Mr Six I like that SC! Deets?
A thought wrt Jungleroller (but also in general):
I'm not completely sold on the combination although the individual pieces are nice. I do think that these city/casual things can look nice, especially in a context where one wears various fits throughout the week. In the overall context of the fits one wears in a week, mixing it up can be playful etc.
But since JR has a lot of strongly patterned SCs and is rebuilding his tie collection, I wonder if he should focus so much on neats as opposed to grenadines, other solids, and some nice wool patterned ties. A rust donegal with this jacket would be pretty awesome; or even a rust/burgundy grenadine (grossa). Just a thought.
The SC is from Epaulet. They occasionally get good deals on limited runs of fabric and offer sport coats made with them at significant discounts. They call it "Factory Finds." They just closed a round last week that included that fabric. But keep an eye on out, since it could pop up again.
Regarding the combo, I put it together for a Friday Challenge and received, I think, a highly competitive two votes. So, it seems that the collective wisdom of SF agrees with you that it was a miss. I thought it looked nice in person, though. Generally, I agree that solid grenadines or wool ties probably should be higher on the list for Jungleroller while he's rebuilding a tie collection to go with patterned sport coats, since they're easier to pair and versatile. Nothing wrong with a couple of neats, though. A wide block regimental also might have worked with that coat, but I don't have one that's a good color match, and it's a more complicated pairing.