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post #11101 of 11779
I have been following this thread on and off and went back and read a good bit of it today. I am beginning to have a local tailor make stuff for me. What do you consider the minimum weight for a tweed sport coat for the fall? I like some of the stuff in H&S Sherry Tweed but none of it is heavier than 11 oz.
post #11102 of 11779
It will really depend on whether you run hot or cold. Also, whether you will be outside a lot or spend a lot of time indoors.

I prefer most of my tweeds a bit heavier (around 14 oz) but there should be nothing wrong with 11. However I would think of this as more of a mid-season weight than a winter weight.

If you are just starting it is certainly a versatile weight, and then you could get some heavier tweeds in the future.
post #11103 of 11779
Good advice. Thanks.
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Any thoughts on H3 and F15 as a sports coat?
post #11105 of 11779
I recently saw something made up in a similar tone, but as an overcoat, and thought it looked badass:



I'd also like a reddish SC and I'll have to check out those M&E fabrics myself!
post #11106 of 11779
I was perusing the Marling & Evans website and one of the links forwarded me to the English Weaving Company:

http://www.englishweavers.co.uk/

Any of you have experience ordering from them? I saw some interesting fabrics in their Zaccheus collection.
post #11107 of 11779
IMO an actual tweed jacket should be at least 14 ounces. You can get lambswool and other lighter weight fabrics that make for fine odd jackets, but an actual lightweight tweed doesn't make a lot of sense. If you want sub-14 ounces, there are a lot of other odd jacket fabrics out there.
post #11108 of 11779
Agree with Arch.

As for the red sport coat, that'll make you look like a hotel doorman, IMO.
post #11109 of 11779

I saw a Boglioli SC recently in an almost blood red Shetland herringbone; didn't like it at all. Very loud, very Pitti Uomo.

post #11110 of 11779
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Agree with Arch.

As for the red sport coat, that'll make you look like a hotel doorman, IMO.

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I saw a Boglioli SC recently in an almost blood red Shetland herringbone; didn't like it at all. Very loud, very Pitti Uomo.

What's a good color for a donegal sports coat, what about the purple?
post #11111 of 11779
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What's a good color for a donegal sports coat, what about the purple?

I think we probably have different tastes. I would go for brown or grey, but I imagine you would consider that too boring.
post #11112 of 11779
I think that green Donegal makes up quite nice, as well.
post #11113 of 11779
Aside from brown and gray, I like the navy (M3) and the olives, though frankly I like my olive tweeds with more traditional checks rather than as donegals.
post #11114 of 11779
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I think we probably have different tastes. I would go for brown or grey, but I imagine you would consider that too boring.

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I think that green Donegal makes up quite nice, as well.

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Aside from brown and gray, I like the navy (M3) and the olives, though frankly I like my olive tweeds with more traditional checks rather than as donegals.

False, I don't consider the colors boring, however I have a dark complexion and brown on brown is a tricky color to play with. If i am going to do a grey sport coat I believe it should be a herringbone pattern. Shades of purple, green, and cobalt blue does my skin tone justice. With that said I hate blue sports coats and already have a green sports coat. I don't feel the need to create another at the moment given my budget. Hence me wanting to test out purple, @dieworkwear maybe you'll be able to sneak a peek on Steeds next visit in October.
post #11115 of 11779
I think the idea of considering skin tone in dressing is way overrated, but as they say -- YMMV.
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