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I have 3m of this. Trying to decide between a SB overcoat vs SB sportcoat + vest.
poorsod, that is a fantastic picture and you have renewed my faith. I saved the picture for my own brainstorming...
As for scale, unbelragazzo, a coat is one safe place to have fun with unusual patterns, but it may just be that the shade of brown seems rather lighter than I'm accustomed to... paired with a large scale would make it a bit screaming in my opinion.
I did see a picture of a finished SC using that cloth (I think it is the LL shetland?) and it was not exactly subtle, so I think the scale is biggish.
Again, I have trouble translating cloth swatches, let alone 320x320 pictures, into a finished product in my head, so I'm happy to be disabused of any of these notions by seeing a smashing finished product.
Nice jacket. You have a very understanding tailor to be willing to work with you on out-of-the-box things like that. Mine does not like to track down notions for anything beyond regular buttons, which precludes this kind of thing. As for the htooth, beware: large-scale htooth has been co-opted by street fashion -- I'm thinking frumpy maidens in their super exploded black-and-white houndstooth coats and skinny jeans. Not the best.
Well, I have nice breath, so they come in closer