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post #17836 of 19906

Hello All,

 

I am still a newbie here so please excuse my ignorance and accept my apologies in advance for any stupid questions.

 

I have been given some very helpful advice by Claghorn on another thread I has posted here regarding cloth for a suit:-

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/523433/cloth-recommendations-for-a-mens-two-piece-single-breasted-suit#post_8444774

 

Stupidly, I did not know this unfunded thread existed so perhaps I should have browsed the threads available and posted my questions here.

 

Anyway, I am trying to seek expert advice on a dark grey, blue or black cloth for a single breasted 2 button suit which most of all looks and hangs ultra nicely.  I will be wearing the suit no more than 12 times a year and certainly only in the UK summer.  The suit won't get wet from rain.  It does not need to last for many 'wearings' (if thats the term) so does not have to be hard wearing.   I will be standing up for 70% of the time it is worn.  I will never be seated with the jacket on.  Like I said, for me the main priority for this cloth is how it looks.  To make it look sharp, perhaps it needs a very light satin sheen, I don't know to be honest.

 

Claghorn has suggested Minnis Fresco but I am of course sure he won't be offended if I ask for suggested alternatives.

 

Some retailers have advised on these cloths:-

 

 

and alternatively:-

 

https://www.harrisonsburley.net/product/charcoal-grey-plain-super-160s-wool-cashmere/
https://www.harrisonsburley.net/product/black-plain-super-130s-all-wool/
https://www.harrisonsburley.net/product/charcoal-grey-plain-super-130s-all-wool/

 

I would be very grateful indeed for your expert thoughts please.

 

Many Thanks

 

 

 

 

MV Owner

post #17837 of 19906
Any time you go for hi-supers Italian cloth, with or without exotic blends, you are taking a risk. In general, these are made for people who prize a certain glossiness over reliability or tailoring ability. Which is not to say that you can't get those virtues as well, but you need to trust the maker and be prepared to pay. Also, when you get fine fabric (i.e., Super 130s or above) and/or cashmere or silk, you are getting more warmth per gram than you'd see from other fibers. Again, could be OK, but not what everyone wants.

For my own choices on standard fabrics for a British summer, head on over to www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com and check the Lessers 8/9oz or the Harrisons Frontier or Smiths Finmeresco for a few options. At www.hfwltd.com, you'll get the Fresco II book. At www.dugdalebros.com, the New Fine Worsted book gets some decent notices.

If you want something very dressy and don't need it for standard daywear, there are some mohair blends from several of these merchants, especially Smiths, that are very nice.
post #17838 of 19906
But on the other hand, good super-no. or luxury blend mix are a joy to wear.
post #17839 of 19906

thanks for your help guys, it seems this may be a minefield for me!!!!  I'll reasearch what you have said and come back with some other questions!!!

post #17840 of 19906

HI, I am looking for some 10-13oz Jacketing fabric for winter. Does anyone have experience with the Salt and pepper bunch by Drapers ? how is it ? btw  is it a worsted bunch? Thanks

post #17841 of 19906
No problem thank you sir
post #17842 of 19906
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Thanks, Sir Spam-a lot.

No need to be so negative, everyone here could probably use some "jackting" fabric lol.
post #17843 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Zekyna View Post

HI, I am looking for some 10-13oz Jacketing fabric for winter. Does anyone have experience with the Salt and pepper bunch by Drapers ? how is it ? btw  is it a worsted bunch? Thanks

I have a suit in drapers salt and pepper. It's awesome. Much softer than w bill and I prefer the look to holland & sherry sherry tweed. Wears great.
post #17844 of 19906
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I have a suit in drapers salt and pepper. It's awesome. Much softer than w bill and I prefer the look to holland & sherry sherry tweed. Wears great.

Insert obligatory "pics please" post lol.
post #17845 of 19906

Any opinions on wool/cotton/silk blends?  I found this combination from Loro Piana in a royal blue pinstripe, but not sure how durable it is, how the drape will be, if it will develop shine spots, etc.

post #17846 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Insert obligatory "pics please" post lol.

There should be pics of me wearing it in the French bespoke thread.



post #17847 of 19906
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

There should be pics of me wearing it in the French bespoke thread.




You're killing me bro!
post #17848 of 19906

Intriguing organizational scheme, is that the ties most commonly used with each jacket draped over the corresponding hanger?

post #17849 of 19906
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Intriguing organizational scheme, is that the ties most commonly used with each jacket draped over the corresponding hanger?

Yes. Makes life easier when getting dressed in the dark and trying not to wake the wife and kids.
post #17850 of 19906
Has other drawbacks, though.

"Two ties on sale! Oh, crap-- now I have to call my tailor for two more suits. frown.gif "
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