If you could only have 2 sportcoats...

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  1. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    What would they be? Solid, patterned? Which colors? I have a fantastic patterned medium brown Zegna sportcoat that looks great on me and suits my complexion well. I would like to get 1 more but am going back and forth on what would be the best combination of versatility. Suggestions welcome!!
     
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    TCN Senior member

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    Classic Navy SB 3-button and a tweedy windowpane number for fall/winter.
     
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    lakewolf Senior member

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    Classic Navy SB 3-button and a tweedy windowpane number for fall/winter.

    Same here but I'd make the tweed herringbone
     
  4. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    I was leaning towards solid black over solid navy...
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    I was leaning towards solid black over solid navy...

    Go with the navy--much more versatile.
     
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    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Navy sportcoat and one in a dark brown plaid. [​IMG]
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Rare is the coat that works in more than (say) two seasons. If you need maximum weather versaility, then a 10 ounce navy is probably best.
     
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    Navy sportcoat and one in a dark brown plaid. [​IMG]

    what's the best color pants to go with dark brown sportcoat? I've been wearing tan/taupe dress pants with my dark brown sportcoat, but try to get more than 1 outfit out my brown sportcoat, perhaps black/grey pants??
     
  9. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    I wear mine with different shades of tan trousers, and jeans.
     
  10. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Suiting style, I'd have to see the trousers you're talking about, in person. And, in natural light. This is what I do, when I'm in doubt: I take the trouser or jacket outside, and see how it looks, as opposed to the way the color 'shows,' indoors. Sometimes, there's a discernible difference. Afterward, I try to find a color that complements both environments.

    Regarding the two sportcoats, I'd want my black/beige/offwhite/grey boucle melange, from Armani.
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    And, probably one in navy, or taupe.
     
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    Carey Senior member

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    It can go almost anywhere, and is the quintessential travel garment.

    Two button, with side vents in 9 oz. serge, or diamond weave.
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Depending on your coloring, navy is generally most versatile and dressy. 2- or 3-button depending on your body shape.

    My two go-to jackets are a navy db and a lighter grey 3-button, both Armani. Together they cost $15, so I can afford to be reckless with them, except that replacing them will be a bummer since they both fit so well.
     
  13. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I would probably go for the medium weight navy blazer, as suggested, then have a black/white herringbone tweed for fall/winter.
     
  14. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    bigbadbuff, how do you find Zegna, so far as sizing goes? Does Zegna run small, on you? I can barely get into their 40, for some reason. Usually, I wear a 38 reg. Zegna sweaters seem to run small on me, too.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    A solid navy or charcoal cashmere Kiton and a nice windowpant plaid cashmere Kiton.
     

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