help!? orphaned jacket?

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  1. sylviam

    sylviam Member

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    If a jacket does not show 'drop 7' (or 8, or 6, etc.) in the tag, does that mean that it's a blazer and not an orphaned suit jacket?

    this is for a hickey freeman oakbrook.

    thanks in advance.
     


  2. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I don't think you can look at it that way. Look at the fabric, pattern, and button color first.
     


  3. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    I would think the buttons/pattern fabric would be a bigger tell. Describe it, photos?
     


  4. sylviam

    sylviam Member

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    Loro Piana super 120

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    Thanks in advance for your help.
     


  5. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I would guess that was part of a suit. Sportcoats usually have more texture or a pattern. That said, you could probably make it work as an odd jacket.

    But the lack of a drop on a tag doesn't mean much. Many suits don't even bother putting a size tag in there, much less one with a drop.
     
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  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    98% chance its a suit jacket.

    A. the color
    B. the texture
    C. the button color
    D. The "super 120s" part
     


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    Tweedy Senior member

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    It looks to be a suit jacket :)
     


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    MikeDT Senior member

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    Looks like an orphan to me.

    This got me thinking. How come we see so many orphaned suit jackets apparently separated from their matching trousers, both here and on Ebay. What happens to all those trousers without their jackets?
     


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    blowouts?
     


  10. sylviam

    sylviam Member

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    Thanks very much for your help.
     


  11. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Explosive diarrhoea.
     


  12. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    I would think from sitting in them for a while the wool gets "shiny" and worn. Jackets last much longer for that reason.
     


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    That has enough of a texture to it that I wouldn't think twice about wearing it as an odd coat. Maybe I'm just desensitized by the sight of so many guys in jeans and pinstriped jackets recently, but I don't think it would look bad at all. Not saying I'd buy it for that purpose, but if I already owned it as part of a suit and needed something in a pinch, I'd put it on.
     


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    they just walked away.
     


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