IT_cyclist

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As stated in my previous post, I went to my local Saks Fifth Avenue to pick up my latest sartorial farrago, a navy velvet jacket, a sartorial "crime of opportunity" (i.e. the jacket was heavily marked down). On getting it home, I decided to try wearing in three different ways - casual, semi-dressed up, and somewhere approximating formal. The results are as shown below - the jury is still out as to how versatile this jacket will be . . . View attachment 47644 View attachment 47645 View attachment 47646
I think you can pull off any and all of the looks.
 

ran23

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By chance I did start with a charcoal suit (38/33"waist), too bad that is too small on me now. I always thought I could have more fun with a Navy suit. The light grey vest I have, looked great with the charcoal, probably the same with Navy. always fun
 

Fading Fast

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By chance I did start with a charcoal suit (38/33"waist), too bad that is too small on me now. I always thought I could have more fun with a Navy suit. The light grey vest I have, looked great with the charcoal, probably the same with Navy. always fun
I've always found a grey suit to be more flexible than a navy, but to be honest, I think that's more personal preference than defendable fact. If I had to start my wardrobe from scratch, I think the first suit I'd buy would be a medium to medium-dark grey, medium weight (none of that super-fine stuff) worsted. I'd probably buy three versions of grey before I even got to a navy one. But again, probably just personal preference.
 

ran23

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One last thing and we'll let this go back to what it is. Back then after losing weight, the charcoal and a Charcoal POW suit, 6 odd jackets of blazers and tweeds. then started a diabetic Low carb/High Fat diet.
This summer I put on a cotton/linen BR coat to walk in. I couldn't button it, I now measure 39" chest. I can still wear the POW tweed(Patrick James?) but making it an odd jacket--not sure I can pull that off.