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Beyond the Blazer: Second most versatile sport-coat?

FidelCashflow

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I think it's pretty well accepted the navy sportcoat is the most versatile. For someone who has that covered and is hungry for more... what's next? A solid gray sportcoat? Textured gray? Glenplaid?
 

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Textured gray would be good, but I would say anything goes after the navy.
 

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I would say something in a tight pattern like herringbone. Light and dark gray or brown works well. I also like the blue-gray donegals we've seen lately from mafoo and Vintage Gent.
 

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I don't think a blazer is the most versatile sportcoat, at least if you're young and wearing them socially.

I think my most versatile sportcoat is a charcoal birdseye with a thin blue windowpane, because it can be worn anywhere and at any time of the day. The next most versatile is probably a grey or brown herringbone.
 

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What color trousers, shoes, shirts, do you like to wear? And, cotton or wool trousers? The versatility of a second sportcoat will be determined by the rest of the wardrobe I think.
 

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Brown or earth tone heavyweight for fall/winter (tweed, glenplaid, windowpane...).

Something in lightweight tan/khaki for spring/summer.

Whatever you do, stay away from grey/charcoal sportcoats no matter how textured or patterned.
 

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Herringbone tweed. Brown looks good on me, but other colors will suffice. This may not be the most versatile as it is really two season, but it should be a wardrobe staple.
 

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for me i would go with something in brown again like other have mentioned herringbone or donegal or in the summer linen or fresco something with a bit of surface interest.

apart from these i would go with a sand/ fawn or oatmeal color as these work well with dark pants!
 

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Originally Posted by manouche
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=73085

I read the post and clicked the link first without reading the name, when I saw your picture, I thought someone was insulting me...


Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010
I think my most versatile sportcoat is a charcoal birdseye with a thin blue windowpane,

Do you have pics of said sportcoat? I can't picture it.

Originally Posted by Dewey
What color trousers, shoes, shirts, do you like to wear? And, cotton or wool trousers? The versatility of a second sportcoat will be determined by the rest of the wardrobe I think.

Lots of blue/white shirts in various shades and stripes, but I also have brown bengal stripe and pink bengal stripe shirts. Lots of different shades of gray, and blue pants, but i also have brown and black pants. I don't wear cotton pants much because they wrinkle big-time. I saw a really nice sportcoat today, kind of a greyish-brown herringbone with a tan overcheck. I think it might make a nice 2 season jacket, but I'm wondering if I have enough stuff to go with it.

Originally Posted by EL72
haki for spring/summer.

Whatever you do, stay away from grey/charcoal sportcoats no matter how textured or patterned.


Why? What about mid-grey herringbone sportcoats?
 

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For me, it would be my Brooks Brothers camelhair, in subtle gray glen plaid.
 

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Maybe it's just becuase I'm quite young and and tend to pair them with a lot of things other than button-up shirts and the like, but I think one in black looks quite cool with a lot of things
 

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