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Pls tell my wife...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by maker, Feb 1, 2013.

Smash or Clash

  1. Smash - perfect for a cruise

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  2. Clash - dude, you're color blind

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  1. maker

    maker Member

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    That this is okay for a carribean cruise:
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    Sorry for awful picture. Sportcoat is light grn cashmere. Shirt is purple/pink on white background.

    I thought it was great, she asked if I was color blind.

    Any other recommendations for shirts? I prefer patterns because the sportcoat is so plain. Thinking blue, orange?, yellow?

    Thanks for your assistance in this domestic conflict.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The pants and jacket not having enough contrast would be a bigger problem than the shirt.

    I'm siding with the wife. Besides, if we all agree with her she'll approve of you spending more time on SF.
     
  3. upr_crust

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    Though it's not a violent clash of colors, the shirt and the jacket do not look good together. The shirt would look fine with a navy blazer, but it overpowers the pale green of the jacket that you've paired with it - there's too much contrast and not enough balance of colors. Light blue would be a more natural choice, or a pattern in fairly light colors that would harmonize with the jacket, but not overpower it.

    However, Claghorn is right - if we agree with your wife, you automatically get more permission to hang out here :satisfied: .
     
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  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    agree with above. the khakis with the sportcoat are no bueno
     
  5. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Carribbean vacation = bring one lightweight navy/dark blue sportcoat, either linen, wool, or a blend. Goes with basically every light shade of trouser you could wear, as well as denim. You don't want to pack heavy, and you don't want to be "that guy" wearing the green sportcoat every night.
     
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  6. usctrojans31

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    Your wife is right. Others have said everything necessary...perhaps this outfit is for an over-indulging food night where you can spill on yourself and not worry about damaging your clothing.
     
  7. archibaldleach

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    Sorry OP, but as others have said, your wife is right here. Ditch the jacket in favor of a navy odd jacket, ideally one in linen if you have one.

    If you have to wear the jacket, cream colored pants are a better choice. I like medium grey trousers with pretty much everything so I would also consider that (though medium grey trousers don't exactly scream "cruise"). The shirt should be white or light blue (maybe cream) and keep the shirt patterns to a minimum. You're already going to be wearing a green jacket. You don't want to be the guy with both the green jacket and the loud shirts that don't match every night.

    What other odd jackets do you own?
     
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    and preferably then fling it overboard.
     
  9. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    agree with the wife.....
     
  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I too concur with consensus here and wife for reasons stated by Claghorn and Crusty.
     
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  11. ter1413

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    Also..is that a black Casio Shock with a brown belt?
    Lose that watch with that outfit.
     
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  12. Patek

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    I agree with what others have said about the colors but you also need to focus on fit. The fit of both the jacket and the pants is terrible!
     
  13. GothamRed

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    To be fair, it's a little difficult to judge the jacket fit given his posture in taking the photo, but after putting my visualization hat on I can see what you mean. [​IMG]
     
  14. Mute

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    Sorry, gonna have to side with your wife.
     
  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    damn OP got served in this thread
     
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  16. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    To, again, be somewhat fair, ~0.0092% of the Denver metro area population even knows what a proper [i.e., not Lauren for Dillard's or Tom James] men's jacket is, so new-ish poster "maker" gets a +1 in my book just for that (and yes, I should know, I moved from Denver recently), even though I hate the jacket.
     
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    Not good, I would get different colored pants as well.

    +1 on losing the watch
     
  19. bgoodwi

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    Can't go wrong with a navy blazer and white nautical hat.
     
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    Really? :confused:


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    Welcome aboard, bgoodwi.
     
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