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post #8281 of 12543
I like this a lot. I admire the affect of how it appears dark gray and light gray vs. black and white. And the wider scale is a nice touch. Does anyone know if a tweed maker has this available in something like a sturdy 16oz suiting material? I can't recall seeing one. Might be a good project for LL as I did mention it to Michael before and he seemed keen on it.

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Yep. That is a good scale for a B&W herringbone. And I do like the palette - that captures the city look I want.
So . . . now that you have lived some years with your Moonbeam, what do you think? How would you compare it to your other tweeds.
post #8283 of 12543
The Ardalanish collection of organic and "ethical" tweeds has a few silver/black combinations.
http://www.ardalanish.com/retail/tweeds/other-tweeds
Apart from the herringbones, these are attractive.

From LL, of course, we have Cooper 1 and Etna HB.
post #8284 of 12543
smile.gif I have the Cooper 1 and may just get that made as a three piece suit with the sport coat done more casually.
Do you know if the Ardanalish collection is carried in the regular books?
post #8285 of 12543
I had A&S order it specially. We did have a discussion on what the premium should have been. Might be you'll have less trouble ordering it yourself.
post #8286 of 12543
Isn't the Molloy one overcoating? Maybe they have a jacketing in stock, but when I enquired about it a long time ago, I didn't get an answer.

FWIW, in searching for a brown herringbone, I found it difficult to get one with a suitably large enough scale pattern, which is why I ended up going with the LL. Moon had a good brown herringbone though, albeit smaller scale. Maybe they have a B&W version.
post #8287 of 12543
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Isn't the Molloy one overcoating?
Please--- summer lingerie. Show some guts.
post #8288 of 12543
There is an interesting collection of undyed, natural wool jacketings in the new Marling and Evans collection.
post #8289 of 12543
I have a Molloy & Sons sportcoat in the making with NSM. Not finished, but had one fitting. It was heavy and itchy. See how it turns out next time they are in Stockholm.
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I have a Molloy & Sons sportcoat in the making with NSM. Not finished, but had one fitting. It was heavy and itchy. See how it turns out next time they are in Stockholm.

 

Itchy? I'm a bit confused, how was it lying next your skin?

post #8291 of 12543
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So . . . now that you have lived some years with your Moonbeam, what do you think? How would you compare it to your other tweeds.

I'm obviously not Slewy but I think you'll always be disappointed with Moonbeam if you want it to be a tweed. Just like you'll always be disappointed with tweed if you want something very soft.
post #8292 of 12543
No lining at first fitting and you could feel it through the shirt, will be fully lined when finished so it's not going to be an issue. But the swatches I handled prior made me believe it would be softer.
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I'm obviously not Slewy but I think you'll always be disappointed with Moonbeam if you want it to be a tweed. Just like you'll always be disappointed with tweed if you want something very soft.

I have a few moonbeams and I got them knowing what they are, more of a shoulder weather stuff. I thought they would not hold up well but they perform surprisingly well and take a good beating. They are also very comfortable when made up, cashmere softness is an added bonus. I would obviously not make a suit out of it.
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Do any of you have brown flannel odd trousers? what about a dark tan? Opinion/comments? I am considering some from the Harrison flannels book. Thanks
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Yep. That is a good scale for a B&W herringbone. And I do like the palette - that captures the city look I want.
So . . . now that you have lived some years with your Moonbeam, what do you think? How would you compare it to your other tweeds.

Glad you like the B&W herringbone...I very much enjoy my Moonbeam. I don't wear navy jackets too much, but when I do I really like it. Holds it's shape and super comfortable. It does wear a bit on the warmer side.

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I'm obviously not Slewy but I think you'll always be disappointed with Moonbeam if you want it to be a tweed. Just like you'll always be disappointed with tweed if you want something very soft.

I would agree with that although I wouldn't equate Moonbeam with tweed and people shouldn't expect to. It has some tweed like patterns in look, but it stops there. It's like a light, fluffy cashmere with its Lambswool and Angora.
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