SA told me twill but whatever it is, it's not herringbone.
^ You know a lot more about this stuff than I do I'm sure so I'm certainly not looking to be contradictory on it. I do specifically remember that I asked the SA if this was a nail head and he told me twill. You and he might have had a conversation on it that could have been a little interesting.
All the same, I posted the picture to explain my vote that no, herringbone is not the only good grey SC.
Likewise, of course. The jacket is Samuelsohn who use a lot of Loro Piana for what that's worth. The texture has a fuzziness to it that's really nice to wear. I confess that I bought it before I realized how hard it is to pair a mid (dark-mid?) grey jacket. The only pants that I have and can wear it with are Navy and Tan and tan just looks 'OK'. I'll try it with Winter White eventually, and possibly the black turtleneck.
Yep , I do remember seeing that and the grey pairings in that thread were one part of my thinking that to get the most of my jacket I might want to go with very light grey or possibly cream/white or... in the other direction, ahem... dark grey/ charcoal which is where my question came from several pages back. My take away from the charcoal pant conversation was that when people 'dislike' charcoal pants they often mean they dislike the idea of paying money to have them due to their lack of versatility as opposed to disliking them when they appear in good fits 'just because'. Some people will always dislike navy pants due to the association with delivery guys and mechanics. I'm happy that charcoal seems to be free of those associations and won't be scoffed at should they work out to be the right pants for my jacket.
I bought shoes the same day and thought that the woman at the same store who helped me with that was really good. She talked me out of spending a bunch of cash on Canali or Ferregamo and actually 'downsold' me to a pair of AE's which were a much more sensible purchase for me at the time.