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    too rustic?

    I've been trying to make the gingham shirt work for me but I'm still not sure about it. There seems to be something decidedly rustic about it that seems more appropriate for the field than the city.

    What do you all think?

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    In my opinion, the shirt seems to be at the same level as the jacket.
    Trying to look good on a budget.

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    I defer to Tobus. He seems to have a good grip on that shirt/jacket combination. I'd wear that shirt with a solid or tweed jacket with the kilts I own.

    Kudos on the tie. I like game birds anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl R View Post
    In my opinion, the shirt seems to be at the same level as the jacket.
    Is that good or bad?
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    Your outfit is certainly more country and wouldn't be unusual at the shows. But is that a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirsty View Post
    Your outfit is certainly more country and wouldn't be unusual at the shows. But is that a bad thing?
    I suppose not. It's good to be aware of it though. Thank you for the feedback.
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    Ya look good. In this country, that outfit works for most levels of formality, we being less formal. On the
    other side of the pond, whole different kettle of fish. Jock has posted posted pics of him fishing and hunting
    in outfits more formal than anything I own.

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    As you are asking. Nothing wrong with the shirt, although I find the jacket and tie jar my eye somewhat. I am not sure why, but let’s think about this in a light hearted way out loud, so to speak.

    The jacket is decidedly rustic and the pattern is not pleasing to the eye, well alright to my eye. It’s the brown chessboard look perhaps that jars?I should add that I generally like brown tweed, particularly when worn with the kilt, but....... Too many lines when added to the kilt pattern as well. The “cut” of the jacket does not help either in my view. So no, I personally would not wear the jacket for smart town work and would only wear it in the country to scare the crows! Well alright, some of you chaps seem to live in parts of the country that is mainly brown, so perhaps the crows won’t see it! The tie just does not work with the outfit.

    Ok that’s a personal trans-Atlantic observation and others may and probably will differ , as is their privilege.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 12th February 19 at 04:39 AM.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    As you are asking. Nothing wrong with the shirt, although I find the jacket and tie jar my eye somewhat. I am not sure why, but let’s think about this in a light hearted way out loud, so to speak.

    The jacket is decidedly rustic and the pattern is not pleasing to the eye, well alright to my eye. It’s the brown chessboard look perhaps that jars?I should add that I generally like brown tweed, particularly when worn with the kilt, but....... Too many lines when added to the kilt pattern as well. The “cut” of the jacket does not help either in my view. So no, I personally would not wear the jacket for smart town work and would only wear it in the country to scare the crows! Well alright, some of you chaps seem to live in parts of the country that is mainly brown, so perhaps the crows won’t see it! The tie just does not work with the outfit.

    Ok that’s a personal trans-Atlantic observation and others may and probably will differ , as is their privilege.
    Well I did ask and I have no problem with honest opinions. What about the cut do you not like?
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    The cut of the jacket looks just fine. I am intrigued by the description of your jacket as “country” or “rustic”? Any tweed jacket is going to look somewhat informal but then that is the whole idea is it not?
    With a kilt my personal preference is a simple, plain tie but that is not to say it is better, just a personal opinion.

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