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Oh we are. They’re still letting S&C continue their stuff as well for now.

we have 7 colors of lambswool shawl cardigans, 4 colors of donegal shawl, and even 2 color of 12-ply cashmere shawl cardigans.
Can you share the colors that are incoming?
 

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Can you share the colors that are incoming?
Lambswool:
Charcoal
Grey Mix
Tartan Green
Navy
Camel
Cocoa
Cobble

Donegal
Sheridan (navy)
Abbert (burgundy)
Mourne (green)
Ramor (greige)

Cashmere
Navy
Earl Grey
 

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Lambswool:
Charcoal
Grey Mix
Tartan Green
Navy
Camel
Cocoa
Cobble

Donegal
Sheridan (navy)
Abbert (burgundy)
Mourne (green)
Ramor (greige)

Cashmere
Navy
Earl Grey
Thank you Greg! I'm looking forward to my incoming cashmere pre-order, though I may need to add one of these. Cocoa and Mourne sound interesting...
 

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Not sure if you have written specifically about them but I am considering a grey herringbone sport coat for casual wear. Any thoughts about their utility or versatility? I can envision wearing a cream or black rollneck underneath, or perhaps chambray/denim shirt. Seems like something @UrbanComposition or @Gus might wear successfully.
 

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Not sure if you have written specifically about them but I am considering a grey herringbone sport coat for casual wear. Any thoughts about their utility or versatility? I can envision wearing a cream or black rollneck underneath, or perhaps chambray/denim shirt. Seems like something @UrbanComposition or @Gus might wear successfully.
I don't have one, but I have a length of grey herringbone fabric sitting in my closet that I've been wanting to get turned into a sport coat.

I think they look good in a trad way. IMO, can be worn with blue jeans, tan chinos, and contrasting grey trousers. On the issue of wearing them with grey trousers though, I would probably veer more towards the slightly darker shades of grey for the jacket, just to get more contrast, rather than the middle-of-the-road shades.

I think UrbanComp has a grey Donegal suit that he sometimes breaks into separates. He can probably talk more about the versatility of the jacket. Greg also has a grey Donegal sport coat.

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Not sure if you have written specifically about them but I am considering a grey herringbone sport coat for casual wear. Any thoughts about their utility or versatility? I can envision wearing a cream or black rollneck underneath, or perhaps chambray/denim shirt. Seems like something @UrbanComposition or @Gus might wear successfully.
I think if you are in a northernish climate, it is very competitive with a navy sport coat for flexibility - you can wear it with jeans, brushed cotton/moleskin/cords, or possibly the right color flannel trousers. I actually like larger patterned, broken herringbones for this - that first photo of Vox looks a little too subdued for my taste for Herringbone: The Sport Coat.
 

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I posted this in another thread but I have a gray donegal sport coat that gets constant wear in fall/winter. Goes great with jeans, khaki, olive and navy chinos which is mostly what I wear now. Gray herringbone I think could work equally as well.

I think in general the hate for gray sport coats is myopic- it’s the best choice to wear with jeans. It also more easily translates to an office environment than brown. The only drawback is if you wear a lot of gray pants but in an increasingly caj world I question the conventional wisdom that gray pants should be a baseline. If anything, jeans should be a baseline now, which should make gray jackets a default choice
 

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@#dadcore I usually wear the donegal suit jacket with jeans and a chambray shirt, since it’s fairly soft tailoring. If I were to get a herringbone sport coat I’d get one in a large scale with either box/gusseted hip pockets or patch pockets with a pleat down the center and an extended PRL lapel.
 
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...On the issue of wearing them with grey trousers though, I would probably veer more towards the slightly darker shades of grey for the jacket, just to get more contrast, rather than the middle-of-the-road shades.
I have a dark gray herringbone tweed jacket, and it replaced the more common salt and pepper herringbone that resolved to mid gray (that had been my dad's and went to my brother). The dark gray is pretty versatile, but usually I wear it with stone corduroys. It'd go well with jeans, but I prefer browns with jeans. Here's a couple old pics:
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And to @Waldo Jeffers pt, I also have a light gray boiled flannel jacket that's pretty versatile and goes well w/ blue jeans, from very light blue:
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to medium:
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to very dark:
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and even black:
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but I think it works bec. it has a neat texture and heathering.
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I have a light gray crispaire jacket that's part of a blazersuit, but the jacket doesn't really work as a separate.
 

