Originally Posted by Rixon
That's interesting. When I think of a sports jacket, I do try to stay away from too unusual of jackets that have more character than I do
. What you're saying makes sense to me. I guess I'm a bit of a cliche in that I more often orphan suit jackets - only recognizing recently that it is maybe not a good idea.
Styleforum is a great place to get different points of view, and the other replies from @double00
are good examples of this. There's really no airtight right or wrong here but rather what I see as a high degree of difficulty. To me this jacket ends up with check marks in too many of the boxes that make it a lost cause: I have an (admittedly subjective) dislike for this particular fabric/make-up regardless of whether you can make the case for it being odd jacket fabric, my personal experience with this range of grey has been largely unsuccessful, and I've seen many other failed attempts that resemble this one.
But you know what, instead of selling it, keep it for a while. Try everything you can to find successful pairings. If you're feeling brave, post pics on the "what are you wearing thread" and see what feedback you get. I'm 95% sure you'll eventually stop wearing this jacket but there will be a lot of value in that journey - it could be the straw that breaks your admitted tendency to try to make orphan suit jackets work as odd jackets - and hey, if you manage to find a way to style it that you like, then more power to you!