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post #16681 of 19908
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What would you guys get for a second sport coat in hot weather for courtroom wear? I already have a Navy fresco, 3 patch with smoked MOP buttons and double stitching. Hopsack? If so, which fabric? Tan fresco? It'll mainly be worn with Holland & Sherry Crispaire pants in light grey.


Tan's good.  I have the Minnis regular dark brown fresco (2 ply) and like it a lot.  Goes great w/ light grey Crispaire pants.

post #16682 of 19908
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Tan's good.  I have the Minnis regular dark brown fresco (2 ply) and like it a lot.  Goes great w/ light grey Crispaire pants.

I would prefer brown (which I am a big fan of) over tan personally, but I think something in an off-navy blue would be better if we are talking about a second jacket for a wardrobe. I just think it would be a lot more versatile than tan and would have a lot of carry over in terms of shirts and ties. Obviously something with enough difference to the current Navy option would be best.

 

Both Holland & Sherry and Loro Piana have great off navy Hopsack offerings, btw.


Edited by bdavro23 - 2/11/16 at 7:28am
post #16683 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

What would you guys get for a second sport coat in hot weather for courtroom wear? I already have a Navy fresco, 3 patch with smoked MOP buttons and double stitching. Hopsack? If so, which fabric? Tan fresco? It'll mainly be worn with Holland & Sherry Crispaire pants in light grey.



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post #16684 of 19908
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I have been in a LOT of courtrooms, and while Austin may be a bit less formal, I have never found a court in which the above would be appropriate... Even if it were, I feel like that swatch would be incredibly difficult to wear in terms of matching patterns. Maybe its just me though...

post #16685 of 19908
For courtrooms, I would stick to charcoal or navy suits. A navy sport coat could be OK, depending on your location, but a patterned jacket like the one above seems way too casual.
post #16686 of 19908
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I have been in a LOT of courtrooms, and while Austin may be a bit less formal, I have never found a court in which the above would be appropriate... Even if it were, I feel like that swatch would be incredibly difficult to wear in terms of matching patterns. Maybe its just me though...

I've never been in a court room, but I would assume most people are wearing suits. Since he asked about a sport coat I'm under the impression that it's a casual environment.

It's a hard match, but these may work.














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post #16687 of 19908
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I would guess that the contrast between jacket and pants give an illusion of more pants being visible than your suits which have no contrast between jacket and trous...

This is exactly why odd jackets are usually made up to be a touch longer in the fronts than suit coats.

Shorter men might consider exactly the opposite. I know I do.
post #16688 of 19908
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I have been in a LOT of courtrooms, and while Austin may be a bit less formal, I have never found a court in which the above would be appropriate... Even if it were, I feel like that swatch would be incredibly difficult to wear in terms of matching patterns. Maybe its just me though...

 

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post #16689 of 19908
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For courtrooms, I would stick to charcoal or navy suits. A navy sport coat could be OK, depending on your location, but a patterned jacket like the one above seems way too casual.

I've worn charcoal Harris tweed with light grey flannel, and no one really blinked an eye.
post #16690 of 19908
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I've worn charcoal Harris tweed with light grey flannel, and no one really blinked an eye.

I suppose it depends on what you're there for. I would find it strange if I saw a lawyer in anything less than a dark suit, but if you're attending as a defender or plaintiff, I suppose it doesn't really matter in 2016.
post #16691 of 19908
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I suppose it depends on what you're there for. I would find it strange if I saw a lawyer in anything less than a dark suit, but if you're attending as a defender or plaintiff, I suppose it doesn't really matter in 2016.

In Austin, I think you only need to wear solid charcoal/navy for trials/hearings. Everything else seems to be fair game. The attorneys are atrociously dressed in this city.
post #16692 of 19908
Get a navy seersucker
post #16693 of 19908
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In Austin, I think you only need to wear solid charcoal/navy for trials/hearings. Everything else seems to be fair game. The attorneys are atrociously dressed in this city.

I was in Florida a few years ago for a hearing when an attorney came into the courtroom wearing a wig that looked like a helmet, a jacket that appeared to have been stolen from an Avis car rental place in 1992 and black and white two tone shoes. Risking my liberty from the small, Nazi like bailiff, I took some pictures. I will see if I can find them...

post #16694 of 19908
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I have no idea who decided to do away with the H. Lesser 9.5/10 book. It may be that, like the Rangoon, the yarn, weave, and finish were so unique--a one-off, historically speaking--that it simply cannot be replicated. Frontier is not a good substitute. Nor is Crispaire, or, now that I've taken a closer look and feel, the Scabal Smart book.

It was the best cloth of its kind. It was the best potentially "year-round" cloth. And no effort's being made to bring it back.

+1. H. Lesser 9.5/10 was marvellous cloth. I understand that Harrisons is not reissuing it because it is too similar in weight to the Frontier. While the extent of my experience with the Frontier has been with physical bunches, I've never heard anyone who has had experience with both say that the Frontier was on par with the Lesser 9.5.
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post #16695 of 19908

Does anyone have any experience with Abraham Moon's cavalry twill? I'd like to get a pair of trousers made up and I've had Moon's version recommended. Are there other suppliers I should consider?

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