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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I do love tweeds... Problem is that aside from the basic herringbones, they are hard to find RTW, and I'm not in a place where I can go building a wardrobe full of bespoke SCs frown.gif Will definitely keep my eyes open though.
Really wish Bookster made a less-structured cut; I have long coveted many of their fabrics, but the super structured traditional hacking jacket just isn't what I'm looking for.

The Bookster tweeds are all from different mills whose cloths are readily available. Granted that's only - or at least mostly - bespoke or MTM so that doesn't help you at this point.

But it might be worth looking into if someone like Samuelsohn could do a reasonably priced MTM job in that style. Or have a look at the forum darlings - Howard Yount, Kent Wang or Panta. No idea on the selection or prices since I'm not really interested in RTW but maybe they'll have something that works for you.
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arav, I can't tell from the picture. Is it a smooth worsted or a chunkier fabric? Foo and Manton seem to be assuming the former.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

arav, I can't tell from the picture. Is it a smooth worsted or a chunkier fabric? Foo and Manton seem to be assuming the former.

It's definitely rougher than a worsted, but not quite into tweed-land yet, either.
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Thanks. I'd heed Foo's and Manton's suggestions on accesorizing it and then rock the f*** on.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

But it might be worth looking into if someone like Samuelsohn could do a reasonably priced MTM job in that style. Or have a look at the forum darlings - Howard Yount, Kent Wang or Panta. No idea on the selection or prices since I'm not really interested in RTW but maybe they'll have something that works for you.

Yeah, I am starting to think about doing MTM for a couple of pieces. Not because I'm so hard to fit, mostly just because I want such specific things (cloth, patch pockets for odd jackets, etc).

Howard Yount has some great jackets--I actually have a navy blazer from them I love. Just nothing from them in stock in my size that is up my alley right now.

Didn't know Panta did much other than trousers and ties... Will definitely have to check him out.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Really? To my eyes whnay's look much bigger especially in the body.

I think it's the lighting.
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May I ask what is exactly wrong with windowpanes as an odd jacket?

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

May I ask what is exactly wrong with windowpanes as an odd jacket?
Nothing, inherently, except that Doc has one that looks too much like a suit.
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What is the consensus on small houndstooth cloth for suiting? I have seen some that I quite like.
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I have one I love. Black & white mini puppy teeth.
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Seems relevant to this discussion...PoW with light blue overcheck looking awesome in a suit IMHO:

http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/33952042823/fast-eddie-hayes-scanned-from-a-special-1993
post #3327 of 12564
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What is the consensus on small houndstooth cloth for suiting? I have seen some that I quite like.

Personally it's not something I would do. But whnay's recent acquisition looked good.
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Ah, good to hear that.

Now, would you classify the cloth on this sport coat I posted a while back as OK for an odd jacket? The colour and the fact the plaid isn't really bold has me wondering (the coat has flap pockets and a welt breast pocket). I've worn it with both city and country accesories, mostly country though.

 

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And this one, which I have worn with country accesories only (the pattern is bolder)

 

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Since both are quite smooth worsteds and have "city pockets", I've been having doubts.

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Difficult to see the teeth but I like it very much for warm weather wear:
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Ah, good to hear that.
Now, would you classify the cloth on this sport coat I posted a while back as OK for an odd jacket? The colour and the fact the plaid isn't really bold has me wondering (the coat has flap pockets and a welt breast pocket). I've worn it with both city and country accesories, mostly country though.



And this one, which I have worn with country accesories only (the pattern is bolder)



Since both are quite smooth worsteds and have "city pockets", I've been having doubts.

I'm not a huge fan of either of these fabrics, but I'd have a hard time seeing either as a suit, so I think I like them better as SCs.
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