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post #16816 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

@jcmeyer I just had a fitting for a jacket using a length of navy Donegal from Molloy. It turned out to be lighter weight than I was expecting and might be what you're looking for. Plus Molloy is actually Irish, from, well, Donegal.

Can't see the point of a half lining, frankly. It won't turn a tweed jacket into summer linen. But I will admit that is a prejudice of mine. I would not dream of commissioning anything other than a fully lined jacket. I am aware that StyFo favors other types of lining.

I think I'd respectfully disagree here. I have two heavy-ish camel hair SCs, one fully lined, the other half.

You're 100% correct that half lining will not turn the one into a warm weather piece (not even close), but it does serve to make it a bit more weather versatile.
post #16817 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

I think I'd respectfully disagree here. I have two heavy-ish camel hair SCs, one fully lined, the other half.

Yes, I think this is one of those things that is very much a matter of personal preference.
post #16818 of 19906
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Originally Posted by DimisioDelsol View Post

Hello my name is dimitrios and i am new here.
Nice to find you.
I am reading you a while but today i will need your help to find out 
a certain suit fabric i am looking for,to create with my tailor a two piece suit.

I am looking for this





A blue chalk stripe(stripe grey/white) wool about 260 to 320 gr.
if anyone have seen that fabric before somewhere i will appreciate to help me find it out.





Please conside the right width between stripes...

Thank you very much !
post #16819 of 19906
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Understandable. My experience is really rather limited on the whole, so there may be no point to it - certainly it isn't a big deal to me either way. I just figured maybe if I found a relatively light fabric and didn't line the whole thing it could stretch a bit longer seasonally.

FWIW, I wear a fully lined, 19/ 20oz Molloy & Sons Donegal SC in the Bay Area and find it to be fine. Obviously not that useful above the mid-60s or something, but below that, I think it's fine.
post #16820 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

FWIW, I wear a fully lined, 19/ 20oz Molloy & Sons Donegal SC in the Bay Area and find it to be fine. Obviously not that useful above the mid-60s or something, but below that, I think it's fine.

Very good to know, thank you.

Sounds like M&S is a go-to for donegal then; how does one browse and procure from them if not from a tailor's book? They do have a contact link on their site, so I can certainly start there if nothing else.
post #16821 of 19906
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Very good to know, thank you.

Sounds like M&S is a go-to for donegal then; how does one browse and procure from them if not from a tailor's book? They do have a contact link on their site, so I can certainly start there if nothing else.

They have a Flickr page for their stock fabrics. Don't know if they'll sell to the public, but they'll be available to your tailor if he or she has an account with them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/molloyandsons/

http://molloyandsons.com/
post #16822 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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They have a Flickr page for their stock fabrics. Don't know if they'll sell to the public, but they'll be available to your tailor if he or she has an account with them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/molloyandsons/

http://molloyandsons.com/

Thanks! Very much appreciated.
post #16823 of 19906
I have a Porter & Harding SC from Ed that isn't too hot for San Francisco. Not sure I'd get a suit out of it, but it isn't overly heavy. It would hold a crease better than most flannels.
post #16824 of 19906
I have the P&H thornproof blue donegal as a suit and it's great.
post #16825 of 19906
I guess @andy57 and I are at polar opposites when it comes to linings.

I began getting quarter linings 10+ years ago and have never looked back for S/S or F/W jackets. I like a jacket to breath and the fabric seems to stretch just a bit more giving a slightly more relaxed feel when moving.
post #16826 of 19906
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Looking for a navy/blue donegal with flecks, not too heavy as I'm in San Francisco, and not herringbone. Something similar to the pics below for a jacket or maybe a full suit (if that's worth doing). Any advice or direction?

@brillopad's Eidos is Malloy & Sons, don't know what Vox's is, and @GusW I know you just got a navy donegal from Ring - what was the fabric you used?

Thanks all.






I got something similar from Hillside, I don't recall the mill/ manufacturer
post #16827 of 19906
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

I guess @andy57 and I are at polar opposites when it comes to linings.

And I guess there's not a thing wrong with that.
post #16828 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I have the P&H thornproof blue donegal as a suit and it's great.

Just what I'm looking for! I'm finding out that tweed isn't that hardwearing for pants frown.gif
post #16829 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I have the P&H thornproof blue donegal as a suit and it's great.

Just checked them out - http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections/porter-harding/thornproof

#62261 looks nice and it's 12/13oz, so based on what DW said above it sounds like a good weight. Do you know if you have to go through an agent/tailor or can you order direct?

post #16830 of 19906
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Just checked them out - http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections/porter-harding/thornproof

#62261 looks nice and it's 12/13oz, so based on what DW said above it sounds like a good weight. Do you know if you have to go through an agent/tailor or can you order direct?

Prob best to go through your tailor, since they don't sell direct, but if you want to get it, their US agent is Isles Textile in NY
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