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Lining a Harris Tweed in Moleskin?

post #1 of 7
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I have 2m of a 15oz. Harris Tweed that I would like to have made into a casual jacket. I'd like the coat to be suitable for the roughest of NYC winters, and am considering having it lined in 16oz. moleskin.

Anyone ever done this before? Thoughts?
post #2 of 7

Try asking on the Tweed Appreciation Thread.

post #3 of 7
I fear that you maybe just short if the tweed you need. With moleskin it will be very heavy and cumbersome to wear, is it really necessary or have you considered silk which wears 'hot'.
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

I fear that you maybe just short if the tweed you need. With moleskin it will be very heavy and cumbersome to wear, is it really necessary or have you considered silk which wears 'hot'.

Hmm, you feel just a single-lining of 16oz. moleskin would be a bit much? I figured the total ~30oz. weight would be comparable to a heavy melton peacoat I have.

I have used silk in the past, but frankly, it didn't do much in terms of added warmth. Maybe a lighter-weight (10-11oz.) flannel?

Typically, I would just ask my tailor, but my new tailors in HK doesn't have much experience with this sort of thing and have asked me to guide them.
post #5 of 7
Go for a heavier tweed cloth instead
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Hmm, you feel just a single-lining of 16oz. moleskin would be a bit much? I figured the total ~30oz. weight would be comparable to a heavy melton peacoat I have.

I have used silk in the past, but frankly, it didn't do much in terms of added warmth. Maybe a lighter-weight (10-11oz.) flannel?

Typically, I would just ask my tailor, but my new tailors in HK doesn't have much experience with this sort of thing and have asked me to guide them.

I do, quite apart from being heavy and cumbersome.

Little surprise about an HK tailor, they would certainly not be accustomed to this. I would seriously try a good heavy silk which would have a more pleasant feel and be very warm.
post #7 of 7

This is a dumb question, but isn't some Harris tweed woven in half-widths? A 15 oz. fabric on a half-width loom would be 30 oz. full width, right?

 

I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I know my 14 oz jeans feel a lot lighter than most Harris tweed I've handled. Of course, this may be because the Harris is more loosely woven, and so the actual weight is not that different.

 

When you say "casual jacket," what are you describing? If you're looking for pure outerwear, moleskin (not at all breathable) would certainly keep you warm, but a lighter brushed cotton might work a bit better.

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