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Originally Posted by mactire View Post

Ah cheers, it was hard to pass alright.  Esposito isn't too dear either, linen is E30/m and all their cottons are E25, if you were buying on a  visit from outside the EU you'd get your VAT back too.  You know I thought it would be a bit of trudge to get them all in but to be honest I'd have to say it was a blessed relief delight to get away from plodding around a ruin all day, or another flipping church.  Everyone I dealt with was a gent,  Patrizio Cappelli is top boy of menswear in my view, and Giorgio was a bit of craic too. 

Naples was great as well, unpretentious [or perhaps gritty for those of nervous disposition] cheap as chips, great food and my kind of place I'd definitely go back.   The two shirtmakers I visited got me measured and fitted despite the fact that there were only three working days that week due to the 1st of May.  I'll talk about them when I get the finished garment. 




Awww you don't really mean that, do you now?
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I am glad you liked to being here. Ah you went to Sposito? Not many people knows that shop.
post #10157 of 12214
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Cacciopolli cotton solaro


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For me, these two are the best. Then the electric blue I like a lot.

post #10158 of 12214
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I misspoke. It does not have the nap of a woolen flannel. But it is not hard finished like Lesser 13 oz. It has a "soft" structural integrity (?) that lacks the tight weave of a fine woven worsted. If that makes any sense. If he wants a soft feeling, no. Maybe I should say it has good tensile strength or rebound? If you put the Dugdale book on a table and push your hand into it, it has a dense give. In that sense, the "thickness" is like flannel. Hope I'm making sense.

I believe luxire has a pic for their trousers. I had one made in twill. It doesn't look like flannel at all.
post #10159 of 12214
Just started funding a batch of shirting. Madras and some fancy chambray bought at clearance, off to Ascot Chang in HK. $30 each in postage, plus $110 CMT, and we're still ahead of the game.
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I've been looking instead at the navy with blue overcheck hopsack. What do we think, blazer or suit? http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/bunch-134-english-and-town-classics/9407/

post #10161 of 12214

Suit for sure

post #10162 of 12214

I think so as well. It wouldn't be bad worn as an odd jacket though would it? I don't have as many opportunities to wear suits.

post #10163 of 12214
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I've been looking instead at the navy with blue overcheck hopsack. What do we think, blazer or suit? http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/bunch-134-english-and-town-classics/9407/

I have a suit in exactly that cloth (wore it today as it happens).

The overcheck is very faint and possibly not distinct enough for a blazer (depends upon your taste I suppose).

Makes a fine suit though.
post #10164 of 12214

Any chance you can take a picture of it? I'm still deciding whether I want it single or double breasted.

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I've been looking instead at the navy with blue overcheck hopsack. What do we think, blazer or suit? http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/bunch-134-english-and-town-classics/9407/

Suit for me - I saw someone wearing a very similar jacket yesterday with dark trousers and although the wearer just about managed to pull it off, my first reaction was 'orphaned suit jacket'. The finish is just too smooth, and there's insufficient contrast to the pattern.
post #10166 of 12214
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Any chance you can take a picture of it? I'm still deciding whether I want it single or double breasted.

I can although I think the pattern is more distinct in the swatch/link than in reality so I'm not sure you'll be any the wiser. It's a handsome looking cloth up close but will reduce to a plain navy from anything beyond touching distance.
post #10167 of 12214
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

Any chance you can take a picture of it? I'm still deciding whether I want it single or double breasted.

 

I know this doesn't fully address your question but that cloth is VERY similar to the H&S Cape Horn Classics cloth we used for one of our 3-season suits, so I thought I'd share - particularly, since we made it up both in SB and DB

 

Here is a comparison of the two cloths :

 

And here is how the H&S made up (if you're interested in using it as proxy).  In SB

 

 

 

a lot more pics here 

 

and in DB

 

 

 

 

more pics again here

 

 

 

I don't know if that helps?

post #10168 of 12214

Thanks a lot. That was helpful.

post #10169 of 12214
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

It wouldn't be bad worn as an odd jacket though would it?

I think it would be pretty bad.

The scale of the pattern is just too small. So you're left with something that isn't quite a plan navy blazer but that doesn't have nearly enough of a pattern to look like a proper odd jacket.

I imagine that even people who don't notice these things would notice that you were trying to pass a suit jacket off as a blazer.
post #10170 of 12214
^ Agreed. You would need a much bolder pattern to make it work IMO.
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