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post #18931 of 19906

What type of hopsack are you guys recommending? Having trouble visualizing a DB made up in a hopsack.

post #18932 of 19906
I had a heavy navy hopsack made up as a DB a few years ago. I would not do it again.
post #18933 of 19906
I like mine done up in Vendon.

Rob
post #18934 of 19906

That style of hopsack works as both, suit and jacket.  I can't see using summery hopsacks from jacketing sample books as a DB. 

 

How do you want to wear this jacket? For business with a tie or for more social occasions? That would narrow down the choices.

 

Personal favorite at the moment is a mini barleycorn pattern from Ariston and Scabal. Holland & Sherry has one in taupe that is gorgeous. Has right about of texture to pass for business or social wearing. Adapts to how you accessorize it. 9/10 ounce cloth, don't know your tolerance, if it would wear warm or not

post #18935 of 19906
Interesting. Which H&S book?
post #18936 of 19906
@Despos Do you think the advantages come from having a cutter actually participating in the making of that specific jacket, or just a cutter who has experience doing the tailoring, particularly with that cloth?
post #18937 of 19906
Re: the DB odd jacket, I think a DB is strange enough that you don't have to think about versatility too much. Probably you've already got a navy SB jacket. If you're looking for something a bit different, try a medium or dark brown linen jacket. I think it looks really great with white trousers. Often white trousers are a bit see-through so you could see pockets or even shirt pattern through the fabric, but with a DB, you don't really have to worry about that. Of course other trouser choices work well too.
post #18938 of 19906
post #18939 of 19906
Well if Crompton did it...
post #18940 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

That style of hopsack works as both, suit and jacket.  I can't see using summery hopsacks from jacketing sample books as a DB. 

How do you want to wear this jacket? For business with a tie or for more social occasions? That would narrow down the choices.

Personal favorite at the moment is a mini barleycorn pattern from Ariston and Scabal. Holland & Sherry has one in taupe that is gorgeous. Has right about of texture to pass for business or social wearing. Adapts to how you accessorize it. 9/10 ounce cloth, don't know your tolerance, if it would wear warm or not

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Re: the DB odd jacket, I think a DB is strange enough that you don't have to think about versatility too much. Probably you've already got a navy SB jacket. If you're looking for something a bit different, try a medium or dark brown linen jacket. I think it looks really great with white trousers. Often white trousers are a bit see-through so you could see pockets or even shirt pattern through the fabric, but with a DB, you don't really have to worry about that. Of course other trouser choices work well too.

Thanks for the input guys.
This is all very useful information.
Well, I don't normally wear an odd jacket at work so this is more for social occasions and nights out.
I have numerous single breasted sportcoats and several in navy. And I've seen quite a few gents pull off DB odd jacket / odd trousers ensembles that look fantastic. So this is probably something fun / experimental that I'd like to try, but at the same time, hope I won't look at the jacket 2 years later and go .... "Now what in the hell was I thinking?"
post #18941 of 19906
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Google image Prince Charles. He roks DBs like a legend. 


Edited by Pliny - 9/6/16 at 8:33pm
post #18942 of 19906
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won't look at the jacket 2 years later and go .... "Now what in the hell was I thinking?"

 

Google image Prince Charles. He roks DBs like a legend. 


ThunderMarch said that, not me if you look at the original post. Don't know how that happened.

 

ThunderMarch, check out W.Bill Phoenix Bunch 147, cloth WB14821.  Have made several these as SB,  but you could do it as a DB. This is a cloth that looks better made up than the sample would show. Really spectacular as a jacket. If you want something more plain, WB14823 in the same book.

 

The mini barleycorn is sold out from Ariston but is in the Scabal Finest Jacketing book 2256, cloth # 802060. Shade of blue renders lighter blue in daylight but looks like a classic shade of navy at night or in incandescent lighting. Have made this one up SB and DB.

 

Not digging Cromptons  hopsack DB. If you feel experimental and want to dress like you write a Men's life style website, go for it

post #18943 of 19906

I just funded a suit in 14oz navy Minnis fresco.  Will take delivery next week, but I could easily imagine the cloth being suitable for a DB jacket.  In fact, I somewhat regret getting the suit made with an SB jacket.  

post #18944 of 19906
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ThunderMarch, check out W.Bill Phoenix Bunch 147, cloth WB14821.  Have made several these as SB,  but you could do it as a DB. This is a cloth that looks better made up than the sample would show. Really spectacular as a jacket.

I think I just found my next jacket (SB). Thanks for sharing, Chris.
post #18945 of 19906
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ThunderMarch, check out W.Bill Phoenix Bunch 147, cloth WB14821.  Have made several these as SB,  but you could do it as a DB. This is a cloth that looks better made up than the sample would show. Really spectacular as a jacket. If you want something more plain, WB14823 in the same book.

 

The mini barleycorn is sold out from Ariston but is in the Scabal Finest Jacketing book 2256, cloth # 802060. Shade of blue renders lighter blue in daylight but looks like a classic shade of navy at night or in incandescent lighting. Have made this one up SB and DB.

 

Not digging Cromptons  hopsack DB. If you feel experimental and want to dress like you write a Men's life style website, go for it

 

 

my bad, fixed.  FWIW @ThunderMarch   u won't regret going Phoenix

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