Please forgive me if this has been asked many times before. New to the forum after reading sage advice via google searches in the past.
I am asking for advice on hardwearing fabrics for a suit that I intend to wear year round in Melbourne Australia that will be hard wearing.
Some context - I have a couple of excellent WW Chan suits in a VBC Super 140's recommended by Fiona at WW Chan's. I admit they have had some pretty frequent wear over 1.5 years - but a bit frustrated that the sleeves are now shiny even though I am careful to take the jacket off when sat at a desk. Want to order a couple more suits for fittings when I visit Hong Kong in December.
I also have a Sports Coat in Harris Tweed that I bought 'off the peg' that I like because I love the tweed colours and durability - but is a bit 'chunky' on my frame. I am bit overweight and stand 5'6'' with a solid frame (44 inch chest and 17 inch collar). Any other suggestions for a herringbone fabric for a sportscoat for a winter temperature range of around 0 Celcius to 12 Celcius that would not be too chunky?
I have just ordered a jacket in JJ Minnis Fresco II 0517 that I am hoping will be hardwearing for a midnight blue blazer. Would appreciate comments on that choice also.
Thanks in advance for any responses for the new boy to the forum.