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Gun club checks with light, cream or white grounds contrast with the darker tones in the pattern and are harder to wear. I avoid them.
Bold patterns with low contrast of color are easier to wear.
 

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I did subscribe to the LL Perfect Spring Jacket cloth run which, in real life, has less contrast and cooler tones, than the photos on the site, only to find that I already have a similar check made up. Guess that explains why I liked the LL cloth to begin with.
 

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This discussion without pictures is worthless:

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I have on the shelf a shepherd check-like sport coat length with an orange overcheck - it is more of an ecru/black versus optic white/black. I will probably have it made up at some point - I don't see it hard to wear at all. Some of those other fabrics are too warm-toned orange to red for me
 

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I prefer the second one but better than the previous examples shown.
The same jacket, I think. I assume it's an Italian fabric?

A friend recently pointed out to me that Italian "gun clubs" have more of a gingham type pattern

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Whereas the traditional British version tends to be toothier


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You can see this in the photos above, where the edges sometimes look like houndstooth.

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Derek, is the top photo you posted, the Loro Piana CoarseHair jacket from The Armoury? That is a gun club check I really like, cooler temperature colours with lower contrast between the ground colour and the checks, than any of the others posted so far.
I would choose that in a heartbeat over (Vox's LL?) jacket in the second photo and it has nothing to do with gingham versus houndstooth checks.
 

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Derek, is the top photo you posted, the Loro Piana CoarseHair jacket from The Armoury? That is a gun club check I really like, cooler temperature colours with lower contrast between the ground colour and the checks, than any of the others posted so far.
I would choose that in a heartbeat over (Vox's LL?) jacket in the second photo and it has nothing to do with gingham versus houndstooth checks.

Yes, from The Armoury. I think the jacket goes well with blue oxford shirts, taupe or tan pants, and brown casual-ish shoes


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