1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

    Messages:
    11,855
    Likes Received:
    5,446
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Old North State
    What do you guys think of this fabric for a winter sportcoat?[​IMG]
     


  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,995
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    

    Sounds great.
     


  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,452
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    New York
    POW - flannel and worsted:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,995
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    

    The flannel looks so much richer, I am sure both cloth will made up well.
     


  5. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,817
    Likes Received:
    342
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Location:
    Hong Kong / Darien


  6. whnay.

    whnay. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    9,420
    Likes Received:
    282
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    
    No. Gray sportcoats never work well.
     


  7. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,817
    Likes Received:
    342
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Location:
    Hong Kong / Darien
    

    +1. You could maybe wear that with a tan moleskin or a dark brown winter cotton, but as whnay said, its not a great color choice for a SC.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012


  8. mack11211

    mack11211 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,458
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Brooklyn USA
    

    I think it's fine; just take the color that would otherwise be in the coat and wear it on your trousers in a solid color like burgundy, dark green, burnt orange, etc.
     


  9. RogerC

    RogerC Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Location:
    Oxon, UK

    Apart from black and white herringbone, I'd say.
     


  10. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,508
    Likes Received:
    575
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    

    Gray donegals can work pretty well along with the herringbone Roger just mentioned. Other than those I'm pretty much in agreement.
     


  11. brokencycle

    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

    Messages:
    11,855
    Likes Received:
    5,446
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Old North State
    Why doesn't a gray sportcoat with navy pants work like a navy sportcoat with gray pants work?
     


  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    37,420
    Likes Received:
    19,176
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Gruto

    Gruto Senior Member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Denmark
    Grey sports coat can be fine with light brown pants, especially if you are blonde or blonde-brown, I think, but that cloth isn't perfect. The plaids should be larger, or better, the cloth should be a solid grey.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012


  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,248
    Likes Received:
    19,634
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    Perhaps we should step back and accept that there is no hard-and-fast rule on gray odd jackets. I think some folks categorically dislike light top/dark bottom, and that's what you're likely to end up with when you wear a gray odd jacket. You'll never persuade this bunch. Personally, I think there's no inherent problem there. gdl ably illustrates how to wear it. Of course, his moo shot probably works against his thesis...

    In the case of brokencycle's fabric, my objection is that the colors seem spring-like, but it's a fall/winter fabric. Could be the photo, but that's my first reaction.
     


  15. RDiaz

    RDiaz Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    2,124
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Madrid
    In my humble opinion gray odd jackets are perfectly fine as long as they're made of fabric that doesn't clearly look like suiting...
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by