Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TweedyProf, Oct 4, 2014.
Good buy! Both the jacket and the square.
I almost always need to shorten the arms and appreciate when they are non working or as most Caruso jackets I have, unfinished. I do have two green jackets already but they are plaid and tweedy. One moss green and one dark green. This will make my green SC warderobe (almost) complete. I would love a green Donegal patch pocket
Jacket or suit.
I can see a green Donegal complementing your skin and hair tones.
Cheers! The ps was bought trough ET and when it arrived I questioned the usefulness but it has proved really versatile.
Donegal green jackets/suits are the greatest mini-trend to hit men's clothing this year. Anden, love the SC and the square. I'm in the same camp as you--two green SCs and I still want more. Almost bought the Eidos at NMWA (sidebar: all three Eidos SCs are still available in my incredibly common size of 48. Wonder how long that will last?)
I'm flirting with some rule breaking today and I'd like to get your thoughts. Tie is ancient madder. Shirt has a cutaway collar.
Per our discussion of neat ties and SCs, what do you think? Additionally, is pairing a shirt collar this formal with a flannel SC in country colors too much idiom mixing?
@Anden love that SC and PS
Yes. Wrong thread.
Agreed. Buy one for me?
The shirt is acceptable but perhaps not ideal - collar seems a little stiff here. OTOH its lines match up with the jacket's pattern, which is cool.
The tie should work with the jacket - the colours are almost a perfect reverse-match - but I think there's a bit too much pattern clash.
Sometimes we get ideas in our head - dammit, A should work with B, it must work with B, it will work with B - but in the end, for some unknown reason, A just doesn't work with B.
YMMV of course.
Tie works for me. Not sure about the PS. Not a fan of the shirt.
This is one of those cases where "the jacket is the thing" so I think competing with it is a case where the competitors are going to lose.
I don't think the tie is complementing pattern wise, and I can't tell about the color. It seems like a more forest (less yellow green) with an olive green in the jacket (more yellow green). I think mixing colors in the same hue can be tricky and not sure about that.
Helden, try a solid where the focus is on color complementation (e.g. dark brown or very deep rust; a more saturated olive?). Tattersall for shirting instead?
Why not try a larger patterned neat with more textured jackets rather than strongly patterned jackets (e.g. a herringbone).
Helden, the only issue I have with that combo is that I think the square is pretty cool and everything else pretty warm. Outside of that I like it.
Thanks for the discussion, gentlemen.
In retrospect, I think the fit is borderline overwhelming even though there isn't an obvious pattern clash. This may be a jacket that has a "dedicated" fit combination in my wardrobe and always gets worn with light blue shirt, brown or rust grenadine, or (my favorite) an oxford grey wool solid. I don't think burgundy would be ideal here and don't own any plum. This shirt feels too formal and its micro-check doesn't bring much to the table with everything else that's going on.
Tweedy, tattersall is intriguing, but it would have to be exactly right in terms of scale and color. Clags has a fit wearing a jacket similar in pattern to this with a medium rust check shirt with a spread collar that I really liked, but my two checked shirts are too big/saturated for this.
Also, Tweedy, I loved your fit today in WAYWRN. That shade of trouser works well in low light/ on overcast days with that jacket, and you and Mr. Six are making a strong case for the shepherd's check tie. Is the shirt microchecked or pencil striped?
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