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post #5386 of 11100
Gentlemen, there is nothing wrong with SBPL odd jackets.

PL add a bit of dash to a sportscoat IMO.

I have several and recommend them.
post #5387 of 11100
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Oh, and btw...I had promised to report back after looking at the Dormeuil 'Naturals' book - some nice stuff in there, but a lot of it is very shiny, and very lightweight (like down to 6.5 oz for some fabrics). The silk/linen 8 oz blends looked nice, I'm kind of considering it for an odd trouser. Here's a pic of the Tonik next to some of the silk/linens (obviously these are the lighter shade options):


Who actually makes up a suit in 6.5 oz, or 7 oz as per Holland & Sherry's Dragonfly beats me. It's not even about the price. They look like they won't even hold their shape, not to mention it'll go in half a year.
post #5388 of 11100
Yea I don't think I'd go below 8 oz.
post #5389 of 11100
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Who actually makes up a suit in 6.5 oz, or 7 oz as per Holland & Sherry's Dragonfly beats me. It's not even about the price. They look like they won't even hold their shape, not to mention it'll go in half a year.

I was at Harry Rosen's in their MTM department with a friend who was picking up a tux last year. I was talking to their rep about MTM/bespoke, etc and he was saying they consider 9 oz and above winter weight (!!!!) and they go down to 5 oz for summer suiting & sportscoats.
post #5390 of 11100
Easier to fuse cloth of that weight. i should imagine.
post #5391 of 11100
I think we're in the minority in liking heavier fabrics. Seems like most everything these days is super light, even "winter" suits. I think people like the way it feels, and don't know enough to know that it won't likely look as good or last as long.
post #5392 of 11100
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

To be clear - the suit (and therefore the jacket also) would be a kind of midnight blue with some lighter blue threads woven in, not gray. Gray was a potential idea for the odd trousers to go with the jacket when worn separately. It's the fabric on top here for the suit:

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I don't mind the fabric but still think it will look weird paired with other trousers. Why not just buy the suit and wear it as such? And if your going to go the SBPL route you might as well seal the deal with jetted pockets - make it a true dinner / club suit.
post #5393 of 11100
Tailors prefer working with heavier cloths. Heavier cloth suits the bespoke process and is easier to tailor.
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I don't mind the fabric but still think it will look weird paired with other trousers. Why not just buy the suit and wear it as such? And if your going to go the SBPL route you might as well seal the deal with jetted pockets - make it a true dinner / club suit.

Yes, it will have jetted pockets too. I'll have the suit, but I want to experiment with trying to maintain the evening elegance of it without the "why are you wearing a suit?" questions in evening locales where they're usually not worn. Might be impossible.
post #5395 of 11100
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I don't mind the fabric but still think it will look weird paired with other trousers. Why not just buy the suit and wear it as such? And if your going to go the SBPL route you might as well seal the deal with jetted pockets - make it a true dinner / club suit.

He can just tuck the flaps in.
post #5396 of 11100
The black yarns woven into it seem to make it hard to pair with something like creme or khaki. I just think you could find a better cloth for a sportcoat that would serve your purpose. Heck, the blue underneath the one you chose would work better.
post #5397 of 11100
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Tailors prefer working with heavier cloths.

This preference is universal among English tailors, but not necessarily elsewhere. Italians are less likely to grumble about lighter cloth (but I'm talking about lighter being 8-9 ounces here, not this 5 oz stuff).
post #5398 of 11100
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Who actually makes up a suit in 6.5 oz, or 7 oz as per Holland & Sherry's Dragonfly beats me. It's not even about the price. They look like they won't even hold their shape, not to mention it'll go in half a year.

My friend, you will be surprised how much lightweight LP and Zegna are praised in our region. If tailor makes clothes that are too durable, they will ended up very little business. Nowadays, even for myself if things deteriorate after 2 years wearing I am pretty happy with it. Sometimes, the Italian lightweights do make up well and look nice and drapey.
post #5399 of 11100
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

He can just tuck the flaps in.

This is true but since I'm never going to wear the flaps out, and sometimes they'll come out by accident, I'd rather just go without them. It's not so heavy a cloth that tucking the flaps in will create an impression in the outer cloth or be too bulky I don't think, but still, there's no point in having them if I'll never want them.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

The black yarns woven into it seem to make it hard to pair with something like creme or khaki. I just think you could find a better cloth for a sportcoat that would serve your purpose. Heck, the blue underneath the one you chose would work better.

Blue underneath is too bright for the evening thing I'm going for. Something in the cream/buff range could be OK though I think. Maybe an attempt to reinterpret this guy.
post #5400 of 11100
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Yes, it will have jetted pockets too. I'll have the suit, but I want to experiment with trying to maintain the evening elegance of it without the "why are you wearing a suit?" questions in evening locales where they're usually not worn. Might be impossible.
Only thing I can think that might work is a pair of white trousers in a heavier linen. Otherwise seems impossible.
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