What would you wear with this sportcoat in spring/summer? I'd be going with brown/white/blue patterned shirts, tieless, but can't think of much else that would work.
The coat is 70/30 linen/silk, billed as 'light blue' and up close consists of blue, light blue and tan flecks, although it really looks more 'slate-blue' or 'blue-grey', although I still think browns would bring out the blue-ness of it. I'm thinking navy pants (I know, I know - but w/ no tie, so I believe it works), cream or khakis, chocolate brown loafers, and brown (but not deep, autumn-winter brown) patterned shirts.
Of course, this raises the question of whether mid-browns as accent colors (ties, PS's, and in my case - since I'm usually tieless - shirts [mid-brown stripes, blue/brown stripes, tan ginghams, blue/brown ginghams...]) are appropriate in the spring/summer.
I asked a similar question about a dark brown sportcoat (in linen) in summer, and received mixed replies - but mostly saying fuck it, why not, the fabric is right, wear it. However, I still just can't get over dark SC's in S/S seeming off to me (I don't even go as dark as navy in jackets) so I abandoned that. But as accents, though...
Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated.