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post #3841 of 11694
Yay for gray donegal!
post #3842 of 11694
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Apart from black and white herringbone, I'd say.

Yea - second to the blue blazer, that is the classic winter SC.
post #3843 of 11694
Also, I have a length of mid grey/dark grey PoW Johnston cashmere with a blue overcheck that is as yet unfunded.
post #3844 of 11694
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

In the case of brokencycle's fabric, my objection is that the colors seem spring-like, but it's a fall/winter fabric. Could be the photo, but that's my first reaction.

That's definitely part of it.

The other thing is that it's too sedate. Not enough interest in the grey (unlike a Donegal) and too soft (unlike a heavy tweed). The pattern is way too much for a suit butnot quite enough for a SC.

I think Matt had posted (a long while ago) a cashmere SC that looked like TV static - I recommend something like that for cashmere.
post #3845 of 11694
Gray is not the problem of that fabric.
post #3846 of 11694
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Why doesn't a gray sportcoat with navy pants work like a navy sportcoat with gray pants work?

It's sometimes difficult to pair up a tie with a grey sportscoat and get some kind of congruence with your trousers. The contrast is usually too jarring.

Looking back through some of my old posts in WAYWN I can see a few failed attempts. Difficult to explain but trousers and tie usually end up forming a "colour block". Does that make sense?

I've found that dark grey Donegal tends to be a little easier to match up.
post #3847 of 11694
I understand that all won't like grey coats, and I accept that. I also appreciate the comments. So it seems, excluding those who categorically reject grey jackets, seem to not like it because of the light purple checks being a spring color but the cashmere being a winter/fall fabric?
post #3848 of 11694
That's my objection, yes. I think someone also thought it was too bold for a suiting and not bold enough for an odd jacket. I don't think I agree with that.
post #3849 of 11694
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I understand that all won't like grey coats, and I accept that. I also appreciate the comments. So it seems, excluding those who categorically reject grey jackets, seem to not like it because of the light purple checks being a spring color but the cashmere being a winter/fall fabric?

There isn't enough contrast. Lite grey with white and pale lilac all gets washed out.

To put it another way, what will you pair it with? Dark grey or navy pants will overpower the jacket and make it look even more like a solid (and I don't think anyone could love a solid grey SC).

So you're left with white / cream (or lilac if you're into matching like that...). That will look pretty good but it's distinctive enough to be an 'oh, you're wearing that again' sort of outfit.

I think you'd get ore mileage out of a grey flannel suit with a white windowpane. Or even an SC like this that permanent style highlighted--

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-v5M7NtPKnZA/UFHh91w5uYI/AAAAAAAADns/Q0-apoxOlIU/s1600/ps-f12_p7.jpg

From
http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/09/paul-stuarts-wondrous-autumn-colours.html

But I'm boring to a fault and even if I weren't, my opinion won't and shouldn't diminish your enjoyment of that SC-to-be.
post #3850 of 11694
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Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post


Tell it to Bianca...
http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/215609900879893783_Xze8h4f7_b.jpg

 

OMG-  you'd think she'd afford a prosthetic for that leg

post #3851 of 11694
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

POW - flannel and worsted:



Do you have details of the fabric in the first picture, on right? It looks fantastic.
post #3852 of 11694
Looking for some thoughts on this:

I had originally planned to do my winter overcoat s/b, peak lapel, fly front and hacking pockets with a ticket. I just got a call, and my tailor said that the fabric was so thick, that a fly front would not look clean on it. So, I was thinking something like this instead:

KGrHqFlMEHKQjFBrBP2Np-sl0Q60_35.jpg

It will be cut as a casual coat, to be worn without a sport jacket underneath...
post #3853 of 11694
Looks fun! I wonder if 4 buttons might be better for that design. I also may make the bottom half of the lapel a bit wider, more like a pea coat. Speaking of pea coat, why not just go double breasted to make it uber warm?
post #3854 of 11694
NYR, I remember seeing you in a Phineas Cole overcoat in a post awhile back, which looked DOPE! However I'm sure it was very pricey...did you ever pull the trigger on it?
post #3855 of 11694
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Looking for some thoughts on this:
I had originally planned to do my winter overcoat s/b, peak lapel, fly front and hacking pockets with a ticket. I just got a call, and my tailor said that the fabric was so thick, that a fly front would not look clean on it. So, I was thinking something like this instead:
KGrHqFlMEHKQjFBrBP2Np-sl0Q60_35.jpg
It will be cut as a casual coat, to be worn without a sport jacket underneath...

I like the look and prefer keeping my hands warm with straight pockets with flaps rather than slanted pockets.

Agree w/ Slewfoot that moar / smaller. Uttons might look better.

What sort of cloth? A thick melton?
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