Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
I'd say it's more maroon/wine. Pretty subdued. Not really red.
jrd: did you already ordered the green one? I like the four of them, but if I have to choose one the one with the blue window pane.
the one like your jacket? dark green?
i ordered it
Nice! Who is making it?
I like that windowpane. I've really enjoyed this herringbone from W. Bill (same jacket, different lighting):
Thought I'd posted a full length shot or two, but can't find any.
^ EmptyM, I've considered getting a green herringbone like that one. Howard Yount had one on deep discount a few years ago.
That's a nice color on it's own.
Green is a tricky color for sportcoats. I think that particular shade of green/grey tweed is too light. It might give you a "Northern Lights" effect with grey flannels, etc. The way to check this is with a desaturation in Photoshop: http://www.styleforum.net/t/377391/friday-challenge-jan-24-2014-northern-lights/0_50#post_6880114
When I picked out the green swatches, I was considering them on their own and not in the context of grey pants. Hence why I ended up with a lot in lighter shades.
Looking back, I think fall/winter weather sportcoats looks better when they're significantly darker than the pants. That's what Cantabrigian was getting at with his comment.
Ya, I typically prefer darker sport coats too. The one I posted is fairly dark. Plus, I pretty much never wear pants as dark as in that northern lights challenge. It goes very well w/ med. gray, light gray, and cream, or blue jeans.
Here's a very blurry pic of it w/ a pair of stone pants. Not a great pic, but it shows the contrast pretty well:
Not my classroom, btw. I was just a guest.
Anyone know of a good houndstooth in sand? Preferably wool. Fox Bros currently offers a lightweight flannel (9oz).
Hi everyone, this is my first time choosing a cloth. I'm getting a mid-grey MTM suit, and I'm looking for a soft fabric that wears well. I'm considering a Zegna Cool Effect 190gr and an Ariston 270gr S130. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how these two compare? Thanks!
If images will help:
Zegna (top left):
Ariston (2nd row, left or middle column):
Beautiful matching tie and beautiful ... congratulations. I like this pairing more than the other.
Everyone went with the larger scale Connery barleycorn?
No experience with either of those, but 190gr is very, very light. I'd be worried that a fabric like that would never drape well.
Nice shade, but "lightweight" + "flannel"
Sounds contradictory, but a possibility in tropical climates with judicious levels of air-conditioning. Plus it's difficult to find lightweight worsteds with that level of depth and variegation...
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