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post #30046 of 37396

I thougth that was the same jacket at first

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There will be a struggle between me and the lapels to determine who's boss.
post #30048 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

The carrier group has reached port


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Meaning ... one could land an F-18 on those lapels?

 

:D

 

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Thanks to everyone for your thoughts on the black gren with odd jacket questions.  Much appreciated.

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^ I'd like to echo this statement. Great group of guys here. Thank you for being you
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What do you guys think of this as a winter coat. Here's vox in a strong herringbone

 


But in this fabric, so more of a blue cast.

 

 

So more like this without the mottling (donegal)

 

 

So you could wear it with mid-grey flannels but much else. 13 oz weight is ideal for cooler climates.

post #30051 of 37396

I'd be inclined toward a larger, more prominent herringbone for a winter coat, I think. 

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For a sportscoat? Not an overcoat. Do you have a pic of the scale you think would be better? 

 

I'm pretty sure the scale in the fabric is close to that of Vox's first coat, which seems to me prominent enough.

post #30053 of 37396

I really liked the herringbone greg used for a pre-order this season, forgot what it was, was a great winter weight

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The NMWA pre-order sport coat was from the Dugdale Caldonaire book--same as the one that Tweedy is looking at. The pre-order suit was from P&B Universal.

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Six is correct. I found the blue HB after looking at the brown/rust in the book for the Formosa. Interestingly, the Hb on the Formosa pre-order is much more subtle than the other swatches.

Here's the rationale. We all have navy tweed, so this would be a slightly lighter blue tweed. Contrast from navy coats but still with versatility of blue.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

For a sportscoat? Not an overcoat. Do you have a pic of the scale you think would be better? 

 

I'm pretty sure the scale in the fabric is close to that of Vox's first coat, which seems to me prominent enough.

 

Sorry, misunderstood (thought you were making up a winter overcoat).  For a sportcoat, I really like that fabric and scale. 

post #30057 of 37396

I just wonder if it would actually register as blue once made up or if it would appear grey. That kind of in-between color seems difficult to wear.

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I think it would appear blue. It was clearly blue in person. But point taken.
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You're probably right, since you've seen it in person. Photos of swatches can be tricky. If it registered as blue, I think it would be a nice FW piece. I dig icy blue like that.

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I agree on photos. Always potentially deceiving. I found the rust Formosa pre-order to be more clearly brown whereas the photo made it appear much more rust. It does have a good deal of rust in  but it also appeared to me to be brown with rust tones than solidly rust, if that makes sense. It's a beautiful, beautiful fabric of course and I'm very tempted by it.

 

Here's a blurry shot of the same blue HB and you can see a grey one to the right, just for contrast (the right is more similar to Vox's).

 

Actually that gives you a sense of the coat as it would look against mid and light grey flannels. Now come on, that would be an awesome coat, don't you think? I am slowly drumming up enthusiasm for a possible Formosa GMTO.

 

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