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post #16591 of 19904
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Originally Posted by xizenta View Post

How does it wear cooler?
Are you just saying this because the Fresco is 1 oz heavier?

How does it perform next to the 8-9oz fresco?

8-9 oz Fresco wears coolest but it can lose shape and hangs longer than other worsteds. Think the weave is on the looser side.

I have worn both Rangoon and Fresco 9-10oz in HK weather and come to decide for myself that it wears cooler. Could be because Rangoon is smoother finish and less prickly than Fresco 9-10 oz.
post #16592 of 19904
I saw a nice Eidos overcoat on the NMWA website:

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/outerwear/medium-brown-soft-tweed-herringbone-single-breasted-overcoat-21-oz-wool.html

I've been looking for a similar brownish herringbone tweed and wonder if Moessmer sells directly to the public. Anyone know? I'll send them an e-mail to ask, but thought I'd try you guys in parallel.
post #16593 of 19904

Hi all,

 

What would a general rule of thumb as to the fabric required to make a solid color 2 piece suit? If it helps guesstimate, I'm 5'9 and usually wear a 40R with a 32" waist...and a preference for high rise trousers, if that makes a massive amount of difference.

 

A 3 piece would always be preferred, but beggars can't be choosers in this case.

 

Any insight would be awesome!

post #16594 of 19904
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Hi all,

What would a general rule of thumb as to the fabric required to make a solid color 2 piece suit? If it helps guesstimate, I'm 5'9 and usually wear a 40R with a 32" waist...and a preference for high rise trousers, if that makes a massive amount of difference.

A 3 piece would always be preferred, but beggars can't be choosers in this case.

Any insight would be awesome!

Solid? 3.5 yards of fabric at 59" across should be safe. 2 for the coat, 1.5 for the trousers. A vest only needs about 0.75 yards, so if you get 4, you could get a 3pc. 5 yards will get you a 2pc with another pair of trousers, and possibly enough left for a vest. But best to check with the tailor about the latter.

Some good advice about cloth requirements here. These guys definitely err on the side of caution.
Edited by Testudo_Aubreii - 2/1/16 at 9:04am
post #16595 of 19904

Cheers, thanks for the info/rubric!

post #16596 of 19904
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

Hi all,

 

What would a general rule of thumb as to the fabric required to make a solid color 2 piece suit? If it helps guesstimate, I'm 5'9 and usually wear a 40R with a 32" waist...and a preference for high rise trousers, if that makes a massive amount of difference.

 

A 3 piece would always be preferred, but beggars can't be choosers in this case.

 

Any insight would be awesome!

YMMV...

 

I am 5'11", 170 ish and I have had a solid grey 2 piece cut out of 3 yards. I dont think that would be the preference of the tailor and it doesnt leave much room for error. Also, it would require the fabric be cut by hand rather than press.

 

You would be much better off with 3.25 or 3.5 yards as a good rule though.

post #16597 of 19904

thanks @bdavro23 the length in question is 3.5 meters, so I think I'd be fairly safe it seems.

post #16598 of 19904
Can anyone offer leads on a brown herringbone like this for an overcoat?



It's been proving more difficult to find than I imagined.
post #16599 of 19904

Caccioppoli 530437 (510g, 85% wool, 15% cash)

post #16600 of 19904
^ Thank you!

I was looking for something a bit heavier (~650g), so I guess I need to keep on searching.
post #16601 of 19904
The London Lounge has put a heavy overcoating up for subscription. It is a wide herringbone around 900 grams and is double sided with navy on one side and brown on the other. Might be worth checking out.
post #16602 of 19904
Is that a new one from LL? I remember Alden did a cashmere run a while back, but I assume this one is wool?
post #16603 of 19904
post #16604 of 19904
Yeah, I've been looking at that HoE range, but thought the 83901 looked too "smooth" and "refined," if that makes any sense:



I was looking for something that had colored flecks of yarn, like in my previous post.
post #16605 of 19904
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

Taking the Tailors Keep/NWMA/Fox oatmeal flannel out for a spin for the first time today. Erik wasn't satisfied until I was. It took several fittings but in the end the front-to-back rise is perfect.


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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Dudes...we are considering a re-run of the Fox flannel we did last year...here's a pic of trousers made up in this cloth from Herrie clothing in Nashville:

http://herrieclothing.tumblr.com/post/110940433023/bespoke-trousers-in-the-no-man-walks-alone-fox





If you're interested, let me know by PM or email (david at nomanwalksalone dot com)

For those who wanted to get in, we're re-running the special 14 oz oatmeal Fox flannel.  Delivery mid to end April  
(you can add more half-meter units to your cart, not just 2 as the drop-down menu says)
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