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Wow, how did I completely miss this thread? @FlyingMonkey  - that half-norfolk is an amazing find. 

 

Cross-posted from the November 14th friday challenge:

 

 

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Wow, how did I completely miss this thread? @FlyingMonkey  - that half-norfolk is an amazing find. 

 

Cross-posted from the November 14th friday challenge:

 

 

Love the blue lapel windowpane waistcoat on your tumblr page. where is it from?

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Love the blue lapel windowpane waistcoat on your tumblr page. where is it from?

 

Thanks! It's MTM from the same maker as the tweed suit - Beckett & Robb. I got a sportcoat in that fabric (it's the one on my most recent post), and added the waistcoat on a whim. I used my steamer to roll the lapel down further, past the top button, as I generally prefer waistcoats with a slightly lower "V". 

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beautiful cut

Thanks, not a single pin in there neither.
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Moleskin was traditionally a working man's humble, warm, strong and comfy cloth, so a moleskin suit is a peculiar mix, perhaps in line with corduroy suits. Not business formal, but not truly casual either. An off-time suit, then, but not really worn by a lot of guys. David, who commissions these from you?
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I would, but perhaps in a more leisurely cut, more workwear inspired.
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On another note, although seen in a ladies' jacket, here's a beautiful tweed:

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Moleskin was traditionally a working man's humble, warm, strong and comfy cloth, so a moleskin suit is a peculiar mix, perhaps in line with corduroy suits. Not business formal, but not truly casual either. An off-time suit, then, but not really worn by a lot of guys. David, who commissions these from you?


Certainly that is the tradition but as far as I'm concerned it should be treated purely as a guideline rather than a rule.  It would all depend on one's location and business.  In the suburbs of the northern tier, where one's office is in a business park rather than downtown, I would call it smart and practical.  And, as you suggest, as a suit for the weekend or vacations at one's 'country place' such a suit would be really quite a good idea.  Down here in the heat, sadly, it would end up being a closet queen as with most of my tweeds and corduroys.  Once relocated in the Pacific Northwest, however, I can see getting lots of use out of such cloth.  Great bit of tailoring that.

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I'd be concerned about shiny elbows and seat, but otherwise I don't see any problem with the moleskin suit. Looks pretty tits to me.
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Moleskin was traditionally a working man's humble, warm, strong and comfy cloth, so a moleskin suit is a peculiar mix, perhaps in line with corduroy suits. Not business formal, but not truly casual either. An off-time suit, then, but not really worn by a lot of guys. David, who commissions these from you?

This is my first one and I think this client is a Doctor. We used to sell them off the rack at Richard James in Navy and Brown, I decided to do mine in dark green. Its really meant as an alternative to very casual weekend wear, you can just put it on and go with knitwear or a shirt, the jacket and trousers can also be worn separately as well because of the weight and durability of the cloth.
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I'd be concerned about shiny elbows and seat, but otherwise I don't see any problem with the moleskin suit. Looks pretty tits to me.

Should be fine its a hardy cloth meant mainly for trousers which as garments take the most wear. The pile isn't quite like a velvet. Over time you may actually start to see interesting wear characteristics a bit like a raw denim.
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I think that is a great jacket and the rest would be the same. Sigh for money and it's objects.
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Just ordered two pair of tweed trousers. A heavyweight from Molloy and a fake donegal from Cacciapoli.
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Just ordered two pair of tweed trousers. A heavyweight from Molloy and a fake donegal from Cacciapoli.

Will be auctioning a tweed bespoke tweed jacket in the style forum holiday auction. Hope to see you bidding!
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