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post #19261 of 19918

Ah, the classic red gingham sportcoat!

 

 

I dig it though

post #19262 of 19918
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Candy striper? We know you love seersucker.

post #19263 of 19918
Has anyone used shirting with a cotton/wool blend? Do they make up on the casual end or can they pass for regular dress shirts? I'm considering having some shirts made up for the winter and was hoping they'd supply warmth while passing muster as dress shirts.
post #19264 of 19918
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Has anyone used shirting with a cotton/wool blend? Do they make up on the casual end or can they pass for regular dress shirts? I'm considering having some shirts made up for the winter and was hoping they'd supply warmth while passing muster as dress shirts.

I have some Viyellas. Can't speak for all cotton-wool blends, but mine are more on the casual side of things.

Probably depends on your office dress codes. Open collar button-ups in non-crazy patterns seem passable in most offices nowadays.

Don't know how much warmth they provide, but they look good under tweed and corduroy.
post #19265 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

Has anyone used shirting with a cotton/wool blend? Do they make up on the casual end or can they pass for regular dress shirts? I'm considering having some shirts made up for the winter and was hoping they'd supply warmth while passing muster as dress shirts.

I have some and like them. Depends on the ratio. Mine are soft and have the texture of flannel shirts but they are composed of more wool than cotton iirc. Definitely casual, soft and warm, though I have worn a tattersall of that composition with tie and tweed jackets. if dress code were button down and khakis, that texture would be fine in tasteful patterns, stripes and in solid blue or white. For suits perhaps it might work with more cotton than wool in the mix but you should get a swatch to see.
post #19266 of 19918
Checked with Luxire to see if they had any extra Minnis 14/15oz flannel hanging around and they don't but recommended EThomas 15oz flannel. Anyone have experience with it? I like the stiffer (relative for flannel, I know) construction of Minnis. Not a fan of Uber-soft flannels that can't hold a crease.
post #19267 of 19918
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Checked with Luxire to see if they had any extra Minnis 14/15oz flannel hanging around and they don't but recommended EThomas 15oz flannel. Anyone have experience with it? I like the stiffer (relative for flannel, I know) construction of Minnis. Not a fan of Uber-soft flannels that can't hold a crease.

Mid tier Biella, Italy mill. They make mostly for private label and stores like Brooks Brothers, Saks private label, Suit Supply etc. Perfectly serviceable but nothing that is going to blow you away.
post #19268 of 19918
Thanks, Ed. Good to know.
post #19269 of 19918

guys - what are the good stores that one can use to buy fabric online? If they have a return policy or can send samples out prior to buying, that'll be great too. Looking for the standard 100% wools - 120s and 130s. I'm in NYC



Thx

post #19270 of 19918
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Candy striper? We know you love seersucker.

I'm a classic man.........
post #19271 of 19918
Anyone know any cool vendors for blazer buttons?

Got a navy Brioni sportcoat that's just itching to have its buttons converted to metal. devil.gif

PS: I know most of you prefer tonal buttons and don't think brass or gold blazer buttons are cool anymore. Not looking to start that argument again. Just wondering if anyone has seen anything as nice or nicer than the buttons Holland and Sherry make (very nice enamel coatings and gold plating).
post #19272 of 19918
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Anyone know any cool vendors for blazer buttons?

Got a navy Brioni sportcoat that's just itching to have its buttons converted to metal. devil.gif

PS: I know most of you prefer tonal buttons and don't think brass or gold blazer buttons are cool anymore. Not looking to start that argument again. Just wondering if anyone has seen anything as nice or nicer than the buttons Holland and Sherry make (very nice enamel coatings and gold plating).

Try here

http://bensonandclegg.com/blazer-buttons

or here

http://www.bensilver.com/Ben-Silver-Jewelry-Blazer-Buttons-and-Cufflinks.html
post #19273 of 19918
Another good option is Waterbury Buttons (supplier of Polo RL)
Britex Fabrics has a good selection of them and they are available also in a 7/8" size, imho far nicer than the usual 3/4" / 2 cm size, too small in many cases.
post #19274 of 19918
Does Waterbury do retail? I'd thought, with all of their available patterns and finishes, that they were aiming for wholesale.
post #19275 of 19918

I got my finished jacket made up from @dieworkwear's custom run of a brown, slubby silk and linen blend a couple of days ago. It needed to be pressed, and I picked it up after being pressed this afternoon. So, a quick jacket-swap when I and Mrs Andy57 got home and we quickly took a few pictures to share. I think it turned out rather well. This jacket is definitely coming to Italy with me next Spring!

 

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So, major thanks to @dieworkwear for putting this together. If you bought a length yourself, I hope yours turns out as nicely as I feel this jacket did. And if you didn't buy a length, don't you wish you did? :)

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