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Despos

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Bold patterns like this and the styling you choose need to be in harmony.
The Chesterfield and DB with peak lapels pictured in this thread don't look right because they breach that concept.
The other issue and one you won't know until it's done is how the pattern is laid on the cloth; as to where the seams, finished edges intersect cloth pattern.
The less interruption of the pattern the better. When you see disruption of the pattern or awkward meeting up of the plaids it becomes a distraction and draws unwanted attention to the area.
The Steed jacket DWW posted shows a well thought out placement of the front dart that made the vertical pattern on the pocket flap match exactly with the body and allowed the empty part of the plaid to be on the front edge. Makes for a clean, uninterrupted look.
With this type of planning/placement you get a better, uninterrupted visual.
 

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These lapels are perfection in size and angle. I don't think the cloth looks that odd in this case but the utility of such an item should be very reduced unless you are really a fan of the russell check.
 

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These lapels are perfection in size and angle. I don't think the cloth looks that odd in this case but the utility of such an item should be very reduced unless you are really a fan of the russell check.
This its like using a corduroy or tweed for a tuxedo

The darts aren't cut like the Steed jacket here. These flaps don't align with the vertical stripe of the body like the Steed jacket.
 

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Dear @Despos,

Your analysis above, is spot on as always!

As far as the placement of the front darts is concerned, the same holds true for the "pale" Russell check Sport Coat where the optimal position of the darts has also led to an uninterrupted flow of the vertical pattern and a perfect patch pockets' alignment.

Great discussion these last pages, gentlemen; I truly enjoyed it!

Best,

Dimitris
 

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These lapels are perfection in size and angle. I don't think the cloth looks that odd in this case but the utility of such an item should be very reduced unless you are really a fan of the russell check.
I dont understand this fabric.
 

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I have always wanted a Russell check jacket. But it’s near impossible to wear down under
 

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Careful, lordsuperb. I know that you're gonna have it your way or nuthin' at all, but I think you're moving too fast.
 

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I always thought the lyrics to that song were go go jason waterfalls until semi-recently
I always thought the lyrics to old town road was “take you home...till the cows come home” rather than “ride till I can’t no more”
 

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