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post #991 of 2005

Ok, I took a picture of tonight's outfit. Same houndstooth sportscoat but this time instead of white with green and tan tattersal, I put on a yellow with blue graph check shirt.

 

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So, too similar sized patterns? Not doing two checks together? Faux paux city or cool?

 

Thanks for the input guys, I new to mixed patterns.

 

Moves

post #992 of 2005

^ Start with wearing v-neck undershirts and tuck your shirt in...

post #993 of 2005
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^ Start with wearing v-neck undershirts and tuck your shirt in...

No offense but I agree!
post #994 of 2005
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No offense but I agree!

+1. Nice looking coat though!
post #995 of 2005
Cross post from the WAYWRN thread

Harris tweed overcoat I've had since college. It's served me well on 3 continents for almost 30 years.





post #996 of 2005
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Mail  order from the UK.  http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/

Thanks, but I'd rather go to an actual store to try it on. I'll give J Press a shot.
post #997 of 2005

My voting outfit:

 

 

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post #998 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Moves View Post

Ok, I took a picture of tonight's outfit. Same houndstooth sportscoat but this time instead of white with green and tan tattersal, I put on a yellow with blue graph check shirt. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





So, too similar sized patterns? Not doing two checks together? Faux paux city or cool?

Thanks for the input guys, I new to mixed patterns.


Yes, for my taste the patterns are a little too similar in type and scale, although tattersalls are classic with a tweed. The effect is made a bit worse by the similarity in colouring and the fact that you have no patterns anywhere else. I think that with any brownish tweed it's difficult to go wrong with a solid light blue shirt.

I think tweed jackets go well with denim generally (much as I would love to advise you to bust out the full rig with moleskins/cords, sweater vest, tie with little pheasants on etc.) - but perhaps here the jacket is a bit too fitted against the bagginess of the jeans.


Kai, I really like that herringbone and you look very warm indeed.
post #999 of 2005
Kai - Good stuff and love the fact that it's 30 years old and still holding up well.
post #1000 of 2005
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Yes, for my taste the patterns are a little too similar in type and scale, although tattersalls are classic with a tweed. The effect is made a bit worse by the similarity in colouring and the fact that you have no patterns anywhere else. I think that with any brownish tweed it's difficult to go wrong with a solid light blue shirt.
I think tweed jackets go well with denim generally (much as I would love to advise you to bust out the full rig with moleskins/cords, sweater vest, tie with little pheasants on etc.) - but perhaps here the jacket is a bit too fitted against the bagginess of the jeans.
Kai, I really like that herringbone and you look very warm indeed.

 

Thanks for your comments cold war painter. Certainly a single pattern looks good. I'm trying to pull-off patterned shirt with patterned jacket combos. I have a light-blue shirt with darker-blue + white 1/2 inch checks. I'll have to try that one. The first outfit I wore was a tan houndstooth shirt with a solid brown sweater vest.

 

Checks and tweed patterns are my thing right now. I have a distaste for stripes as all I see is "overweight guy trying to cover something up" (even though I could use the slimming). Although, I think big barred "college colors-type" striped ties are cool. But, I'm not ready for ties yet. My work environment is pretty casual and even wearing a sport coat is way over the top.

 

Will my standard brown herringbone go with any size check shirt because they are different patterns completely?

 

Moves

post #1001 of 2005

I would say 'no'.  It isn't just the patterns that have to contrast but the scale as well.  A Tattersall shirt goes beautifully under a windowpane coat and equally well, presuming it's a good-sized check under a guncheck.  But if the patterns are too close together in size, it makes the viewer's eyes twitch--really it does!

 

A herringbone, on the other hand, is less limited.  Because it's pattern goes in a different direction from any check, it should go with anything.

post #1002 of 2005

Oh, be still my heart!  Okay, big spenders, Breanish Tweed is now selling direct. 

post #1003 of 2005
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Oh, be still my heart!  Okay, big spenders, Breanish Tweed is now selling direct. 

They always have been, now however you don't have to pick up the phone (or email).
post #1004 of 2005
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I would say 'no'.  It isn't just the patterns that have to contrast but the scale as well.  A Tattersall shirt goes beautifully under a windowpane coat and equally well, presuming it's a good-sized check under a guncheck.  But if the patterns are too close together in size, it makes the viewer's eyes twitch--really it does!

 

A herringbone, on the other hand, is less limited.  Because it's pattern goes in a different direction from any check, it should go with anything.

 

Ah, so my coat is called guncheck then instead of houndstooth.

 

I bought a pair of 2 color-only black and tan houndstooth pleated slacks today at the Salvation Army and yeah they have more clearly defined points.

 

Thanks for the advice on the herringbone. It is super thick so I'll have to wait on that one.

 

Moves

post #1005 of 2005

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Oh, be still my heart!  Okay, big spenders, Breanish Tweed is now selling direct. 

 

Do you have a direct link? The site's still telling me it is not possible to buy on-line.

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