- Apr 27, 2014
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It's not about it being visually subtle, it's about whether it accords with dress norms. You can have very soft colors, but it's not the default for a professional work wardrobe.I don't agree, the shade of green definitely matters for attracting attention. It can range from subtle to bold.
Could be regional. I've noticed no one bats an eyelash in a bad way whenever I wear the first olive coloured SC up there, regardless of setting. Explicitly no comments, or only positive ones.It's not about it being visually subtle, it's about whether it accords with dress norms. You can have very soft colors, but it's not the default for a professional work wardrobe.
Tailoring is dying everywhere. But even in California, most people know that a navy coat is the default for certain work environments, whereas non-navy colors can be a "thing."
Perhaps it varies by region, I don't know. But I know professors who wear navy blazers and sport coats almost five days a week and it's just normal. Whereas, if they wore a green sport coat five days a week, it would seem off.
Mainly joking ribs about going off to boating school, or the age old security guard comment.Curious, what kind of negative statements did you get?
Lose the brass buttons and sailing cap and you'll be fineMainly joking ribs about going off to boating school, or the age old security guard comment.
Nothing serious, but enough to put me off from switching to green SCs permanently.
Edit: I'll add that I have gotten positive comments on a navy blazer, but mainly from other people who are also heavily into clothing and style.
Isn't Dugdale Natural Elements 280grams per linear meter ?Nice of you to post the pics!
This is from Spence Bryson (aks Ulster Weavers), right? At 240 grams this would correspond to the Dugdale Naturals collection, right (which is supposedly re-branded UW, acc. to group consensus)?
Story of my life.I think DWW is correct about the relative invisibility of the navy sportcoat. You could wear the same one two or three times in a week, and most wouldn't notice. If you did the same with a green jacket, even a subtle one, I think people would either notice that it's the same jacket or would decide that you're the guy who likes green jackets.