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Nice. I decided to go with a 3 roll 2 patch pocket, unlined. We'll see. Might end up being a complete fail.

I don't think there is right or wrong answer, really depends on what you prefer. I didn't want patch pockets because the fabric itself is pretty hefty (for lack of a better description). I wanted something cleaner, will do a 3 button coat.
Who is it going to?
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I don't think there is right or wrong answer, really depends on what you prefer. I didn't want patch pockets because the fabric itself is pretty hefty (for lack of a better description). I wanted something cleaner, will do a 3 button coat.
Who is it going to?

NSM. You?
post #5553 of 10765
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Many thanks. Is it this one;

http://www.marlingandevans.com/index.php/pure-new-wool/pure-new-wool/11688-b02.html

Color tones appear off on the website....

 

Yes, that is the one.

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Can anyone suggest an English navy hopsack that is suitable for a blazer suit circa 13oz (400g)?
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I like Dugdale English & Town Classics #9428
 

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Going to tailors:

Lovely. Which one is the blue at the bottom?
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Can anyone suggest an English navy hopsack that is suitable for a blazer suit circa 13oz (400g)?

Check out all the traditional English cloth merchants.

Serge is also a more popular weave for a blazer.
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I prefer hopsack over serge. Most hopsack (and serge) suitings I have seen are too fine a weave to pass off as a blazer or blazer suit. The nicest hopsack weave I have seen so far is LL Mistral circa 16oz, but it is a bot heavy for my purpose. If there is something that looks similar but is circa 13oz, I'd be keen.
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

I prefer hopsack over serge. Most hopsack (and serge) suitings I have seen are too fine a weave to pass off as a blazer or blazer suit. The nicest hopsack weave I have seen so far is LL Mistral circa 16oz, but it is a bot heavy for my purpose. If there is something that looks similar but is circa 13oz, I'd be keen.

 

Botany has one that I like quite a bit - 13oz. weight.

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Lovely. Which one is the blue at the bottom?

It's a dead stock hopsack, I think around 11-12oz that I found in tailor's shop.
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I created a dedicated post on this, but haven't received any replies. I'm looking for a light brown houndstooth, like this:



This is the look I'm hoping to achieve:



Could someone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks.
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Hmm, you have big shoes to fill!

I can't speak to a Winter offering (the second picture is more fuzzy and gray than cream + brown), but if you are looking for something for Summer (as image 1 suggests), the London Lounge linen jacketings collection has some that will fit the bill.

To my eye, this tone is much better suited to summer...but Mr. Akamine pulls off exciting combinations with aplomb.

What I really want to know is where he gets his glasses. I'm going to e-mail him.
 

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Crispaire contains a large number of houndstooths, for summer, naturally.
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@ sprout2, indeed, big shoes to fill! But one can have a goal, huh?

You raise a good point about the color combination being more suited for summer; it never crossed my mind. In general, I see a lot of darker tweeds, houndstooth, etc. in winter and liked the lighter tone of Akamine-san's SC.

Thank you for the tip on the London Lounge linen jacketings - does one need to be a member to purchase from them?

@ RogerC, thank you for Crispaire suggestion.
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dan'l, shoot for the moon!

 

Yes, most people are at home in dark shades for Winter and light shades for Summer. It is a safe heuristic to follow. To spin it around, I would never really dream up of my own volition the idea of a light houndstooth in the cold season -- until I see the components built together as in Mr. Akamine's outfit. He has a refined sense of color and a big enough wardrobe that these things come naturally -- we (or I?) can only hit upon these combinations by slavish imitation. For instance, the scarf is a master stroke (just what should we call this color, anyway? "Clay"?), but I would never see that in a store and think, or even want, to buy it. The tone on tone on tone thing going on here is quite intriguing.

 

Anyway, that is a long way of saying, why not try for a Summer houndstooth? But by all means stick to your role model; you chose well.

 

You can register on the LL and it should walk you through it.

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