Is this plaid suit too dated to be worn?

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  1. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    I was thinking that the pants themselves migh be OK, but that with the jacket and large lapels, the suit may be too dated to be worn today. Opinion? [​IMG]
     
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    I think the pattern and lapels are not really the problem, they look bearable to me. The problem is the cheap-looking machine stitching 1/2" from all the edges. And the cut/silhouette, though that may be in part because of it having both buttons done up.
     
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  3. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Yes
     
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    This is the kind of broad-check ugly 1970s suit that we English still often associate with badly dressed Americans. Before finding Styleforum I thought that they were a thing of the past and that even most/all Americans had finally seen the light and consigned them to the past in full denial that they had ever owned such a monstrosity. I remain amazed that anyone, much less ostensibly style-minded individuals, would harbour any desire to wear such a thing, but these suits, along with their equally hideous cousins the 'grandma coats', seem to pop up on here with alarming regularity.

    PT I admire your restrained outfits much more than your avant garde ventures. Leave this thing where it belongs, in the decade that fashion forgot.
     
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    Quit beating around the bush. What do you really think of it?
     
  6. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    It may look good on a clown from a Steven King movie.
     
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    I would wear it... To put out a fire! :stirpot:
     
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    Yellow shirt, orange satin striped tie isn't doing it any favors.
     
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    Not every suit needs peak lapels and vintage is perfectly fine once in awhile.
    PT's sense of play is being underrated here. In my books he has already earned the 'Balls Of Steel' award.
    Try a shirt in sky blue and add shoes in tan, cognac, burgundy or black cherry. Heck even brown spectators will work.
    Why not also try one of your dark and bold Hermes print ties? ..and a hat! This suit is going to be fun PT.
     
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    Yes, burn the thing and do not admit to having owned it.
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Together as a suit or the pieces worn separately, it looks too dated.
     
  12. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I'm surprised that the pants aren't bell bottoms.

    I kinda like the pattern. :hide:
     
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    Welcome to SF with one of the most milquetoast first posts of all-time.
     
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  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    To my knowledge, neither Mina nor Chris made this suit.
     

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