Funny, I found the change from the "multi-directional" plaid to the straight up-and-down and side-to-side plaid awkward looking in the same garment. Either plaid pattern would be fine by itself in a garment, but together they looked "off" to my eye. Thus, I think I'd like your jacket better.Lost somewhere in the hoard, I have a Woolrich version of the Red&Black Buffalo Plaid Mackinaw Cruiser jacket. Although, as I recall, mine doesn't feature the multi-directional plaids featured on the jacket in the illustration!
My last trip on a Greyhound Bus was back in the mid 1960's when the Air Force sent me from Lock Haven, PA to McGuire AFB, NJ, for a flight physical and a physical aptitude test, as part of the screening process for admittance to the USAF Academy. Can you believe that , a two day bus ride for a wannabe pilot? I'll bet the Air Force saved a lot on that one! LOL.