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  • I'm definitely looking for a corduroy sports coat. That one looks really nice. It appears to fit really well, especially for a "factory" piece. Did you have it tailored any?

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    • @ AnonymousJay - No, I haven't had it tailored. I'm normally a 36R and I got this jacket in a size small. It fits a little more relaxed than I would get in a suit jacket, but as a more casual piece I like it a lot. The sleeves are slightly long (I've rolled them back as you can see) and I might get them shortened at the tailor eventually, but I don't think it needs to get taken in at the sides.


      A couple things to note about the jacket that you won't find on the website:


      -No sleeve buttons, which is ok by me, but definitely makes it more casual

      -Suede elbow patches

      -Partial chambray lining

      -The color appears brown in natural light and olive green in artificial light.


      Also, it's a 3-button jacket, but the lapels are unstructured so they will lie like a 2-button if you only do up the middle, as I've done in the picture. I also like to turn up the collar and do the top two buttons when it's chilly out.


      If you're looking for a dressy corduroy blazer, this is probably not for you, but if you're looking for a casual sport coat with a bit of English flair, I can definitely recommend this one.

      Ben

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      • Casual Day


        Shirt: Perry Ellis Brown checkered

        Pants: CK1 Grey Chinos

        Belt: Tommy Hilfiger

        Shoes: Clarks Beeswax Desert Boot

        Watch: Timex White Face, Brown Croc Strap


        Picture #10

        https://picasaweb.google.com/1048294...46683300053218

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        • https://picasaweb.google.com/113666665217544934355/October72011#5660911963106178258


          Casual Friday!


          Shirt: H & M

          Sweater: H & M

          Jeans: 514s

          Shoes: Clarks Desert Boot (sand suede)

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          • Layering for warmth on a cold, rainy Saturday morning. I love these cooler fall temps! Now, if only it would snow instead of rain!


            http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/theantiduck/10-8-2011.jpg


            Polo: Mossimo (Target)

            Cardigan: Mossino (Target)

            Pants: Gap

            Belt: Some no-name brand from Sierra Trading Post

            Shoes, not shown: Earthkeepers moc-toe boots

            Watch: Seiko 5 on brown leather strap http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/theantiduck/P1060015.jpg


            @ Tat - Your Timex looks really slick with that outfit!


            @ BrianB - I dig the suede elbow patches. They add character to any jacket or sweater!

            Ben

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            • Like that Cardigan.


              Would have never guessed Target.

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              • Last night I wore an outfit I like to call country bar chic: torn up Levi's 514s, a slim fitting plaid camo shirt from Bass Pro Shops, and boots (in this case Sebago Beacons).


                Here's today's:

                http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsvc0fE1Gw1qjmxnco1_500.jpg


                Cardigan: WE

                Shirt: LEC

                Jeans: H&M (they're black and really slim; not my favorites but I think they work here)

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                • After 9 hours with the kids, things are looking a bit rumpled again, but here was Friday:


                  Blazer: INC Ultra Light (scored for $12)

                  Shirt: Custom made when in Korea

                  Tie: I believe H&M

                  Pocket Square: The Tie Bar

                  Pants: Banana Republic

                  Belt: Kenneth Cole NY

                  Shoes: Bed Stu


                  Close up shows the slight striped/extremely subtle gingham-y pattern to the blazer. Some collar gap going on, but hey, $12 blazer.


                  https://picasaweb.google.com/117893561302459299254/October72011


                  The tie is a bit slim for my taste, but it was like $5 and I love the pattern. I know ties can be slimmed, can they be widened at all? I'm guessing not as the fabric likely isn't there?

                  "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                  • Sportcoat: Thrifted Nordstrom

                    Shirt: Gap Outlet

                    Tie: Thrifted Aquascrutum

                    Khakis: Lands End

                    Pocket Square: handkerchief from Macy's

                    Shoes: Thrifted Florsheim penny loafers


                    https://picasaweb.google.com/1139457...20594494718498

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                    • @ Jason - Way to rock the bold tie, man. That blazer's pretty slick for a thrift find, too.

                      Ben

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                      • Suit: Alfani Red Slim Fit Suit - Sharkskin

                        Shirt: Peter Millar Slim

                        Shoes: AE's Walnut Sanfords

                        Tie: Tommy Hilfiger Vintage Slim

                        Watch: Timex

                        Belt: Nordstrom


                        Pictures # 11 & 12.

                        https://picasaweb.google.com/1048294...23510233315154

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                        • @Ben thanks! The sport coat fit perfectly without any tailoring. I got it and the tie together and the coat has subtle green and purple lines in it that echo the colors of the tie.


                          @Tat Looking slick. I love the shirt. I'm going to have to look up Peter Millar.

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                          • @Jason...I gotta tell you I see a tie like that and I get intimidated. Looks sharp...might need to start branching out!

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                            • @Brian I just trust my girlfriend. She has an eye for color and pattern that I don't and when she tells me something will look sharp I just do it and she's always right.

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                              • @greg_s


                                That looks very similar to a tie I have from thetiebar.com.


                                https://www.thetiebar.com/database/products/32805_t.jpg

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