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I stumbled across a burgundy blazer today. I know BB has an unusual, though accepted bottle green one, but how would this community react to a burgundy one?
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Here’s an example of a jacket that’s too small with trousers that fit comfortably. The one advantage is you can always take the jacket off if you feel like it’s too tight. Better than the other way around!

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Here's an example of a jacket that's too small with trousers that fit comfortably. The one advantage is you can always take the jacket off if you feel like it's too tight. Better than the other way around!
That's a really good looking lay out. Is that you? The jacket looks cotton. Neat roped shoulders. Summery, unbuttoned, no tie, pocket square; the exact conditions under which I would only consider a square, and do. Twelve paisleys for just such situations, as mentioned elsewhere recently. Very good post. (The jacket may be too short for me and you, but then I'm not slim and young. Or rather, just not young.)
What color vest are you wearing? I really like this combination.
Thanks - it's kind of a steely blue / grey.
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That's a really good looking lay out. Is that you? The jacket looks cotton. Neat roped shoulders. Summery, unbuttoned, no tie, pocket square; the exact conditions under which I would only consider a square, and do. Twelve paisleys for just such situations, as mentioned elsewhere recently. Very good post. (The jacket may be too short for me and you, but then I'm not slim and young. Or rather, just not young.)
Indeed, it was tonight's outfit. The LBM 1911 jacket is a bit modern in fit but despite it being too short and the quarters too open I manage to get away with it even though I am not young (I would never get a MTM or Bespoke that fit this way.) It is too tight and too short but I like the Mohair blend and the deconstruction for a summer jacket and the working buttonholes and hand pick stitching are nice details. I have fairly sloped well developed shoulders (large Traps) and the roped shoulders work well. The linen trousers are Incotex and fit very nicely with a bit higher rise and some space for comfort. I will be happy when this tight fitting clothes fashion trend abates. My main point is that it is much more comfortable to wear loose trousers and a tight jacket than the converse. Thanks for the compliment.
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No, you don't want that look. You really, really don't, even if you're bowl legged like that guy. And you don't want to be photographed holding a mimosa either.

The webmaster at Isaia got confused and stuck up a Sears photo. You don't need that. The problem with those super narrow pants in the pic is that, unless they're wool, they look like jeans and while jeans with a jacket often plays well, it's gotta be no tie and open jacket. No pool side with tie, ever. The jackets you've shown so far have all been very decent, tho in low light, so tell me they aren't all shiney like pool guy's, who I believe has applied butcher's wax to his jacket and face for that Sean Penn Falcon and the Snowman look.

You relieved yourself of a bundle on these Isaias, consider going cheap on the pants because you might be surprised at how well the L. L. Bean heritage stuff, the Lands' End Canvas line, Crew, BR, Macy's, Kohls and, yes, even certain Dockers, are built nowadays.

(Liked the green pants with the burgundy jacket. Add a white shirt and you've got a full Spumoni.)
Maybe not the same exact look but I do like the contrast between darker jackets and beige/cream pants.
I'm a huge fan of PT01 pants. I think sub $150 their wool pants are great value. Their chinos can be had for much less. These are the two I'm thinking to order next: both are wool and in $120-$130 price range.

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In my opinion, the jacket in question strikes me as more appropriate for the Fall. I wouldn’t wear it with ivory or white.
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In my opinion, the jacket in question strikes me as more appropriate for the Fall. I wouldn't wear it with ivory or white.
Grey/charcoal it is then! Thank you!!!
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