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post #7066 of 12494
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Just had it made up facepalm.gif

I like it.
post #7067 of 12494
That looks like a nice suit, Slew, who made it and how is the fabric holding up?
post #7068 of 12494
Glad you approve! It's a MBT here in NY and the Brisbane Moss linen is fantastic. Very soft and dense enough to hold its shape, but still wear cool. I had this made with no lining in the sleeves and minimal padding / wadding and quarter lined in the back all for maximum coolness.
post #7069 of 12494
I really dig the single button cuff detail, Slew. Looks great.
post #7070 of 12494
I am looking for a good linen suiting that is more wrinkle resistant. For that reason, I will also consider linen silk mix but Shing surface is unpreferred. Anyone has good suggestion. Someone just posted te Brisbane Moss. Is it good? Is there better option out there?
post #7071 of 12494
Thread Starter 
there is no such thing as wrinkle resistant linen. There are various blends with some linen in them that look a little lineny but that do wrinkle less. You need wool in the blend, though, not silk.

I would look at drapers. I used to know of one such cloth that Logsdail loved but I forgot what it is. I think it was linen-cotton-wool or maybe linen-silk-wool, anyway, it was a blend of three fibers.
post #7072 of 12494
Maybe Solbiati for linen?They do make some nice ones.
post #7073 of 12494
The Hunt and Winterbotham linen has massive body for the weight.
post #7074 of 12494
Anyone have any familiarity with a cloth called Kerry Knoll? It's listed on the MyTailor website as a 55% wool / 45% linen blend. I'm thinking it could be perfect for a summer suit but not sure about quality / whether there are any issues with it.
post #7075 of 12494
Thanks for all the advices. These serve as a good starting point for my search. To elaborate more, I am planning a project for a DB casual SC. Was initially eyeing on Fresco but it's solid feel still not casual enough for my like. I also looked ar some Harrisson Mirage, which is casual but looks too shiny.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

there is no such thing as wrinkle resistant linen. There are various blends with some linen in them that look a little lineny but that do wrinkle less. You need wool in the blend, though, not silk.

I would look at drapers. I used to know of one such cloth that Logsdail loved but I forgot what it is. I think it was linen-cotton-wool or maybe linen-silk-wool, anyway, it was a blend of three fibers.
post #7076 of 12494
Gents, some advice requested on future commissions. I currently have the following made up:

Spring/Summer:

Fresco 516 SB 3 patch suit
Fresco 520 DB 2 patch suit
Fresco 511 SB suit
Fresco 512 SB suit
Brown Wool-Linen gunclub SB 3 patch sportcoat
Navy wool-cash hopsack 3 patch blazer


Fall/Winter

Navy herringbone SB worsted (approx 11-13oz) suit
Charcoal flannel SB suit
AFB Minnis Flannel DB suit
P&H Thornproof Navy Donegal SB 3 patch suit
Brown Gunclub wool-cash SB 3 patch sportcoat


I'd like to get a gray flannel DB suit next but after that - what else? I feel like I've pretty much covered off the basics. I'd like to get a tan herringbone suit for the summer in a wool/linen blend but I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations for other commissions.
post #7077 of 12494
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Gents, some advice requested on future commissions. I currently have the following made up:
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Spring/Summer:

Fresco 516 SB 3 patch suit
Fresco 520 DB 2 patch suit
Fresco 511 SB suit
Fresco 512 SB suit
Brown Wool-Linen gunclub SB 3 patch sportcoat
Navy wool-cash hopsack 3 patch blazer


Fall/Winter

Navy herringbone SB worsted (approx 11-13oz) suit
Charcoal flannel SB suit
AFB Minnis Flannel DB suit
P&H Thornproof Navy Donegal SB 3 patch suit
Brown Gunclub wool-cash SB 3 patch sportcoat


I'd like to get a gray flannel DB suit next but after that - what else? I feel like I've pretty much covered off the basics. I'd like to get a tan herringbone suit for the summer in a wool/linen blend but I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations for other commissions.


Some ideas:

  • Tobacco linen suit for summer.
  • Linen/silk/wool blend summer jacket in big POW (similar to LL Lee Marvin)
  • Mid-grey POW flannel suit for winter
  • Olive Donegal suit for winter

Maybe also consider chalk-striped flannel if you think it fits your style?
post #7078 of 12494
Agree on the flannel PoW. Flannel windowpane would be a good idea too.

If you need business suits, how about a birdseye?

Also seems like you could do with a tweed SC. Are you sorted on odd trousers?
post #7079 of 12494
I was gonna say flannel POW as well. I just ordered one with Fox flannel. They have a few nice options.
post #7080 of 12494
Anyone have any thoughts on their favorite 14oz-ish navy chalk stripe woolen flannel? Thinking Minnis, but curious if there's something else I should see.
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