New sport coat and trousers — Finally got around to photographing these despite wearing them for a while now. A brown glen plaid with blue overcheck in a cashmere-wool-silk blend from Carlo Barbera, done in a 3-roll-2 triple open-patch pocket configuration. Other details include dual vents, light tan horn buttons and quarter lining. Again, made through the Khaki’s of Carmel custom program.
The trousers are a donegal blue tweed from the J. Lawrence line at the store. I originally planned to wear this jacket with dark brown moleskins or corduroys, but these trousers worked perfectly. The fit is slightly slimmer than the J. Lawrence chinos and has a lowered rise. I was mildly concerned about the coarseness of the fabric, but they’re half-lined and I wear over-the-calf socks, so it’s not noticeable at all. I wouldn’t mind a full suit in this fabric.
For shirts, I go between a checked shirt that has tan, brown and navy with an ancient madder paisley tie or a simple blue OCBD with a navy repp.
The fabric choice surprised me and wasn’t one I’d initially considered (in fact, I wasn’t considering picking up an odd jacket at all), but I’m glad it came up in conversations over fabrics with Jim. It’s soft without being delicate. It differentiates itself without being too loud. It’s now a starting point for my thoughts toward color and pattern for an odd jacket in the spring.