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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Lots of variables, Seb.  While CM and Clags are right that this isn't a particularly versatile jacket, I like it quite a bit, especially if you foresee growing your wardrobe to include at least 5-6 sport coats, you don't need to dress particularly conservatively, and/or you're into more of a country/rustic menswear aesthetic.  Pingson, Anden, and Cleav both wear jackets like this as part of large wardrobe rotations, and they do it well. 

 

Clags' more important point, IMHO, is fit: don't buy a jacket for pattern alone unless you either know the fit (and like it) or can return it with minimal hassle.  I've learned that lesson a few times too many. 

 

 

You guys did this for trousers recently, but if you were to own only 5 sports coats/jackets, which ones would you suggest?

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@Academic2, my personal preference would be:

- blue tweed: caramel brown corozo

- green tweed: dark brown horn. Buffalo or at least something with light/dark contrast

- blue linen: light MoP

 

Are you sure about the patch pockets on the tweeds? Can get a bit bulky....

 

Edit: that was my 2000th post on SF. I should get a life...

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Since my blue cotton jacket isn't worth keeping, does anyone know of a good replacement? I want it to be very lightweight, and I'll be wearing it over a shirt or a polo. Preferably below 400 USD, but can stretch the budget a bit if it pays off quality wise.

post #20180 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

@Academic2, my personal preference would be:

- blue tweed: caramel brown corozo

- green tweed: dark brown horn. Buffalo or at least something with light/dark contrast

- blue linen: light MoP

 

Are you sure about the patch pockets on the tweeds? Can get a bit bulky....

 

Edit: that was my 2000th post on SF. I should get a life...

 

Congrats or commiserations as you deem most appropriate on your 2000th post ...  :D

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Yes, I'm going full-on-English-countryside for the two tweeds, so yes, patch pockets.  I bought an extra 1/2 meter of cloth in both cases so pattern-matching shouldn't be a problem.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #20181 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Congrats or commiserations as you deem most appropriate on your 2000th post ...  :D

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Yes, I'm going full-on-English-countryside for the two tweeds, so yes, patch pockets.  I bought an extra 1/2 meter of cloth in both cases so pattern-matching shouldn't be a problem.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Thanks, my 2001st post is also for you: if you want to go full-on-English-country, then you should not go for patch pockets on tweed, but for slanted hacking pockets and a single vent...

post #20182 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post


You guys did this for trousers recently, but if you were to own only 5 sports coats/jackets, which ones would you suggest?

I think there's some conversation about this awhile back in this thread (or maybe it's another thread, tough to keep track with all the topics we go through around here), but here goes:

- Navy blazer in a F/W fabric weight
- RAF blue blazer in a summer fabric weight
- Brown tweed (barleycorn / herringbone) jacket
- Green tweed jacket or gun check tweed jacket
- Brown or dark green linen jacket
post #20183 of 37396

That's too deep. Why is that for our general audience, Eliod?

post #20184 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

EDIT: Oops! It's all sold out and it's a 12 oz flannel. 

Are these two very similar in color in natural light?

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/exclusive-minnis-black-white-houndstooth-flannel-single-breasted-suit-12oz-wool.html

 

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post #20185 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

Thanks, my 2001st post is also for you: if you want to go full-on-English-country, then you should not go for patch pockets on tweed, but for slanted hacking pockets and a single vent...

 

Thanks.  Bad choice of words on my part.  Should have simply said ‘rustic’, perhaps?

 

I considered a hacking jacket, but since I still have a couple of actual riding jackets it wouldn’t add as much to my existing wardrobe.

 

I may still get one made up in the future, but as things stand right now I’d be inclined to a somewhat more finished cloth.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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:slayer:

Too bad it's all sold out. 

Great suit!

post #20187 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Are you sure about the patch pockets on the tweeds? Can get a bit bulky....

I have patch pockets on several of my tweeds. Never noticed a bulk problem.
post #20188 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

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Too bad it's all sold out. 
Great suit!

That special edition flannel houndstooth is a bit too flashy for your office, don't you think?

Keep focusing on a few more staples first; you already have your flannel PoW. Get you head back in the game and stick with a couple more semi-solid basics. You could use two fresco suits next.
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post


That special edition flannel houndstooth is a bit too flashy for your office, don't you think?

Keep focusing on a few more staples first; you already have your flannel PoW. Get you head back in the game and stick with a couple more semi-solid basics. You could use two fresco suits next.

No, not at all flashy. It could be something that I can pick up next fall if they make more of those. I like that suit very much. 

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Not flashy at all in a place where everyone else wears all worsted JAB suits? rolleyes.gif
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