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Canali tweed sports coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fanthom, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Fanthom

    Fanthom Senior member

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    Hi.

    I've found a Canali sports coat on sale, which fitted me perfectly. I liked the style - double side vents and ticket pocket. And I liked most of all the tailoring.

    However, I am a bit unsure about what I would use it with. It is made of 100% wool (including 8% cashmere), and is "tweedish" - a mix of brown, grey, blue, etc. From a distance it looks grey/brown. The sales person called it a tweed jacket - but there is no noisy pattern, just interleaving threads of colours.

    The price tag is appr. $500, a 30% reduction.

    Any opinions?

    Thanks in advance.

    Marcus
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Marcus:

    Sounds like it'd be a great acquisition to your wardrobe. It'd match a lot of ties and shirt combinations if your office dress code allows you to wear sport coats. It would also allow you to mix a lot of solid knits under it for a GREAT business casual look. With double vents and a ticket pocket it may be a bit formal to dress down with jeans, but cords and a solid button down shirt would work as well. IMO tailoring is the most important aspect of a purchase- if it fits you really well it's a wise purchase, and that's certainly a reasonable price.
     


  3. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    I think some nice chocolate brown gabardine wool trousers would work well -- the gabardine would contrast with the tweed and make it stand out more. And perhaps a really nice yellow or cream shirt
     


  4. Fanthom

    Fanthom Senior member

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    Thanks a lot for replying.

    Yes, I think it would be something I would have in my wardrobe for a very long time. I've become interested in quality clothing quite recently, and this coat is the best item I have ever tried on.

    I think it is the undeterministic grey/brown colour that make me unsure. I'll go back tomorrow and have another look at it.

    Regarding contrast: good idea. Have you seen the picture in Roetzel's book of a silk pocket square in the pocket of a tweed coat? The effect is really beautiful. (The tweed in "my" coat is not as coarse as the one in the picture).

    I was also thinking about using the coat with light moleskin pants for a casual look.

    Marcus
     


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