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If you are willing to go RTW and don't mind doing without #menswear styling, Filson makes a nice Safari jacket/shirt in cotton that holds up very well to heavy use.

Edit: I checked the Filson site to find a photo, but with no success. Perhaps it is no longer made. I bought mine at Orvis.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If you are willing to go RTW and don't mind doing without #menswear styling, Filson makes a nice Safari jacket/shirt in cotton that holds up very well to heavy use.

Edit: I checked the Filson site to find a photo, but with no success. Perhaps it is no longer made. I bought mine at Orvis.

Don't know if this is #menswear styling, but I also have a Holland & Holland safari jacket that I like a lot. Possibly more than the AC one, but mostly because of the color.

http://hollandandholland.com/product/mens-lightweight-multipocket-safari-jacket/

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May I get an opinion of this fabric for a blazer or suit? It's fairly expensive but very beautiful I think. It's 100% cashmere.

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May I get an opinion of this fabric for a blazer or suit? It's fairly expensive but very beautiful I think. It's 100% cashmere.


Lower magnification picture?
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I don't remember the weight, unfortunately, but it's heavy-ish. I'd guess maybe 13/14oz? It's from Solbiati.

Can't remember what AC charged me, but it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $600-700. They supplied the fabric.

I'm actually thinking of getting a green tweed version made up -- either Donegal or Harris. Leaning towards Harris right now, but I have some W. Bill Donegal swatches (supposedly) on their way.

 

Beautiful stuff there. :slayer:

 

Just wonder how much more fabric would one need for shirt jacket, relatively to normal shirt ?

Let say one use 2 yard for normal shirt. 

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It would be an ostentatiously impractical suit, if that's what you like. Harrisons sells it as jacketing.
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It would be an ostentatiously impractical suit, if that's what you like. Harrisons sells it as jacketing.

Do you think it would make a nice jacket or is it just "meh"?
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Do you think it would make a nice jacket or is it just "meh"?
Hard to tell. You'd have to get a look in person. It is either subtle with vibrant overtones, or just kind of dull.
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The Armoury did something similar with Ascot Chang, just slightly modified in design.

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I really like the Armoury examples. Sean O'Flynn is making me something similar at the moment, in a cotton from H&S. I've gone for inverted pleats on the pockets, otherwise details the same. FWIW Sean charged about 40% more than for a standard shirt, which I thought was pretty reasonable.
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It would be an ostentatiously impractical suit, if that's what you like. Harrisons sells it as jacketing.


unless you have more dollars than sense, that fabric is not appropriate for trousers. 

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unless you have more dollars than sense, that fabric is not appropriate for trousers. 

If you follow this posters wild spending  as documented in other threads you would know this is the case.

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If you follow this posters wild spending  as documented in other threads you would know this is the case.

Haha, I need to find clients like that
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Beautiful stuff there. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Just wonder how much more fabric would one need for shirt jacket, relatively to normal shirt ?
Let say one use 2 yard for normal shirt. 

You should probably check with a tailor. A lot will depend on what kind of design you want, how wide is the fabric, and of course your size. For me, I had to supply about 20% more fabric for a shirt jacket than I normally would provide for a shirt.
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