Green Is Good: Norman Hilton Lovat Windowpane Sportcoat

Our series of posts on the color olive comes to an end with a peek inside the armoire at headquarters.

This related shade, lovat, is seen on one of the new Norman Hilton sportcoats. I picked it up last week at the New York factory where it’s made; Nick Hilton gave me a tour along with a perenially sockless FE Castleberry.

The next day I took it for a test drive in the outfit pictured above, which includes flannel trousers and ancient madder necktie from O’Connell’s, Ralph Lauren Purple Label pocket square, J. Press collar pin, and monk straps by Peal & Co. for Brooks Brothers.

Forget what socks I wore. — CC

9 Comments on "Green Is Good: Norman Hilton Lovat Windowpane Sportcoat"

  1. All perfect colors and matchings. Great looking! I really love windowpane

  2. Sorry, but the combination of stripes and windowpanes made me dizzy.
    If only the shirt had been a solid blue, rather than a Bengal stripe, this would have been perfect.

  3. Why not a solid yellow button down shirt?

  4. Olive is a distant cousin of lovat. Olive belongs in a martini glass. Lovat is inspired by the moors with a sophisticated interplay of muted greens, orange- toned browns and heather blues.

  5. NaturalShoulder | April 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm |

    Beautiful jacket. I may need to add to my wish list.

  6. Outstanding. Norman Hilton does great work.

  7. Well done on matching watch strap to monk colour. A difficult task indeed.

  8. Nice jacket. Is the spring line-up ready?

  9. Nice looking coat. I must say, however, that I find it ironic that in almost none of the pictures on the Norman Hilton web site do these coats properly fit the models displaying them. Nearly all of them have collar gaping if no other fit problems…

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