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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

How cold does it have to be to wear a cashmere or Harris Tweed suit? Cold like Philly or cold like Duluth? cold[1].gif

Are cashmere pants a good idea? I recall this being a no-no in the past. Too much crotch friction?

I have a couple full Harris Tweed suits, including one from the Southwick MTO program from this past fall. I'd say Detroit pretty solidly half-way between Philly and Duluth (both in terms of geography and climate). I've worn the suits comfortably once the temps drop into 50s, so they do get quite a bit of wear in the fall. The trousers always seem heavier, probably thanks to the lining so if the temps are about 60¬ļ or above, I'll still wear the jacket but not the trousers. One good thing about most tweeds though is that they are a pretty open weave and really breathe pretty well.

As for cashmere pants... I'd definitely be wary of anything 100% cashmere. I cannot imagine they would last too long. However, most everything I've ever seen is a mix of cotton and cashmere or wool and cashmere and that should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Thefenceposts View Post
 

Can we place an order to reserve our fabric with estimated sizing, then come into the shop to get sized & finalize before wednesday?

 

@Thefenceposts of course, that's no problem. We'll need to have all of the orders in by next Thursday, so you can take your time. We have a full set of size samples at the Manhattan shop, so we can fit any local guys on the spot. 

 

The three day thing will only be the rule if we don't hear from you. 

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@Epaulet Any idea what the timing will be like? Certain things going up at certain times? Or just check in all day?

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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

How cold does it have to be to wear a cashmere or Harris Tweed suit? Cold like Philly or cold like Duluth? cold[1].gif

Are cashmere pants a good idea? I recall this being a no-no in the past. Too much crotch friction?

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I have a couple full Harris Tweed suits, including one from the Southwick MTO program from this past fall. I'd say Detroit pretty solidly half-way between Philly and Duluth (both in terms of geography and climate). I've worn the suits comfortably once the temps drop into 50s, so they do get quite a bit of wear in the fall. The trousers always seem heavier, probably thanks to the lining so if the temps are about 60¬ļ or above, I'll still wear the jacket but not the trousers. One good thing about most tweeds though is that they are a pretty open weave and really breathe pretty well.

As for cashmere pants... I'd definitely be wary of anything 100% cashmere. I cannot imagine they would last too long. However, most everything I've ever seen is a mix of cotton and cashmere or wool and cashmere and that should be fine.
+1 on MP's advice. 100% cashmere pants are in the category of frivolous luxury. They don't hold shape particularly well and will bag at the knees. If you have the cash to drop on cash trousers, knowing that they are not particularly long for this world, then go for it. If you want a staple navy suit you can wear for ten years, then that is not the best choice. Now, a cashmere jacket, with soft shoulders and a casual look... that is worth every penny.
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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post
 

@Epaulet Any idea what the timing will be like? Certain things going up at certain times? Or just check in all day?

 

@SteveH35 it will be running all day long, internet is a slower than we thought, so we're still getting the skeletons prepped. I'm thinking that the actual ends won't go up until maybe 1PM or so. 

 

You can see the first item here, it's in development: 

 

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/ends-for-friends-january-2016-harris-tweed

 

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+1 on MP's advice. 100% cashmere pants are in the category of frivolous luxury. They don't hold shape particularly well and will bag at the knees. If you have the cash to drop on cash trousers, knowing that they are not particularly long for this world, then go for it. If you want a staple navy suit you can wear for ten years, then that is not the best choice. Now, a cashmere jacket, with soft shoulders and a casual look... that is worth every penny.

 

@FLW typically I'd agree with you, and even though I'm crazy, I'm not crazy enough to offer a typical jacket-weight cashmere as a suit. 

 

That said, I AM crazy enough to offer an overcoat-weight pure cashmere as a suit. This wool is thick as hell and what they would typically use as a topcoat. It's about the same weight as Harris tweed, and the tensile strength is really good. It will make a sportcoat that could function as a real outerwear piece, and would make a psycho heavy 2-piece suit. Realistically you might wear it more as separates, but these pants would be rad for a cold climate. 

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I can already see me buying the "Raider's Herringbone."
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Can I be a pain? Is it possible to include the weight of the swatch? I rarely can wear stuff over 12 ounces but my eyes always want the heavy chunky stuff.
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Any of this still hanging around Southwick?  If so you might see some Karl Malone elbows start flying.      

 

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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

I can already see me buying the "Raider's Herringbone."

 

@Todd V it's amazing! Raider's Herringbone is out of this world

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Can I be a pain? Is it possible to include the weight of the swatch? I rarely can wear stuff over 12 ounces but my eyes always want the heavy chunky stuff.

We'd love to include this info but unfortunately we don't have weights for all of these fabrics. That said, everything will be broken down in to categories by weight.  The only things that will be over 12 oz are the harris tweeds and a few of the items in the heavyweight section.  

post #49991 of 57855
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


That said, I AM crazy enough to offer an overcoat-weight pure cashmere as a suit. This wool is thick as hell and what they would typically use as a topcoat. It's about the same weight as Harris tweed, and the tensile strength is really good. It will make a sportcoat that could function as a real outerwear piece, and would make a psycho heavy 2-piece suit. Realistically you might wear it more as separates, but these pants would be rad for a cold climate. 

This is badass. I thought we were talking about lighter cashmere. I can definitely get on board with the ultra heavy stuff.
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I can't wait for this to go live.  Ah, the beautiful angst of knowing that one wants more than one can have, and that the next fabric may be better than the current one.  

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Originally Posted by Irish View Post
 

Any of this still hanging around Southwick?  If so you might see some Karl Malone elbows start flying.      

 

Haha, we haven't come across any of this fabric yet but we'll keep our eyes peeled!

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Originally Posted by EP Sam View Post

We'd love to include this info but unfortunately we don't have weights for all of these fabrics. That said, everything will be broken down in to categories by weight.  The only things that will be over 12 oz are the harris tweeds and a few of the items in the heavyweight section.  

Perfect! Much appreciated!
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Are elbow patches in play?
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