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Poll: mid-gray flannel odd jacket?

Mid-gray flannel odd jacket?

  • Yes, contrasting buttons will make it casual enough.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, contrasting buttons and elbow patches will make it casual enough.

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • No, this demands patch pockets.

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • No, gray flannel makes a poor odd jacket.

    Votes: 5 62.5%

  • Total voters
    8

oldsmobile98

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Debating on picking up a mid-gray flannel jacket on eBay in my size. It seems evident that it was part of a suit, but I'm thinking there might be some changes I could make to make it more casual so it doesn't look like a suit orphan. This is a J.Press 3/2 with a hook vent and what looks like either double stitching or subtle swelled seams.

Pros:
- flannel is textured and is somewhat casual
- swelled seams/double stitching is more casual
- can switch out dark gray buttons for light brown wood and perhaps get brown elbow patches to make it more casual

Cons:
- no patch pockets
- flannel has less texture and is less casual than tweed

Thinking this is something I could wear with khakis, brown and green corduroys, and perhaps brown and light gray flannels. Is this something worth considering, or should I just get a tweed jacket instead?

Also, would you wear a flannel odd jacket with flannel trousers with enough color contrast, or do you demand textural contrast too?



 

Kongen

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There are too many "rules". Patch the elbows and put brown leather buttons on and you can wear it casually. You'll even look cool. Develop a limp and you'll be Dr. House. But don't overpay. You can get cheap ones at any thrift store. Probably cheaper and woth less hassle than eBay. I wouldn't pay more than 10-15 bucks for an orphan suit jacket. Thrift stores will sell it for less than ten.
 

oldsmobile98

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I wish I lived in a place where there were more thrift shops with jackets of this quality, let alone at 10-15 bucks. I'll keep an eye out on some trips I'm taking soon, though.
 

GBR

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To make it worse than a simple orphan, it appears to have been shortened (Sleeves and length) and therefore is out of balance. Not a flattering garment coupling that to its hideous lapels.

Fit for burning as its owner probably recognised when offering it for sale.
 

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