Category Archives: Sportcoats

Semi-formal outfits that are based around a sportcoat and trousers

Low Contrast

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Sometimes low-contrast outfits can be challenging.  When the elements don’t contrast much, sometimes they clash instead of blending well, and sometimes the overall effect can be somewhat boring.  I think … Continue reading

Hello, Professor

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  Blazer: Schupp & Snyder, thrifted, $12 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: Some old store brand, trade, $0 Pants: Brooks Brothers, store sale, $70 Shoes: Brooks Brothers, clearance, $180 … Continue reading

On The Border

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What do you when you’re on the border between seasons? You’re ready for the colors and textures of fall, but the thermometer still says it’s summer.  Well, you wear clothes … Continue reading

Summer is Fading

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The last days of seersucker season are quickly running out – after Labor Day, summer clothes like this go into the closet to hibernate until next spring.        Jacket: … Continue reading

Herringbone

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  Sportcoat: Fay, thrifted, $15 Trousers: Brooks Brothers, sale, $50 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $40 Tie: BG&C, store sale, $20 Shoes: Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers, clearance, … Continue reading

Fudging It

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I picked up a new navy blazer recently, anticipating losing a bit more weight.  I’m not quite there yet, and the jacket is a bit tight in the middle.  No … Continue reading

Dedication

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When you go out in the snow to get pictures of your outfit, you know you’re dedicated.  Or that you have a problem.  I’ll leave it to you to decide … Continue reading

Do the Unexpected

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Camel hair jacket, blue shirt, foulard tie, cordovan penny loafers.  Pair them with gray or brown flannel pants, and it’s an attractive and fairly ordinary combination.  But swap the trousers … Continue reading

Smart?

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My office, which is a corporate headquarters and was until recently one of the last business-professional-dress (e.g., suits and ties) holdouts in town, has decided to change the dress code to … Continue reading

An Odd Jacket

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Today’s jacket is an odd one in more than one sense of the word.  Another name for a sport coat or blazer is an “odd jacket,” not because it’s weird … Continue reading

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