Thanks for the kind words, dudes!
On the topic of sportscoats, do you guys think coarser materials like duck canvas or cotton in general will be more prone to collar gap?
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Hey guys, I've been following this thread for a while and have become very enthusiastic about upgrading my wardrobe as a result. After a bit of thought about choosing my first sportcoat I think i've decided I'd like go for a tan color rather than a navy one. I guess I'm looking for thoughts on this decision, as I know Navy is supposed to be the go to color if you have only one.
I looked at picture comparisons between the new Napoli Caramel Duck Canvas coat(which i'm excited about) and the various walt and rivet pants I have or are on the way and I think tan will work better in combination with all of them pretty much. I also think part of it is Navy seems a little too 'dressy' at this point for me. Tan or "Caramel" just suits me better I think.
btw, here's my current selection, on the way and WTB choices:
Walts: FF tropical taupe fleck trousers, Caramel Duck canvas, Merino wool cadet grey, olive moleskin, juniper and elderberry linen, regiment twill moss
Rivets: canvas navy, blue oxford cloth, Plum duck, FF cotton/cashmere twill Clay, Goldenrod and Slate Blue
For context, I'm turning 30 and I usually fall into the "hipster look" category. I rent apartments for work and don't dress up too much. The office dress code is more casual than business- jeans and collared shirts. I've always been into wearing a bit of color- Levi's 510 "skinny" color jeans, old thrift store polos, white or pastel OCBD shirts, and tan or pale colored London Fog Ricky style jackets. Anyway, my style choices continue to evolve and I'm just really glad I found Epaulet. The quality, fit and colors are just fantastic.
I did notice that the pictured color of the caramel duck canvas sportcoat is different from those of the caramel Walts and Rivets. I'm guessing this is due to the pants being shot in the sunlight vs. the coat being shot indoors..? Is the coat the color of the pictures of the pants? Are they indeed made of identical fabric?