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How would you match this jacket?

Tuerney1

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Every now and then I see vintage jackets like this one (with a fairly large black and white houndstooth), and I like them as odd pieces. But it's not clear to me what I would wear with the jacket, so I never buy one.




How would you build an outfit with this? Or not as the case may be.


Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by Tuerney1
Every now and then I see vintage jackets like this one (with a fairly large black and white houndstooth), and I like them as odd pieces. But it's not clear to me what I would wear with the jacket, so I never buy one.




How would you build an outfit with this? Or not as the case may be.


Thanks!


I wouldn't so much match the jacket as light a match to it
but if I had to, charcoal or chocolate wool pants
 

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Okay. Maybe it's uglier than I thought.


For some reason, I always thought there had to be some interesting outfit to build around it...but maybe it's only for old men in Palm Springs/Beach.
 

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Originally Posted by Tuerney1
Okay. Maybe it's uglier than I thought.


For some reason, I always thought there had to be some interesting outfit to build around it...but maybe it's only for old men in Palm Springs/Beach.


Check out the movie "Bugsy", with Warren Beatty. He wears a lot of stuff similar to this coat. So I guess it's a 1940's look. The lapels are too wide for my taste.
 

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I know this will seem unsavory, but for compex patterns like that , which I also have difficulty working with, I cheat and look at Carlo Franco's ebay site and try and find something close.

I don't know who puts his outfits in the ads together but they are amazing and elegant. There is an Oxxford brown plaid coat with a patterned shirt and tie and it looks stunning.

I would cheat and look for something close to get ideas. There was also a clever outfit in one of flussers books where he has the houndstooth pattern and varies the sizes between the tie , jacket and shirt that looks nice.
 

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Thanks for the ideas. It was just a Kiton cashmere number I saw on ebay, but it's probably been bid up past my interest level already.


There were a couple of other jackets I liked though...

A Hickey Freeman lambswool for $30:


An Irish tweed hacking jacket for 50 pounds:


And a vicuna blazer for $130:


I'm pretty sure I can figure out how to match that last one myself.
 

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