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I have it, but haven't made it up yet, is the pilling becoming an issue?
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Have touched Molloy swatches recently. They are relatively more hairy than the John Molloy ones.
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Yup, the M&S ones are quite hairy and robust.

The cloth is hairy so some fuzz comes off every now and then. Not much of an issue yet but I have only worn it for 1 winter.
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Was hoping to get some input. For a lighter weight fabric 9/10 oz, is a full lining needed for the jacket? Or will half lining work? Bemberg lining worth $50 upcharge? Thank you.
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Was hoping to get some input. For a lighter weight fabric 9/10 oz, is a full lining needed for the jacket? Or will half lining work? Bemberg lining worth $50 upcharge? Thank you.

What are you having made up?
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Thinking about getting another shirt jacket/ safari jacket made, something like this linen one I bought from Ascot Chang



I'd like to try out a tweed, but am considering this 18oz London Lounge Fox Flannel

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Anyone have thoughts? I really like the pattern and color, but wonder if a woolen flannel for a shirt jacket might not be too strange. I can't find any other tweeds that are capturing my attention. Some of the stuff in P&H is OK, but I'd like to get a dark brown with a large windowpane.

Suggestions?
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Does anyone have first person experience with casentino wool? Would love to hear feedback.

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Have you considered getting a corduroy shirt jacket?

For tweed I think that windowpane looks more like suiting to me.
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What are you having made up?

Hey Ian. A suit in charcoal with purple check (hard to see subtle). Its MTM though.
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I'm interested to see how that turns out. While I like the idea of a tweed safari jacket, I wonder how it will actually wear. For one, the drape of a tweed will be considerably different than the casual, rumpled appearance of a cotton or linen. Secondly, I'm curious as to what you'd wear it with. Is this something that you'd throw on in lieu of a sport coat or something that you'd replace a Barbour/casual jacket with? When I think of the traditional shirt jacket I immediately envision cream or off-white pants, snuff suede and light blue shirting, however, I can't bring myself to envision a prototypical combination involving a tweed incarnation...
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Have you considered getting a corduroy shirt jacket?

For tweed I think that windowpane looks more like suiting to me.

Corduroy is a great suggestion. Hadn't even thought of that. Thanks.

I think I'd still like to get a tweed, but will add corduroy to the list.
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I'm interested to see how that turns out. While I like the idea of a tweed safari jacket, I wonder how it will actually wear. For one, the drape of a tweed will be considerably different than the casual, rumpled appearance of a cotton or linen. Secondly, I'm curious as to what you'd wear it with. Is this something that you'd throw on in lieu of a sport coat or something that you'd replace a Barbour/casual jacket with? When I think of the traditional shirt jacket I immediately envision cream or off-white pants, snuff suede and light blue shirting, however, I can't bring myself to envision a prototypical combination involving a tweed incarnation...

I have a tweed-ish shirt jacket from Patrick Ervell that I wear with jeans. I was planning to wear this new one with corduroys, jeans, and chinos, but admit I'm not 100% sure how well this will work since I don't have the garment yet.

So is 18oz flannel a good or bad idea?
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Corduroy is a great suggestion. Hadn't even thought of that. Thanks.

I think I'd still like to get a tweed, but will add corduroy to the list.
 

I like my unconstructed cord jacket, but don't think I'd like an unconstructed tweed -- I feel like it would lose its shape.

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I believe the picture from this thread is a cashmere shirt jacket CEGO made for whoopee

http://www.styleforum.net/t/61088/thoughts-on-this-potential-bespoke-commission
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die, workwear - I have a similar shirt jacket made from a Draper's flannel, and I would suggets you opt for a tweed instead. I like to wear this often over the weekend, or on long plane rides, and the flannel just doesn't hold itself well with constant use.

 

The choice of a tweed will also offer a better, and more varied, choice of colors and patterns.

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Does anyone have first person experience with casentino wool? Would love to hear feedback.

 

 

I don't have personal experience, but a friend has one and I have seen it numerous times. It is very very fuzzy irl, so you really need to get used to that 'look'. Other than that, it seems to look ok, as long as you don't opt for the traditional orange coat with a detachable fur collar.

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18 oz sounds OTT for a shirt jacket. Maybe it needs just a hair more structure, along the lines of a French work jacket like Bill Cunningham's:



I have a few of these in different fabrics, including a lightweight tweed from Luciano Barbera (not quite the same cut but along the same lines), and find them very comfortable and easy to wear.
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

die, workwear - I have a similar shirt jacket made from a Draper's flannel, and I would suggets you opt for a tweed instead. I like to wear this often over the weekend, or on long plane rides, and the flannel just doesn't hold itself well with constant use.

The choice of a tweed will also offer a better, and more varied, choice of colors and patterns.

Thanks, Eustace. I was a little afraid of that, but thought maybe LL's 18oz would hold up better. Maybe wishful thinking.

Can I ask what's the weight of your Draper's flannel? Do you find the material looks odd in such a casual garment?
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