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What colour trousers with donegal SC?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Apologies if his has been done before but I didn't see anything with a search.

I'm in the market for a donegal jacket, 'salt and pepper' mottled grey coloured. Given the igent aversion to charcoal, navy and black odd trousers, should I go for the suit, or something in lighter than navy blue, or will it have to be something less formal like wine cords, tan cavalry twills etc. ?

Anybody who has a similar jacket please chip in with thoughts. Thanks.
post #2 of 16
I would just avoid getting a grey donegal jacket to begin with. I have an air force blue donegal jacket and wear it with light grey flannels.
post #3 of 16
I second that vote. Grey can be tough to match anyway and lots of Donegals look "washed out" relative to their other tweedy cousins. If your heart is set I would recommend going as dark as you can find.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I realize there's a general consensus against grey jackets due to their difficulty in pairing. Air Force blue sounds interesting but from a distance the texture will dissolve into a security guard look and I already have several blue and navy odd jackets.

Might have to rethink this one but it is available as a suit. Any thoughts on salt and pepper suit?
post #5 of 16
The advice given is good.
post #6 of 16

If it's a suit grey is OK. But as an odd jacket, if you don't want blue you could opt for a brownish colour and wear it with light grey flannels too.

post #7 of 16
If you can go bespoke/MTM, the P&H Thornproof bunch has some nice shades. I have a beige/stone with orange flecks that is my number 1 winter sport coat.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Apologies if his has been done before but I didn't see anything with a search.

I'm in the market for a donegal jacket, 'salt and pepper' mottled grey coloured. Given the igent aversion to charcoal, navy and black odd trousers, should I go for the suit, or something in lighter than navy blue, or will it have to be something less formal like wine cords, tan cavalry twills etc. ?

Anybody who has a similar jacket please chip in with thoughts. Thanks.


Take this abck to basics - Ignore iGent - such an assertion is a nonsense.
post #9 of 16
I wouldn't have any problem wearing such a fabric as a suit, but I also wouldn't have any problem wearing it with a pair of darker blue or navy trousers, or even a pair of brown trousers (such as a milk chocolate colour).

Wearing such a jacket in winter with a pair of black or navy corduroy trousers would be nice, too.

Personally, I don't see what the problem is with blue odd trousers - I've got several pairs and they look great with grey, brown or cream jackets.
post #10 of 16
it's the matching that can pose a problem. I have a donegal suit from P&H which i quite like but would rarely use as a jacket alone.
post #11 of 16
TWD, I was just meeting with Joe of My Tailor. He had these amazing cashmere donegal tweeds from Solbiati. If you really want a jacket only, I think the medium blue or the dark brown would be very attractive and easy to match with flannels or twills.


post #12 of 16
From GDL203 -

post #13 of 16
I can't find it now, but I remember reading an argument between Doc Holiday and Manton about grey odd jackets, in which Manton conceded that a grey donegal odd jacket was a nice thing (but grey whipcord disgusting).
I have been tempted to order one myself, but only imagine using it in more casual contexts, like GDL. I think it would look quite good with jeans for example. Can't imagine wearing it with any outfit that called for a tie.
post #14 of 16
They aren't the easiest jackets to match and this is about the best I can do with mine.

post #15 of 16
Here's another casual grey donegal jacket, courtesy of NickPollica in the NSM thread.



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