This is really an advertisement for why a few excellent jackets will get you very far (for those of us on a budget). Variety can then come from beautifully matched accessories. Again, well done my academic friend, you put me to shame.
Thanks for the kind comments. I wholeheartedly agree, it is very tempting go go for fancy checks and colourful plaids when desciding on a tweed jacket. In the end they become very hard to wear (only a few accessories go with each jacket) and you also get bored with them after awhile (at least that's my experience). However with simple solids that have done visual interest (Donegals like today, herringbones eye etc) it us much easier to create "new" looks. Get a new tie and/or a new PS - voila a different look from yesterday.
It has taken my quite some time to realise this, but now I'm glad I did when I'm about to embark on my first real bespoke experience - instead of some fancy three-piece PoW with purple or burgundy over-check it will be a simple mid-grey birdseye three-piece suit that I probably could wear everyday and still not get bored with.