This season, sport coats are all the rage. Many customers feel sport coats are too “one-dimensional”, offering only one look. With the help of a knowledgeable custom clothier, nothing could be further from the Truth!
Today, we will take one sport coat and show you four distinctly different looks!
We start with a terrific blue/rust check fabric from our Dormeuil Collection. This outfit is perfect for those day-time Spring/Summer events, and features a pair of cement linen/wool pants, a blue checked shirt and a striped tie with just enough rust rust to pull it all together! Note our button and buttonhole thread choices!
NEXT UP…OCEAN BLUE PANTS, SHIRT, AND ANOTHER GREAT HAND-MADE TIE!
This outfit provides a totally different look…primarily due to the pairing of a slightly darker trouser…again, we’ve chosen one of our linen/wool fabrics for our trouser. If you haven’t experienced a pant or jacket from the Vitale Barberis linen/wool collection, you really must! This fabric gives the look of linen, with a fraction of the wrinkles! It’s lightweight, cool, comfortable…but performs like most Americans prefer…i.e. without excessive wrinkling. We paired this terrific trouser with a mini-ginfham blue shirt and another super hand-made silk striped tie that brings all our colors together!
DARKEN THINGS UP SLIGHTLY FOR A BUSINESS CASUAL, OFFICE LOOK!
Now, our sport coat outfit is perfect for a day at the office where a “business casual with tie” is appropriate from Springtime through the end of Summer. A pair of mocha all-season trousers serve as our base. We’ve chosen a terrific end-on-end blue shirt to provide a little texture and a great backdrop to our rust/blue striped tie. (Note the subtle change added to this outfit…I’ve changed the button hole color to ivory for a different feel. Talk with your custom tailor about subtle changed to your buttonhole thread…have some fun!)
WHY STOP HERE? HOW ABOUT A SATURDAY OUT AT YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
Take one of our super comfortable 100% linen shirts, custom-fit and designed to your liking, and you’ve got the perfect Friday or Saturday evening outfit to wear to your favorite restaurant/bar! Picture this otherwise dressy sport coat over your favorite jeans with this versatile linen shirt. One last detailing change I’ve added to this outfit, is to change the button color to our ivory mother-of-pearl. Again…a subtle change…but one worth considering to further distinguish this special sport coat!
LET’S NOT FORGET THE SHIRT DETAILS POSSIBLE WITH A CUSTOM SHIRT!
I’ve designed this great linen shirt with a shirt length approximately 1.5 inches shorter than normal…so that it may be worn outside your favorite jeans. Tan buttons with orange-colored button holes provide subtle detailing. Note the blue patterned trim we’ve added to our collar and cuffs to provide a great accent when worn separately…and a very subtle tie-in to our blue checked jacket when worn open collar with the sport coat!
Ask your custom clothier to help you find the sport coat(s) that will work for you, and build 3-4 outfits. You will be pleasantly surprised to find out just how versatile a sport coat can become if paired with the right pants/shirts/ties…to provide you with distinctly different looks!
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom