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post #5491 of 9930
The trousering seems to be a rather dark grey, then you'll not get much love around here...
Seriously, I'd prefer light grey for the trousers or mid grey if you must.
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

The trousering seems to be a rather dark grey, then you'll not get much love around here...
Seriously, I'd prefer light grey for the trousers or mid grey if you must.

I totally agree. I have decided to swap this (0302) with 0301. Perhaps will purchase extra length so that I can commission a db suit.

I am also thinking about commissioning an overcoat in tweed. Would like some recommendations for a fairly smooth but durable tweed fabric.

Thanks
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What do you think of this combo? The above is john hardy lambswool 13oz and below is minnis flannel 14oz.

Also considering a dark pair of jeans with the jacket for more casual occasions.

Which pattern of the Hardy lambswool is that? Would you mind posting a larger pic with the fabric spread out? I would like to get a better idea of what it looks like.
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@Tonik: That is, the old strong tonik. Note the Donegal design, and the missing breast pocket.


The right source, btw: http://www.the-journal-of-style.com

A mohair donegal seems like a strange beast indeed.

Shiny rustication?

Can't say I've ever wanted a tweed to look slick.
post #5495 of 9930
Isn't slick tweed an oxymoron?
post #5496 of 9930
It should be.

Not sure what else you can a Tonic donegal...
post #5497 of 9930
I think that Tonik is a fleck weave, not a Donegal which is a Tweed not a worsted.

I don't ever recall seeing one in the old Tonik book. Shot and patterned, but not fleck.

If I remember I'll ask my tailor about them.
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I think that Tonik is a fleck weave, not a Donegal which is a Tweed not a worsted.

Of course they're not donegal yarns but the flecking is (and rightly so, IMO) much more associated with tweed.

I don't think it works here.
post #5499 of 9930
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Of course they're not donegal yarns but the flecking is (and rightly so, IMO) much more associated with tweed.

I don't think it works here.

I've seen several flecked suitings over the years, mostly100% wool. I have seen it done with silk also.

A flecked Mohair isn't my cup of tea either, but I can see the attraction for some.
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Originally Posted by yasu10s View Post

What do you think of this combo? The above is john hardy lambswool 13oz and below is minnis flannel 14oz.

Also considering a dark pair of jeans with the jacket for more casual occasions.



Looks good. The jacket will also go well with olive or cinnamon corduroy, navy moleskin, or medium grey or khaki whipcord.
post #5501 of 9930
is that 7701 from the lambswool bunch?

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Originally Posted by yasu10s View Post

What do you think of this combo? The above is john hardy lambswool 13oz and below is minnis flannel 14oz.

Also considering a dark pair of jeans with the jacket for more casual occasions.
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Originally Posted by gherrmann View Post

is that 7701 from the lambswool bunch?

Yes. indeed it is.
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

Which pattern of the Hardy lambswool is that? Would you mind posting a larger pic with the fabric spread out? I would like to get a better idea of what it looks like.

It is 7701. Here is a better pic of the fabric.
post #5503 of 9930
Just purchased the Henry Poole house check in mid-grey with a burgundy overcheck that I hope to turn into a three-piece number soon ... when I have the made up the rest of my unfunded liabilities. bored.gif

Interestingly, I've not made up a business suit in a check quite this prominent. Have a self-check from the Lesser 11/12 oz and I liked the subtle visual interest.




More details about the check here: http://www.esquire.co.uk/2009/08/the-bespokesman-glen-check-fabric/
post #5504 of 9930
Have 5m of windowpane Minnis Fresco II for sale - British racing green with rust brown overcheck. Absolutely beautiful stuff.
post #5505 of 9930
Pics? Would you split it?
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