Pulling-Off the Plaid Sport Coat

October 8th, 2011

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3. Autumn Colors

Browns and rusts here again.

Tip: If the windowpane on the jacket has some color in it, you can pick it up in other pieces of your outfit to tie everything together (like the pants here, or the sweater, jeans and henley in look 2).

Tip II: Peak lapels can make a casual jacket look slightly dressier and suave. Not to mention I love the look of having them nonchalantly popped as it cools down.

  • Brown poplin shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Grey/Brown windowpane suit jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston)
  • Lavender pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
  • Tortoise shades by Matsuda Eyewear
  • Leather duffle bag by Lotuff & Clegg
  • Rust hopsack trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Brown alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
  • Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic
  • Brown leather wingtips by Gucci

Thanks for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier


Photography by Alex Crawford.

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  • Brian

    You are very right that orange and brown work well together(and they are the traditional colors of Thanksgiving!) because they are related. When you add black or blue to orange, you get brown.

  • DCRob

    Your use of patterns is phenomenal…I can’t tell if I like the popped peak lapels or not??? Either you always keep it funky, Dan.




  • Dani

    You got me with the third one! quite charming indeed…


  • Travis


    Every once in a while I’m disappointed with some of your looks – and then you do a post like this where you’re KILLING IT! Keep up the good work and don’t go getting too big for us.

    - T

  • Jason

    I really liked the pink blazer you wore on last night’s Project Runway. Looking good.



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  • pve

    lovely. thanks for making me dig out my orange cords, tweeds and my fave hermes autumn pop of orange scarf.



  • eric

    what persols are those? 0714?

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  • Stephen

    I love all of the plaid jackets, and the orange pants are so cool! Plus it’s nice to see that white pants can work well in fall too.

    Thanks for all the awesome posts!

  • KAR480

    I totally love the red chinos. they look too dope.

  • Tyrell

    smooth , it’s both whatever and puntual. my everyday look

  • Miguel Ramalhão

    WOW… love the color of the pants on the Autumn Leaves!..

  • Cory

    Great post. Look 3 is favorite. That’s a great grouping of colors. I love windowpane suits/jackets. (I own two: one is subtle on a gray suit, the other is a bit more noticeable on an Italian sports coat.

  • Tim

    Great as always, I like to bring out herringbone in the fall



  • Nathan

    The windownpane jackets in looks 2 and 3 are amazing. I love the under-the-collar detail; it really adds some great character to the look and does a wonderful job of tying in some different shades of brown. Your looks continue to inspire me on a daily basis. Thank you for doing what you do.

    P.S. – I’ve been having some trouble finding other blogs that compare to this one for men’s fashion. Any blogs that you try to keep up on that you’d be willing to share?

  • TO

    Great colors… love the first look

    Did the game go as you predicted? :)

  • Andrew Carlson

    You always wear really awesome window pane blazers and sportcoats. Yours are always bespoke though. Where are some good places where we can find them though? I want one REALLY badly, but can’t seem to find them anywhere.

    • cam

      Brooks Brothers, J Press, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Saks Mens Collection, Michael Kors, Etro, Hickey Freeman, Jos. A Bank, eBay, Thrift Stores, and on and on….you really can’t find one anywhere??? hmmm….

  • Tande

    Look #1 is great. I really don’t think white jeans are for summer only.

  • jim

    What’s the style name of the bass loafers?

  • Every Man’s Closet

    Thank you for wearing white after labor day. Look 3 is hot and I love a popped suit collar with the addition of a gauzey thin scarf casually thrown in the mix. Great post!