Up for review, the Theory Gabe B 2 in "uniform" urban stretch.
As many of you know, I'm trying to upgrade my jacket capsule this year. Also, a HEWI is a suit. I've tried the BR lightweight wool suit and the Theory Lanai and Testra pants to no avail. Have tried on others as well but rejected out of hand.
First (1-4) the jacket, shown with a light top and black cigarette pants -- hoping you can see details. Unbuttoned, buttoned, back view, side view.
Pic 5: Sleeves scrunched as I would generally wear.
Then various potential stylings:
- With BF jeans and fluid knit (6, 7)
- With skinny cream jeans. (Urban prince goes prep -- 8)
- With slouchy black trousers.
- With slouchy trousers and a heavier sweater underneath
- With a dress
- With plaid skinnies and toned top
- With a column of light.
For me, the sleeves are a bit of an issue. I find them too long for an indoor jacket as is, but they are not long enough that it will be possible to alter them without a problem (due to buttonhole placement.) True, I usually wear them scrunched. But.
Also, I have tried and failed with the pants that go with this jacket. Two separate styles in several sizes failed to fit or look good. Nordstrom reviews suggest that Theory changed the cut and/or the drape of this fabric is different -- I'm not the only one unhappy with how the pants look.
So if I keep the jacket, it probably won't become part of a suit. And the search for a suit would still be on.
This needs to be an absolute 10 or I won't keep.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts!