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$1,500 doesn't seem unusual to me for a leather jacket.

Those colors are a bit too vivid for me, but as Gerry noted, patchwork "fun" designs date back to at least early Brooks Brothers. The mishmash of primary colors has also popped up elsewhere. Bryceland's and Rowing Blazers, as mentioned earlier, recently came out with their version of Brooks fun shirts. Nigel Cabourn came out with a fun version of their Everest parka. And Blue the Great, a streetwear artist, just did a "fun" colorway for his Nike collab as part of their Fearless series.

I also like Greg's Air Max 90s, which aren't really derived from fun shirts, but exhibit the same ethos. It's not really a new design idea, but I think it comes out of guys willing to be a bit more free with what they're wearing nowadays.

The first photo below is of a vintage Brooks shirt. As old as prep itself.

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I tried to get Ascot Chang to make me "fun" pajamas a few years ago using the leftover shirting scraps from previous dress shirt commission. Unfortunately, they're not able to do it because it's more work to piece together all the different scraps. I didn't ask whether they'd be willing to do it for an upcharge, but I've always thought it would be a fun thing to wear at home.

I think Chipp was also the first to do patchwork tweeds, but the idea at some point made it all the way to Huntsman.

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Ok, so who is stepping up to buy the chore coat now that we know that it is an old, mainstream idea?

If you know someone who is about to graduate from clown college, it could make a nice gift.
 

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I'm a size 42 and they usually sell out by the end of the season. I'll be curious to see, come sale time, what is still available in the various items we've argued about these past few months.

It is interesting to watch Drake's and The Armoury pull farther apart stylistically. I guess it makes sense to not have them mirror each other too closely. I'm seriously looking forward to checking out The Armoury's new tailoring line.
 
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From a marketing perspective, we would hardly mention this suede chore coat, no matter how much we might like it, if it was solid navy. Successful brands always have editorial pieces that are visually interesting and fun. And, there is a market for such expressive pieces. It may not be high volume but it is there.
 

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This little casual look will cost you $2,500 (including shoes and shirt)...Anyone on here that actually buys this stuff at full price? Or are we all circling like buzzards waiting for the sale to go belly up?
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This little casual look will cost you $2,500 (including shoes and shirt)...Anyone on here that actually buys this stuff at full price? Or are we all circling like buzzards waiting for the sale to go belly up?
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Personally not waiting for the sale to buy anything this season. I can't imagine ever wearing a sweater/sweatshirt with a stupid "D" on it. $900 for that jacket?

The only thing I sort-of liked is that flannel chore coat but it's not worth the price even at 50% off.

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