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post #17086 of 19905
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Nice...what are your initial impressions? I was eyeing that one myself...

Its fairly soft compared to the Windsor Houndstooth Tweed.

I've been looking for this one for a long time!





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Originally Posted by OxfordDon View Post

What are you planning on doing with the Esquire Tweed? I bought a length, but am still looking for inspiration.

I don't plan on having it made for some time, but when I do it'll be close to this example.



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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

A lifetime's supply of brown sport coats right there.

Bingo!!!
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I don't get the fascination with such heavier weights at the LL. Everything, including the linen is so damn heavy.

There are individuals who live in colder climates than Los Angeles. I do just fine in my LL.


post #17087 of 19905
I don't think there's anything wrong with heavier weights, though that is because I run very cold, and could probably wear 15+ oz flannel in the middle of LA Summers without wanting to kill myself lol.

I think VVV, though I think just about everything LL offers would work in the winter months in Los Angeles.
post #17088 of 19905
Of course people live in colder areas than LA, but acting like LL isn't skewed toward very heavy fabric is ridiculous
post #17089 of 19905
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


I don't plan on having it made for some time, but when I do it'll be close to this example.


I saw this before and would like something similar for next fall. The NMWA website is great inspiration!
post #17090 of 19905
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

I am thinking of getting Gennaro Paone to make me a mid thigh overcoat. The design would probably be based off of a Jeep coat and it will be worn over sport jackets and sometimes a suit.

I really like these twill Fox overcoatings. They are around 20-27 oz, mix of lambswool and Shetland wool. The grey one on the right is lighter in weight and the twill is less prominent than the other two.

Any suggestions on the colour I should go for? Colour in the photo below is pretty close to what they look like in daylight.

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I also have the two swatches on the left and and though nice, decided on a W.Bill herringbone instead. Of course this all depends on the style of overcoat you want. Not sure what a Jeep coat looks like, but if it's like a covert coat, the one in the middle should be appropriate.
post #17091 of 19905
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Of course people live in colder areas than LA, but acting like LL isn't skewed toward very heavy fabric is ridiculous
I agree with you and have found most of the fabrics to be impractical despite living in a relatively cold climate. Many of them are really beautiful, but only get worn once or twice a winter.
post #17092 of 19905
Different strokes. I run warm, but I've found the linens to be just fine in the summer, and the Brisa throughout cool summer through warmer spring and fall. At this moment, I'm wearing a jacket made of the donegal. The cool, damp weather of Oxford makes that a logical choice. We'll see how it feels on the east coast when I get home tonight.

In the winter, the biggest limitation is central heating. If you deal with rooms heated to much above 72, "winter weight" isn't going to be your friend.
post #17093 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

... Of course this all depends on the style of overcoat you want. Not sure what a Jeep coat looks like, ...
IKR? I am pretty sure it is a variation of a car coat, but a little shorter than a sedan coat and more rustic than a coupe coat. Of course, it would help if he would specify whether it was a 4x4 jeep coat and whether it was a manual or automatic jeep coat. It is a little hard to choose a cloth when the design is so vague.
post #17094 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

IKR? I am pretty sure it is a variation of a car coat, but a little shorter than a sedan coat and more rustic than a coupe coat. Of course, it would help if he would specify whether it was a 4x4 jeep coat and whether it was a manual or automatic jeep coat. It is a little hard to choose a cloth when the design is so vague.

You made me burst in a laughter with people in the office thinking I must be crazy...
post #17095 of 19905
Well done Dopey. Well done
post #17096 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

IKR? I am pretty sure it is a variation of a car coat, but a little shorter than a sedan coat and more rustic than a coupe coat. Of course, it would help if he would specify whether it was a 4x4 jeep coat and whether it was a manual or automatic jeep coat. It is a little hard to choose a cloth when the design is so vague.

Well at least he specified the color of his vehi-coat...
post #17097 of 19905
Now I am wondering what a jeep coat looks like, too? Is it for a clean jeep? Or, one that has played in the mud. Top down? Or, Top up? And what kind of trousers and foot wear? Bulge pockets? Sounds like fun.
post #17098 of 19905

This was delivered this afternoon. I couldn't resist buying (allegedly) the last 4 meters of this ecru lightweight flannel in Fox's "vintage bolts" section of their website. Not sure what to do with it. Single-breasted or double-breasted summer suit? If I went the SB route, I could wear the jacket as a odd jacket more easily than if it were a DB, wouldn't you think? But a DB would have that whole "Tom Wolfe" thing going on...

 


But as a unfunded concept, it's pretty damn awesome.

post #17099 of 19905
DB would be killer Andy!!
post #17100 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

This was delivered this afternoon. I couldn't resist buying (allegedly) the last 4 meters of this ecru lightweight flannel in Fox's "vintage bolts" section of their website. Not sure what to do with it. Single-breasted or double-breasted summer suit? If I went the SB route, I could wear the jacket as a odd jacket more easily than if it were a DB, wouldn't you think? But a DB would have that whole "Tom Wolfe" thing going on...





But as a unfunded concept, it's pretty damn awesome.

DB
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