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post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input everyone. I certainly wish that Texas had a more "diverse" climate, but sadly I do feel limited in some of the fabrics I make use of due to their impractical nature in Texas.

 

I will certainly take your advice RogerC because I do want to maintain some degree of comfort while trying to improve my style.

post #17 of 29

I would say invest in a good pair of shoes next but, if you want to invest in clothing first, I would say get a medium grey sport coat.

post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by math4tito View Post

Thanks for the input everyone. I certainly wish that Texas had a more "diverse" climate, but sadly I do feel limited in some of the fabrics I make use of due to their impractical nature in Texas.

I will certainly take your advice RogerC because I do want to maintain some degree of comfort while trying to improve my style.

If you like the look of tweed-like patterns, and you have access to a decent tailor near you (or you can check out Bookster), there are a number of fabric bunches that you could think about: Chatsworth (act quickly, it's being discontinued) and Worsted Alsport from John G. Hardy, and Solway (already discontinued, but a number of patterns still available) and Glorious Twelfth from Porter and Harding.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

The man's in South Texas, tweed seems a bit optimistic to me. I don't break it out unless we go under 60 degrees. Fabrics you'd be looking at are tropical wool (8-10oz), fresco, linen or gabardine. In terms of colours and patterns: you have blue, so I'd look at brown or tan. Think about subtle patterns, PoWs, small gun clubs or houndstooth checks. No large and colourful plaids unless your workspace is in a trailer with the motor running.

Very good advice for south Texas

As much as I love tweed, it's practically useless 9 months of the year in south Texas and the southeast.
post #20 of 29
Would second the vote for glorious twelfth. Some excellent tweedy patterns, but a cool-wearing worsted

For London it is a spring / early autumn fabric. Imagine it could function for your winter

R-O-T
post #21 of 29

I, too, live in a climate that can be uncomfortably warm and have to use an eye for cooler fabrics. For 3 season wear, I lean towards a linen jacket, and to match my style, my current favorite is a light tan linen jacket (the linen adds a hint of texture I love) that looks damn good with dark denim as well as light chinos. If i were in your boots, that would be my next purchase. Partially lined, light in color, hint of texture, linen; while not linen, Banana has a two button jacket made of egyptian cotton that otherwise fits this bill. Then I would consider acquiring a grey suit, light grey, whose pants could be utilized alone without looking like it's missing its other half.

 

As other's have suggested, shoes, shoes, shoes. The old advice still rings true: shoes will make or break even the otherwise most exceptional of outfits. For the arid areas with rougher terrain, you can of course go with the traditional Alden or Allen Edmonds boots, or you can give RM Williams boots of Australia. I just picked some up recently and am very pleased. Best of luck!

post #22 of 29

Oh, and as for general wardrobe thoughts, give this thread a look. Not endorsing or mocking, but it's at least worth a gander:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309783/if-you-do-not-own-the-following-things-you-are-not-well-dressed

post #23 of 29
^even budget, really? Are you sure?
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post #25 of 29
For hot climates like Texas, my second sport coat would be 1/2 lined in white or off-white (ivory, wheat, dove gray, etc.) cotton or linen.
post #26 of 29
Unstructured navy linen sport coat with horn buttons or smoked MOP.
post #27 of 29
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^even budget, really? Are you sure?

 

I was wondering if I was the only one to take note of such sage advice...

post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Tweed, definitely.

Now the mention of tweed makes me think of this...
post #29 of 29
Once the blue blazer / blue odd jacket is covered, I'd try to get something for the main seasons

(a) For colder seasons a tweed jacket
(b) For warmer seasons a linen jacket

In South Texas, I guess you can skip suggestion (a)
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