Non-vented jacket?

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  1. Spilotro

    Spilotro Senior member

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    Is a non-vented suit jacket or sportcoat ok? It seems that most are single or double vented, and I want to make sure it isn't an unwritten "don't" before I pull the trigger.

    I'm very new still yet and young, so please bear with me [​IMG]
     
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    better to wear jackets with vents, specially when you're sitting down.
     
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    So what is so bad about it? Does it reflect from a poor period or era in fashion where non-vented was in vogue? Or is it just a characteristic that makes the jacket look cheap or in poor style for whatever reason... [​IMG]

    I am also curious, because I just today noticed one of my hand-me-down coats from my father is ventless, and had a similar question as the OP mulling in my head this morning. Is this jacket useless if I want to be considered a stylish dresser? [​IMG]
     
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    Does it reflect from a poor period or era in fashion where non-vented was in vogue?
    On the contrary.




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  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have one non-vented jacket in a very heavy weight Irish linen by Luciano Barbera. I know someone who purchased the exact jacket and fabric with double vents. His jacket looks like a mess due to excessive wrinkling around the vents when he sits. I think my non-vented version is more practical in that respect.

    Aside from this jacket, all my suits, blazers and sport coats are double vented. I haven't owned a single vented jacket since the mid 90's. Maybe it is time to buy one and mix things up a little bit?
     
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    On the contrary.




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    I do notice that while Mr. Grant is hunched over, the stretching of the bottom part of his jacket, and the creases doesn't make it look good, now if that jacket had a double vent, it wouldn't look like that at all, right? In any case, while standing up straight, the ventless jacket does look nice.

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    I think the lack of a vent is the least thing you have to worry about with that suit. The lapels, the low gorge and stance, and the colour all are more pressing concerns...
     
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    It is characteristic of the Italian silhouette and also frequently seen with BD. It looks great until you stick you hands in your pockets or sit down, then it does not look nearly so good. It is neither good nor bad; it simply is what it is...
     
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    Nearly all my GA suits are plain back (yes it his style), & have yet to receive a negative feedback on & off the forum (WAYWT).

    Just make sure it fits you. Especially the shoulders!
     
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    Nearly all my GA suits are plain back (yes it his style), & have yet to receive a negative feedback on & off the forum (WAYWT).

    Just make sure it fits you. Especially the shoulders!

    I prefer side vents but I did own a ventless suit until recently.
     

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