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post #16831 of 20362
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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

Excellent. Appreciate the info!
post #16832 of 20362
Do you recall the fabric/weight of the SC?
post #16833 of 20362
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

And I guess there's not a thing wrong with that.


I agree. I think it is a preference. If I were to order a suit/jacket and wanted a more structured look and didn't mind if it ran a bit warmer, then I would order a lining.
post #16834 of 20362
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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 had the Molloy made up into a blazer. Initially I thought this was going to be very heavy but turns out it's just fine for 50's to 60's weather, and colder with an overcoat. Just bear in mind it is a bit thick, so layering isn't that easy unless you have proper allowance.
post #16835 of 20362
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

I agree. I think it is a preference. If I were to order a suit/jacket and wanted a more structured look and didn't mind if it ran a bit warmer, then I would order a lining.

I'm sad that my striped blazer needed some rework because I'd like to show it to you. It's a Fox flannel, with a full lining and full canvas and it's like gossamer. I don't know how Steed did it, but it is incredibly light. Which is to say I don't think a lining, or lack thereof, is a deciding factor in how a jacket wears.
post #16836 of 20362
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post


I got something similar from Hillside, I don't recall the mill/ manufacturer


The Hillside stuff was from Molloy and Sons. I really liked it, but it was a special run that I inquired about which is not being made. I also inquired about Vox's SC and he said it was a vintage/older cloth from W.Bill.

 

I have been on the hunt for this same cloth myself. I just have not been happy with what I've found, and recently took a left turn to green Donegal from the new W.Bill book. I didn't see a blue I liked in it, but I will check it again next time I visit my tailor.

 

Should you find one, let me know. I know @dieworkwear was working on one but did not have good luck with Molloy if I recall correctly.

 

Here is the green, which I will plan to have made half lined for some reason:

DL-

post #16837 of 20362
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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post


The Hillside stuff was from Molloy and Sons. I really liked it, but it was a special run that I inquired about which is not being made. I also inquired about Vox's SC and he said it was a vintage/older cloth from W.Bill.

Should you find one, let me know. I know @dieworkwear
was working on one but did not have good luck with Molloy if I recall correctly.

Yea, the Hillside is from Molloy. They had it on their fabric site, back when it was still up.

Molloy makes nice stuff, but the retail price would have been higher than what I was willing charge. Hoping to get something good and affordable, but the navy Donegal sample won't be ready until later this year.
post #16838 of 20362
Does anyone have experience of how the Donegal tweeds from Molloy &Sons and W. Bill compare to the Donegal cloths from Ariston?
Is the Ariston more of a flannel with the flecked look?

Is the Ariston cloth lighter than the Irish stuff?

Is there an online source to view the Ariston Donegals colors, and buy them?

Thanks ahead of time. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #16839 of 20362
I had a SC made from Caccioppoli's Donegal. Technically it is not Donegal, since it is made in Italy, but I am very happy with it. It isn't too heavy, either (I believe 320 grams).
post #16840 of 20362
Does anyone know if the Carlo Barbera collection has been updated for S/S 2016? I haven't seen anything new on the HoE website, but saw a listing in B&S:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/514934/2016-january-carlo-barbera-14-suiting-wool-linen-offers
post #16841 of 20362
Is this Hillside/ Molloy and Son stuff okay for pants/ suiting? I'm a bit wary of tweed suits now as a Moon tweed pants wore out in the crotch fairly quickly. Luckily I had plenty of cloth left over.
post #16842 of 20362
In need of some advice. I'm thinking of commissioning my first (and only) bespoke overcoat for next winter, either from NSM or Ercole, and am looking for input on swatch books to look out for.

I'm thinking navy or midnight blue, plain or subtle and small herringbone. For suiting, I've been pretty happy with Lesser and Minnis, so sonething from either would be great.
post #16843 of 20362
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

In need of some advice. I'm thinking of commissioning my first (and only) bespoke overcoat for next winter, either from NSM or Ercole, and am looking for input on swatch books to look out for.

I'm thinking navy or midnight blue, plain or subtle and small herringbone. For suiting, I've been pretty happy with Lesser and Minnis, so sonething from either would be great.

I am at the same position for next winter and I am looking at Zegna Mongolian cashmere amd getting it made up as chesterfield coat.

I dont want to regret by getting my only overcoat in run of the mill covert fabrics.
post #16844 of 20362
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post

Does anyone have experience of how the Donegal tweeds from Molloy &Sons and W. Bill compare to the Donegal cloths from Ariston?
Is the Ariston more of a flannel with the flecked look?

Is the Ariston cloth lighter than the Irish stuff?

Is there an online source to view the Ariston Donegals colors, and buy them?

Thanks ahead of time. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Create an account, and you'll be able to get everything sorted. Never personally ordered, but the process seems pretty simple.
post #16845 of 20362
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

In need of some advice. I'm thinking of commissioning my first (and only) bespoke overcoat for next winter, either from NSM or Ercole, and am looking for input on swatch books to look out for.

I'm thinking navy or midnight blue, plain or subtle and small herringbone. For suiting, I've been pretty happy with Lesser and Minnis, so sonething from either would be great.

Several great options in the Harrisons overcoating book. I have one made in 83905 and it performs very well.

http://merinobrothers.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=74_89&product_id=679
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