Basically, the title is my main question. A bit more detail: I currently have only two odd jackets: a navy blazer that I had made-to-measure, and a light brown moleskin-ish jacket that I got at Uniqlo a couple years ago (not the most versatile color, but I've found ways to make it work). Having acquired a decent start to a workable collection of shoes, I thought maybe I'd refocus and get a tweed jacket and some other seasonal items in the near-term. I've seen Bookster brought up here and elsewhere, and they seem like good value for the money. As this will be my first tweed jacket, I thought it might be best to start out with some inconspicuous designs. My #1 choice would probably be a grey Donegal (like this one), follwed by brown herringbone, brown Donegal, and grey herringbone. Whichever one I get, I'll probably get the other color / pattern next winter, though I'm open to other suggestions. As for fit: I usually take a (frustratingly difficult-to-find) 37 short in U.S. sizing, but the measurements of my MTM jacket suggest I'd be a better fit for their 39, though their 39 is half an inch longer, slightly narrower at the waist, and with much longer sleeves. The website says they'll work with me to help ensure proper fit, but I'd like to hear reports from past experiences as well. Finally, bespoke options: I think the button tab on the collar is a pretty cool feature, so I'd probably go with that. I'm on the fence about a ticket pocket, though: I realize it's meant to be casual, but I worry that it's too "suit-like" for a jacket I intend to wear with a variety of clothes. So, what do all of you think?
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11/12/10 at 1:12am