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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Distinguished Member

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    More that grey jackets lack versatility - cos grey is versatile for trews and top/bottom contrast is important. Grey SCs can look like an orphaned half of a suit if they lack standout SC features like texture, patch pockets, swelled edges, bold pattern etc

    Choc I generally love your fits, but to my eye this could be 2 mismatched suit halves.

    IMO a good grey jacket is a b/w herringbone tweed, a heavy wt Donegal, a cashmere or silk/woo/linen large plaid etc


    I broke a buckle on some Vass monks rite out of the box [​IMG]
     


  2. chocsosa

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    I disagree Pliny.. while it lacks texture or patch pockets that designate a S.C the pattern on the jacket allow it to be a stand out SC.. infac I bought it as a SC.. there is no way with the zig zag pattern I would feel comfortable wearing it as a suit...if it were a plain worsted wool jacket with very litttle to no patterns, then I would agree..but I would disagree with my jacket..where I do agree is that it is very limited with what I can pair it with..because I dont see it working with navy flannels, brown or other number of colored odd trousers..but it is a S.C..
     
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  3. Pliny

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    geez that's a nice suit
    FWIW In the pic that's what I see- a smooth solid grey jacket in a standard 2-flap + besom configuration. I can't make out a zig-zag.[​IMG]

    But I can see that it fits well. [​IMG]
     


  4. Monkeyface

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    Seems to be a very small houndstooth/check, a pretty standard suiting pattern. Anyway, it would look awesome with the matching pants, but it's not a bad look as is. Just wish the shoes were darker brown.
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  5. chocsosa

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    never said it was not a standard suiting pattern..I said its not my steez so I would not feel comfortable wearing as a suit..as for the shoes I think it provides added color to a gray palette..but thats neither here nor there..
     


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    Don't know if you saw my previous comment, but the tie and the shoes really pull the whole outfit together. Love it overall.
     


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    I did see your comment presidente! Thanks my man!
     


  8. Pliny

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    I see it now. [​IMG] I have a grey SC I love. It's a semi-bold POW in cashmere, and I pair it with mid-grey flannels.
     
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  9. Gerry Nelson

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    Trying out some burgundy trousers today:

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    Next time, I might try this with a more muted tie and perhaps a white linen pocket square.
     


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    Next time, I might try this with a more muted tie and perhaps a white linen pocket square.
    Full of win. Details on the trousers? Who makes the jacket?
     


  11. Gerry Nelson

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  12. DonRaphael

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    Thanks. Love the suit also!

    The shot of the trousers, socks and shoes caught my attention. A lot of personality with an interesting combination of colors put together in a subtle way. Well done, sir!
     


  13. Pliny

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    Like the tie, love the shoes, dunno bout the cutaway tho- I think it may be too formal for a navy blazer let alone one in mid-blue, patches and contrast buttons. Fit looks perfect.

    In the office today..
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    I did the same on a beige jacket! Good dry cleaner luckily.
     


  15. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks for the kind words! It's also a knit(pique) shirt so I think that drops the formality a little.

    The fabric's like this but blue:

    [​IMG]
     


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