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FWIW I've worn one with tropical wool, fresco, cotton, linen, and denim.
You're right on all counts. At the same time, I was drawn to it because it's relatively subdued, if a bit unconventional. It's one of those, "oh, that one again?" jackets.
Actually it's the one that resembles most one that I just recently sold. So, now that I think about it, you're right.
Here are my liabilities in the queue: Which should I make up first? Left to right: 8oz JGHardy Riviera glen check (sport coat) 8oz Zegna wool/silk/linen glen check (sport coat) 12/13oz no-name linen gunclub check (sport coat) 14oz no-name RAF linen (enough for a suit with single and double breasted jackets) 14oz wool (enough for a 3 piece) Everything will eventually be made, with the exception of the Riviera; I like it a lot but unsure if the color would jive with my...
I just received two fresco suits, will receive another in a couple months, bringing the total to five. I need to offset all that with some sumptuous flannel. Fortunately it can be worn mostly year round here.
Spring is almost here which means it's time to start thinking about flannel If anyone has some they're thinking of letting some 12oz+ go, PM me. Looking for solids, chalkstripes, or checks in mid-grey, dusty blue, or brown.
I had the opportunity to see older pics of Arrigo's stuff at his sartoria, and the only thing that seemed to have changed over the years is the lapel gorge. Belly, sleeve style, jacket length, etc, have stayed the same for 30+ years. Perhaps southern Italian tailoring has recently seen interest in menswear communities, but those guys also do "spalla attaccata" and "rollino" so I'm not sure the soft shoulder style will necessarily go away.
I'm not opposed to cashmere per se, but what I like about the shetlands are their spongy, stretchy, and porous qualities. The Moon ones in particular are less scratchy then most tweeds, though nowhere near cashmere. To date I haven't seen a cashmere in a similar weight that has the same drape that breathes as well.
Sprout, your question about beards made me laugh, not so much because it's true (none of the guys I mentioned have beards), but because beards seem to be relegated to a different subset: the workwear aficionado. The dichotomy of what they do versus what they wear is a little more palpable to me, probably because I work in construction. But that's more of a style, as opposed to fabric. If a jacket in this fabric was styled after a real hunting jacket, like Andy's, I'd...
Oops. Seemed to miss the word patterned Tough to say, though. I feel most patterns look better in flannel, but I remember seeing a worsted POW and giving it a pass. Dotted pinstripes look ok in worsted. Would you consider other non-flannel fabrics?
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