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post #151 of 12536
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So sayeth the guy with the blue and white seercucker jacket
fixed, and don't think I haven't spent my time on the couch.
post #152 of 12536
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So sayeth the guy with the black and white seercucker jacket

Oh oh, now its war:



vs.

post #153 of 12536
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fixed, and don't think I haven't spent my time on the couch.

I think this is therapeutic.
post #154 of 12536
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Oh oh, now its war:



vs.


who's taking bets - let's not make a money making op' go wasted
post #155 of 12536
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This would make a terrible sport jacket, a ridiculously bad double breasted suit and a just passable SB suit. The base color is okay, but the windowpane color is not.

Anybody thinking this is an ideal fabric for a DB suit needs his eyes and head examined.


First paragraph has all the gentle subtlety of a Mclovin statement. Second sounds much like what my better half says about my stash 'o unfunded liabilities.
post #156 of 12536
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So sayeth the guy with the black and white seercucker jacket

Don't forget the grosgrain trim on the lapel edges. But the difference between Matt's jacket and one made from this one is that Matt's has a definite point of view, whereas this one is indecisively bad. If you're going to break the rules, make sure you do it with some feeling.

--Andre
post #157 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
Don't forget the grosgrain trim on the lapel edges. But the difference between Matt's jacket and one made from this one is that Matt's has a definite point of view, whereas this one is indecisively bad. If you're going to break the rules, make sure you do it with some feeling.

--Andre

Oh, I don't know. I think this would be pretty definitive.
post #158 of 12536
Some new shirtings from Acorn.

A couple of ginghams. The one of the left is a 100s, while the one on the right is a finer 150s. I typically get a button cuff with ginghams, but given the higher thread count and smaller pattern of the second fabric, I may get French cuffs there.



Blue-on-blue check for casual days (100s)



Standard blues. The one on the left is a 120s ice blue (a very light shade). The one on the right is a 80s pinpoint in light blue. May get this as a buttondown, but I'm unsure



Lastly, a heavy wool-cotton blend (30-70 mix) in a green and blue check. Perfect for the Fall I think.



post #159 of 12536
The wool cotton looks great, as do the ginghams! Did you buy direct from Acorn? If so, what was the cost?
post #160 of 12536
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The wool cotton looks great, as do the ginghams! Did you buy direct from Acorn? If so, what was the cost?

Thanks. Yep - direct from Acorn. Can't remember the cost of the wool / cotton (maybe $15-$20 / meter). The Grange fabrics (100s) are $13 / meter, while the higher count Grasmere are $25 / meter (all 36")
post #161 of 12536
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The wool cotton looks great, as do the ginghams! Did you buy direct from Acorn? If so, what was the cost?

chorse: I remember you posting a pic of a great casual shirt with flap pockets that you had made by Geneva. Could you please repost that picture (or pm me)?

Thanks
post #162 of 12536
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Seriously. Part of me wishes I hadn't bought any of this. But when the last Huddersfield mill shuts down, and it's impossible to get good, sturdy fabric any more, I will feel differently, and lord my good fortune over the rest of you. Bwaahahahaha!

I hear you ... but I too have several cuts of cloth waiting to be made into coats or suits. And even now I'm anxiously awaiting the completion of Eden in Paris.

Not that you would ... but ... if you ever choose to divest ... I'll take that 14 ounce woolen flannel in postman blue with dark blue triple check. That is beautiful!
post #163 of 12536
Not the best pictures, but here you go:




and here's a summer one:
post #164 of 12536
Love the top 2 - stunning fabrics! Thanks chorse.
post #165 of 12536
Those checks! Very nice.

I especally like the colors of the second. I may have to pay Geneva a visit.
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