The Amazing Blazer Suit

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Manton, I see in your first photo that you chose a black belt (and footwear, obviously) with the 'suit' combination. I understand that it dresses up the look, but with my own "Blazersuit" I could not get to grips with the black leather and horn button contrast. Perhaps I suffer from OCD but I much prefer the look sans-belt and with black shoes. Would appreciate your thoughts on that.

    I worried about this a little bit. And, all things being equal, I prefer the suit with brown. But I think it works with black, when necessary. Honestly, the brown buttons don't look that incongruous.

    After some trial and error, I settled on a cuff circumference of 9.5". The RTW standard is 10". That's also the typical baseline for MTM -- start with 10" and add (for a watch) or subtract (for a skinny wrist) from there. I went down to 9.25" once but I found it too tight, and the sleeve did not fall all the way down properly. 9.5" seems to work, even if it is unable to defy gravity, or the other three of the universes fundamental forces.
     
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    I'm assuming this "blazer suit" is bespoke. I didn't see any mention of a maker when going through the thread. If that's a bad assumption, who is the maker?
     
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    It's a good suit Manton, dead useful. Its the small changes from the traditional SB suit, the brown buttons and patch pockets, that render its utility as an odd jacket and underwrite its versatility. Take away the patch pockets or change the buttons to blue and you would have a blue jacket that would always feel orhpaned from a suit.

    For those sheep made nervous by breast patch pockets or gravitationally affected shirt sleeves, sorry that you feel baaaad.

    Braised
     
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    I like the idea but would probably go with a welted breast pocket. I could see that working as a DB as well. The only question would be whether to go 4x2 like a SC or 6x2 like a suit. What'd you pick: "Sportcoaty" or "Suity" ?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like the idea but would probably go with a welted breast pocket.

    You guys are such pussies.

    Definitely go sporty. The goal is to make the coat look as little like an orphaned suit jacket as possible.
     
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    Meow. 4x2 takes a patch breast for me anyway. [​IMG] Who's fresco?
     
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    Meow. 4x2 takes a patch breast for me anyway. [​IMG] Who's fresco?

    Countdown to RJman correcting your grammar. 1..2..3..4.....
     
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    But kidding aside, I don't completely hate patch breast pockets. Mainly, I hate them on me. And being an egomaniac, that's all I think that matters.

    Solipsist.
     
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    Countdown to RJman correcting your grammar. 1..2..3..4.....


    [​IMG] What? The meow?
     
  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] What? The meow?

    Who's v. whose.
     
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    Who's v. whose.

    Need another cup of coffee for that level of post scrutiny.
     
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    I think Manton neither needs nor wants my help.
     
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    Actually, I imagine that someone young just starting out in a corporate environment would want to be cautious of wearing a blazer as a suit jacket. The combination can easily imply that you don't have a proper suit or that you're clueless. This shouldn't necessarily matter aesthetically, but I imagine it could be an issue professionally.

    I'm okay with the brown horn buttons, but I think the three patch pockets make the jacket too jarring as part of a suit. Perhaps it would help if the breast pocket was welted. But I think the concept would work better if there were no patch pockets at all.

    Well, isn't he only wearing it as a "suit" in the first pic, where the trousers attempt to match the blazer? I wouldn't do that starting out, what I meant was that the demonstration of the power of colors was a valuable one to me.
     
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    Well, isn't he only wearing it as a "suit" in the first pic, where the trousers attempt to match the blazer? I wouldn't do that starting out, what I meant was that the demonstration of the power of colors was a valuable one to me.
    Not sure what you are saying here. The blue trousers do "match" the coat -- they are made of exactly the same cloth.

    I posted three pics wearing the full suit, and three pics wearing the jacket with odd trousers.
     

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