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I've been thinking about picking up a hat to go with RRL type fits. Does anyone have thoughts on the Stetson Stratoliner vs Open Road? I think @RegisDB9 picked up an Open Roady hat from Nick Fouquet, right? Is that cattleman crease too yeehaw?


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I've been thinking about picking up a hat to go with RRL type fits. Does anyone have thoughts on the Stetson Stratoliner vs Open Road? I think @RegisDB9 picked up an Open Roady hat from Nick Fouquet, right? Is that cattleman crease too yeehaw?


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Which ever way you go I would keep the brim up and not snapped down in front. I think the Open Road is a better match to RRL, but I like the color on the Stratoliner better.

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Just go full Benny Watts

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I've had an Open Road for years, I think it's easier to wear than a fedora. I dont' wear it that often tbh, but I spend a lot of time in the high desert - Joshua Tree/Pioneertown area - and I wear it there.
 

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Bingo! Think I found it. It is a Rogue Territory Supply jacket but not their regular model. It's a Stag exclusive here:


Which is great because they're just down the road from me and I can go check em out in person.
 

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I might put the money towards a canoeist smock from hawkwood. I wish they had a website that I could pourooze
 

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I'm thinking about this jacket but wanted some opinions. I've tried it on and think it looked great with jeans but not sure with other trousers like cords or moleskin. Think it would be fine. I think its a 380g fabric from fox Brothers.

It would be my first nice sports jacket so not sure if should go with some darker like a brown or navy instead. Though where I work is really casual so I dont actually need anything formal. I'm more of a size 46 whilst this is a 48. Its only slightly bigger or longer than what I think my size is, but I think the weight of the fabric gives it a nice drape and more comfort than a 46.
 

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I'm thinking about this jacket but wanted some opinions. I've tried it on and think it looked great with jeans but not sure with other trousers like cords or moleskin. Think it would be fine. I think its a 380g fabric from fox Brothers.

It would be my first nice sports jacket so not sure if should go with some darker like a brown or navy instead. Though where I work is really casual so I dont actually need anything formal. I'm more of a size 46 whilst this is a 48. Its only slightly bigger or longer than what I think my size is, but I think the weight of the fabric gives it a nice drape and more comfort than a 46.
For your first sport coat, I would definitely get navy instead. You'll find that it's easier to wear (the above might be difficult to pair with grey flannels, a staple in tailored wardrobes) and is the kind of thing you can wear multiple times a week without anyone noticing (if you ever need to). A navy sport coat can be made to look different with various tie and shirt combos. Plus, if you put your money towards one really good navy sport coat, instead of purchasing ones in slightly odd fabrics, you can justify the higher expense.

The above jacket also borders on looking like a Prince of Wales suiting, which can potentially make you look like you're wearing an orphaned suit jacket. Maybe it's something you can make work in certain contexts, but it's not the kind of thing you want to buy as your first coat.
 

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For your first sport coat, I would definitely get navy instead. You'll find that it's easier to wear (the above might be difficult to pair with grey flannels, a staple in tailored wardrobes) and is the kind of thing you can wear multiple times a week without anyone noticing (if you ever need to). A navy sport coat can be made to look different with various tie and shirt combos. Plus, if you put your money towards one really good navy sport coat, instead of purchasing ones in slightly odd fabrics, you can justify the higher expense.

The above jacket also borders on looking like a Prince of Wales suiting, which can potentially make you look like you're wearing an orphaned suit jacket. Maybe it's something you can make work in certain contexts, but it's not the kind of thing you want to buy as your first coat.
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I agree about navy, but the only problem I find is that navy tends to come in hopsack as a sports jacket and every time I've tried it on, it seems to clash with the rest of what I'm wearing. It's smooth despite the weave. Navy tweed seems harder to find and I would like a cotton one, but when I've looked, its often in a lighter weight whereas I would prefer a heavier one. A dark brown is easier to find for me and safer than the above.

Not sure I agree about the orphaned suit jacket thing though. Maybe its the photo, but in person the patch pockets and the hairy-ness of the fabric makes it feel quite casual and the blue overcheck does so too. Maybe others also think its bordering on suit jacket.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I agree about navy, but the only problem I find is that navy tends to come in hopsack as a sports jacket and every time I've tried it on, it seems to clash with the rest of what I'm wearing. It's smooth despite the weave. Navy tweed seems harder to find and I would like a cotton one, but when I've looked, its often in a lighter weight whereas I would prefer a heavier one. A dark brown is easier to find for me and safer than the above.

Not sure I agree about the orphaned suit jacket thing though. Maybe its the photo, but in person the patch pockets and the hairy-ness of the fabric makes it feel quite casual and the blue overcheck does so too. Maybe others also think its bordering on suit jacket.
Hopsack comes in various types of textures. You can have hopsack suiting and hopsack jacketing. Hopsack is just a type of plain weave, but it can come in different iterations.

A navy blue tweed can be nice, but a very seasonal garment. Don't recommend getting a navy cotton sport coat for your first coat because cotton fades and will show its age easily in a dark color like navy.

Usually designers will have figured out whether something is a suiting or jacketing for you, so you don't have to figure it out. If you get a cut that flatters you, a navy wool sport coat is almost always made in a kind of fabric that goes with everything -- grey flannels, tan whipcords, khaki chinos, etc.
 

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