Pushing the Envelope or Horse Blanket? The Plaid Sport Coat

I used to only wear this sport coat to holiday parties. It becomes quite memorable as you can guess. But with the cold, damp and dreary days we’ve had, I felt like wearing a little colour.

The trick to downplaying the holiday-ish-ness of the thing is to pair it with (relatively) sedate accessories and play up something other than the red. Here the cashmere yellow sweater pulls more yellow out of the pattern. The shirt is  a black and blue Tattersall. The tie is light and navy blue houndstooth done in cashmere. Medium grey flannel trousers with single pleat and side tabs (from my ICON collection) and my new Alden whisky cordovan tassel loafers round things out. I used a pocket square that is electric blue with a green pindot by Charvet.

You might say that I’m pushing the envelope, but I feel like I’m wrapped in a warm horse blanket when I wear my plaid sport coat. Barrymore, who knows these things, sees nothing amiss. Horse blanket coat. Shell cordovan shoes. They bring things full circle.

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