I feel like the blue and green would look very nice from far away - resolve to a rich, textured-yet-solid jacket, but I didn't like them close up when viewing the original image. The close-up matters, because it's what I see on my arms all day. For some reason I find the checkerboard pattern (not sure of what to call this weave) a little annoying. It lacks the spontanaety of the donegal, where you never know which colours will turn up where. It also lacks the actual pattern statement found in other busy patterns like herringbone, houndstooth or shepard's check. That said, I'm not in the market for winter coats (have 5 already) and tend to like obnoxiously loud FU jackets, so take my opinion for what it's worth. I would be really tempted by a navy or green donegal. There was a pic a while back on the forums where braddock (I think) was wearing an AMAZING green donegal. Will see if I could find it.