The blasphemous odd vest/ jacket thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by size 38R, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Quote:I like this. I can't see the tie very well, however. Is it knit?
     


  2. TM79

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    I like that shirt/tie combo. Nice work.
     


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    I don't really get the sw&d vs cm thing my subscriptions are a mix and I check new posts for threads im interested in . In other words Im a bit color blind in that regards. That said I find this thread of interest
     


  4. bourbonbasted

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    On a serious note, judging by the fits of the first posters, this thread was started and encouraged by members who neither understand the nuances of MC, nor SW&D. Neither poster features jeans that fit well, shoes with lasts that flatter the fit, jackets that lend themselves to a separate usage, ties that flatter a more rustic appearance, pocket squares that add any continuity to the look, or shirt combinations that create a good foundation. In short, rather than attempting to cultivate a coherent look, they appear to have grabbed random objects, meant for other uses, out of their closet.

    Is it possible to pull the look off? Doubtful. However, it certainly won't come about if you have no concept of why things do or do not work...
     
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  5. msulinski

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    Quote:That's exactly why this thread is going to be great.
     


  6. An Acute Style

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    I often wear a jacket and vest to work, but take off the jacket when I teach.

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  7. aravenel

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    *That* is how you do an odd vest with a loud, odd jacket.
     


  8. Quadcammer

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    thanks.
     


  9. bourbonbasted

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    Acute, that is a much, much better attempt at this type of thing. The colors and combinations are very busy but overall aesthetically pleasing. You also do a good job in the top post by anchoring a busy jacket with simple combinations. The PS may be a bridge too far, but it certainly is way better than anything from the first two examples.

    I do hope everyone realizes, however, that if you add jeans to either of the above looks they go from "tastefully arranged experimentation" to abortion.
     
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  10. aravenel

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    I'm not convinced it is impossible to wear jeans with a sportcoat, but I am convinced that it is very, very difficult to do. And I'll say impossible with a vest.
     


  11. Quadcammer

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    I don't agree that its that difficult to pair a sportcoat (primarily patch pocket tweed) with dark denim. Then again, I like navy odd trousers which are pentsa-non-grata on this site.
     


  12. TM79

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    Agreed. I think some tweed jackets and denim can be pulled off, but not much more beyond that.
     


  13. aravenel

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    Rustic tweed is, honestly, the only SC I can imagine working well with denim. I could be convinced otherwise, but that's all I have off the top of my head.

    Black/white herringbone Harris Tweed is what I am imagining in my mind.

    Still, hard to do well.
     


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    I've seen odd jackets (often tweed) paired very well with jeans. Agree that this can be done.


    +1.
     


  15. Quadcammer

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    worsted jackets and jeans hardly ever looks good.



    black/white herrigbone works in my experience. I also have a grey flannel SC that I think works with dressy jeans and a pair of black loafers.
     


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