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Non-Rule "Rules"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Well, said jacket was also a 43L, these days I run more to 38L or so - and it has no place in my closet any longer. And I wish I'd known about No Grey Odd Jackets earlier because there's another one in my closet that I never ever wear. (its purchase predates joining SF, I wear it just to remind myself to not buy any more grey jackets)

    As for fit pics, I don't think I've ever sat still for a fit pic, but if you do some digging elsewhere you may see me resplendent in charcoal rope-stripe or glen plaid DB (no jet ski).
     
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  2. whnay.

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    Coats like the above have an almost uncanny way of washing everything out.
     


  3. Gruto

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    Well, one of my non-rule rules is don't forget the grey odd jacket, if you like using odd jackets in the city. It will serve you well. But, prefer it in a lighter solid or with a subtle or small scale pattern. Combine it with brown or blue trousers in the right shade (it is all about the shades ...)
     
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  4. TM79

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    I just can't picture a grey odd jacket looking good. I'd much rather go with a nice navy blazer, tweed jacket, or brown windowpane and build around that.
     


  5. DocHolliday

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    I like gray odd jackets in non-suiting cloths, such as whipcord. Mid-gray can look great with khakis and makes for ideal casual wear -- toss it on and go. But I agree it's a later addition to a wardrobe.
     


  6. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Reading through this I realize how few non-rule rules I have.


    • I will wear button downs or loafers with a suit, albeit rarely. I prefer spread collars, but that's because I think they suit my face best.
    • I will be adventuresome with a tie with a suit, but rarely with socks. Pretty conservative colored argyle are about as out of the box as I get.
    • I wear bluchers exclusively with a suit, but largely because I have a high arch and oxfords just don't fit me well.
    • I have never and will never tie a Windsor knot. The James Bond thing aside, I have always found them ugly.
     
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  7. Gruto

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    Solution: LSD :)

    That said, think less about historic norms, more about what colours delight the eye ... A light-medium grey jacket with light tan trousers, brown shoes, sky blue shirt and grey tie :nodding:
     
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  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, man, this hurts.
     


  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I'm with doc, I have a light grey plaid I enjoy.

    I was under the impression you enjoyed a light grey jacket with cream pants. I vaguely remember a fashion plate being posted and so on...
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Light gray plaid might be OK, i'd have to see it, but solid gray whipcord, no effing way.
     
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  11. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    No grey for me. Prefer blue or tweed in the winter.
     


  12. TM79

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    Once you have a go-to navy blazer that you really enjoy, what would you say is a good second jacket to acquire? A versatile shade of brown?
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Another navy blazer for the other season.

    After that, yeah, brown is probably best.
     


  14. DocHolliday

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    I don't see a huge distinction between the well-accepted gray herringbone and gray whipcord. Both present in similar fashion, with a little visual interest to signal they're not suiting.
     


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    When you say the other season do you just mean a heavier wool for winter? I only have one blazer right now and it's a navy hopsack blazer.
     


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