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post #7081 of 10837
Thread Starter 
The Harrison is better, IMO. The Smith version was the best but they ran out a while back. Possible they have remade it, I haven't checked in while.
post #7082 of 10837
Thanks! Will ask Steed to send some samples. I think a DB chalk stripe is overdue in my life.
post #7083 of 10837
Don't know the weight exactly, but aren't there some navy chalk stripes in the Lumbs Golden Bale?
post #7084 of 10837
Thread Starter 
I want that same suit, though I really don't need it, and last I looked the Harrison was the best. The really good minnis design in the 400g does not have navy. Other navys in minnis either have stripes too close together or too faint.

But, as ever, new stuff is made all the time so they might have something better now. But when I looked through minnis with steed last year to order my solid gray, they didn't.
post #7085 of 10837
What is the optimal width for the chalkstripe One-inch?
post #7086 of 10837
Minnis has an AFB chalk strip that I'm considering. I definitely don't want a blue that's too dark. The LL Fox book has a great book, but it's just too heavy.
post #7087 of 10837
Thread Starter 
I have that minnis afb in a 3-piece SB. Nice suit. Would prefer navy for DB, or DB in navy, or both. if that makes sense.

I would say around 3/4" is right, slightly wider better than narrower.
post #7088 of 10837
Is the Fox LL flannel too heavy? I have a suit made up in it and love it, but it is heavy, 17 oz I think.
post #7089 of 10837
I find flannel wears hotter than plain worsted. Eg my 13 oz Lesser flannel wears warmer than the 16 oz Lesser. How does the 17 oz LL flannel wear indoors?
post #7090 of 10837
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

Is the Fox LL flannel too heavy? I have a suit made up in it and love it, but it is heavy, 17 oz I think.

I tend to run on the warmer side indoors so getting something a bit less weighty would be more beneficial for me.
post #7091 of 10837
I have a 17oz flannel suit as well (vintage Zegna), it does run a little warm but it is cooler than my FF horsehide biker and heavy wax cotton jacket. I think it is absolute alright to wear one in European late autumn to winter a.k.a start of winter time in UK.
post #7092 of 10837
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

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.
A&S has some excellent house fabrics, and I understand they do a tolerable copy of Steed's style.
post #7093 of 10837

Someone asked about is so this is the H.Lesser special edition which will be milled. It will be based on the 8/9oz Lesser Tropical and the scale of the overcheck and POW will be bigger to make it similar to the picture of the suit worn by Mark below.

 

This was inspired by Mark Cho's suit (pictured below) and hence will be called 'The Mark'. Mark is also getting a length hence those who are interested, just drop me a PM on the price. Prices are reasonable' no crazy prices though it took 3 attempts to get the colour and design right. Apologies for the quality of the pictures though; my camera skills are not that stellar smile.gif

 

 

post #7094 of 10837
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

Is the Fox LL flannel too heavy? I have a suit made up in it and love it, but it is heavy, 17 oz I think.

With the heating-system cranked up so high in most places indoors, it'd probably be unbearable to me. Maybe alfresco dinning in the winter happy.gif or if you sit near the door where it gets draughty everytime somebody enters the room.
post #7095 of 10837
I got mine late this past winter, so only wore it three times, but I didn't find it unbearably hot, and I am generally hot natured, breaking out in to a sweat with alarming frequency. Maybe I have a thyroid problem.
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