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The sport coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AvariceBespoke, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    Not all of us can model [​IMG]

    I believe it is quite commensurate with your girth.


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  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Have you thought about shoes to go with that jacket? [​IMG]
     
  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    The current of some of the posters is to compare modern to street wear and traditional to custom made or tailored clothing. I think if one imagines what a well dressed man would wear today it would help understand the concept of modern or contemporary rather than applying incongruous demographics; there were plenty of men wearing lousy clothes back in the day.
     
  4. AvariceBespoke

    AvariceBespoke Senior member

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    I just got this Isaia sport coat.

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    I think the fabric, color, and pattern give the coat a "metropolitan" style. The fabric is flannel, which keeps it looking less country, like tweed, but still has some textural interest, which I think is important in a sport coat. It has a hint of cashmere and feels very soft and light, unlike some of my heavier tweeds. Plain worsted wool can look a little boring, and I think the flannel is a nice change from tweed and cashmere, my two choices for fall/winter sport coats.

    The color is lighter than navy and has a subtle windowpane. Blue, as opposed to an earth tone, feels a little more appropriate in the city, while the lighter blue color and the pattern of the coat prevent the coat from just looking like a standard blazer. The windowpane is present to make the coat a little more interesting, but is not too loud.

    Finally, the coat is cut well. Side vents, decent suppression, soft shoulders, and, just for you, there is actually some roping in the shoulders that doesn't really come across in the picture I've shown.


    i bought an isaia sport coat today and i loved it.. 700 on sale at barneys down from 2600
     
  5. PolePosition

    PolePosition Senior member

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    I'm wanting to buy a sport coat to wear with khaki/stone chinos and also with jeans. Is tan or brown the best color that will match those pants? Also what kind of materials and patterns should I be looking for. I don't quite get the "tweed is country and not city" that seems to be talked about earlier in the thread. Is tweed not acceptable? To me they look nice. My favorite so far is tweed herringbone but I'm open to suggestions.
     
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