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I think I am going to start getting suits made totally out of ermazine for the summer.

Think you may need to embrace linen.
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Speaking of linen, anyone have a source for Solbiati linens?
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Anyone out there know a proxy for Bateman & Ogden?

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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Speaking of linen, anyone have a source for Solbiati linens?

An online store called TESSin offer Solbiati linen, but I've never dealt with them.
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Could anyone make a recommendation for a deep red winter-weight cloth for trousers? Heavyweight worsted flannel would be my first pick, but I'm open to the idea of a loden, wool/cotton moleskin (if in fact such a beast exists), or anything else that would work well with a roaring fire and a glass of calvados. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post

Could anyone make a recommendation for a deep red winter-weight cloth for trousers? Heavyweight worsted flannel would be my first pick, but I'm open to the idea of a loden, wool/cotton moleskin (if in fact such a beast exists), or anything else that would work well with a roaring fire and a glass of calvados. Thanks.
You might take a look at Dugdale White Rose range
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Anyone have any ideas where I can source fintes (drago) 180s? Should I take the oregon trail and swing by Tip Top?
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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post

Could anyone make a recommendation for a deep red winter-weight cloth for trousers? Heavyweight worsted flannel would be my first pick, but I'm open to the idea of a loden, wool/cotton moleskin (if in fact such a beast exists), or anything else that would work well with a roaring fire and a glass of calvados. Thanks.
I know the Italian flannel maker Ambrosi uses has one. I got a pair.
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Anyone have any ideas where I can source fintes (drago) 180s? Should I take the oregon trail and swing by Tip Top?[/quote
Funny you mention that. I was there yesterday and they have Drago 180's and cashmere with a flannel finish.
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Manton, dopey, or anyone.... with all your experience, what would be the one cloth you would recommend as the most tailor-friendly for an ultra-clean look? By that I mean, the least likely to show tailoring flaws (ripples, wrinkles, etc), and a very stout structure that hangs like steel, gives robust and smooth curves, and with a hard finish. I used to think going heavy was the only way to achieve that, but my last couple 21 oz Huddersfield suits have not turned out well. I'm getting fairly desperate and may just fuse a sheet of canvassing or hymo to the back of my cloth before handing it to my tailor (kidding, but you get the point). I read some good things about 16 oz Lesser? Many thanks
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Mohair.
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How in the world has 21oz. cloth not worked out for you? I'm guessing your expectations may possibly be a bit unrealistic.

LK is right in saying that Mohair hangs well for a summer / spring weight cloth. But it, in no way, should equal or surpass the performance of a 21oz. worsted. As I said, perhaps it's time to recalibrate your expectations.
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Are you sure the issue is the cloth and not your tailor?
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

How in the world has 21oz. cloth not worked out for you? I'm guessing your expectations may possibly be a bit unrealistic.

+.5

If he can't make 21oz wool hang well, he's the worst tailor in the world or you're legitimately nuts.
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Gentlemen,

 

I'm rather limited for cloth choices were I live, but just picked up something that made me quite happy: a jacket's worth of a light grey 130s/cashmere by Harrison that feels splendid and I love the colour.  The thing is, though, it's pretty hot and one of the reasons I chose it was that it's super light, about 8oz.   I certainly can't wear 21oz flannels and tweeds around here, so it's a matter of working with what's practical.  

 

Any advice on structure and style?  My default for an odd jacket might be a simple two button, half lined, notch lapel and patch pockets.  But I was toying with the idea of a DB for a change; something a bit sharper.  Anyway, aside from that, what I really need is your expert advice on handling such a light cloth to get a respectable result.  Any special instructions I can give my (also rather limited) tailor? 

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