Spotted On The Street: Polka-Dot Herringbone Sportcoat

Autumn style from the late great Japanese magazine Free & Easy. What say you, ungentle reader: stylish or sacrilege?

29 Comments on "Spotted On The Street: Polka-Dot Herringbone Sportcoat"

  1. I like it, I’ll take one, where do it get one? The polka-dots are subtle enough. They are navy, right? Could also try burgundy or forest green.

  2. Outrageous.

  3. Sorry not digging it.

  4. Oxblood Ruffin | November 30, 2011 at 3:10 am |

    It looks like the jacket was pepper sprayed. Was there an #OccupyHarvardYard recently?

  5. Roy R. Platt | November 30, 2011 at 7:53 am |

    Are darted jackets “Trad Style” in Japan?

  6. Ill conceived.

  7. Keep polka-dots on ties, not coats. I could, however, see this working on a lady.

  8. One word…Terrible!

  9. The herringbone weave is not something to be meddled with.
    It needs no “improvement” whatsoever.

  10. I wish you had a better picture or more detailed description. Several years ago Brooks Brothers took a tweed fabric and applied an embroidered fleece logo across the fabric. I think they were samples, but they looked great.

  11. By itself, the jacket would be hard to pull off — but with the pointed Spock ears, it’s genius.

  12. I’m fine with the weave, but I can’t abide the cut of the jacket. If a jacket doesn’t cover your ass, you look like an indie-rocker. If the sleeves are just as long as the jacket, you look like a chick.

  13. The whole point of ivy/trad is that it’s suppose to be a subtle. putting poka dots on jacket should properly be classified as preppy.

  14. Hideous yet ugly, it looks like the product of a night of wild abandon between a preppy and a midget bobby soxer.

  15. Utterly absurd…

  16. The abundance of negative comments has renewed my faith in the good sense and good taste of readers of this blog.

  17. Should I ever choose to apply for a clown’s position with a traveling circus, I’ll be certain to pick one of these beauties up!

  18. Revolting.

  19. Sorry, but that is so wrong on so many levels!

  20. Allow me to add “ludicrous” (meriting derisive laughter) to the adjectives that have been employed so far (outrageous, ill-conceived, terrible, hideous, ugly, utterly absurd, revolting)

  21. Vaguely disturbing…

  22. Rather ugly, but nowhere near as heinous as “critter pants” or LL Bean boots.

  23. Gentleman Mac | December 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm |

    I guess it’s all perspective; I love Bean boots. My two pair are indispensable. But, I am in the woods a lot where they are necessary.

  24. you guys are a gas.

  25. Jumping Jack Flash, collectively –

  26. Charlottesville | November 7, 2020 at 2:53 pm |

    It’s not just the superfluous dots on an otherwise nice-looking tweed. Look at the bolero jacket length. I take some small comfort in seeing that this was from 2011. I keep hoping that the day of the shrunken suit will end soon, but I still see them around.

  27. Yes, and the taper of the sleeves is really tight. If I remember correctly, right around 10th grade is the time to move out of the boys dep’t. This explains jeans and t-shirts in high school. Hand me downs is the fix.

  28. The lapels have atrophied.

  29. Yokimoshi O'Reilly | November 8, 2020 at 3:16 am |

    Quite a few outdated attitudes on this thread. If a gentleman of colour chooses to update the style of his historic oppressors, you should applaud!

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