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post #196 of 11676
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It's Fox. The closest thing I know to it in any current book is in Minnis, and that version is a lot heavier and stiffer. Also, the stripe is much louder.

that's too bad. I quite like the subtlety of the stripe. overly bold stripes don't really speak to me.
post #197 of 11676
The Minnis flannel Manton was talking about. It is beautiful stuff, and marketed as a Hardy book these days.

post #198 of 11676
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Unfunded liabilities for Spring/Summer 2008. I think I will probably have the suit made first. I could possibly use the jacket more, but my wife doesn't like it. She says she thinks it looks like a tablecloth. Not sure where she got that from!


Ermenegildo Zegna 80% cashmere, 20% silk. A phenomenal hand. Light but feels like it has real guts.



Not even six months have gone by and the last piece is in the works. The Zegna is being made and will be ready next week, a little early for spring/summer '09 but there you have it. I think it could be something very special. 3 open patch pockets with a jaunty shape to them, minimal lining, side vents, almost no shoulder.
post #199 of 11676
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Not even six months have gone by and the last piece is in the works. The Zegna is being made and will be ready next week, a little early for spring/summer '09 but there you have it. I think it could be something very special. 3 open patch pockets with a jaunty shape to them, minimal lining, side vents, almost no shoulder.

That zegna would have looked fab as a suit. One could always wear it as separates too.
post #200 of 11676
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That zegna would have looked fab as a suit. One could always wear it as separates too.
You think? It's a nice spring sports jacket. I like the blue with the stripes for a jacket with the white pants.
post #201 of 11676
Definitely a jacket only.
post #202 of 11676
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Definitely a jacket only.
Oscar likes to make a bold statement. Actually, there is a guy who gets plaid DB suits in colors and patterns that would make him seem rather conservative.
post #203 of 11676
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
You think? It's a nice spring sports jacket.

I like the blue with the stripes for a jacket with the white pants.

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Definitely a jacket only.

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Oscar likes to make a bold statement. Actually, there is a guy who gets plaid DB suits in colors and patterns that would make him seem rather conservative.



Not all that bold. Just not the blue or grey business suit.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ool#post267351


Still think your fabric would be amazing as a suit, as pants with solid Barbour type quilted jacket and as a sports coat.



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post #204 of 11676
I've instituted a new rule: I have to move fabric out to the tailor before I can bring new stuff in. So, to celebrate a piece of tweed and a piece of flannel going out the door, I picked up a couple pieces for next summer.

The first piece is a lightweight open-woven linen and silk blend that'll make a jacket:












The second piece is a navy lightweight 20% mohair blend that'll make a summer suit (someday). The first pic is more colour-accurate:






post #205 of 11676
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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
I've instituted a new rule: I have to move fabric out to the tailor before I can bring new stuff in. So, to celebrate a piece of tweed and a piece of flannel going out the door, I picked up a couple pieces for next summer. The first piece is a lightweight open-woven linen and silk blend that'll make a jacket: The second piece is a navy lightweight 20% mohair blend that'll make a summer suit (someday). The first pic is more colour-accurate:
Please take a better photo of the plaid. The mohair is very interesting. It looks like a denim and would make an interesting Hip outfit. What do you plan to make?
post #206 of 11676
I busted a move and went for some 14/15 oz Fresco in mid grey, which was actually quite dark. I know 14/15 oz is not an ideal weight for Fresco, but I thought it was worth an experiment :-) I hope my photography shows off the weave in all its rough glory. Finally, the boring, but obligatory, birdseye view
post #207 of 11676
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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers View Post
I busted a move and went for some 14/15 oz Fresco in mid grey, which was actually quite dark. I know 14/15 oz is not an ideal weight for Fresco, but I thought it was worth an experiment :-) I hope my photography shows off the weave in all its rough glory.
Thanks for the obligatory electron microscope view. What do you plan to use this for?
post #208 of 11676
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Thanks for the obligatory electron microscope view. What do you plan to use this for?

Labcoat :-)

No, no, really, I will attempt a suit with a single-breasted, two-button coat with three patch pockets. This could be a disaster or a triumph of the 14/15 ounces. I am still thinking about it, however.
post #209 of 11676
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Labcoat :-)

No, no, really, I will attempt a suit with a single-breasted, two-button coat with three patch pockets. This could be a disaster or a triumph of the 14/15 ounces. I am still thinking about it, however.

Put brown buttons on it and copyright it as a "frazersuit."
post #210 of 11676
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Put brown buttons on it and copyright it as a "frazersuit."

Hah! Look out for a thread discussing just such a thing in a month or two
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