Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
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Nice to see you mate!
PS Good job there!
Thank you Archi and Cleav!
Mine is peak lapel, in midnight blue. I don't think shawl is necessarily easier to "dress down" than peak. It does have an overall softer look maybe, but at the same time you're wearing a lapel style that is almost exclusively reserved for dinner jackets. Most people are going to see your velvet jacket and think "fancy!" - you just have to accept that part of it. If by "dressing down" you mean wearing it with a white dress shirt no tie, I think it's no problem for either one. If you mean wearing it with a t-shirt and black jeans, if anything peak might be a little bit easier, but it's in any case a completely different look, and one for which you'd probably want a completely different jacket in fit and overall shape. I don't think the lapel will make much difference. Maybe with some looks in the middle wearing a fine knit sweater and some odd trousers. I have a shawl lapel casual DJ on the way in a few weeks though. I'll let you know if my views change after trying it out a little bit.
@mimo - any good-natured advice on what to do for a weekend in Muscat with the family?
Sure, PM me, let me know your configuration and dates, and I'd be happy to help!
On velvet jackets - the only holdover in my closet from my pre-lurking-SF days is a black velvet SB with peak lapels. I wear it on the occasional night out. Fit/shape is more in line with white shirt no tie than t-shirt, but when trying to wear it accordingly I'm always self-conscious about the pant selection and have tried something different the last 3 times I've worn it (charcoal, black denim, even a gray flannel). What's the right play here? (I'm open to, though certainly not hoping for, "burn it!!!")
Dapper Monday Sale going on at NMWA!!!
That is perfect, Noodles. And welcome back.
Thanks, dude! I guess I need to start making some noise in this thread 'cus it's dead
Nice coat you picked up.
Looking at gloves. Opinions on either one to go with suits? Also, anyone familiar with their sizing?
Stitchy, would you wear it if I gave it to you?
Noodles, the suit is waiting for me to pick up at the tailor's. But it's back to being warm-ish here in SF...
I thought I saw that suit on WAYWRN already???
For me it would depend in part on the suit. If it was a country tweed, then perhaps. For a city suit I prefer the traditional black dress glove.
But hey, that's just me.
P.s.: I can think of lots of odd jacket combinations where those would work, but you asked about suits.
That's my other PRL flannel chalkstripe...
BTW, new FC is up.
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