe you should dress for the weather. Tourists often end up with blue bits.
     


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    There is something charming about wearing down over a structured jacket. It adds a layer of sporty ruggedness to a refined interior. It's like looking at the cross-section of a tree, the beautiful golden wood is surrounded by a coarse shell of bark. Mmmmm.... trees.

    If you want sporty ruggedness over a refined interior, wear a tweed coat. I don't know what sort of hallucinogen-induced trees you're thinking of, but tree bark is generally rough, not nylon-smooth and lumpy, in neon colors. Besides, the tweed looks better than the puffer, and will remain in style longer.

    Was that so hard?
     


  11. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    If you want sporty ruggedness over a refined interior, wear a tweed coat.

    In the city?
     


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    clausc Senior member

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    I would not wear it, but I am planning to use this colour combination. I bought yesterday some grey flannel pants and a tan car coat from Cucinelli (and I'm ruined) that I'm planning to wear with some light brown suede Tod's chukka boots. I might wear one of their vests over a jumper.


    Bruno Cucinelli Puffer Jacket
    [​IMG] link article
     


  13. hammer07

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    It's been done before in Cucinelli catalogues but definitely not a city look.
     


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    clausc Senior member

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    Certainly a very 'milanese' look.
     


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    Certainly a very 'milanese' look.

    It is a very Italian look like suede shoes and coloured trousers.

    I went to Florence in the winter and everybody had these padded anoraks...
     


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