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Suit jacket as sports coat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fly4food84, May 1, 2011.

  1. fly4food84

    fly4food84 Member

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  2. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

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    I am afraid no.
     


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    Artking3 Senior member

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    A better choice would be a navy blue suit, you can pass the suit jacket off as a navy sportcoat.
     


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    Chrenetique Senior member

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    It wouldn't work very well, but it wouldn't be shocking either.
     


  5. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Not really. I think it becomes more acceptable if you switch the buttons for non-suit buttons and, as always, what shirt/tie/trousers/shoes you match with matters.

    I've worn some of my suit jackets more casually, usually with jeans, and whether it works all depends on the fabric/pairings. A trim-fitting glen plaid with natural shoulders works better than a navy pinstripe with extensive padding.
     


  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I think the jacket from a casual suit--e.g., a tweed or a casually styled jacket with patch pockets--can do double-duty as a sport coat. A jacket from a conservative business suit will always look sort of third-rate in this role...at least in my opinion.
     


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