Hello, my name is Suz and I don't have enough toppers!
Background: At the moment, apart from my kimono jacket, I don't own a single black topper. I retired my vintage Hobbs crepe 3 button jacket so I am out!
(Actually, apart from two leather jackets and my recent blue jacquard blazer purchase from Zara, I have no F/W jackets. So that is where I am starting from -- and I am a person for whom jackets are the backbone of the closet.)
First, the pants. They are rolled up here and possibly not the right length since I didn't bother to pin. Please ignore that. Also, if the fit is judged poor, they go back -- there is no sizing up. (There are none in the bigger size and it does not fit anyway -- I tried it in the store.) Note: Mr. Suz fell in love with these.
Next, the jacket with pants, for a sort of unmatched "suit." Would this be do-able? Or is it just dumb?
Pic 5 shows the jacket done up. I would never wear it that way, but there it is.
Pics 9-12 styled with my baggy/ slightly slouchy tapered wool trousers. The blacks are not identical but they are close, and the weight of the fabric is very similar. So I think they could work together? As a sort of "le smoking" a la Angie's dressy separates blog post today?
Pics 13-15 styled a few possible ways, or at least half-styled.
Fit concern: the sleeves are just a touch too long. I don't know why since they were not too long on a version I tried on in the store on the weekend. But there it is. I would usually wear them scrunched. But it's a bit annoying. An alteration probably isn't possible or worth it because the buttons are too close together and the sleeve is only a teeny weeny touch too long.
Also, I always worry that this length of jacket cuts me in half and makes my legs look even shorter than they are.
Would love your thoughts.