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post #18976 of 19908
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@agjiffy
 nice looking texture. Is it a cream-ish color in real life? Can't quite tell if I'm looking at cream, or a pale tan of sorts.

Its cream. The picture of me wearing it is pretty true to real life (although for some reasons the mid-gray pants show much darker than the actually are).
post #18977 of 19908

Waffle texture = I see your standard basketweave.

post #18978 of 19908
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post


Its cream. The picture of me wearing it is pretty true to real life (although for some reasons the mid-gray pants show much darker than the actually are).

Interesting. Cream was my first thought, but it looks to have a much more beige cast in the close up. Thanks for the info

post #18979 of 19908

@Despos how do you find the cape horn classics for a suit then? is the 1% cashmere affecting how it holds a crease or durability? Thanks! 

post #18980 of 19908
Can't comment on durability, but I recently traveled with a suit made up in Cape Horn and it held a good crease and wasn't too wrinkled.
Edited by Iyor - 9/7/16 at 4:21pm
post #18981 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Hey can u do me a fav..  is14804 a hopsack? looks nic

Looks like it. Albeit a rather tightly woven one.
Sorry for the bad lighting. It's night time here now.

 

brilliant thanks.  apropos of nothing, I'd love someone to do a jacketing book in a 'conservative rustic':  subtle earthy solids, shoulder weight, with a focus on texture

post #18982 of 19908
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

That's not a bad looking cloth, but not worth the brain damage trying to find it. Gun clubs are fairly common and seemingly infinite in variety. You are likely to find a better one with time.
Quite true. Start with the Glorious Twelfth book for a few nice checks that are very similar to this one.
post #18983 of 19908

Thanks, this looks to be the closest, that blue feels a bit bright though.  Very close. no rush, i'll wait

 

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post #18984 of 19908

I like that a lot.  I imagine the blue wouldn't appear nearly as bright IRL when it's made up...but that's just a guess.

post #18985 of 19908
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Phoenix is 9-10 ounces in wool and Lamlana is 10-11 ounces in lambswool/angora, so I think of them as roughly for the same season. Here are pics of my lamlana jacket as well as an up close shot of the fabric so that you can see the texture (maybe the waffling that Mr. Six was talking about). The color in the picture of the full jacket is more true to real life.
 
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Have had a jacket in this color tone in my wardrobe since the 70's.  I'm ready to add another.

 

Have settled on wearing this with mid brown or a rich caramel brown trouser. Try it with a pink shirt.

Have also settled on making them with triple patch pockets. Yours is too fancy for me

 

Never made up lamlana cloth. It's very very soft cloth and book has a lot of pastel shades, IIRC.

post #18986 of 19908
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Originally Posted by fllick View Post
 

@Despos how do you find the cape horn classics for a suit then? is the 1% cashmere affecting how it holds a crease or durability? Thanks! 


Good sturdy cloth. The small touch of cashmere is blended into the mix before the fibers are spun into yarns. It as added to develop the hand of the cloth but doesn't effect the wearability much, if at all.

post #18987 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 
 
Yep, I'm putting in an order today. It's pretty much the navy version of the green jacket I just got and that's fine with me...love that cloth.

Sending it to me to make up along with Patrick's?

 

What you ordered isn't as tightly woven as the green. A bit softer to the hand. The mottled mix of color really makes a visually interesting cloth.

post #18988 of 19908
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post
 I think it looks particularly good in light colors. The colors have a lot more life than the phoenix book (although I've always thought the phoenix book was pretty uninspiring).

This point I don't see as a negative.  Phoenix book is very wearable when you want something basic that you won't  have to make an effort to accessorize or fuss over figuring out how to wear/use the jacket. It's like comfort food. Basic but satisfying.

 

I see this book the same way the Riviera book was. Not the same weight or finish of cloth as Riviera but serves the same purpose for me.

Basic cloths/patterns with enough subtle nuance to not be pedestrian. The stuff that is easy to mix into a wardrobe and gets worn a lot.

post #18989 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
 


Good sturdy cloth. The small touch of cashmere is blended into the mix before the fibers are spun into yarns. It as added to develop the hand of the cloth but doesn't effect the wearability much, if at all.

Thanks for the insight. Appreciate it

post #18990 of 19908
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Sending it to me to make up along with Patrick's?

What you ordered isn't as tightly woven as the green. A bit softer to the hand. The mottled mix of color really makes a visually interesting cloth.

Don't I wish...but a suit from you is on my bucket list!

That sounds just perfect. Thanks.
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