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post #346 of 351
Hopsack is great as a suit. In fact Gieves and Hawkes "core line" suits were made from it for many years (may still be). I never really see it off the rack anymore and I think its more liked by the English.
post #347 of 351
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post


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A hopsack is denser than a fresco.

- B

What makes hopsack, hopsack is two yarns, parallel and touching each other like so II, woven over two yarns, parallel and touching each other like so =.

This is how the texture is achieved. A plain weave is one yarn, I, woven over one yarn, -.

Just in case you wanted to know but didn't want to ask.
post #348 of 351
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Despite my having participated in a minor way, I had quite forgotten this thread of heroic length, memorable though it was.
Yesterday, my friends from Kowloon (W.W. Chan, to the uninitiated) were in town. I was looking for a suiting of about 400 grams and settled on a fabric from Harrison's Oyster collection, #75712 to be exact. Patrick Chu mentioned that it was a hopsack. I just thought it gave the fabric a bit of interesting texture. After revisiting this thread, I will be haunted by doubts. When my new suit arrives, will I indeed be mistaken for a garbage man (a retired one, maybe) in his "Sunday best" or at best an eighth-grade teacher? What have I done?

Are you planning to wear this around LA? I've been looking at the charcoal hopsack in 13 oz Lesser's trying to convince myself that the weave would make it cool enough to wear in San Diego. I'm still doubtful.
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Are you planning to wear this around LA? I've been looking at the charcoal hopsack in 13 oz Lesser's trying to convince myself that the weave would make it cool enough to wear in San Diego. I'm still doubtful.

I have never spent much time down San Diego way, so I am not sure if the weather is appreciably different from Long Beach. I quite frequently will wear 360g or 400g jackets in the cooler months of the year---November to April or even June. I even have a 560g jacket for our coolest days. Obviously a 400g suiting is not going to be suitable for "year round" wear, but I have other dressy garments, suits and jackets for warmer weather. I just did not have a "cool weather" suit, and thought I'd fill that gap in my wardrobe.

P.S. Just checked with my wife, who is a San Diego State alumna. She says the weather in SD is "milder," so I don't know if this would have any bearing on your decision.
post #350 of 351
I think San Diego, at least on the coast, is pretty similar to Long Beach, though the college area is a bit milder. In any case, I decided to go with a Smith's Blue Riband 10 -11 oz. But I'd be interested to hear how the Oyster wears. Looking at hopsack, it always seemed to me that it would wear a little cooler than, say, twill, but I've never tested it out.
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

What makes hopsack, hopsack is two yarns, parallel and touching each other like so II, woven over two yarns, parallel and touching each other like so =.
This is how the texture is achieved. A plain weave is one yarn, I, woven over one yarn, -.
Just in case you wanted to know but didn't want to ask.

 

Hopsack is plain woven but not a plain weave, no?


Edited by EMartNJ - 7/28/12 at 12:53pm
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