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Is it ok wear a tweed herringbone jacket with a gingham check shirt?

RedLantern

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I don't know if there is a rule against combining spring/summer and fall/winter patterns? Seems like there would be but I don't think it's too offensive in this case (brown coat, blue shirt)...
 

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My concern would be the scale of the patterns-- how close are they?
 

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Hard to tell without a picture, but hell, the British invented tweed and they mix patterns all the time, so why not?
 

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Cool. Went ahead and did it. There wasn't a problem with the scale of pattern - a med/large herringbone and a small check. Thanks all.
 

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Goodness, it had better be permissable: the tweed herringbone/checked shirt combo is classic farmer-wear! (And I mean that in a good way, not in an Ernest, "brown is for farmer" way). Think of all those pictures of posh Brits on their country estates...
 

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IMO the classic Tattersall check is eminently more suitable with herringbone tweed than any Gingham check.
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Originally Posted by RedLantern
Cool. Went ahead and did it. There wasn't a problem with the scale of pattern - a med/large herringbone and a small check. Thanks all.
Pics?
 

Georgia

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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
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IMO the classic Tattersall check is eminently more suitable with herringbone tweed than any Gingham check.
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^^Agreed, but gingham is still OK.
 

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I don't see a problem with it. I recently had a Donegal tweed jacket made, and my shirt of choice with it is a navy blue gingham check.

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RedLantern

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Originally Posted by JayJay
Pics?

Sorry didn't take a picture last night, had to re-enact this morning...

I'm not all that crazy about the tie - its vintage YSL that I thrifted for $1 and havent worn yet. I figured it would be less boring with a checked shirt.



Worn with slightly lighter than navy pants and brown AE medallioned captoes.

 

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