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post #4336 of 10622
http://www.huddersfieldcloth.com/ is expanding their range of goods - they got a new 8-9 oz jacketing and and 17 oz tweeds.

So far I have only had very good experiences with their products so I will give these a try too.
post #4337 of 10622

The 8-9oz looks very interesting. Cloth is under the Dugdale Bros. and Thomas Fisher labels? Or generic "made in huddersfield"?

post #4338 of 10622
Any interesting cloth/pattern recommendations for a suit that could be split into SC and pent combo?
post #4339 of 10622
You have two basic options: (1) dark/blue or navy worsted (2) something with a clear sportcoating pattern and texture. This can be flannel, tweed, linen or cotton, depending on the season. Steer away from worsteds, apart from things like Worsted Alsport, Glorious 12th or the new, interesting jacketing bunch from Dugdale. Always ask whether the fabric is suitable for trousers, this is not always the case. For starters, I'd recommend a mid-weight donegal.
post #4340 of 10622
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

Any interesting cloth/pattern recommendations for a suit that could be split into SC and pent combo?

A navy, tan or brown linen suit, especially if the jacket has patch pockets. The fabric and colors are standard for suit and sport coats. Patch pockets give it a more sports coat vibe when separated, and are still not unusual on linen suits which tend to be more casual than worsted suits. I prefer even my linen suits to have flap pockets but I suspect I'm in the minority on SF.
post #4341 of 10622
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

You have two basic options: (1) dark/blue or navy worsted (2) something with a clear sportcoating pattern and texture. This can be flannel, tweed, linen or cotton, depending on the season. Steer away from worsteds, apart from things like Worsted Alsport, Glorious 12th or the new, interesting jacketing bunch from Dugdale. Always ask whether the fabric is suitable for trousers, this is not always the case. For starters, I'd recommend a mid-weight donegal.

What is this jacketing bunch? Lightweight? I went on their website but couldn't view the pictures, needs registration.
post #4342 of 10622
You need to go to http://huddersfieldcloth.com. It's the Aibry S100.
post #4343 of 10622
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

A navy, tan or brown linen suit, especially if the jacket has patch pockets. The fabric and colors are standard for suit and sport coats. Patch pockets give it a more sports coat vibe when separated, and are still not unusual on linen suits which tend to be more casual than worsted suits. I prefer even my linen suits to have flap pockets but I suspect I'm in the minority on SF.

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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

You have two basic options: (1) dark/blue or navy worsted (2) something with a clear sportcoating pattern and texture. This can be flannel, tweed, linen or cotton, depending on the season. Steer away from worsteds, apart from things like Worsted Alsport, Glorious 12th or the new, interesting jacketing bunch from Dugdale. Always ask whether the fabric is suitable for trousers, this is not always the case. For starters, I'd recommend a mid-weight donegal.

Thanks for the recommendations, I'll definitely consider a mid-weight donegal, it sounds like a good candidate for SC/Pant combo. I was thinking perhaps maybe a navy or gray windowpane suit in fresco or mohair blend with patch pockets and smoked MoP buttons?
post #4344 of 10622
All good ideas, except mohair. I'd say too shiny for an odd coat.
post #4345 of 10622
LL Barleycorn test 20oz tweed. I wasn't sure what to make of it from photos, but it's quite lovely in person. Has a nice warm aura about it. The colors are chocolate brown and oatmeal with some subtle donegal flecks mixed in. The true colors are very tough to photograph. Fun addition for next Winter.



post #4346 of 10622
I'm not a fan of that barley corn but then I don't like them at all. What are you making of it?
post #4347 of 10622
I just had the barleycorn made up. It is fantastic with massive body. I think it is closer to 16 ounces.
post #4348 of 10622
Trust me that it comes across as nicer in person. It's distinctive. I've been looking for a somewhat oatmeal colored fabric (W. Bill has a donegal in oatmeal, but it has some odd lime green flecks in it) for a while so this should fit the bill nicely.
post #4349 of 10622
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I just had the barleycorn made up. It is fantastic with massive body. I think it is closer to 16 ounces.

Good to hear! How did you make it up? Leaning towards keeping it simple at this point with just two flap hip pockets and welt breast and let the fabric do the talking. Possibly flap breast if I'm feeling frisky next year. Need to do that for least one jacket soon.
post #4350 of 10622
Same. Welt breast pocket and hip patch pockets.
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