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I agree. Trousers really dont clash with your skin tone.
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any update on the suit alterations?

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For those of you with skin tones on the darker side of the scale, what are your go to colors for odd trousers with sportcoats? I seem to stuck on navy, grays, and tan. Thanks.

 

How colorful are you willing to get?

 

I'm not particularly dark...but I have lots of vibrant cords and moleskins that I wear in the fall/winter...and I'm debating some more colorful spring/summer iterations. 

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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post
 

For those of you with skin tones on the darker side of the scale, what are your go to colors for odd trousers with sportcoats? I seem to stuck on navy, grays, and tan. Thanks.

I make Casper look tan, and those are the most common shades for me as well lol.

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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post

For those of you with skin tones on the darker side of the scale, what are your go to colors for odd trousers with sportcoats? I seem to stuck on navy, grays, and tan. Thanks.

Within the usual range of choices, I don't think your skin tone should influence your decision on this.
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My glen plaid ties see a lot of wear. I've never thought to wear another plaid pattern.

 

I bought the one on the top of the pile from Yellow Hook last week:

 

 

I can attest that it is a beautiful tie in real life as well.

 

 

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There's a lot of charm in plaid ties but I would much rather wear the plaid as a sportcoat than as a tie. I would probably end up wearing it with a solid jacket and solid shirt. Just seems out of place in the whole context. Just my 0.02


How about this?

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I've got the itch for a Spring/Summer seasonal jacket after seeing some awesome wool hopsack and wool/linen/silk blend jackets lately.  I love the idea of a hopsack or wool/linen/silk blend solid green jacket similar to this Formosa from NMWA:

 

formosa_ss16_8_.jpg

 

 

But wonder if I would be better off getting a dark blue wool hopsack jacket like this:

 

 

 

Whatever I get, I will order from Kent Wang.  I currently wear a brown/cream guncheck and a navy blazer in the Summer with nothing else that is seasonally appropriate. 

 

Any advice on which one I should go with?

 

I'm also wondering what @Murlsquirl recently commissioned from Steed as I think he went the green jacket route as well.

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If you wear a jacket a lot in the spring/summer seasons you will indubitably get more use out of the navy...as it is a staple.

 

But if you don't wear a jacket too often and are looking for something a bit more bold for those times that you do...green.

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I'm also wondering what @Murlsquirl
 recently commissioned from Steed as I think he went the green jacket route as well.

Lightweight W. Bill Phoenix. I should have some pictures of the pattern being cut soon.

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@Murlsquirl , that looks really nice and not too far off from the picture I posted of what I am looking for.  Are you thinking four seasons at 9/10 oz or more seasonal?

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I'm in CA so I'll be wearing that thing all year long.
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I'm in CA so I'll be wearing that thing all year long.

Do you think this would suit the dead of "winter" in NorCal? I could imagine this one having to be shelved for a few months once it gets legitimately chilly, unless topping it off with a coat.

 

In LA, on the other hand...you could probably wear this 360+ days a year lol.

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I'm near Pismo Beach...no dead of winter here. I'll probably reach for other stuff for a couple months, but even then, it will work with a coat or cardigan.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

I've got the itch for a Spring/Summer seasonal jacket after seeing some awesome wool hopsack and wool/linen/silk blend jackets lately.  I love the idea of a hopsack or wool/linen/silk blend solid green jacket similar to this Formosa from NMWA:

 

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formosa_ss16_8_.jpg

But wonder if I would be better off getting a dark blue wool hopsack jacket like this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Whatever I get, I will order from Kent Wang.  I currently wear a brown/cream guncheck and a navy blazer in the Summer with nothing else that is seasonally appropriate. 

 

Any advice on which one I should go with?

 

I'm also wondering what @Murlsquirl recently commissioned from Steed as I think he went the green jacket route as well.

 

 

Obviously if your planning to wear with jeans go fawn or green.  Otherwise, navy.

 

BTW I recally getting an email from KW saying that he has access to cloth from some of the big UK mills and distributors, as well as what's listed on his site.  Can anyone confirm?

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I'm also wondering what @Murlsquirl
 recently commissioned from Steed as I think he went the green jacket route as well.

Lightweight W. Bill Phoenix. I should have some pictures of the pattern being cut soon.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Murl, u may have said elsewhere, so my apols if u have, but is that green?  Can't tell n my monitor.  I'm really keen to get a Summer jacket in a textured green 9-12oz 

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Speaking of jeans, I picked up some raw denim from blue in green and it leaked like mad over my shoes. What a nightmare!
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