Retro cool or just out of style?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by knittieguy, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. knittieguy

    knittieguy Senior member

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    Picked up this jacket at a thrift store. It is one of those striped sportscoats like the type that would have been worn at a college mixer back in 1958. I think it is kind of cool. My wife can't believe I'm serious. Thoughts?
     


  2. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Looks fine to me. I would wear it with something a little more edgy though. Maybe charcoal pants and a tee shirt or darker shirt.
     


  3. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Active Member

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    Depends on what with it is worn.
     


  4. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I don't mind it at all. I don't know if I would wear it but I think it looks fine.
     


  5. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Looks kinda "Trad". Not a bad jacket IMO
     


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    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    I like it a lot, but I'm also a huge fan of purple. What is the fabric like? It looks kind of furry and heavy.....almost like flannel?
     


  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    The jacket is fine, imo. And they look alright with the shirt and trousers in the picture. A nice pocket square is all you need!
     


  8. yoyo

    yoyo Senior member

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    I like the jacket.

    I don't like that shirt on you, though.
     


  9. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    the jacket has a rough, heavy look to it. choose a different shirt and pants accordingly.
     


  10. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Cool, but that shirt isn't working.
     


  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I think the jacket looks great...and to reiterate, the shirt and trouser need to be changed.
     


  12. Leslierc

    Leslierc Senior member

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    I like it! I'd pair it with a tee shirt and jeans or cords. By the way, Banana Republic has a nice collection of long-sleeve tee shirts in a variety of colours. My wife bought me several of them for Christmas.
     


  13. untilted

    untilted Senior member

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    Looks like a 3 button rolled to 2 sack jacket.

    I dig it, very old school.

    ditch that shirt, wear an oxford shirt with buttoned down collars instead.
     


  14. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Looks fine!

    Good thing about a thrift shop, is that if you make a mistake, it's an inexpensive mistake!

    If you wear this coat 2 or 3 times you've got your money's worth.
     


  15. Faded501s

    Faded501s Senior member

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    That's A Cool Jacket
     


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