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post #18436 of 19906

Oh, to be sure. Definitely not garish when seen from anything other than EXTREMELY close...just one of those things that isn't for me.

post #18437 of 19906

http://www.chippneckwear.com/an-italian-colloquial-expression-tie-dont-bust-my-balls/

post #18438 of 19906
Couple of people have had that done: Hosni Mubarak, Narendra Modi, etc. Very CBD (conservative bad dictator style)

Mubarak:



Modi:

post #18439 of 19906
But Ken's the only one who seems to have a space bar on his keyboard; looking so much better for it, like a broken chalkstripe.
post #18440 of 19906


Blazer Suit?
post #18441 of 19906
That jacket could survive on its own.
post #18442 of 19906

Curious for suggestions. Am leaning towards a jacket in this Porter and Harding HB fabric:

 

 

I think because of the mixed brown tones, it will stand out as against this richer brown (the above picture doesn't quite capture the colors of the fabric which were, I think, a bit warmer--see second pic below)

 

 

Still, I'm happy to take suggestions for a brown HB fabric that people have used in a SC, in a similar weight as above. If you have pics of the fabric and jacket, I'd appreciate having a look. The second option was the plan below, forgot which book it's from and am trying to get that information. Lovely rust/green overcheck.

 

post #18443 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Curious for suggestions. Am leaning towards a jacket in this Porter and Harding HB fabric:




I think because of the mixed brown tones, it will stand out as against this richer brown (the above picture doesn't quite capture the colors of the fabric which were, I think, a bit warmer--see second pic below)




Still, I'm happy to take suggestions for a brown HB fabric that people have used in a SC, in a similar weight as above. If you have pics of the fabric and jacket, I'd appreciate having a look. The second option was the plan below, forgot which book it's from and am trying to get that information. Lovely rust/green overcheck.



http://www.styleforum.net/t/316710/if-you-could-only-have-one-brown-tweedish-sport-coat/45#post_7022276
post #18444 of 19906

 

Thanks for that. P&H won @jrd617's contest, though I think from a different book. Still, the Glenroyal he posted looks almost the same as the above. Perhaps it is.

 

The above HB fabric looks like it will be a bit darker than the @emptym jacket from that thread but lighter than @NOBD's

 

Curious still if people have had some make-ups in similar fabrics.

post #18445 of 19906
I had the P&H in a 3 piece. Super versatile colorway, but for a sportcoat I prefer a larger scale herringbone.
post #18446 of 19906

I have a suit in the P&H Glenroyal (edit: the one UC refers to above).  Here's how it reads from about five feet away:

 

 

It's not a fuzzy tweed at all, which makes it great for a suit or a "citified" tweed sportcoat.  Like UC, though, I think I'd opt for something rougher if I were making a standalone jacket.  

post #18447 of 19906

I have a jacket made up from Glenroyal, but not in a shade of brown. Very nice cloth, though.

post #18448 of 19906
LL's is the nicest I've seen. Really big, chunky herringbone, maybe about double the scale of other designs.

That said, if you can't find a length, I think Scabal has a nice herringbone tweed right now.
post #18449 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

LL's is the nicest I've seen. Really big, chunky herringbone, maybe about double the scale of other designs.

That said, if you can't find a length, I think Scabal has a nice herringbone tweed right now.
The brown shetland? I'm still wondering when I pull the trigger on that one.
post #18450 of 19906

Well, I'll pull some of the pics from the thread @lordsuperb  references above (larger pictures to get a better look at scale):

 

This is @Parker ? Looks to be about the same as the P&H referenced above @heldentenor do you have a closer shot to get a sense of the scale or @UrbanComposition as it was yours at one point? Perhaps it's a similar fabric as below.

 

 


@Manton

 

Scale looks a bit bigger but not substantially bigger. @dieworkwear Derek, you must have some pics stored away somewhere of HB cloth/jackets. If you don't mind posting a few.

 

I have to say that I don't mind the smaller scale in a jacket but for me, wearing a coat and tie on campus with a pocket square is already to be a bit flamboyant so I tend to go for something less salient in the kit when I can (e.g. the plaid I posted above which is subtle).

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