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another question for you...

 

Would a brown donegal sports jacket be a good addition to a collection?  I am looking for something that looks good but not overly formal.  I also more critically want something that can go with most of my shirts and pants, not something I have to think too hard about matching with.

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Originally Posted by samnc View Post

another question for you...

Would a brown donegal sports jacket be a good addition to a collection?  I am looking for something that looks good but not overly formal.  I also more critically want something that can go with most of my shirts and pants, not something I have to think too hard about matching with.

What do you have in term of your shirts and pants?
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by samnc View Post

another question for you...

Would a brown donegal sports jacket be a good addition to a collection?  I am looking for something that looks good but not overly formal.  I also more critically want something that can go with most of my shirts and pants, not something I have to think too hard about matching with.

yes, although bellyhungry is right to ask what you're putting it with. I'd also ask what else you've already got. (What is the "collection" this would be an "addition" to?)
post #4 of 12
I recently got this one from Lands End. Not the greatest quality, but it does fit well. With the current 40% off coupon it's only about $110.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

well, i have a navy and black solid blazer and a camel hair tan sports jacket.

 

if used at the office, it will go over wool pants and dress shirts, of various colors. i doubt i will use it too much out of the office, given my usage history of sports jackets/blazers.

 

Johnny--is it worth $110 you think?  In other words, can I do better for $110?

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Originally Posted by samnc View Post

another question for you...

Would a brown donegal sports jacket be a good addition to a collection?  I am looking for something that looks good but not overly formal.  I also more critically want something that can go with most of my shirts and pants, not something I have to think too hard about matching with.

Wear it with khaki or mossy green (but not bottle green) trousers. Most people wear it with grey flannels. I think it looks great with jeans, tan corduroys and a scarf for a more casual look.

For shirts go for blue including blue chambray. I particularly like blue denim shirts with a wool tie and khakis with donegal.

Brown leather or suede shoes or boots and a belt.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by samnc View Post

well, i have a navy and black solid blazer and a camel hair tan sports jacket.

if used at the office, it will go over wool pants and dress shirts, of various colors. i doubt i will use it too much out of the office, given my usage history of sports jackets/blazers.

Johnny--is it worth $110 you think?  In other words, can I do better for $110?

I think so. I mean, I'd rather have something vintage that fit perfectly and was woven in the old country, but I don't have time to go to thrift stores and I'd rather not risk Ebay. I wouldn't pay what they were asking for it retail, $300, but for $110 I think it's worth it.
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Wear it with khaki or mossy green (but not bottle green) trousers. Most people wear it with grey flannels. I think it looks great with jeans, tan corduroys and a scarf for a more casual look.
For shirts go for blue including blue chambray. I particularly like blue denim shirts with a wool tie and khakis with donegal.
Brown leather or suede shoes or boots and a belt.

It's a brown, tweed jacket. You can wear one with damn near anything.

And yes, OP, a brown donegal tweed jacket would be a very good addition to any wardrobe. Man or women, old or young, casually dressed or professionally dressed. It'll look good with a tee shirt and jeans (well, not to the eyes of many here, but a normal casual look these days), and it'll look good with wool trousers and a tie.
post #9 of 12

And when the weather gets colder a turtleneck sweater in place of a shirt.  Don't forget an autumnal toned pocket square.  I would especially team it up with suede chukka boots and a complimentary walking about hat or flat cap.

post #10 of 12
I'm wearing a brown donegal tweed jacket today, in fact (with light blue moleskin trousers, a purple gingham check shirt, and brown suede chelsea boots). The jacket has flecks of many other colors, including orange, navy, and green, so it's incredibly versatile.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by johnnyletrois View Post

I recently got this one from Lands End. Not the greatest quality, but it does fit well. With the current 40% off coupon it's only about $110.

I have that jacket and the matching pants. They are at the tailor right now and I should have them back on Saturday. It does fit well and I really like the fabric - alot of flecks of color in it.
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I have that jacket and the matching pants. They are at the tailor right now and I should have them back on Saturday. It does fit well and I really like the fabric - alot of flecks of color in it.

Funny, I have the matching pants as well and they are also at the tailor to be picked up on Saturday.
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