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Maybe in Scotland it would work, but as much as I like Steadfast cloths, they don't stay useful into warm spring days, let alone summer.

If you want hopsack, there are a few in the Fox worsted book. One is 11/12, I think, and that has a better shot of solving your problem. Otherwise, if you were tempted by Crispaire, the standard Fresco II navy blues look pretty substantial even if they are only 10oz.

There is also, of course, the Fresco 14/15oz, which will be more porous than Steadfast, albeit more firm and scratchy.
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Theres such a big hype for that green linen jacket similar to drapers.

Going to go with the alazar green. Spier and mackay custom



Not as heavy as drapers, but colour is nice.
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Turns out caccioppoli has some great deals to be had direct.
 

 

+1 on knowing more details about this. I want some cotton solaro from them.

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+1 on knowing more details about this. I want some cotton solaro from them.

Well I shouldn't have said great deals. Just cheaper than going through a merchant/agent like merino brothers, where you have to buy at closer to retail prices.

 

Hit them up with an email, they are quite easy to deal with, and there haven't been any issues so far with communication.

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Theres such a big hype for that green linen jacket similar to drapers.

Going to go with the alazar green. Spier and mackay custom



Not as heavy as drapers, but colour is nice.

 

The color is nice on ALL of those!

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The color is nice on ALL of those!

Definitely, I have a brown being made too, and the visual texture is fantastic.

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Well I shouldn't have said great deals. Just cheaper than going through a merchant/agent like merino brothers, where you have to buy at closer to retail prices.

 

Hit them up with an email, they are quite easy to deal with, and there haven't been any issues so far with communication.

 

I'd love to see the fabrics in person before ordering. Do they send swatches? Does anyone know somewhere in LA I can see the solaro book?

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So I was thinking about Smith's Steadfast 1561 for a new blazer, but am concerned about the weight. I love the colour and structure, but 14-15oz might wear a little warm. Ideally I'd like something that can be worn on all but the hottest days, and could be augmented with knitwear for the cooler months. 

I had a look at Holland & Sherry's Crispaire today and like the 332039, but it is a little too smooth.

Can anybody share on how warm the Steadfast wears? Or point me to some alternatives in the 11-12oz range with a bit of surface interest?

My tailor is in northern italy, so the construction wouldn't be overly rigid and stuffy but not Napoli soft and light...

Thanks all!

Minnis Classic 2 has some hopsacks and serge in 11/12 oz that are very good.
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I am making one now.


I am making one now.  How can I help?

Well that was fast lol!

Ummm basically my curiosity was regarding the color? Does it come off as more of a charcoal grey, or a not quite black color, with perhaps a bit of that mohair sheen to it. I can't at all tell from the swatch, so if you had any truer to life pics of the fabric, that would be great!

One of the pic against 520 for color comparison.  It is not a black.  I would say it is charcoal birds eye.

It does not have much sheen as its mohair content is low.  Surface is smoother compared to normal Fresco.  I hope this helps

 

 

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Thanks all- have ordered some Fox and Fresco II swatches.

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Theres such a big hype for that green linen jacket similar to drapers.

Going to go with the alazar green. Spier and mackay custom



Not as heavy as drapers, but colour is nice.


Yes, definitely nice, and I hadn't come across those before.

 

How heavy is the Drapers linen? I'm actually waiting on a suit in the Draper WSL blend, 7.5oz, looks very similar to the above -

 

 

- which hopefully will turn out something like this -

 

 

Can't wait!

post #17382 of 21255
Good luck, i think yours is a bit darker and probably closer to the colour im looking for.

Drapers is 9 oz. Atleast the formosa one is, mine is 6.5 oz.

Lets all take photos of the finished garment!
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Awesome, thanks @bamboo
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I'm wearing my Formosa suit in Draper's linen right now. The label says "super 120's", "Made in Italy for Draper's".

 

Odd that. I thought that the "super" classification was only for wool. Obviously not!

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On the topic of blazers, I have recently seen a vintage Sportex number in navy that looked indestructible. The downside, said the owner, was that it attracted dust easily. That drew me to the idea of a mid weight navy blazer that can take a lot of abuse.

Is Tweed the best option here? I am currently looking at all smoother Tweeds in the 13-16oz range, what does everybody think? I don't want something that looks too country.
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