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    It's actually black. Not my first choice but I like it.

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      @ JC when I first saw that thumbnail I thought you were wearing riding pants... but it's just that black thing in the background blending in with your jeans. B-)

      Ben

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        Haha... That's luggage I thrifted for a vacation trip next weekend. NWT American Tourister carry-ons, $50 each

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          I just re-read my "million jackets" comment. It came out kind of douchey. I have 4 jackets in varying degrees of formality. It's probably as many (or fewer) as anyone else except that the weather doesn't necessitate it so it feels like a million.


          @JC: My mom had a matching set of mustard yellow hard case American Tourister luggage when I was growing up. Fond memories of family trips with that stuff. :-)


          @CJJ: Thanks. I'm a hobbyist photographer, and my wife may soon be going pro so we have good camera equipment in the house, but I'm always too lazy to use it for these WIWT pics. I always end up using my crummy camera phone and just emailing them to myself so I don't have to fiddle with memory cards. So thanks for attempting to see beyond the fuzz and the blown-out flash. :-) To answer your question, it's the same suit, but the shirt and sweater were a fall-back plan when I didn't find the tie. It's just as well, though. We went to an expensive restaurant ($150 tab), but it's got a pretty casual vibe. Lots of people in $200+ jeans. I was already the only person in a suit so I probably would have looked goofy with the tie.

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            @ Alan, I feel your "goofy with the tie comment". I live in San Diego where if you a wear a blazer and are not going to work or a formal event you are considered "odd man out". They wife and I went out the other day and wore a tie and blazer to the movies and drinks afteward. Ackward glances came my way for sure but what ya' gonna do.

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              Alan that outfit is awesome you pull it off and look like your very comfortable. honestly Nice dude

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                Thanks, Michael! Much appreciated. My wife liked it, and that's what mattered to me. :-)

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                  Here is what I wore going out Saturday.





                  Jacket: Dark Gray Uniqlo slim fit tasmanian wool jacket

                  Shirt: Calvin Klein

                  Tie: thetiebar.com. Tie clip is from black Alfani tie with tie clip featured here previously.

                  Pocket square: thetiebar.com white with charcoal border

                  Pants: GAP tailored khaki straight fit

                  Shoes: Mahogany Cole haan Air Colton

                  Watch: Orient blue mako.

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                    @technojinn What the what? Are you some sort of ringer? That's a great fit. My only quibble would be that I wish the button stance on the jacket was lower and gave you longer lines.

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                      Today: Total thrift spectacular. Well, almost. I just need a thrifted belt, and I'll be set for as close to a 100-percent thrift outfit as I'll get (I'm going to stay far, far away from thrift store socks and underthings).

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                        @techojinn: Looking sharp! The fact that you were able to put the whole thing together with middle-tier, off-the-rack pieces really shows you know what you're doing and not just relying on fancy names to prop you up. Good stuff!

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                          Unlike technojinn, I DO need a fancy name to prop me up. ;-) The Isaia tie is making its semi-annual appearance.







                          Shirt: Banana Republic - pale green

                          Tie: Gianluca Isaia Napoli 7 Fold - lime green (gifted)

                          Sportcoat: GAP charcoal herringbone (thrifted)

                          Pants: Banana Republic brown/grey plaid

                          Shoes: Kenneth Cole black slip-ons

                          Coat: Banana Republic tonal grey plaid

                          Watch: Fossile Walter - black band

                          Pocket square: Merona hankie - grey

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                            @ technojinn - Looks great. I'm especially impressed by how perfectly your shirt and jacket sleeves fit you - you're showing just the right amount of shirt sleeve. Like JC said, the button stance on the jacket seems a little high, but it may just be the angle of the picture as well.


                            @ Alan - That blazer fits you great - my only quibble is that I like to see a little more contrast between a sportcoat and trousers so that it doesn't start to border on suit territory. But maybe they are easier to tell apart IRL and it's just the pic.

                            Ben

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                              @BenR: The jacket and pants are tonally very similar, but the pants are browner whereas the jacket is greyer. Plus the pants are plaid where the jacket is herringbone. Yeah, it's hard to pick up from the picture, but there's a difference.


                              I know what you mean about "suit territory", though. I've got a friend who picks on me for being all dressy in my suits and then he wears a sportcoat that's virtually identical to his pants. :-)

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                                @Alan that sportcoat fits incredibly well, was surprised to see it was from GAP, really like that tie too haha


                                @ techojinn I really like that fit you have too, really well put together...I need to get a new blazer pronto

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