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post #10021 of 13118
I do like gun clubs (or district check, whatever that multi-color shepherds check with a visible, larger overcheck is called) and want to get one done before this year ends. Will have to look for cloths on the net as my tailor doesn't carry any that I like (he should really update his books...) because I'm rather picky on them. It has to be the right colors, the right overcheck, and the right scale. foo.gif's John G. Hardy Riviera (or was it Alsport?) was just about perfect IMO:



(not sure if this was the cloth, but it's quite close)
Edited by RDiaz - 9/6/13 at 2:07am
post #10022 of 13118
That one is nice. Just enough contrast between the blue, darker brown and light ground.
post #10023 of 13118
That is fantastic--I would love a jacket made from that.
post #10024 of 13118
Randomly, because we all know he is watching, Vox confirmed on twitter that that is indeed the defunct JG Hardy Riviera.

Made up: http://www.voxsartoria.com/image/51810861720
post #10025 of 13118
the pic I posted is in fact riviera, it comes from an old thread in the B&S forum. I was just unsure about Foo's jacket being made from it. Vox's coat is beautiful as well. I wish someone would get rid of a jacket length, lol.
post #10026 of 13118
I'm not really a fan of either of those Vox jackets.

FWIW, Ed did the best plaids.
post #10027 of 13118
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I don't like gunclubs either, and houndstooth only in limited doses. Disagree on the oft-made suggestion sportcoats need to be loud. At one point, "elegance" was the byword on the forums (and remains so on one of them), but I wouldn't describe many of the garish sportcoat patterns popular on SF to be particularly elegant. Or, for that matter, in particularly good taste. Hard to reconcile "loud" and "good taste," as we use it here. Not impossible, but you're starting from a weak hand.

Certainly, there are cloths that look like suiting that should be avoided. But the forum's fright that someone might possibly maybe mistake a sportcoat for a suit coat is outdated middle-class paranoia, a bizarre fear that would make more sense if the average person knew there is a difference. I have plenty of relatively sedate tweeds that are clearly not suit coats. My favorites, truth be told, are usually the more conservative numbers. Much easier to wear, and appear more effortless when worn.

SF's logic on this doesn't even bear scrutiny. There are plenty of traditional sportcoat tweeds that aren't loud, from barleycorn to houndstooth to herringbone to donegal. Some are used for both sportcoats and suits. And tweed suits themselves, in their estate incarnations, were not sedate affairs.

SF, liking hard-and-fast rules, wants a simple, black-and-white distinction when there really isn't one. You know when you see it ... once you've trained your eye.

+1 on this wisdom.
post #10028 of 13118
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I'm not really a fan of either of those Vox jackets.

FWIW, Ed did the best plaids.

 

 

I don't like the glen plaid one either, but mang, that Riviera... what's not to like? :p

Perhaps a slightly larger scale on the checks would be optimal, but besides that...

post #10029 of 13118
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post


I don't like the glen plaid one either, but mang, that Riviera... what's not to like? tongue.gif
Perhaps a slightly larger scale on the checks would be optimal, but besides that...

I find the base colour a bit too muted for my liking.

I find that light gold colour too hard to coordinate.

Yes, you can wear with gray pants and italian background but I always feel like it'd look better a few shades darker.
post #10030 of 13118
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

I do like gun clubs (or district check, whatever that multi-color shepherds check with a visible, larger overcheck is called) and want to get one done before this year ends. Will have to look for cloths on the net as my tailor doesn't carry any that I like (he should really update his books...) because I'm rather picky on them. It has to be the right colors, the right overcheck, and the right scale. foo.gif's John G. Hardy Riviera (or was it Alsport?) was just about perfect IMO:



(not sure if this was the cloth, but it's quite close)

It is riviera, I think 8/9 oz and is pretty light, I have a jacket made up in that. It is more summery though as the yellow hue pops up.
post #10031 of 13118

Took a chance on the shoes, seeing as they are not the SF favorite brown. Other than that, I believe this to be in reasonably good taste.

 


 

Closeup and shoes (Click to show)

post #10032 of 13118
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

I do like gun clubs (or district check, whatever that multi-color shepherds check with a visible, larger overcheck is called) and want to get one done before this year ends. Will have to look for cloths on the net as my tailor doesn't carry any that I like (he should really update his books...) because I'm rather picky on them. It has to be the right colors, the right overcheck, and the right scale. foo.gif's John G. Hardy Riviera (or was it Alsport?) was just about perfect IMO:



(not sure if this was the cloth, but it's quite close)
 

I believe this specific cloth is a favorite of those at the armoury, and for good reason, too. It'd be great for a spring/summer/fall jacket

 

 

 

 

post #10033 of 13118
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Took a chance on the shoes, seeing as they are not the SF favorite brown. Other than that, I believe this to be in reasonably good taste.

I love black shoes, but brown was definitely needed here. I think a light grey trouser would have worked better and I don't know about that hank...although I have no suggestions. Not bad at all. Is that is 1" cuff on those trou?
post #10034 of 13118

The trousers are actually lighter than they appear in the photo. They look like a charcoal grey, but they are actually a mid grey. Dunno if that would have been light enough for you, but there you go. Cuff is a little over an inch. Very small.

post #10035 of 13118
CM, perhaps not a beautiful combination, but certainly not in bad taste.
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