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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

A rich brown is fantastic. Suit or jacket.

x infinity. so happy i have a brown suit. i need a better brown SC tho.
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I should add that the above brown is nice. Good pairings though I Might go with an olive neat. A bit too much blue.
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I'm also eyeing the Sienna Farmers Check but wish (and have asked in the Epaulet thread) that Mike would post a natural light photo of the swatch.  I'd like the houndstooth with a darker overcheck or another color. The donegal is also obviously nice, but I'm hesitant to get something that heavy. If I were to go with one of the tweeds, I might consider the Midnight Check.

 

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Maybe I've overlooked the latter. Think it would come off as a navy, textured with some accents in orange/gold?
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Thanks everyone! I'll definitely give a second look.

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

+1

listen to stichala

For a SC, I think windowpane can work very well on a rough textured green or brown tweed. This is due to the casualness of the earthy colors.

I got something like that...

post #9082 of 37396
nice

maker?
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Brown is for farmer
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Maybe I've overlooked the latter. Think it would come off as a navy, textured with some accents in orange/gold?

 

Definitely. I think it will read much closer to navy when made up. A little funk to make it tweed-appropriate but overall a usable navy-like sport coat.

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Originally Posted by Gwarg View Post

Brown is for farmer


Thank goodness then! There's a farmer in most of us.

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

nice

maker?

It's a fleabay Barneys of NY - 3 button. I love the fabric (Cashmere) but not so much the 3 button. I have it up FS atm. I go back and forth on it.

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Pingson has pulled me back to the donegal as an option. Still like the steel blue; perhaps the shepherd's check if it comes off more brown and Mr Six's post makes me think that the midnight might be possible as an option though I worry that it will be too busy.

 

As an exercise, let's talk pairings from previous swatches to ties. Here are my five wool ties (left to right).  I have my ideas. Noodles, want a first stab?

 

charcoal grey small houndstooth

Rust donegal

light brown pow

navy herringbone

black/blue shepherds check

 

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jungalo, yeah i dont like the cut of that coat

nice fabric
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Yeah, hard 3's are tough. Would have been perfect if it was a 3 roll 2 even if it has older lapels.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

What do you think of these? For versatility etc.

 

 

charcoal grey small houndstooth

 

Each has some positives and some negatives...none are clear winners to me, though if you forced me to choose one, I suppose the steel blue or the windowpane.

 
I am not good with these type of patterned jackets. The only one I can pair is the navy stitchie windowpane. The rust would work for donegal and farmers check...I think. I more of a simple patterned or solid jacket guy. 
 
But the navy windowpane would be a bad@ss if made into a suit.
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