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    Suit Supply has wool blend rain coats. I own the navy one and it looks really smart over a suit. They are pricey though at around 500 CAD (not sure what that is in USD).

    You will find cheaper options at BR. They carry mac coats in navy and trench coats in beige.

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      Is it possible to find shirts OTR that don't come partially untucked when you lift your arms up over your head?

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        Originally posted by ryn View Post
        Is it possible to find shirts OTR that don't come partially untucked when you lift your arms up over your head?
        It depends on your desired brand and fit. Also, it sounds like your height may be more torso based and less leg based which I am as well. You could try a couple of options. The first is that some companies offer Tall versions of their shirts. I know JCrew does and this could help. The downside is that sometimes it throws other proportions of the shirts you like off. The second option would be to size up and go down one or two slimnesses. For instance, I like the Spier & Mackay 15.5" contemporary shirts and while I can wear their slim, it does not leave downside risk of my wife drying one of them leaving them too tight. So I size up to 16" in the neck and down to slim and dry this shirts. This has helped a ton. I could even try extra slim fit if I wanted a slimmer profile.

        The torso thing will be hard to overcome as most shirts are based on a stock sizing template. Movement just untucks them for those with longer torsos.

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          Originally posted by Alex.C View Post
          It IS socks for life... So it could be viewed as a great investment. I will say, I took two pairs to Italy for nearly three weeks, just washing them in the sink, I've been on team Darn Tough ever since. Actually wearing one of those pairs right now. Three years later, and they're going strong.
          That *is* a quality testimonial. I have always wondered, and also balked at the $21 price tag, yet will cycle through $12 dress socks each year...

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            Originally posted by PureAndy View Post
            That *is* a quality testimonial. I have always wondered, and also balked at the $21 price tag, yet will cycle through $12 dress socks each year...
            No to overstate how much I love their socks, but I only wear Darn Tough now. Ditto for my wife who scoffed at me in Italy while carting around 12 pair of socks, and saw the light after I bought her a pair for hiking/farm work (she volunteers at our local historical society farm, feeding horses, letting animals out, etc.) YMMV but I think it's worth $21 to test the waters. They're also available via Amazon Prime last I looked, so no risk if you get em, and don't like em.

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              I'm pretty happy with Macy's house brand Geoffrey Beene for dress shirts (fitted) and Uniqlo for Oxford shirts (slim fit). Both are cheap ($30-40). the Geoffrey Beene shirts are very thin. Both are long enough to stay tucked for me. I'm 5'11" and 185lbs. I usually wear size large for Uniqlo and 16.5 x 35 for Geoffrey Beene.

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                Originally posted by PureAndy View Post
                That *is* a quality testimonial. I have always wondered, and also balked at the $21 price tag, yet will cycle through $12 dress socks each year...
                SocksAddict.com has them regularly on sale.

                Like Alex.C, Darn Toughs are all I wear now. For business casual use, I prefer the Orvis Extra Invincible version, made by Darn Tough, and sold in a three pack for $50. For casual use, I get their lows or loafer socks. I probably have over 30 pairs now.

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                  so I moved to a new city. its cold here. soo I figured id stock up on blazers as I work in an environment where half the office wears them. I have tons of navy blazers that ive collected over the years, but that's it.

                  what are your thoughts on these

                  grey herringbone(130 j crew ebay)
                  https://imgur.com/a/4gxgbIu

                  light blue (very cheap, j crew factory that I can get for like 35)
                  https://imgur.com/a/3r7a9Uk


                  light blue plaid bonobos final sale like 216
                  https://imgur.com/a/fOj1Fjt

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                    Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
                    so I moved to a new city. its cold here. soo I figured id stock up on blazers as I work in an environment where half the office wears them. I have tons of navy blazers that ive collected over the years, but that's it.

                    what are your thoughts on these

                    grey herringbone(130 j crew ebay)
                    https://imgur.com/a/4gxgbIu

                    light blue (very cheap, j crew factory that I can get for like 35)
                    https://imgur.com/a/3r7a9Uk


                    light blue plaid bonobos final sale like 216
                    https://imgur.com/a/fOj1Fjt
                    I dig the Bonobos pattern.
                    If you want something a little warmer, I got this tweed blazer with patch pockets from a made-to-measure shop in India, it came out nicely, and expertly done. $140, takes about two weeks. I live in DC. Some winters stay below freezing for a week or two, but for most autumn's, I can wear this outside and be fine, to work and on the weekend. Worn over a sweater, it's super warm in the winter, but needs a hat and scarf.
                    https://www.studiosuits.com/jackets/...cPath=199_281&

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                      Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
                      so I moved to a new city. its cold here. soo I figured id stock up on blazers as I work in an environment where half the office wears them. I have tons of navy blazers that ive collected over the years, but that's it.

                      what are your thoughts on these

                      grey herringbone(130 j crew ebay)
                      https://imgur.com/a/4gxgbIu

                      light blue (very cheap, j crew factory that I can get for like 35)
                      https://imgur.com/a/3r7a9Uk


                      light blue plaid bonobos final sale like 216
                      https://imgur.com/a/fOj1Fjt
                      The J Crew Factory light blue is going to be the least versatile/appropriate in a professional setting (the Bonobos might be as well, although it looks kinda grey in the picture). I like herringbone, but it depends on the rest of your style.

                      Personally I'm a fan of both light grey (with navy or dark grey to charcoal pants) and brown but YMMV.

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                        what do you guys think of this blazer color? its a green/navy. its really interesting looking but unsure what to wear it with, when it look good
                        https://imgur.com/a/O9bSARF

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                          As with any unusually colored item, it’s easiest to pair it with subdued, solid neutrals. Grey, brown, navy, khaki, off-white, white. I’d wear that jacket with grey or off-white chinos, a light blue shirt, and a brown tie; or brown trousers, a white shirt, and a navy knit tie; or with grey denim and a white or light blue OCBD; etc. if you want to add a bit of interest you could throw in a pocket square with hints of contrasting colors like tangerine orange. When you develop more confidence with your ability to mix and match colors, textures, and patterns, you can branch out, but to start it’s easiest to stick to neutrals.
                          Ben

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                            so I was at jcrew this weekend and saw this suit jacket paird on top of jeans and liked it. but im always worried about using suit jackets as seperates. thoughts?

                            https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_categor...lue-windowpane

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                              Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
                              so I was at jcrew this weekend and saw this suit jacket paird on top of jeans and liked it. but im always worried about using suit jackets as seperates. thoughts?

                              https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_categor...lue-windowpane
                              There is no real texture to the jacket from the online pics so I would say it looks like an orphaned suit jacket. Then again, I would not wear that loud of a suit so it looks a little casual due to that. I mean it is up to you but I lean more towards orphaned suit.

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                                Originally posted by ncf05 View Post
                                so I was at jcrew this weekend and saw this suit jacket paird on top of jeans and liked it. but im always worried about using suit jackets as seperates. thoughts?

                                https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_categor...lue-windowpane
                                Unstructured and the fabric looks somewhat textured so probably just fine. Suit jackets are typically a little longer/more traditional with details than sport coats. Might consider sizing down one or going R if you're normally L in length if it doesn't seem to match up well with wearing casual.

                                Edit to add: it looks textured in the pictures at least but that could just be my eyes. I just saw [MENTION=4069]JBarwick[/MENTION]'s reply. If it has any smoothness or sheen to it IRL then I would avoid for sure.

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