donegal sports jacket

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  1. samnc

    samnc Well-Known Member

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    another question for you...

    Would a brown donegal sports jacket be a good addition to a collection? I am looking for something that looks good but not overly formal. I also more critically want something that can go with most of my shirts and pants, not something I have to think too hard about matching with.
     
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    bellyhungry Senior member

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    What do you have in term of your shirts and pants?
     
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    Patrologia Senior member

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    yes, although bellyhungry is right to ask what you're putting it with. I'd also ask what else you've already got. (What is the "collection" this would be an "addition" to?)
     
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    johnnyletrois Senior member

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    I recently got this one from Lands End. Not the greatest quality, but it does fit well. With the current 40% off coupon it's only about $110.
     
  5. samnc

    samnc Well-Known Member

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    well, i have a navy and black solid blazer and a camel hair tan sports jacket.

    if used at the office, it will go over wool pants and dress shirts, of various colors. i doubt i will use it too much out of the office, given my usage history of sports jackets/blazers.

    Johnny--is it worth $110 you think? In other words, can I do better for $110?
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wear it with khaki or mossy green (but not bottle green) trousers. Most people wear it with grey flannels. I think it looks great with jeans, tan corduroys and a scarf for a more casual look.

    For shirts go for blue including blue chambray. I particularly like blue denim shirts with a wool tie and khakis with donegal.

    Brown leather or suede shoes or boots and a belt.
     
  7. johnnyletrois

    johnnyletrois Senior member

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    I think so. I mean, I'd rather have something vintage that fit perfectly and was woven in the old country, but I don't have time to go to thrift stores and I'd rather not risk Ebay. I wouldn't pay what they were asking for it retail, $300, but for $110 I think it's worth it.
     
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    It's a brown, tweed jacket. You can wear one with damn near anything.

    And yes, OP, a brown donegal tweed jacket would be a very good addition to any wardrobe. Man or women, old or young, casually dressed or professionally dressed. It'll look good with a tee shirt and jeans (well, not to the eyes of many here, but a normal casual look these days), and it'll look good with wool trousers and a tie.
     
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    And when the weather gets colder a turtleneck sweater in place of a shirt. Don't forget an autumnal toned pocket square. I would especially team it up with suede chukka boots and a complimentary walking about hat or flat cap.
     
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    I'm wearing a brown donegal tweed jacket today, in fact (with light blue moleskin trousers, a purple gingham check shirt, and brown suede chelsea boots). The jacket has flecks of many other colors, including orange, navy, and green, so it's incredibly versatile.
     
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    Grayland Senior member

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    I have that jacket and the matching pants. They are at the tailor right now and I should have them back on Saturday. It does fit well and I really like the fabric - alot of flecks of color in it.
     
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    johnnyletrois Senior member

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    Funny, I have the matching pants as well and they are also at the tailor to be picked up on Saturday.
     

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