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Are we talking about the death of StyleForum again?
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[Do you think this is still the case in the UK? Or is it an iGent idyll, yearning for the days of tweed-suited lords overseeing their country estates?

I know I was yearning for this suit:

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That show features a lot of lovely tweed, often worn with fine white shirts.
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One of my favorites. I

why thank you.
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Are we talking about the death of StyleForum again?

it is on of SFs favorite topics after all!
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What use is a navel if not for gazing at it?
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Well, hmmm.

So, these thoughts are unformed but not unresponsive.

First is the obvious point about context. Suits are for work and coats for play. Very broadly speaking. So, it makes sense that the former should be more sedate than the latter. There is a place for loud suits but it's typically not in a corporate office.

Second, there is nothing wrong with quieter jackets. I reach for plain blue a lot of the time. Another go-to is brown herringbone which looks solid from 20 feet. Donegals are another example of classic coats on the quiet end. What I don't like are "neither fish nor fowl" cloths: the faux luxe super smooth jacektings with overly subtle patterns, but too busy to be suitings, that dominate RTW high end jacketings.

Third, I do think it's necessary for jacketings to have some texture, and all the more important when it's a solid color.

 

This brings up something I had been meaning to ask about, are herringbone sport coats in good taste? I recently picked up a blue herringbone sport coat and I was wondering whether it would qualify. I imagine it depends on the size of the pattern, what would you consider to be a good size?

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Of course they are, depending on the scale and the cloth. Herringbone tweed is a classic.
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Sportcoats can be a much purer expression of individual taste than sedate dark suit and tie combos. A true test of good taste, in many cases. But this thread seems uncomfortable with them, for reasons that escape me, just as single-minded insistence on loud sportcoats and rustic cloths escapes me.

Also, you should go into that tobacco fresco thread and tell them what a mistake it is. As a suit, I mean.

 

Not a dead loss  (as u imply) With casual features the tobacco jacket works 'odd'.    There was something in the Gentleman's Gazette about  a fresco and flannel combo popular in the Adriatic back in the day.  

 

I got a suit cos the jacket to suit mark-up ain't enough to make no nevermind.

 
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Second, there is nothing wrong with quieter jackets. I reach for plain blue a lot of the time. Another go-to is brown herringbone which looks solid from 20 feet. Donegals are another example of classic coats on the quiet end. What I don't like are "neither fish nor fowl" cloths: the faux luxe super smooth jacektings with overly subtle patterns, but too busy to be suitings, that dominate RTW high end jacketings.

Third, I do think it's necessary for jacketings to have some texture, and all the more important when it's a solid color.

 

Not sure if you'd include some of the  Hunt & Winterbotham collections like Sandringham, Ascot, Chatsworth in this, but what they lack in authenticity they make up for in lightness and coolness.

I wish I could, but it's impossible to wear something like this worsted gunclub (in pic) in a true tweed where I am.

 

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That tie, Zegna, right? Very nice.

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True story: The first time I met Will at at my first SFSFMU, he said cream shirts unilaterally look better than white shirts. Then he looked at me and said, "Except on those naturally more tan than your typical San Francisco Caucasian."
 
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Speaking of cream, may I ask what's the prevailing SF thought on the white shirt here?

 

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IMHO, this is great looking.

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I almost hate to tackle this as I preach appreciating diversity, but I was taught, growing up, that that color is inappropriate for a worsted suit. This too may be a holdover from the days of smaller wardrobes, when a fellow's only suit might be the wrong suit, but that shade of solid dark brown was the mark of a guy who didn't know better. It's one of my strongest clothing prejudices, for right or wrong.

Setting that aside, it strikes me as an odd beast. It's too brown for business, too brown for stylish casual, too smooth and unrumpled to be dégagé. It's a business suit that's all wrong for business, yet too timid to leave the office.

Thanks for given your perspective. Personally, I don't mind wearing the brown fresco to work but I can pretty much wear anything I want to work. What I am find in is that the color combos are somewhat limited. It's in my regular summer rotation and I'll see how I feel about it this summer.
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That tie, Zegna, right? Very nice.

 

If u mean the navy stripe I posted-  Drakes. cheers 

 

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        Speaking of cream, may I ask what's the prevailing SF thought on the white shirt here?

 

 

Looks white,  is (lite) blue, which is IMO better in this context.  White's more nite/city/formal-   not for casual odd jackets.  check Manton

 

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       IMHO, this is great looking.

 

Thanks.  IIRC there was no consensus on the neat tie + tweedy pattern. To me there's a subtle distinction between a brown-based neat and a blue, which I wouldn't wear with that jacket.

 

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Thanks for given your perspective. Personally, I don't mind wearing the brown fresco to work but I can pretty much wear anything I want to work. What I am find in is that the color combos are somewhat limited. It's in my regular summer rotation and I'll see how I feel about it this summer.

 

 

sky blue roks with it.  I like having something outside the blue- grey - black  palette

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Pretty hard to argue with that, IMO.
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