Originally Posted by instep
They look like a plaid, a herringbone plaid, and a herringbone windowpane to me?
Indeed, there is herringbone, windownpane and a plaid.
At first they look like cheviot, but two of them are dense and smooth like worsted cloth. Whatever they are, they are great, for sure, and I feel very lucky.
I visited an old tailor shop recently. The owner (he is 90!) will stop this summer, so he is selling the cloth that he has in stock. Some it is very old, 30-40 years. I found this. The two on the right look and feel like cheviot, but a bit smoother, maybe they are mottled worsted? What about the one on the left - what type of weave/cloth is that?
Roetzel is excellent in many ways. The main problem is that he lacks a good style concept. Boyer speaks of sprezzatura, Antongiavanni of balance, Michael Alden of the LL of elegance. Roetzel is too silent on that important part of dressing.
Originally Posted by Manton
I went to a party for the well known martime historian John Maxtone-Graham, who is also a dapper dude, and he wore an 8x3 blazer. I really didn't like it, but I can't say that he didn't know what he was doing.
I think I've found it: