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post #16996 of 19905

I saw a really nice purple in an H&S book recently that I thought would look like a nice jacket...now if I can remember the book...

post #16997 of 19905
Hello guys just a quick question...

I am recently engagded to buy a navy hopsack length for new blazer. This will be a under 10oz cloth.

I am now faced with offer from Loro Piana, VBC and Zegna 15milmil15...

Basically price is not the paramount concern, feel wise Zegna seems to have the finest hand, but do they perform as good as their 15milmil15 worsted wool?

If not, since there is only one LP to choose from (one sample I like from the jacketing book), is there any VBC range that I should look out?

Thanks guys.
post #16998 of 19905
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Hello guys just a quick question...

I am recently engagded to buy a navy hopsack length for new blazer. This will be a under 10oz cloth.

I am now faced with offer from Loro Piana, VBC and Zegna 15milmil15...

Basically price is not the paramount concern, feel wise Zegna seems to have the finest hand, but do they perform as good as their 15milmil15 worsted wool?

If not, since there is only one LP to choose from (one sample I like from the jacketing book), is there any VBC range that I should look out?

Thanks guys.

 

I like the Draper's hopsack.

post #16999 of 19905
Caccioppoli hopsack fabric, 280 grs wool

You can see the fabric and make on nomanwalksalIne.com, Formosa jacket
post #17000 of 19905

^ I agree that the Caccioppoli is basically perfect for a true navy in that weight range.

post #17001 of 19905
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

I like the Draper's hopsack.


book?

post #17002 of 19905

Yeah the Caccioppoli is nice too.

 

and if you don't like Italian cloth...there are some nice British hopsacks in the market too...

post #17003 of 19905
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 


book?

 

I can't remember off the top of my head...I have a jacket made out of it...

post #17004 of 19905
If your in NYC, Greg (nmwa) has an amazing fox hopsack sample.
post #17005 of 19905

A lot of the wool hopsacks from Caccioppoli and Drapers are from VBC.

post #17006 of 19905
The sad thing is my tailor does have any books from Drapers.
post #17007 of 19905

Are you in hk? I think LWH has access to Drapers. But if you can, do have a look at the VBC hopsack jacketing book. It will be much cheaper if the cloth is available through VBC.

post #17008 of 19905

Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx

post #17009 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx

I have the sample book and will be ordering various shades of grey for odd trousers as I have had feedback from a friend with the same problem as me in wearing out the croch area of trousers, that Harrisons is much more resistant than Fox (the latter only lasted me a season and half of average fortnightly wear, and also did not hold shape well at all...)
post #17010 of 19905
Thanks guys I have ordered the VBC 280g hopsack... I have also through my tailors asked for sample books for drapers.


Thanks for all the tips.
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