Orphaned Awesome Blue Pinstriped Jacket

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  1. Redlinemac

    Redlinemac Member

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    I have a beautiful tailored blue wool pinstripe suit jacket that has just lost its slacks. I'm not one to mix suits but I am not letting this jacket go.

    Due to this, I've pretty much decided I'm going to pair it with grey wool slacks and let my self confidence handle the rest.

    Most here in Atlanta will figure it's totally acceptable simply because I'm wearing it with such a look of purpose.

    This said, I'm here asking for your thoughts.

    How would you pair an odd pinstripe jacket (other than with jeans)?
     
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  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I haven't done it, but I'm guessing that, if done well, grey corduroy pants could look alright. If it's acceptable in your town, then who gives a fxck if it's not acceptable on the internet? Post pic's of you wearing the jacket. Are you sure that it's worth keeping?
     
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  3. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    All you have to do is ask yourself:

    "if that blue pinstripe wool suit jacket was some generic brand, would I wear it?"

    If the answer is yes, proceed.

    If the answer is no, then look past the brand / tailoring and look at getting a new suit.
     
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  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Limit the damage by changing the buttons (think smoked MOP) and putting some elbow patches on it.
     
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  5. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    ^ change the buttons, e.g. MOP; however, the important factor is the the stripes - even if you change the buttons and add elbow patches, it could still look like an orphaned suit jacket
     


  6. Redlinemac

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    My apologies for the graininess but here is one pairing

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    The blazer with grey flannel (flat front, of course)
     


  7. lee_44106

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    :facepalm:

    that jacket does not even fit you, why are you persisting?
     


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    add911_11 Senior member

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    THIS^^^

    It is workable, but the sleeves are too short.
     


  9. Redlinemac

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    Ugh...it's like an old friend.

    I'll stand down. I knew honesty would come quickly on this forum.

    Thanks
     


  10. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    as above, plus it looks like a suit jacket - donate to charity shop
     


  11. Redlinemac

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    I've played with the sleeves on this several times. I had them longer but as I increased my cufflink collection I began shortening my jackets.
     


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