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Sport coat details

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DandySF, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jun 15, 2004
    San Francisco
    A cream silk works well in double-breasted, for semi-formal evenings.

    And I'll wear a black DB jacket with gray trousers.

    More casual jackets, such as tweeds, warrant the 3 button SB look in my opinion.

  2. kidkim2

    kidkim2 Senior member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Burlingame, CA

    If I can do so without inducing apoplexy, might I ask you to elaborate on your apparent aversion to ventless jackets? (This very morning, I collected two of my Oxxford SBs from Ernesto, having directed him to sew up the center vents.)
  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Oct 6, 2004
    Really casual tweeds definitely are for 3-button SB. I was thinking more of the hard-finish quasi-tweeds that suggest but do not imitate thornproof fabric for shooting wear.
  4. ROI

    ROI Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    re: Single-breasted, peak lapel sport coat

    How about adding a vest in the same cloth? An antique-looking, non-suit cloth such as a pheasant eye or a small scale check might deflect the idea of a tuxedo coat torn out of context.

    For that matter, make a three piece tweedy suit with a single-breasted, peak label coat, and occasionally wear the pieces separated.

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