How would you match this jacket?

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  1. Tuerney1

    Tuerney1 Well-Known Member

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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. [​IMG]

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

    Thanks!
     


  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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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. [​IMG]

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

    Thanks!


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


  3. Tuerney1

    Tuerney1 Well-Known Member

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    Okay. Maybe it's uglier than I thought. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
     


  4. rnoldh

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    Okay. Maybe it's uglier than I thought. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]


    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.
     


  6. Tuerney1

    Tuerney1 Well-Known Member

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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. [​IMG]

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

    A Hickey Freeman lambswool for $30:
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    An Irish tweed hacking jacket for 50 pounds:
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    And a vicuna blazer for $130:
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    I'm pretty sure I can figure out how to match that last one myself. [​IMG]
     


  7. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    The blue shirt that is shown works well with grey or charcoal pants, and perhaps brown shoes. It's a classic tweed and should be albe to fit into most wardrobes.
     


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