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Bill Nighy looks fantastic here.
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FYI - Tom Ford outlet in Italy has some decent Black Friday deals on dress shirts (as low as $46 for some designs).
 

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Serious question. What do you all think of loud(er) POW check patterns on a suit?

This is a Tom Ford, for example.

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you can wear it just not very often and pretty much one look type of thing?
 

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I have a navy cotton canvas "country coat" from Anglo-Italian. It is a very versatile, transitional jacket, and I am really happy with it. I basically wear it as I would a Barbour oilskin jacket, and it fits my use perfectly.

I am considering buying the navy wool version as well, for the colder months. Besides being warmer, I also think it looks a bit more formal than the cotton. Something I can wear casually, but also with tailoring.

I am unsure if this is a stupid move. What do you think about wardrobe duplicates? In this case navy cotton and navy wool. Would you consider this too much of an overlap/redundancy? Should I rather go with something completely different?

I have a topcoat, and planning to add a raglan balmacaan at some point in the future.

(PS: they also have non-navy wool versions, but I (and my wife) prefer navy)
 

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I have a navy cotton canvas "country coat" from Anglo-Italian. It is a very versatile, transitional jacket, and I am really happy with it. I basically wear it as I would a Barbour oilskin jacket, and it fits my use perfectly.

I am considering buying the navy wool version as well, for the colder months. Besides being warmer, I also think it looks a bit more formal than the cotton. Something I can wear casually, but also with tailoring.

I am unsure if this is a stupid move. What do you think about wardrobe duplicates? In this case navy cotton and navy wool. Would you consider this too much of an overlap/redundancy? Should I rather go with something completely different?

I have a topcoat, and planning to add a raglan balmacaan at some point in the future.

(PS: they also have non-navy wool versions, but I (and my wife) prefer navy)
If you’re happy basically wearing the same jacket then go for it. Personally I’d rather have some variety but that’s not a reason for you to do something.

that said, I’m a little skeptical about wearing that with tailoring. Is it really long enough to cover a sport coat?
 

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As someone who owns roughly a dozen "not-quite-navy" blazers/sport coats, I'd be wary of breaking the seal on duplications.
 

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An $80 tweed jacket I bought on a whim, from eBay, fits me better than my local tailor's bespoke suit. It's also way more comfortable to wear while buttoned.

On one hand, I feel frustration that I dropped $1000 on something that doesn't satisfy me.

On the other hand, elation that an $80 jacket is more satisfying to wear, more comfortable, and will likely get more wear.

Also bodes well for sticking to buying used/vintage in the future, I may not be as hard to fit as I thought.
 

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