In Praise of... Rust ?

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  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Ok, so rust (and it's close relative, "vicuna") is not the most versatile color for an SC, but it's a cool color to look at.

    Thinking about picking up a new Canali in rust with patch pockets.

    Grey and khaki trousers are the only combinations I can think of. (Possibly denim?)

    Any other good fit pics?

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  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never heard "vicuña" used to describe a color before. thought it was just the fabric or animal.

    here's a rust DoW number:

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    rust always reminds me of the 70s. I just can't do it myself. looks kinda gross on my fair skin :)
     
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  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Heh, I blame Spoo for the Vicuna term: http://www.styleforum.net/t/295405/...-vicuna-color-parlamento-sc-40r-4995-tag/0_30

    Yes, it can kind of have a tacky 70s vibe.

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    But I think this picture shows that with the right shade and the right fit, it can work:

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  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I was in love with a rust colored Kiton sportcoat, but the $1,600 discounted (from $4,500) price tag kept me away.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I wonder if it ever sold
     
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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    it was at ehaberdasher...and its no longer there, so somebody must have gotten it.
     
  7. VaderDave

    VaderDave Senior member

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    I would wear any of those. It's a color that goes pretty well with my skin tone/hair color.
     
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    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Goes well with navy.
     
  9. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    I like
     
  10. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    But where is the rust on this page ?

    This is what I understand by rust,

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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Jermyn Senior member

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    I have been obsessed with the idea of geting a rust jacket since seeing this fit from ctp120, I hope he doesn't mind me reposting here.

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    I've been looking for a slighlty more orange cloth with a blue overcheck.
    I searched a few swatch books but haven't found anything yet, although I did find a couple of darker orange donegals which looked amazing.
     
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    barims Senior member

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    I recently threw all complexion contrast concerns to the wind and am getting myself a rust coloured suit in a shade around the DoW's suit and the last jacket in the opening post. Wish me luck
     
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    I-don't-need-any-new-things-in-rust I really D O N ' T :brick:
     
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    This thread makes me remember how eagerly I'm waiting for fall to return....
     

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