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What is your perfect configuration for a single breasted herringbone tweed sport coat

Smahatma

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Do I go the conservative route or thoroughly modernize it?

-1, 2, or 3-roll-2 button?
-sack or fitted?
-notch or peak lapel?
-patch, straight or angled hacking, besom or flapped pockets?
-ticket pocket?

Does the 'country' nature of the tweed and herringbone pattern preclude a stylistically forward one button / peak lapel / hacking pockets design?

Please chime in if you have any opinion at all.
 

DocHolliday

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I liked shaped coats. Nice hourglass keeps a tweed from looking too old man. Most of my tweeds are 3 roll 2.5. But I like other configurations, too. Even the much maligned true 3 can look good in the right tweed. And Mafoofan's one-button tweeds look nice.

I don't care for peaks or besom pockets on tweeds. Too formal. Do like hacking and ticket pockets, though it's possible to overegg the pudding. I have some tweeds with patch pockets but prefer flapped. Just a little sleeker. Even like a flap on the chest pocket, sometimes. That's an unusual detail.

I don't think it's necessary to be hidebound by tweedy tradition, but, for the most part, think tradition serves as an excellent guide.
 

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Funny I should see this this morning.

I watched The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer last night. In it, Cary Grant
is wearing a houndstooth odd jacket with a flap on the breast pocket. He tucked in the flaps on the the two hand pockets.

I thought it was a great look and something I now want on a jacket myself.

Here's the jacket in a promo pic:


 

goodlife

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I would like to have the tab at the top of the lapel, so the jacket can be buttoned at the neck to keep warm in a pinch.
 

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