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post #16966 of 19896
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

True, but I really like the colors on that paired with the larger lapels of Formosa

I'm having something similar made up now by Formosa that I got from Ed. I'll share pics from the fitting.
post #16967 of 19896
I would like to ask you for an advice regarding my next bespoke commission.

I am thinking about commissioning two odd jackets this summer for summer and spring/fall.
I have already decided on the summer jacket, which will be made of tobacco linen 8/9oz by Solbiati.



But I still cant decide which fabric to choose for the spring/fall jacket.

I have previously made up the jackets below:
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Left one is the LL "Prince Tweed" 18oz, which I wear in 10-15 degrees.
Right one is the LL RAF blue linen 14oz, which is a linen but can be too hot to wear in summer.

I have two fabrics (see below) to choose from and would like to choose whichever is versatile enough to wear in warm spring/fall and early/late summer. I would also like to make my wardrobe as well-rounded as possible...

Top one is Carlo Barbera for Lesser 8oz.
Bottom one is Riviera 8oz by John G Hardy.

Thank you in advance!
Y
post #16968 of 19896
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

That actually reminds me of this John Hardy run. Don't know if it's still around though.



This was my cloth that i sold on B&S a few years back it been talk about before the actual cloth has a yellow hue cast unlike the photo I took.

This picture here is more reflective of the colour.

post #16969 of 19896
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Originally Posted by yasu10s View Post

I have previously made up the jackets below:
image1.JPG
Left one is the LL "Prince Tweed" 18oz, which I wear in 10-15 degrees.
Right one is the LL RAF blue linen 14oz, which is a linen but can be too hot to wear in summer.

Those look great. Who is your tailor, if you don't mind me asking?
post #16970 of 19896
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Those look great. Who is your tailor, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks!
My tailor is Gianni Volpe of Naples.
post #16971 of 19896
Just finalized these two custom run swatches. First is the navy houndstooth Fresco (a 10/11 ounce cloth); the other a 60/ 40 linen-silk blend (a 9/ 10 ounce cloth that feels more like 10/ 11).






The 60/ 40 linen-silk is partly inspired by a raw silk jacket I saw on Taka of Liverano & Liverano. Getting a fabric like that is really hard if you don't have access to vintage fabrics, so I thought this would at least mimic the texture. It's also more breathable. Color is closer to The Sartorialist photo. Scale of the Fresco is similar to the picture of the patterned linen, but Fresco will obviously wrinkle much less.




Edited by dieworkwear - 3/1/16 at 10:28am
post #16972 of 19896

Pricing? Probably in for the silk/linen

post #16973 of 19896
^^ Second this. in for the silk linen.
post #16974 of 19896
Very interested in the Fresco.
post #16975 of 19896
Can you really tell the difference between 9/10-10/11? I mean come on.
post #16976 of 19896
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

Can you really tell the difference between 9/10-10/11? I mean come on.

When you have that much ancient thirst on your shoulders you can absolutely feel it.

post #16977 of 19896

+1 on the pricing request for both. Please feel free to PM!

post #16978 of 19896
I'll take a jacket length of that fresco if possible, Derek.
post #16979 of 19896
That fresco is beautiful, very similar to the Formosa I have otherwise I would consider
post #16980 of 19896
They both look very nice. More jacketing than suiting, I'd guess-- especially the silk/linen.

Doesn't Crispaire have a similar baby houndstooth? Maybe that's better for suits than jacket, though.
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