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post #15661 of 19898

FYI, I'm pretty sure bamboo = rayon

post #15662 of 19898
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

Really interested in how this comes out as the Bamboo form that book has been on my list for a while. Looking forward to seeing the results and your impressions.

Matthew's most recent jacket is the same cloth (but with a red over-check). He said it stands up great to heat and humidity, which is what I am after.

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FYI, I'm pretty sure bamboo = rayon

I asked about that and they said, per the mill, it's a 100% natural fiber. I won't pretend to know enough about chemistry or the ins-and-outs of material classification to make a definitive argument, but it certainly didn't feel or look synthetic.

EDIT: Just dug up a pretty decent one-pager from Patagonia. As best I can tell the Portofino bamboo is most similar to the bast-fiber linen material they describe, as the look and feel is certainly similar to linen. As I said, it didn't look or feel like any rayon I'd ever handled and I would find it hard to believe they'd include a shoddily-made, synthetic cloth in a bunch of otherwise tremendous options. But weirder things have happened...
post #15663 of 19898
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Gents, I'm looking for fabric for a casual navy blazer/odd jacket. I would like some interest to the weave like a hopsack or a very pronounced serge. I hope to find something very versatile (maybe like the LL ultimate blazer fabric) and in approximately the same shade and depth of colour like the Minnis 520 fresco. Any recommendations? smile.gif

 

What weight you want ? If you want sth heavy. Fox have a very nice 15oz hopsack and the Serge. I have an odd jacket from the hopsack which is amazing. If you want sth ligher ciaccioppoli have one mohair/ wool blend hopsack in high twist which is also very good

post #15664 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Zekyna View Post

What weight you want ? If you want sth heavy. Fox have a very nice 15oz hopsack and the Serge. I have an odd jacket from the hopsack which is amazing. If you want sth ligher ciaccioppoli have one mohair/ wool blend hopsack in high twist which is also very good

Sounds very nice, was actually looking at something around 14 oz and then maybe go partly lined, so the fox might be a winner. Would be very interested to see a photo or two of your jacket if possible smile.gif

Thanks a lot!
SKM
post #15665 of 19898
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post


Sounds very nice, was actually looking at something around 14 oz and then maybe go partly lined, so the fox might be a winner. Would be very interested to see a photo or two of your jacket if possible smile.gif

Thanks a lot!
SKM

There is a really nice navy 4 ply hopsack in the Tip Top jacketing book. Not sure what mill it's from, but I have had really good luck in the past with two fabrics from them.

post #15666 of 19898
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post



I asked about that and they said, per the mill, it's a 100% natural fiber. I won't pretend to know enough about chemistry or the ins-and-outs of material classification to make a definitive argument, but it certainly didn't feel or look synthetic.

EDIT: Just dug up a pretty decent one-pager from Patagonia. As best I can tell the Portofino bamboo is most similar to the bast-fiber linen material they describe, as the look and feel is certainly similar to linen. As I said, it didn't look or feel like any rayon I'd ever handled and I would find it hard to believe they'd include a shoddily-made, synthetic cloth in a bunch of otherwise tremendous options. But weirder things have happened...

If they are indeed made in the second (non-rayon way), should be interesting to see how they turn out. I liked some of the fabrics in that book, but couldn't pull the trigger because of my rayon/bamboo worries

post #15667 of 19898
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

If they are indeed made in the second (non-rayon way), should be interesting to see how they turn out. I liked some of the fabrics in that book, but couldn't pull the trigger because of my rayon/bamboo worries

I'm not too concerned about it. The hand was far from synthetic-feeling and if it wears/makes up well enough to get an endorsement from the tailor, I'm not losing sleep over its manufacturing process.

Here's a picture of Matthew's jacket:
post #15668 of 19898
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

There is a really nice navy 4 ply hopsack in the Tip Top jacketing book. Not sure what mill it's from, but I have had really good luck in the past with two fabrics from them.

If it's the same one they had years ago, that stuff is awesome.

Love the blazer I have from it.
post #15669 of 19898
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Matthew's most recent jacket is the same cloth (but with a red over-check). He said it stands up great to heat and humidity, which is what I am after.

No h8 but have the boys from Carlisle ever even seen humidity?
post #15670 of 19898
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No h8 but have the boys from Carlisle ever even seen humidity?

Regular summer trips to DC (and now Houston) lend them some credibility.
post #15671 of 19898
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Sounds very nice, was actually looking at something around 14 oz and then maybe go partly lined, so the fox might be a winner. Would be very interested to see a photo or two of your jacket if possible smile.gif

Thanks a lot!
SKM
I was looking through the Smiths Steadfast book today, and found a hopsack that is quite nice-looking and not the usual sort. More of a hex weave. I don't know if that particular book had been updated-- I don't see that pattern on their website.
post #15672 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


If it's the same one they had years ago, that stuff is awesome.

Love the blazer I have from it.

My favorite sport coat is a brown/ green wool silk blend from their jacketing book that I adore. I was so impressed that I had a top coat made for my wife out of their coatings, a really pretty grey and cream herringbone. Naturally, she picked the most expensive fabric in the book...

post #15673 of 19898
Are there any photos up for the Delfino Portifino IV Fabric Book?
post #15674 of 19898
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Are there any photos up for the Delfino Portifino IV Fabric Book?

 

Is this it?

 

http://www.gladsonltd.com/fabrics/Portofino_collection.html

post #15675 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Is this it?

http://www.gladsonltd.com/fabrics/Portofino_collection.html

Yes I believe so. Thank you.
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