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Tweed Sports coat critique

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheDarkKnight, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    I thought I'd start a new thread as the original purpose of navy SC plus jeans has changed.

    I wondered what you all thought of the following SC and jeans and cord combinations. Bear in mind the jackets are OTR and pre-alteration (and have labels on still!) so I'm looking for colour critique on the jean combinations most of all.

    I do think the faded blue jeans are a bit too light for the green donegal jacket, though look good with the blue window pane.

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    Below are indigo Levi 504s. I think these look good at the moment but need to a little fading. The jeans are brand new though, so will they fade a degree within a few washes?

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  2. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry Dark Knight, I'm not a fan of jeans and tailored sport coats. Imo, jeans go better with rougher, more casual jackets. Heavy twill or roughed up tweed. Something like a field or safari jacket. Maybe a rugged cotton sport coat.

    On the other hand, those coats would all look great with a single pair of medium gray wool dress pants.
     
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  4. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    No problem Parker. What about with cords? Tweed and cords are a classic combination aren't they? I'm wearing brown cords in the above photos. I agree on the grey wool pants! My next purchase will be some grey flannel trousers I think. I like these in the light grey http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...HOCOLATE&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=# Do you think a medium grey flannel would be a better match with both the blue and green donegal jackets?
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cords + tweed = [​IMG]

    Medium gray will go well with all your jackets. You want contrast between top and bottom, but not too much. Mid-gray usually does the trick. Sometimes I find light gray pants to be too severe unless the jacket is also fairly light toned.
     


  6. TheDarkKnight

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    Yeah I'm really liking the cords I have, they are from Marks and Spencers and great for the price.

    I think some brick red cords and also some aubergine ones might work well, there are red flecks in the donegal and a red over check in the blue windowpane. I hear you on the light grey and too much contrast.
     


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    I suggest you look here!
     


  8. TheDarkKnight

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    Joined 2.11, posted twice around 2.18 and then banned! But yeah I was looking at Howard Yount last night actually and their flannel pants, they seem very nice, although slimmer than my slimmest jeans
     


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    They would go well with a light grey flannel too.
     


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    Yeah I think I'll go to London's Brooks Brothers in November and try some of their various flannels.
     


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