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post #18571 of 19905

^^ Much better. I think I'd still prefer some pattern on the jacket, but the different tones make a big difference.

post #18572 of 19905

Yeah, it looks nice.  And whether causal or coincidental, it conforms to my day-old theory that a flat, worsted jacket looks OK w/ heathered, woolen pants.

post #18573 of 19905

Depends what you are looking for. It renders very elegant in a solid. Change texture or pattern and you get something else.

post #18574 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

So, following up on previous questions of a brown jacket, I ended up preferring, shockingly, the minnis brown flannel, or some kind of 10-12oz worsted flannel (looking into VBC with my tailor atm).

I came upon this photo:

 


Which quite displays the kind of look and feel I am going for. I believe that is a fresco. So now the question is, should I go for a lighter weight flannel for a 9 month jacket, or split it up and get a 14oz flannel as well as a fresco. I suppose if money is no object than the answer is clear (get all 3 duh) but I'd love to hear some opinions. How much wear (what temps) do you think you'd get with the 14oz woolen flannel vs a 12oz worsted flannel, for instance?

I have to say, having used some italian flannel, the fox stuff, and the minnis stuff, the dugdale worsted flannel from the english and town classic holds up very well in comparison, perhaps it's the worsted element. I really like the way it drapes, it seems to have more definition, for want of more precise terminology. I think I might just be one of those heathens who prefer worsted flannel. That's partially why I am keen on trying a worsted flannel. If I had a preference for woolen flannel as many here seem to have I'd go for the minnis for sure.


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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Pretty sure that's the DWW tobacco fresco

Edit - corrected- it's the normal minnis fresco

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Vox's jacket is made from Slewfoot fresco. The one I put together is similar, but a touch less red.

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Don't get a plain brown, worsted flannel odd jacket. If you want a plain brown jacket that's wearable for three seasons, look into the hopsacks Chris mentioned earlier. If you want a brown jacket for fall/ winter, get something in tweed.


Don't get a plain brown, worsted flannel odd jacket. If you want a plain brown jacket that's wearable for three seasons, look into the hopsacks Chris mentioned earlier. If you want a brown jacket for fall/ winter, get something in tweed.[/quote]

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

I echo the above...totally down for a rerun of either/both.

Vox's brown summer jacket was made from some old stock Edwin Woodhouse Summer Comfort 240g. I should know because that jacket used to be mine.
post #18575 of 19905
Vox bought your jacket?
post #18576 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Sounds like you're set on flannel. Get it if that's what you want, but just putting in my opinion that it will not look good.

There's no logical reason why plain brown Fresco is OK for a sport coat but plain brown flannel will look a little off. IMO, reducing this stuff to logical arguments (coherency, indicators of formality, and whatever else) only takes you so far. Lots of things just boil down to what looks right and what doesn't. Obviously, there's a lot of subjectiveness in that, but there you go.

Isn't it crazy Minnis doesn't do brown fresco currently? I asked them about it and they laughed and said they sold the last of it to Reagan.
post #18577 of 19905

Let's bring it backkkkkkk

post #18578 of 19905
Speaking of which: Does anyone have two meters of DWW's brown Fresco that they want to part with? I only signed up for a pents' length, but now I'm really considering doing a full suit happy.gif
post #18579 of 19905
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Let's bring it backkkkkkk

I told them.
post #18580 of 19905

I bought/had the last 8 yards of the brown fresco, purchased from Gladson/HMS.

 

Made one suit for Kirby at Hanger Project and forget who got the other suit.This was several years ago

post #18581 of 19905
I am clearly in the minority, but I don't get the appeal of brown Fresco for a suit. I would not wear a brown suit to a business meeting, but maybe I would on more casual, dress down days. In those cases, brown flannel (chalk stripe for instance) in the winter or a shade of brown linen for the warm weather would be much more preferable.
post #18582 of 19905

There are shades of brown that work better than others. Some darker shades read more as just a dark suit and need a close look to discern the true color. Very dark brown nailhead is a favorite.  

There are business situations this is appropriate for and other business scenarios that wouldn't work. Majority of my clientele are entrepreneurs and have flexibility of what is acceptable for them to wear.

Don't care for brown chalk stripe in general but have seen an exception or two. Takes the right person to pull it off. 

post #18583 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

There are shades of brown that work better than others. Some darker shades read more as just a dark suit and need a close look to discern the true color. Very dark brown nailhead is a favorite.  
There are business situations this is appropriate for and other business scenarios that wouldn't work. Majority of my clientele are entrepreneurs and have flexibility of what is acceptable for them to wear.
Don't care for brown chalk stripe in general but have seen an exception or two. Takes the right person to pull it off. 

A while back, you showed me a jacket made of a dark brown twill. The more I think about that jacket, the more I like the idea of it - especially in a double breasted variety, like that picture you attached above.
post #18584 of 19905
I missed out big time!
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Someone actually just sent me this photo of their silk/ linen order. I haven't received mine yet, but I think it turned out really well.

post #18585 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Color in the photo is a bit more grey than the fabric in real life. The silk/ linen photo is a bit more yellow as well.

I'll try to post some color-accurate photos this weekend when I get a chance.

Looking forward to it! mwink[1].gif

(Said the man who was late to the party)
Edited by S K M - 8/3/16 at 1:14am
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