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Other than a blue blazer, is there such thing as a 3 season jacket?
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Some of the less autumnal gun clubs-- e.g., in Fox Twist or Worsted Alsport-- could get you there pretty quickly. I have a tartan jacket that is 10oz-- works fine (aesthetically) in the summer, and for winter dinner parties alike. If I actually moved to the British Isles I could see getting another of the same pattern in 13oz.
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I'm under the impression that majority of the posters on this thread either wear winter or summer jackets for the 4 seasons. There is no in between.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Some of the less autumnal gun clubs-- e.g., in Fox Twist or Worsted Alsport-- could get you there pretty quickly. I have a tartan jacket that is 10oz-- works fine (aesthetically) in the summer, and for winter dinner parties alike. If I actually moved to the British Isles I could see getting another of the same pattern in 13oz.

I like and wear Worsted Alsport, but always wished the scale of the district checks were bigger. Not by much either. Maybe just a 25% increase in scale but I think it would make all the difference for a casual sport coat.
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I have asked UC in the past for a source there, and he thoughtfully replied, but didn't have a source.  I actually have that as #1 on my list in that type of makeup, but didn't want to suggest it to you b/c I couldn't provide a source.

 

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

First time posting in this thread, but I need some help.  I'd like to commission a jacket in a Prince of Wales check on a brown ground.  Not especially interested in suiting since I'll be making up a suit in a classic grey PoW flannel.  I'd like this to pair well with medium-grey flannels.  

My two current thoughts are both from Fox Brothers.

Option 1: http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/811/the-290-flannel/290g-chocolate-prince-of-wales-check

Option 2: http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/799/the-290-flannel/290g-hazel-glen-check

I'll happily consider alternatives.  

Thanks!

I've got the 290 gram fox flannel in a different pattern. It doesn't wear as well as the heavier flannels but it wears just as hot. So you are getting a less hearty cloth than the heavier weight foxes, but I don't think you are getting much more wearability. I still like it, but if I could trade for the same pattern in a heavier weight I would do so.
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Thanks, all.  I love the P&H Glenroyal but at 435 grams it's a bit heavier than I would ideally like.  I'd like to keep it under 350 grams if possible for true three-season wear.  @Concordia
, lighter weight tweeds (Shetlands et al) are definitely fair game if you have anything in mind.  

I'm leaning toward the larger scale of the Hazel glen check (option #2) at the moment.  Anyone know of something similar in scale and look to UrbanComposition's jacket here?



http://www.huddersfieldcloth.com/Product/7584



11 oz.
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Perfect.  Thanks for the array of responses, all.  I think I'll hang around this thread more often.

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Some of these would also probably work.

https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/47
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Would be curious to hear what people think of this before I pull the trigger on buying this ... very widely spaced charcoal flannel chalk stripe ...

 

 

Probably wouldn't get it made up for awhile but feel like it's pretty unique.

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I'd love to have that jacket remade as bespoke, but as an OTR Borrelli Sorento, it's pretty perfect. Too bad they ended that line.
What makes this fabric different from suiting glen plaid is both the scale (bigger) and the fabric (thicker). So if you go to a tailor, look for jacketing heavier than 12oz.
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Chalkstripe is beautiful
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Probably wouldn't get it made up for awhile but feel like it's pretty unique.

Why unique? grey chalkstripe is pretty common...

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Ahh, 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Why unique? grey chalkstripe is pretty common...

 

True - just haven't really done a chalkstripe that's this widely spaced before ... 

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