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Igby goes down

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gregory, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    I like Igby and his older brother's style of dressing. Quality, well-tailored clothes with a preppy hint. I am particularly drawn to the jacket that Igby wore to the party at the Hamptons. It seems to be made of cashmere in navy. What attracted me to the jacket was that the lapels stood and faced outward, instead of resting flatly on the chest. Is this something specific to the jacket; if not, how can one achieve this look?

    I also noted that Igby wore almost exclusively soft-collared shirts. Few people can pull off the loosened tie look, but Igby did it well.
     


  2. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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    I reviewed some pictures from the movie. He's just raised the coat collar and lapels up, which could be done with any coat. It looks affected, forced, and unnatural. Viewed from behind, you'd see the felt-like backing of the collar and lapels. Avoid this look.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Some people can pull off pink pants. Most can't. Same with this. If you need to think about it for more than split second, don't even. The work does work on guys that fall out of bed looking good, or look good looking like they just fell out of bed. If sloppy chic doesn't suit you, don't try this.
     


  4. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Are you referring to the loosened tie or the jacket?
     


  5. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Can anyone remember in detail the jacket Igby was wearing to the party at the Hamptons? Was it a blazer or a winter car coat type jacket? While I imagine it would be alright to flip the collar up and let the lapels face outward for a winter car coat, would it be very wrong to do it with a blazer?

    Thanks for your advice.
     


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    gregory Senior member

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    I found it... Can anyone recall what type of jacket it was? [​IMG] Also, any idea how I can buy a British schoolboy type sweater like this one: [​IMG]
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Any conservative, oldschool, clothier on the east coast (i.e. shops that eschew trendier Italian labels in favor of traditional English and American ones, and often have lots of tweed - e.g. Andover Shop, J.Press) usually carries a lot wool sweaters that will fit your bill.

    BTW, I was refering to both. Sometimes I wear my jacket collars up, but that is because I am actually too lazy to put it down. All that reaching around, fixing collars, etc... irritates the hell out of me, so unless I am going to a wedding or funeral, I usually have collars and cuffs and lapels at least slightly askew.
     


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