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post #17656 of 19906
I have a suit in the London Lounge weight, which isn't far off that. Very nice, drapes well, takes more punishment than flannels usually would. But I'd never want to go much heavier unless I found myself working as a receptionist in a meat locker.
post #17657 of 19906
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Does anyone have experience with the heavier Fox flannel (540-570 grams)? Their site says they recommend for jacketing, rather than suiting.

Though I have to assume at 20 oz, they can be expected to perform reasonably well as pants?


I have a pair of odd trousers in that weight, and I do like them, but I have to agree with @Concordia they are serious business. The Minnis flannel (14oz if I recall correctly) is softer and just the right weight for me.

 

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post #17658 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Does anyone have experience with the heavier Fox flannel (540-570 grams)? Their site says they recommend for jacketing, rather than suiting.

Though I have to assume at 20 oz, they can be expected to perform reasonably well as pants?

I have a suit from Anderson in the Fox 17oz mid grey flannel and it is heavy, but not at all bad in NYC winters. I wouldn't get more than 1 or 2 in this weight but the stuff wears like iron compared to other lighter weight flannels.
post #17659 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Does anyone have experience with the heavier Fox flannel (540-570 grams)? Their site says they recommend for jacketing, rather than suiting.

Though I have to assume at 20 oz, they can be expected to perform reasonably well as pants?

I have a pair of pants in mid grey. I've only worn them a couple of times but they feel really good.

post #17660 of 19906
Rock and roll, thanks fellas!
post #17661 of 19906
Any suggestions for a lightweight green windowpane or check jacketing? could be all wool or combo of wool/silk/linen. I've found a few online that I like but the forum usually has suggestions I hadn't thought of.
post #17662 of 19906

DWW - you were thinking of one right?

post #17663 of 19906
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Any suggestions for a lightweight green windowpane or check jacketing? could be all wool or combo of wool/silk/linen. I've found a few online that I like but the forum usually has suggestions I hadn't thought of.


HFW Portofino VI Volume 465 fabric 320176-C

 

 http://www.gladsonltd.com/fabrics/Portofino_collection.html

post #17664 of 19906
Cloth to Suit has a couple of nice W.Bill ones as well.
post #17665 of 19906
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Cloth to Suit has a couple of nice W.Bill ones as well.


I've used them many times, and have been very happy with the service!

post #17666 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Any suggestions for a lightweight green windowpane or check jacketing? could be all wool or combo of wool/silk/linen. I've found a few online that I like but the forum usually has suggestions I hadn't thought of.

 

This is Draper's version of what you are thinking about...wool/silk/linen

 

 

post #17667 of 19906
Loro Piana do one too.

post #17668 of 19906

hello, I am planning my first jacket commission in Naples this year, and as it is my first bespoke SC i would like to go for something that  would get a lot of wear.

SB SC in navy hopsack. question: is there a fabric maker that is known for making the best hopsack in the business?

 

thank you

post #17669 of 19906
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Originally Posted by cezinho View Post

hello, I am planning my first jacket commission in Naples this year, and as it is my first bespoke SC i would like to go for something that  would get a lot of wear.
SB SC in navy hopsack. question: is there a fabric maker that is known for making the best hopsack in the business?

thank you

I am pretty convinced that in Italy they will sell you Drapers, which is to be fair a pretty good brand.
post #17670 of 19906
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Originally Posted by cezinho View Post

hello, I am planning my first jacket commission in Naples this year, and as it is my first bespoke SC i would like to go for something that  would get a lot of wear.
SB SC in navy hopsack. question: is there a fabric maker that is known for making the best hopsack in the business?

thank you

Get some 10oz wool + kid mohair jacketing from Caccioppoli. Made by William Halstead. Drapes like steel, wrinkles very little and super airy.
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