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+ The Streetwear Suits and Blazers Thread +

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Parker, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So, APK thought we should have a centralized thread to talk about suits and blazers with a streetwear -- aka fashion / designer -- point of view. There's already a ton of valuable info in the MC forum, but I know some streetwear guys just never go over there. Plus, the bias is mostly toward a classic, conservative business style which I doubt most on this side are after.

    This isn't meant to compete with all the individual designer threads, just a place for more practical tailored clothing topics: basic suit and blazer questions, discussion of different styles, fit and combination advice, inspiration photos, shopping recommendations, simple alteration questions, whatever. However, I hope it will be more style- and design-oriented than technical. For nitty gritty technical questions, definitely check out the MC Tailor's thread. Those guys know everything.

    I hope some of the other guys who know much more than I do will contribute. Anway, let's see how it goes.
     
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  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My favorite suits have more or less classic proportions but use luxe materials or have some interesting details. I like a range of shapes from skinny rocker to loose boho--- and no tie, usually with a tee, knit or other non-business shirt and boots, tennies or other non-dress footwear. Anyway here's a few different shapes with various degrees of "suit-ness."


    slim/structured - Costume National. I wish I had the build for this style. Dior Homme-ish
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    medium/unstructured - Dries
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    wide/loose/unstructured - Yohji I guess this is a suit, right?: same fabric for jacket and pants.
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  3. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    cool.

    Current SW pimping get up usually involves some type of blazer over Tshirt.
    They don't always have to be unstructured and drapey. Spurr's structured ones look great, if a little more formal:

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  4. aperson

    aperson Well-Known Member

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    For a primer in how to wear a suit in a streetwear style, see Tom Waits.

    I never wear a suit unless I'm going to a wedding or something, but I usually wear a sportcoat every day. I try to stick with unstructured stuff that you find from italian labels, since it's easy to wear them without feeling out of place in a casual work environment.
     
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    phonics Well-Known Member

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  6. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    ^ I can get behind.
     
  7. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    great thread idea, i love the idea of the 'streetwear suit', but it's pretty difficult to get it right IMO.
    is that blazer above harnden?
     
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  8. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    honestly your margiela one looked near perfect, just the photo wasn't that great.
     
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  9. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    ok: how do i make a brown corduroy SC cool, this thread-level cool?
     
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    hendrix Senior member

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    Wear burnt orange or forest green T underneath it.

    really faded jeans.

    and black derbies.

    It looks good in my head.
     
  11. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    last outing was dark grey v neck, dark grey slim herringbone, and black austerity brogue they were all too sleek for the rustic corduroy. yea gotta try more colourful stuff and prolly some pocket square
     
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    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    without wanting to sound like a stalker, jude law does this look very well.

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  13. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    ^ kashmir your post reminded me that seeing this guy (waris ahluwalia) at frieze recently made me want a brown corduroy suit, i think they automatically have a kind of boho feel. fwiw in your position i'd go with this kind of vibe, just swap in some nice washed denim.

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    You're not going to make brown corduroy "cool" in an edgy/rocker/DH kind of way, but I like this look from Oi Polloi:

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  15. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, brown cord is very American collegiate. I think it's best to just embrace that vibe. Just have something else cool going on, e.g. Wes Anderson hair or bare feet. :)

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    Brown cord blazer is classic. I wear mine like scruffy professor style. But I dunno if it will be cool like edgy... ever. At least so far as images of douchy tee shirts + slim black blazers.
     
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    what you can do with it depends on what wale it is... thick or thin?
     
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    nice suggestion fellas thanks. its thin wale, slimmer and shorter than the usual mc- approved proportion... natural shoulder, 3 roll 2. also layering is no go since im near equator, i guess that is the factor that makes it so out of place
     
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    ramble

    I've been wearing my black linen unlined blazer.. .but there can be only so much you can do with it. White v-neck underneath, white linen pocket square, black slim jeans and sleek boot Fuuma style... but the natural shoulders on mine create a slight dissonance with the sleek lower half. Also the buttons are basic plastic black.. I guess I should change them (any recs?). And finally.. when I change the tee to a tucked in white ocbd it felt dissonant again now that the bottom half is jeans. Probably a grey wool trousers will work. I notice that black blazer only work with with polar extremes, white insides or black. I tried grey OCBD and the black just died... or was it because the rustic nature of grey OCBD calls for tan SC or non-linen material...
     
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    who makes this?
     

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