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I have a dark gray herringbone tweed jacket, and it replaced the more common salt and pepper herringbone that resolves to mid gray. It's pretty versatile, but usually I wear it with stone corduroys. It'd go well with jeans, but I generally wear browns with jeans. Here's a couple old pics:
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That's a great shade.

Not sure if you have written specifically about them but I am considering a grey herringbone sport coat for casual wear. Any thoughts about their utility or versatility? I can envision wearing a cream or black rollneck underneath, or perhaps chambray/denim shirt. Seems like something @UrbanComposition or @Gus might wear successfully.
Fox Brothers just posted some of their new jacketings, which may be worth checking out. Included are some grey options. Their tweeds aren't as "tweedy," but they're also not super smooth. I saw a sport coat made from one of their jacketings a while ago and thought it looked really nice.


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RSS recently posted this grey tweed, which I think looks nice.

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Not sure if you have written specifically about them but I am considering a grey herringbone sport coat for casual wear. Any thoughts about their utility or versatility? I can envision wearing a cream or black rollneck underneath, or perhaps chambray/denim shirt. Seems like something @UrbanComposition or @Gus might wear successfully.

I have one in the same color melange and herringbone scale as @emptym's* and wear it pretty regularly in the fall with the usual SF-approved A/W stuff. Long sleeve polos, tattersall buttondowns, knit ties, etc. up top plus moleskin/cord/cavalry twill in the usual "warm" shades of burnt orange, burgundy, forest green, navy, etc. Brogue boots, chukkas, desert boots, suede NSTs, all good. It's pretty easy! Now I don't do this much but you can also do the cool-guy / entertainment-industry-scumbag thing with it, with a dark t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers or chelseas or whatever hot guys who don't actually care about clothes wear. For not-hot guys who also don't care about clothes, you can wear it with your untucked French blue Van Heusen shirt, Lee jeans, and Kenneth Cole slip ons to tell your uninterested coworker who has a boyfriend that your ex-wife and teenage kids may hate you, but hey that's on them, and besides, you have Cirque du Soleil tickets (early show only) so who wants to spend a very sexy weekend in that deluxe room at the Circus Circus annex on the far end of the outdoor parking area?!

Seriously, this thing is versatile as long as there's enough texture and/or the herringbone pattern is sufficiently biggish to not fade into a solid gray at a distance.

*His is very nice but I bet it wasn't a $50 steal from Lands' End. I originally considered it a bad purchase, as it was described a flannel suit but the texture came out noticeably closer to tweed (it's neither....it's Lands' End so probably closer to that wool-sawdust-glue concoction that Brooks Bros swindled the Union Army on, but in this case it worked out beautifully). The pants tore almost immediately in the seat and have been patched too many times to use reliably at this point, bringing an early end to the flannel suit that wasn't, but I see myself using this jacket forever. Including for seducing my second wife during aforementioned cocaine-and-Viagra weekend in Vegas. By the time I get to my third, iGents of 2040 will probably be acutely aware of how out of date the lapels are but at that point I will hopefully not GAF.
 

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Re grey herringbone sportscoat: I have one in tweed and find it to be very easy to wear. The only pants I would avoid to wear with it are grey flannels in a similar (medium) shade of grey. Charcoal works great and I’m sure light gray would work as well but I don’t possess any light gray flannels as per now. I find that this type of pattern/color also works well with cotton trousers/chinos in brown/khaki or olive and although I don’t have any, corduroy trousers could also be a more than valid option. Oh and of course, it’s also very nice with jeans!

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As worn with tobacco brown trousers
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