Another great question asked by each of my customers!
Here, one can have all sorts of fun! From bold checks to summer linens, to winter flannels…you name it, a sport coat exists or can be created to satisfy your demands!
So, just as with suits, many prefer to have sport coats that may be worn in any season. While I agree with that notion based on one’s circumstances when it comes to suits, I think sport coats deserve more attention to seasonality. For now, however, I’ll make my recommendations assuming we are looking for an all-season weight sport coat fabric suitable for all seasons.
Historically, retailers carried and recommended “pant eaters” or jackets that could be accessorized with many different pants. My customers seem to lean toward navy tones with some tan in the pattern to allow black, navy, gray, and a tan/taupe pant to expand the number of looks one sport coat will provide.
The more popular sport coats within all-season fabrics would be navy toned with tan accents. The fabrics would either be medium weight wools or wool/silk blends with smaller %’s of silk for an all-season garment.
Here is one very popular look shown with several pant/shirt combinations to illustrate how one jacket can provide multiple looks. First is featured a great blue/tan plaid sport coat in an all-season Italian wool. All detailing picks up the tan in the jacket…from the button hole thread color to the buttons themselves to the grosgrain trimming the functioning sleeve buttonholes to the lining.
A brown performance fabric shirt in a brown check, brown buttons, tan buttonholes continues to bring out the tans in the jacket finished off with a great pair of all-season tan gabardine super 110 trousers.
The same jacket is now paired with charcoal/navy accessories for a totally different look!
Charcoal twill trousers along with a super brown/blue micro check shirt make jacket work with your favorite black loafers and belt!
Finally, if you have a business casual occasion calling for a tie, watch how easy this jacket morphs into a great dressier outfit! Perhaps this should be called the “Transformer”?
A white twill performance fabric shirt will shed wrinkles all day and evening long! Effortlessly change this great casual jacket into its dressy version with a pair of all-season super 110 gabardine trousers and a navy/brown paisley hand-made, five-fold tie.