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I need two sportcoats. Any great pictures and tips?


Stylish Dinosaur
Oct 13, 2006
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I do not have enough opportunities to wear my beloved suits since I had th twins.

I'm looking for great sportcoat ideas to wear with more casual trousers...

Any ideas from you guys ?

I'm looking for one navy and I'm open on the other one..


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Dubiously Honored
Mar 16, 2006
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Easy enough to respond to your inquiry since I know nothing about you or your taste or life style or how or where you will wear these. But I won't let that keep me from answering you.

Use a basket weave/ hopsack for the navy jacket, not a hard worsted, around 10 to 12 ounce. I know you think in grams so you can translate. These weaves make it a dedicated odd jacket.You could also consider a navy with a very subtle pattern. If you don't care for much texture get a refined hopsack and maybe consider getting a double breasted jacket. Might be fun for you.

Get a dark carmel or cognac colored jacket. Dark enough to wear light tan or light grey trousers with and not so dark that you can't wear a charcoal trouser and still have a bit of contrast. Carmel jacket, charcoal trouser, blue shirt, bordeaux tie is a favorite look of mine. What makes this so versatile is that it comes across as a dark jacket when paired with light colored trousers and a lighter colored jacket when worn with dark trousers. You can make it work for daytime or evening purposes.

Loud checks, windowpanes are fun but more memorable and I would get something simple first. The navy is a utility garment, the cognac has personality. Both will work if you want to wear a tie or go tieless.

Dark chocolate brown, almost black but with red undertones is another favorite. I have one double-breasted and one single breasted with triple patch pockets. Very versatile. If it is dark enough it doesn't look like a brown jacket but comes across simply as a dark jacket. It's works great in a room full of navy blazers. I get tons of compliments from people with very sophisticated taste. Common folks, not so much.

There are tons of other options of patterns and colors and such. Better to decide how and where you will use the jackets and the edit down from there.


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