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

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    There is a massive visual difference between a Harris tweed herringbone and whipcord. A little micro herringbone, sure, but that should never be an odd jacket either. Doc. when you go off the rails you really do it up Fugitive style.

    TM, if you have a warm weather blazer, get one for cool weather. Or, if yours is heavy, get a light one.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    1) No tie unless I am wearing a suit and even then maybe 2-3 times/year (usually a wool tie).
    2) Always leave two buttons unbutonned and no undershirt.
    3) Shirts should be plain white with maybe a few blue and white/blue stripped ones.
    4) I don't bother matching leathers on watches (can do brown watchstrap + black shoes etc.)
    5) Jeans=boots, Slacks=shoes
    6) always a square, 99% chances it is white and shoved in with no specific folding in mind.
    7) Button downs in oxford weight and small, regular collars for lighter fabrics
    8) I may never wear formal looking outfits (say businessy) the days I shave
    9) No belt with navy suits (don't ask)
    10) Black goes with navy
    11) No spread collars or loafers ever
    12) Socks should not be flashy in any way
     


  3. in stitches

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    hmmmm, ill keep an eye out. still, try a fit pic. just for me, babi.


    if it can totally wash out my face, that would be awesome.


    i was hoping for that. and mine is mig gray herringbone. but still, it seems to non casual in structure for me to use it with khakis. maybe ill post a pic of it here later for opinions.
     


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    OIC
     
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    We've disagreed about this one since the Dark Ages. But you can blame my grandfather -- I snagged his lightish gray twill sportcoats from the '60s. Soft shoulders, narrowish lapels, single vent. Hot hot hot. Great with khakis and a navy or black knit tie. Had I not found these, I'd probably agree with you.

    As it stands, I may be the owner of the only great solid gray sportcoats in the world, much as I'm the owner of the world's best blazer.
     


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    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    The dreaded gray sportcoat and charcoal trousers, all in one place:

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    Oh my god, that is terrible.
     


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    1. any chance of pics?

    2. are they in fact one and the same?
     


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    Whenever I see trousers and a jacket that are that close in shade I can't help but feel that they are trying to make it look like a suit.
     
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    Are gray odd jackets another (very unfortunate) English conceit? Like spelling words with extra letters?
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have that fabric in a suit. DB, in fact. Avery Lucas - an AA 1930's cut. Craaazy.
     
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    FTFY, Foo.

    No, they are not. Back when I was a school kid in the early/mid 80s, there was a particular boxy grey herringbone SC sold by M and S (I think) that for a while seemed near-universal among my peers at school, and some of their fathers, as a sort of boring odd jacket. Probably because it met the middle-class requirements of being solidly-made, good value and inoffensive. But grey has never been popular here. I am fond of my grey tweed SC with a 2.5" x 3" bold blue overstripe in part becauuse no-one wears grey SCs, especially not slightly loud ones.
     
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    EDIT: Whoops, wrong thread
     
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    I have a grey odd jacket. Posted a detail pic of it in the whnay thread earlier today. It's hard to pair with things, but made up in an unbelievably comfortable cloth. Light grey, almost silver-ish flannel trousers work best. Here it is paired somewhat less successfully with dark grey trousers and a tie in similar tones:

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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    From top to bottom and side to side.
     


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