Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tattersall Sport Coat Part 2.
Some of you may remember my post in January when I introduced the tattersal sport coat into my wardrobe. The jacket was fresh out of its packaging, and I needed to have the sleeves taken up a little. Now as you can see, the jacket is finished, and I sported it today with dark brown covert twill trousers and a navy blue knit tie (not pictured, I took it off today when I grew upset with a couple employees). Originally, I paired the jacket with a bow tie and chinos.
The maker of this jacket is Brooks Brothers, and it is part of their Black Fleece collection. Now, I am not a fan of Mr. Browne (the designer of Black Fleece), but the jackets do not arrive as pictured. For example, many jackets are not finished, and nor are the trousers (this is a good thing). Second, the quality is high as all his coats are canvassed, and they come with a 3/2 roll and sack fit. This particular jacket was part of his archival research, and it backs up my statement that I saw old photos of Ivy League students wearing this exact pattern. In closing, I love this jacket and I am truly happy that I purchased it late last winter.