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post #19201 of 19905
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


Are you dead set on herringbone? W.bill has a donegal book with two dark brown fabrics that need to be seen in person to get the full affect.


 

Not dead set but one of the above HBs before a donegal (though a steel blue donegal appeals to me...Cappelli has a donegal fabric in that color which, I suspect, is from the W. Bill book).

 

I will add one donegal to the mix, though it's a bit lighter than I wanted but tempting. If memory serves me correctly, I found a lot of the brown and green swatches in the book too "confetti-ish" when I looked at it this summer at Steed (e.g. the swatch below the brown which I thought was fairly staid in the speckling).

 

 

I might get the top swatch made up someday.

post #19202 of 19905

One more donegal for the gallery (the second swatch from above):

 

post #19203 of 19905
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I found a lot of the brown and green swatches in the book too "confetti-ish" when I looked at it this summer at Steed (e.g. the swatch below the brown which I thought was fairly staid in the speckling).

I have a jacket from that book, which I think is fairly conservative in its speckling (#34579).

post #19204 of 19905
You can get a donegal like effect without the speckling if you go the birdseye route from one of the jacketing books where they are done in wool or wool/cashmere blends. The other benefit is that most donegal tends to be firm with a dry finish and a wool/cashmere blend will be softer, assuming you want soft. If you prefer tweeds, then a dionegal is the way to go and there are solids, typically grey, brown or blue. I am sure the Porter and Harding books has some as does SherryTweed.


I just picked up a nice amount of H&S 14 1/2oz and 20oz cream moleskin, typically khaki is the lightest color you see these in. If anyone is interested, shoot me a PM, price is a few dollars cheaper per yard than the HFW moleskins (an about half the normal price of H&S).

507 and 600

post #19205 of 19905

Why would you want a Donegal without the speckling? Isn't that sort of the point?

post #19206 of 19905
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Tchoy, that's a nice looking jacket but I think you would benefit from some shoulder roping, your shoulders seem very slopped and it looks like your recent jackets all have natural shoulders, which accentuates how slopped your shoulders are. It is not a particularly good look for you, in my opinion.

I appreciate the feed back even my better half tells me my more structure jackets looks better on me. I have jackets made by different tailors some are more structure than the one shown somehow I always gravitate towards the softer style jackets it's much more comfortable. It really comes down to personal preference. I may do a version with slight padding and roping in the future.
post #19207 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I have a jacket from that book, which I think is fairly conservative in its speckling (#34579).


Could you post a picture of the finished jacket...I'm interested in making it too?
post #19208 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post

Could you post a picture of the finished jacket...I'm interested in making it too?

Unfortunately at my tailor's right now for a small adjustment. I think I might get it back next month though. Can PM you photos when it comes.
post #19209 of 19905
W Bill donegal:


post #19210 of 19905

I will be picking up the green W.Bill below at the beginning of October. 

 

DL

post #19211 of 19905
This is a little bit naughty, but can anyone identify any of these fabrics from Drake's new collection? I realize they might be woven especially for Drake's (or Belvest), of course. The first one is 100% wool, the second 60% wool 35% mohair 5% cashmere.

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post #19212 of 19905

Have you checked out Abraham Moon's books?  I would bet pretty good money on that first tweed being Moon.  If anyone has a lead on a gunclub fabric like the second one above (dark, rich undertone, highlights across the spectrum from blue-orange), point me that way. 

post #19213 of 19905
Yorkshire Fabrics has the top one. It's great. Seems to be Shetland. Harris Tweed has one similar to the second.
post #19214 of 19905
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post #19215 of 19905
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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post

I couldn't disagree more. There are definitely times where down and Sorel are part of my wardrobe (I am in Upstate NY), however I truly enjoy having the right tweed, linen, cashmere ect. for the situation.

I would much rather have 3 different weight tweeds than one of these stupid things:


DL-

That is incredibly useful. I'm thinking of making an overcoat for this winter. I need a Donegal fabric with drape but light enough that I can wear at 15c. I originally settled on molloy but it sounds like I should consider another fabric with a light weave.

Can someone recommend me a fabric? Preferably not a harrison fabric Like w bill since the Hong Kong agent has a huge mark up on fabrics.
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