Voxsartoria's Weekly WAYWRN Subjective and Totally Unfair Digest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Ok:

    1) Thread started with Vox selection of pics he liked, it was appreciated.

    2) We discussed some stuff about AA and I think it went well.

    3) The "I don't get it" crowd jumped in and now the thread is DT material.


    I blame the lower classes.
     
  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I blame the lower classes.

    They're breeding like rabbits.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    None of this would be an issue wth cream linen.

    Another problem with cream is that you can wear the trousers seperately, but not the jacket. What goes with a cream jacket? Dead white, very light gray, and perhaps tan, if there is sufficient contrast. None of those is surefire.

    A deep tan linen coat, however, is easily worn with a variety of trousers.
     
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    Another problem with cream is that you can wear the trousers seperately, but not the jacket. What goes with a cream jacket? Dead white, very light gray, and perhaps tan, if there is sufficient contrast. None of those is surefire. A deep tan linen coat, however, is easily worn with a variety of trousers.
    Doc Holliday has a nice looking cream hemp jacket for sale right now. I confess, I have one cream jacket already, and I don't wear it much. But I'm not convinced that a deep tan linen coat is more versatile as an odd jacket. I've never done it, nor has it occurred to me to do so. Maybe I lack imagination.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Doc Holliday has a nice looking cream hemp jacket for sale right now. I confess, I have one cream jacket already, and I don't wear it much. But I'm not convinced that a deep tan linen coat is more versatile as an odd jacket. I've never done it, nor has it occurred to me to do so. Maybe I lack imagination.

    I think it is just easier to pair with odd trousers, that's all. I suppose the philistines would just pair cream with blue, but I can't bring myself to do that.
     
  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I think it is just easier to pair with odd trousers, that's all. I suppose the philistines would just pair cream with blue, but I can't bring myself to do that.
    Gray. Flannel even.
     
  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I think it is just easier to pair with odd trousers, that's all. I suppose the philistines would just pair cream with blue, but I can't bring myself to do that.

    Red?
     
  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another problem with cream is that you can wear the trousers seperately, but not the jacket. What goes with a cream jacket? Dead white, very light gray, and perhaps tan, if there is sufficient contrast. None of those is surefire.

    A deep tan linen coat, however, is easily worn with a variety of trousers.


    Gray. Flannel even.
    +1

    Red?
    +5 (this would have been my first contribution)

    Also brown or "havana" brown.

    None of this detracts from manton's principal point that a cream linen suitcoat has a harder life as a sportcoat than a tan linen one (or a blue or brown one).
     
  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Gray is fine if it is very light. Light gray linen is hard to find, but lucky me, I have five yards.

    Red and brown are good suggestions and I salute you both.
     
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    Red?

    I like this idea. Maybe I should buy Doc's jacket to wear with some reds...
     
  11. james_timothy

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    Time for this:

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    Just saying. Though it was the gentlemanly thing to do.
     
  12. mafoofan

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    Another problem with cream is that you can wear the trousers seperately, but not the jacket. What goes with a cream jacket? Dead white, very light gray, and perhaps tan, if there is sufficient contrast. None of those is surefire.

    A deep tan linen coat, however, is easily worn with a variety of trousers.


    I could see doing a light tan. But the point of such a suit to me would be to have something casual and fun. I'd even wear it to the office, so long as I'm not expected to be in front of a client at any time. Cream just seems more in the spirit of the garment.

    Gray.

    Good, that's all I have.

    Red?

    This was what first thing that came to mind. I realize red cords wouldn't be seasonally appropriate, but I think it would look cool.
     
  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Dark gray worsted trousers with a cream linen jacket would not look good.
     
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    Dark gray worsted trousers with a cream linen jacket would not look good.

    I was thinking more of a medium grey. I've got 4 medium grey pairs and 2 dark grey pairs. I may do 2 light grey pairs soon.
     
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    . . . I'd even wear it to the office, so long as I'm not expected to be in front of a client at any time. . . .
    Do not do this.
     

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