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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    I agree with this sentiment. I actually refuse to spend any money of substance on a pocket square because I like to retain the function. I heard a similar story of a man offering his to a woman at a wedding and it just seemed so "old school gentleman" that it stuck with me. OF course, once the square has been slimed it has to go to the inside pocket. I use solid colored handkerchiefs primarily. Might try out a bandanna because I kind of like this...

    I like that a lot. While not quite the same, I have handkerchiefs with monogrammed letters (got them from Etsy) that I rather like using. White with blue or red, and cotton. Plus, easily washed. I really like what he's wearing, though. It's very "summery".

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      Originally posted by Jshackleford View Post
      That makes sense then, my office is decidedly not formal/conservative, so I get away with a lot of really dandy/peacocky elements on a daily basis.
      Originally posted by idvsego View Post
      kindof depends on the pocket square of tie. I think a solid white pocket square with a basic presidential fold is classic. Or a light pattern with a solid tie.

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sU7XPiqn5d...600/oceans.jpg
      I sometimes think that would be fun. Although, ironically, my clients (who are older and richer) do not consider wearing a bow tie or a DB jacket to be particularly peacocky. They're all old white WASPy dudes who think that's awesome. Now, pocket squares on the other hand?

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        Yoox dropped their prices today - so if you have any items in your Dream Box, you may want to check and see if they've dropped into your "must buy" price range (particularly with the extra 20% off). I've been looking for a mid-length single-breasted navy mac/trench, so bought each of these Allegri jackets to see if I like either:





        I also had my eye on a few jackets - LBM, Boglioli, and Cantarelli - but those are just things I'd LIKE to have, whereas I actually need a rain coat... Besides, I'm intimidated and confused by the sizing on some of those brands!
        Last edited by Jamie; June 10, 2014, 10:48 PM. Reason: Apologies for the giant picture.

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          Hmm... And tell me why I'd rather spend my money on something out of left field like that than a nice traditional and all-time classic jacket like the Barbour Beaufort.

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            Because the Beaufort is a totally different type of jacket for a different situation. Both of these are far more "City" than the Beaufort, and by the way the design of the first is an all-time classic and not out of left-field (It's a Mac!). The second has epaulets but that's not uncommon with trenches (another classic design) and I think the asymmetric shoulder detailing is a nice touch that on the types of days when this will be worn (dark, dreary, wet) will set it apart without being ridiculous. That being said I like the first one a lot more and could see myself buying it if I didn't buy the Bonobos Shamus Mac last fall.

            I told myself I'd stay away from Yoox when their email popped up but I may have to wander back over...

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              Originally posted by Duvel View Post
              Hmm... And tell me why I'd rather spend my money on something out of left field like that than a nice traditional and all-time classic jacket like the Barbour Beaufort.
              Any personal experience with Barbour, [MENTION=6633]Duvel[/MENTION]?

              I own a Bedale in Navy and that first jacket posted by [MENTION=8057]Jamie[/MENTION] looks much sharper...although I tend to only wear my Bedale in more casual situations.

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                Completely different styles, Duvel.

                That's like saying I have Merrells, why do I need a pair of Aldens?

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                  Originally posted by Duvel View Post
                  Hmm... And tell me why I'd rather spend my money on something out of left field like that than a nice traditional and all-time classic jacket like the Barbour Beaufort.
                  These are for wearing over business attire - where a Barbour would be totally inappropriate. I like Barbour coats, but I wear casual clothing so infrequently now, that I doubt I'll buy one anytime soon. My next casual jacket will likely be an M-65 anyway.

                  My quest for the perfect (and affordable) raincoat has been long and arduous - I have bought and returned four jackets so far - 2 from SuitSupply (one of which was a HUGE mistake, as it was by far the nicest of any I have bought since - total remorse), 1 from Bonobos (Shamus - returned because I don't like the covered placket and fit was so-so. I realize the covered placket on a mac is functional and traditional, but I don't like how it looks), and 1 from Gap. I ended up with a JCrew Sutherland from a friend, which is high quality but it is similar in style to the Bonobos Shamus - and so the search has continued. I like the style of each of these - it will probably come down to fit, but I'm hoping one of the other is a keeper!

                  As for being out of left field - the top one is a pretty classic style, just sans the covered placket that most macs have. The second one is styled on the traditional trench, just single-breasted and bit shorter.

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                    Okay, maybe.

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                      I like the first. The trimmer outline would work for me better than the dB versions

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                        Originally posted by Jamie View Post
                        For what its worth, I received this jacket. The material is nice, but the color has a more yellowish hue rather than the brown shown above - its subtle, but I'd have preferred it more brown/tan. The biggest problem is that the armholes are low. I didn't have that problem with my Tailored Fit Traveler jacket, but its definitely any issue with this one. Otherwise the fit is solid. I'll probably end up keeping it, since I paid less than $40 for it - but I would've been much happier with higher armholes... I"ll check out STP's return policy though - I'd rather not return for store credit, and don't want to pay $7 for return shipping.
                        Similar opinion here. Armholes are a little low for my liking but not horrible. I will likely keep it.

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                          Never had a shirt-jacket before. Worth a try at $30

                          https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...true&hash=row2

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                            Originally posted by Jamie View Post
                            Yoox dropped their prices today - so if you have any items in your Dream Box, you may want to check and see if they've dropped into your "must buy" price range (particularly with the extra 20% off). I've been looking for a mid-length single-breasted navy mac/trench, so bought each of these Allegri jackets to see if I like either:





                            I also had my eye on a few jackets - LBM, Boglioli, and Cantarelli - but those are just things I'd LIKE to have, whereas I actually need a rain coat... Besides, I'm intimidated and confused by the sizing on some of those brands!
                            the Matrix called, they want their look back

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                              Originally posted by ninpb View Post
                              Never had a shirt-jacket before. Worth a try at $30

                              https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...true&hash=row2
                              If you want to wear one like you would a hoodie, yes. Be warned: it does not have any hand pockets.

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                                LOL.

                                Originally posted by gaseousclay View Post
                                the Matrix called, they want their look back

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