"Necessary" Sport Coats:

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  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    What size do you normally wear Moo? The jacket itself is nice. Do you feel snugness around the shoulders/upper arms? While I don't think the shoulders are too big, the fit looks a bit off, but not because it is too tight either. Trying to put my finger on it.

    Me too. It seems "squished" somehow but I can't put my figure on it either. I like the fabric though.

    All this hard work for nothing:

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  2. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    What size do you normally wear Moo? The jacket itself is nice. Do you feel snugness around the shoulders/upper arms? While I don't think the shoulders are too big, the fit looks a bit off, but not because it is too tight either. Trying to put my finger on it.

    I'm a 44/45/46 depending on maker. I'm currently losing weight, so I may be a 43/44/45 now. It has very high arm holes and I have greater than average sized arms, so it's a tad tight but not uncomfortably so.
     


  3. yachtie

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    All this hard work for nothing: [​IMG]
    Better. Needs to be a smidge longer though.
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    ^^ok. i remember now. it''s the gaping at the chest.
     


  5. mafoofan

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    ^^ok. i remember now. it''s the gaping at the chest.

    And the short length. And the high button stance. And the too-spread-apart patch pockets.
     


  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    And the short length. And the high button stance. And the too-spread-apart patch pockets.

    of course. i meant those too.
     


  7. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    And the short length. And the high button stance. And the too-spread-apart patch pockets.

    I like it. [​IMG] The gaping is less now that I've lost a bit of weight.
     


  8. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    Those jackets are very nice. Do you have a similar summer collection?

    summer in San Francisco is a relative thing [​IMG]

    l-r: Adriano & Sons herringbone, Loro Piana corduroy, Borrelli brown linen, Corneliani unlined wool/linen blend
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    with flash
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  9. mafoofan

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    I like it. [​IMG] The gaping is less now that I've lost a bit of weight.

    Maybe, but the other problems will remain. No matter how much thinner you get, it will be too short and the buttoning point will be too hgih.
     


  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Maybe, but the other problems will remain. No matter how much thinner you get, it will be too short and the buttoning point will be too hgih.

    I know, and you'll never like it or think it looks good. I can live with that. Can you? [​IMG]
     


  11. mafoofan

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    I know, and you'll never like it or think it looks good. I can live with that. Can you? [​IMG]

    Hey, I'm not the one wearing the wretched rag. If you're happy with it, that's all that matters--to you. But because I care about this community and the promotion of un-ugly odd jackets, I will continue to hunt down your posts supporting this abomination and counter them with acute, unabashed hate. If you see the light one day, that will just be icing on the cake. Believe it or not, I care about your soul, too.
     


  12. Diavolo

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    summer in San Francisco is a relative thing [​IMG]

    l-r: Adriano & Sons herringbone, Loro Piana corduroy, Borrelli brown linen, Corneliani unlined wool
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    Thank You. Also nice. I understand unlined white linen might be a bit much for SF. Love the blue and browns.
     


  13. mafoofan

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    [​IMG]

    These are perfectly nice and nobody with any taste will ever fault them, but it seems to me that odd jackets should be more . . . odd. Assuming you wear both suits and odd jackets, it's nice for there to be a strong distinction between them. In the case of your selections, the differences are limited to slightly coarser cloth and brighter colors.

    Still, if your style leans toward the more quiet, and particularly if you wear bigger shirt patterns, these are great. I wear the same shirts with everything, so I require my jackets to do really change the tone of my outfits.
     


  14. voxsartoria

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    Many good suggestions so far.

    Also worth considering would be a speckled, variegated blue or brown Donegal, and a tan camel hair or cashmere.

    The classic Brooks Brothers odd jackets would be a navy hopsack blazer, a brown and/or grey herringbone tweed, and a tan camel hair. What was true then remains true.


    - B
     


  15. itsstillmatt

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    These are perfectly nice and nobody with any taste will ever fault them, but it seems to me that odd jackets should be more . . . odd. Assuming you wear both suits and odd jackets, it's nice for there to be a strong distinction between them. In the case of your selections, the differences are limited to slightly coarser cloth and brighter colors. Still, if your style leans toward the more quiet, and particularly if you wear bigger shirt patterns, these are great. I wear the same shirts with everything, so I require my jackets to do really change the tone of my outfits.
    Uh oh. We have a more foo than foo foo. [​IMG]
     


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