Thoughts on sport coat styles/colors

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  1. seatown

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    Suggestions on a versatile sport coat that can be worn with a variety of pants (charcoal chinos, navy chinos, dark denim)?
     
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    It's hard to beat a navy blazer for it's versitility. It will go well with all of the pants on your list. Second, would be a tweed sport coat, especially now it is fall.
     
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    Thanks, do you think a navy sport coat will go with navy chinos or too close of a match? I read in one of the other forums that it can look like you're trying to piece a suit together.

    Tweed might work, I'll take a look at some options. Seems like it's casual enough to go with all.
     
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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    No, navy definitely won't go with navy.
     
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    Agree after reading some more threads. I'm thinking I'll ditch the idea of trying to find a single sportcoat that goes with everything and go for a navy unstructured to start.

    Tips on where to look?
     
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    A wise decision.

    All too often on SF, someone asks for help in finding, say, a pair of shoes that would go well with a conservative charcoal suit, a seersucker sports coat, chinos and an OCBD, and jeans and t-shirt. Adopting such an approach inevitably results in a choice which is, at best, tolerable with a moderately wide variety of items, but a truly excellent match with few or none. I think of it as the Swiss Army Knife approach - sure, you get 47 tools in one small package, and that's certainly inexpensive and convenient, but how many of them are anywhere near as useful as a full-size tool, specifically chosen for the job at hand?
     

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