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Thanks, I'll look at this book again and see what can be added.
I think the pairing also comes down to personal cultural aesthetic background i.e. what is most readily available in the mindset. Solid shirt is no brainer, but I would opt first for a properly scaled, as you say, stripe. and pants with a bit of yellowish beige color in them. the tie is a bit of a rogue element. Bear in mind that I don't wear handkerchiefs , all shoes are dark in color and sans embellisment, and no pentagram earrings or nose piercings, so even a mixture of elements won't become so overloaded. But in the best world this would be worn sans tie with a BD. The best BD: a striped poplin, not that wacky American oxford cloth



Dugdale WHITE ROSE CALDONAIRE 4220
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Dugdale WHITE ROSE CALDONAIRE 4220

 

:fistbump: cav twill is exactly what I had in mind

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Looks like we're bros again

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Looks like we're bros again

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I have no idea what this is but it came up when googling cavalry twill, seems like a kind of Midwest America reinterpretation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, too amazing to not share with my fellow styleforuminos

 

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I have no idea what this is but it came up when googling cavalry twill, seems like a kind of Midwest America reinterpretation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, too amazing to not share with my fellow styleforuminos



Fully deserving of a spoiler free quote...

#murica
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Those cav twill or the Dakota equivalent are on my to-get-made list. I have looked at wearing the jacket with a pair of twill trousers that I have but that are maybe a bit darker. The colors in the combination seemed muddled to me, creating an overall too brown impression. On the other hand I have worn the jacket with fawn flannel and thought they looked good so it might be the particular twill.

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Plastic hanger is not igent approved

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I think Harris tweed is something you have to want all by itself. Meaning, if you want Harris tweed in a brown herringbone thats's a different thing than wanting brown herringbone tweed. I had a Harris tweed jacket for many years. Wears like iron, of course, and is beefy and warm. Eventually I, uh, outgrew it. After a few years, I sought to buy another, but found that my taste had evolved somewhat and I did not care for the bulk of the Harris tweed any longer. For my money, Glenroyal and similar bunches occupy a tweedy sweet spot at the intersection of texture and bulk.

I agree with Andy - Harris Tweed is its own particular animal. It could be useful for dressier field or barn wear, but it seems out of place in most other settings, particularly urban ones. 

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Plastic hanger is not igent approved

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Same jacket with properly proportioned striped shirt--just for sprout2 (Click to show)
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Six, not sure if there's one in your area (or if they're still stocked) but if interested in pant hangers that aren't expensive, check out Costco. No slip hangers (faux velvet material of some sort) that have no slippage whatsoever. I want to say it was like 30 or so hangers for $8. They suck for any and all other things I've tried, but they function fantastically as pant hangers.

Edit: not saying you ought to change. Just have had rather terrible experience with similar pant hangers.
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Thanks. I care about a lot of things, but pants hangers aren't one of them (jacket/suit hangers, yes). I have limited space in my closet, and these hangers do the job without taking up too much room. My igent tendencies only go but so far.

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Nice and classic. Deets on the cloth please, since we are in the unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread, after all.

Hardy Minnis grey herringbone that I picked up about 18 months ago. I dont recall which book or any of the details really, which is sad. It's 11 or so ounces and it a little more on the worsted than tweed side of the scale in terms of hand. I've been meaning to have it made up ever since I got it, but other things kept jumping in line. Glad I finally pulled the trigger.

 

Two button, notch, side vents and side patch pockets. Pretty classic make-up, though I toyed with leather buttons before going horn in the end.

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The pants are "donkey" but I have worn the jacket with different shades of grey as well. I think they all work. The jacket is a challenging match for pants. I'm still figuring that out. What do you suggest?!

In my closet, I have oatmeal flannels that I think might be a good compliment. I also have a heavyweight red cotton twill I would try. I have two pair of deeper blue flannels that would certainly work. I have some deep greens/olives that might be nice, but I'm self-conscious of the upside down tree look (green on bottom, brown on top).

All to be taken with a grain of salt since I'm just going off the colors on my phone.
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^ Yes to oatmeal flannel. I don't wear mine as much as I'd like since they're a bit heavy for my climate. Red would be interesting. Not really my thing, but I saw photos of a pair of brick Sherry Tweed pants that Ed had made up for someone. Really nice. I like green pants, including with brown jackets. It would have to be the right shade, though. I've been thinking about blue, including maybe AFB flannels. I hadn't really considered a deeper blue, but it could work. Do you remember which fabrics you used. Thanks for the suggestions!

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