Show off the sports coats.

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Rabbit

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    Yes, I've seen combinations like this on photos of working men, including the cuffs on the vaugans, sometimes. They would have been less likely to wear a tie and pin, perhaps, but the overall "feel" of this combo is workwear.
    The vaugans are really perfect for this jacket which has a highly textured stripe pattern with self-stripes in them. I wear this jacket mostly with either vaugans or some shade of tan trousers and sometimes with the Danish C.D. trews. or other mid/dark grey solids.
     
  2. Rudie

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    Look, Nik is smiling!
     
  3. Rudie

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    You need some black derby dress boots for that combination. And a poor man's bib would be the icing on the cake.
     
  4. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Nice jacket! I really love those lapels!
     
  5. Rabbit

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    late 30s (U.S.) navy wool serge DB:

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    1933-35 (NRA labeled) flecked cream wool jacket:


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    1950 dated bold look suit jacket, tan hopsack, worn here with odd combination:

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    All pics with 40s Hollywood waist trousers in light grey/ light blue pick-and-pick with red pinstripe; 30s block stripe tie.
     
  6. Benny Holiday

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    Every jacket is a winner Nik but that cream one with the flecks is outstanding.
     
  7. Michael A

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    I agree that flecked fabric is great and the pockets are fantastic. That pants are killer cool too.

    Michael
     
  8. Rabbit

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    Thanks, Benny and Michael. The flecked cream flannel jacket is really something.


    1930s British patch pocket tweed jacket, jade green with forest green windowpane

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    1930s British peak lapel tweed jacket, brown herringbone with red over-stripe

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    1930s British heavyweight tweed jacket, tan/brown large herringbone with color flecks

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  9. Dirk Wainscotting

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    Three superb jackets from Blighty. Love the lapels on the brown. The green is crazy (but I'd still wear it). You have an excellent collection of coats.
     
  10. Rudie

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    The green jacket is awesome. Paired with a yellow or burgundy sweater vest and cream flannels it would be rad!
     
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  11. Mathematicus

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    Beautiful jackets, Rabbit. The brown herringbone is something special, though.
     
  12. Rabbit

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    I wore the green jacket in a combination like that just recently. Mustard tattersall weskit with green windowpane and 30s cream flannels, a little yellowed. That tattersall weskit is the only one I got, but it works with all of these British tweed jackets.
     
  13. Benny Holiday

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    Yes indeed, that green windowpane is right out of a vintage catalogue. That's such a rich colour! If you don't mind me asking, Nik, how wide are the peaked lapels on the brown herringbone jacket? They seem very nicely balanced with the overall dimensions of the jacket.
     
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  14. Rabbit

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    I don't think I ever measured any of my lapels, but I'll measure it for you. Horizontal across the widest section is 9.7cm. Longest straight distance from the tip of the peak lapel down is 12.5cm. They start pretty high, then become quite wide. Very balanced, I agree. The lapels have a slight belly. Size is 36-37.
     
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  15. Patrick Hall

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    That green jacket is amazing. I remember salivating over it when it was on auction. Glad you snapped it up Nik. You pair it up expertly!
     
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  16. Eddie Derbyshire

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    That's a wonderful look Nik. It's something I've been trying to perfect myself for a while. Essentially trying to work with the more common and affordable vintage items on the market - striped formal trousers and black/dark jackets. You've really hit the sweet spot there. A great blend of formal pieces but carried off in a great, almost casual way. Bravo - you've inspired my next outfit :)

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  17. herringbonekid

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    i definitely prefer the slightly neater fitting Brit jackets on you Nik.
    i think i nearly bid on that green windowpane one, but can't remember the story. it's a beauty, as is the peaked lapel beneath it.
     
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  18. Rabbit

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    So do I. The cut of these Brit jackets and the early/mid 30s American jackets which, although of a still different cut are almost as form-fitting as the British ones, simply work best for a slight, medium-height frame. The American solid navy DB in post #1365 is a good example. The roomier U.S. mid/ late 40s cuts are the exception in my wardrobe rather than the rule.

    I'm sure glad I got that green jacket!

    Eddie, using a morningwear (wool) trouser as an affordable odd trouser for street clothes is a very good idea. Wearing them in a workwear context will erase that "lower half of morning dress" look.
     
  19. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Have to agree with the others: Excellent! The green one is great, but these peak lapels... outstanding!
     
  20. Dirk Wainscotting

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    Very true. I have a couple of pairs of German morning dress trousers that are of the darker stripe rather than the more common grey/silver and black that are now taken as standard morning trousers. They're pretty roomy (could be 30s but I think 1950s). I use them as go-to trousers for doing stuff about the house, going to the supermarket in the morning, pottering around the garden. Anything really. It goes without saying that they are braces trousers.
     

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