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What can I wear with this brown cord jacket?

Mr Tickle

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I bought this jacket a while ago to try and put together some autumnal outfits, but then we didn't really get an autumn, it went straight from summer to winter here, so I didn't get much chance to experiment with it.

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Excuse the differing levels of saturation, I was playing around with sliders to try and stop the jacket looking black in my pictures. None of them give a very accurate reflection of the colour but in reality it's a very deep chocolatey brown.
In pic 3 I am wearing it with trousers that are also corduroy (though blue) - is this even legal, let alone advisable?
Does anyone happen to have seen any pictures of a similar jacket worn in a stylish way?
Or is this particular style of jacket (Harrington) just not that easy to do stylishly in cord?
 

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There's a brand called De Bonne Facture that sometimes makes things like that. I think to wear something like that well, you have to develop a nuanced eye and buy certain designer pieces. It requires a bit more experience and intentionality. If I were you, I would just sell that item and move on. But if you really wanted to try to make it work, I would try a chunky, textured knit and some military styled chinos (green or tan), rather than your basic chinos. Push the style away from trad/ classic. De Bonne Facture and Neighbour (a shop in Canada) may have some good online content you can browse for inspiration.
 

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When I wear a dark brown top in colder weather, I generally pair it with trousers in:

- White/Off-white/Cream
- Dark grey
- Beige/Camel
- Dark green/Forest green or kaki(may be harder to pull off)
- Taupe
- Dark navy

I would generally not build up an outfit with two different corduroy pieces. I think corduroy pairs beautifully with suede and flannel, or even some heavy twill or herringbone weaves (even tweed).

Hope this helps.
 

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Moleskin pants, too.
 

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