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help with a sport coat

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Hi Guys,

so I was going to post this a few days ago, but I hesitated and did my due diligence looking online. I scoured ebay, checked all the sites that I know of, and didn't find anything.

so I turn to you.

I am looking for a sport coat for the fall. I want it to be gray wool (preferably a lighter gray) and 2 buttons. I'm a pretty big guy so would need a 44 or a 46.

My problem is, I have the idea of the sport coat in my head (it's nothing extra special) but I don't really know what to call it. Is it a gray tweed? Just a wool sport coat?

I don't normally post in mens fashion cus I am not very knowledgeable but any help would be appreciated. Pics, links, brands, anything.

the style would be more classic. I dress mainly in a rrl-ish classic style.

thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by downwithianbrown
Hi Guys, so I was going to post this a few days ago, but I hesitated and did my due diligence looking online. I scoured ebay, checked all the sites that I know of, and didn't find anything. so I turn to you. I am looking for a sport coat for the fall. I want it to be gray wool (preferably a lighter gray) and 2 buttons. I'm a pretty big guy so would need a 44 or a 46. My problem is, I have the idea of the sport coat in my head (it's nothing extra special) but I don't really know what to call it. Is it a gray tweed? Just a wool sport coat? I don't normally post in mens fashion cus I am not very knowledgeable but any help would be appreciated. Pics, links, brands, anything. the style would be more classic. I dress mainly in a rrl-ish classic style. thanks.
Solid or patterned? If solid it could be flannel (patch pockets and horn buttons, or it will look like an orphaned suit jacket), or a tweed of sorts either solid or patterned. Gray herringbone is a very versatile look, and can be made in a number of tweeds (Harris or Donegal would be the classics). Donegal is the kind of tweed with the tiny multi-coloured flecks; Harris is the rough, hairy one. There are many other kinds. And there are cloths suitable for sportcoats that are neither a tweed nor a flannel nor a smooth worsted. Try a search to get an idea of the sort of cloth that appeals to you.
 

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Post some pics of what you're talking about.
 

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Originally Posted by downwithianbrown
Thanks Guys. i've tried finding pics to no avail. however, the link below is kind of close, to the look, but I was thinking a softer wool, i've seen them that are kind of fuzzy maybe. and a white smokish gray. apologies for lack of direction. I just don't know what the jacket isn exactly

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1280&bih=639


That's a tweed of sorts (doesn't look like a Donegal, Harris, or Shetland) in a herringbone pattern. It's a classic, so you won't be short of options. At this point the key factor is your budget.
 

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thanks guys. I am an avid ebayer so I usually look for brands way out of my price range for a steal. any brands that make nice blazers? So far I've been looking for made in italy polo.
 

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I recently bought the J. Crew ludlow tweed sportcoat, though the tweed isn't as heavy as a Harris tweed, but it's subtle has two black buttons and is comfortable. I took it to a tailor and had them take the sides in a bit, that's cause I wanted it fitted more than it was. It's lighter in color than in the picture.

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/s...7972/17972.jsp
 

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The Ludlow? Thing barely has lapels. He said "sportcoat," not "Nehru jacket."
 

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There's lots of stuff made of Harris Tweed on Ebay -- I'm sure you'll find a grey herringbone. Quality varies greatly from maker to maker.
 

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This is a very nice looking coat.
I have a couple Polo herringbone tweed coats, one of which has elbow patches and the other an equestrian coat. Both are fantastic but are in the brown family, not gray. I think once you get your size (measured) down, you can go shopping on the web (eBay) and land a great specimen. My first was a multicolored windowpane number by Jones NY. Still have it, too. Couple old pics of the RL ones:
 

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As for the grey one - you can do better than that - it looks like it's made of carpet, or carpet underlay, and the lapels are decades old.

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Those jackets look better on than on the hanger. Wear them in good health!
 

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I like that herringbone pattern and have one just like it, which gets a lot of use.

OP, not to spam here, but I have a nice grey nailhead patterned sportscoat in a 44 for sale at a steal of a price incase you're interested. It's made by Club Monaco, which is owned by Polo, and I believe it was designed by Thom Browne. see signature below
 

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