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Not quite an unfunded liability but hopefully will be soon. Have a big birthday coming up and would like to commission something for the occasion. The party is in May. I was thinking about a linen suit but have recently been drawn more towards the idea of a sportcoat and odd pants. I feel like I understand suiting fabrics decently well but sportcoats are tougher, especially for the warm weather months.

I spent some time today with Frank thinking through options and below are some contenders. Would welcome any input - please be honest, I dont mind starting over entirely and would welcome suggestions. These are all either linen or linen/wool/silk.











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post #8342 of 10913
^^2 and 4 look interesting, others not so much. I think I've actually seen #2 being worn as a jacket.
post #8343 of 10913
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Axe, I have a strong, strong prejudice against all patterned linen. Linen should be solid, end of story.

If you want a spring-summer pattern, I recommend a blend of some sort. I like a slubby silk-wool quite a lot. Really, any lightweight blend with some silk (wool, cotton, linen, mohair) that shows somes slubs is very nice.

Or, if you can find it, one of those very, very light lambswools.
post #8344 of 10913
I like the first one and the denim-y colored solid blue.

The three light blue ones seem a bit too light. I think you'll be fairly limited with regard to choice of trousers.

The second swatch doesn't quite have enough contrast among the three colors IMO.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Axe, I have a strong, strong prejudice against all patterned linen. Linen should be solid, end of story.

If you want a spring-summer pattern, I recommend a blend of some sort. I like a slubby silk-wool quite a lot. Really, any lightweight blend with some silk (wool, cotton, linen, mohair) that shows somes slubs is very nice.

Or, if you can find it, one of those very, very light lambswools.

I like the idea of a slubby silk-wool blend. While the third option is probably too light in color, I find the slubs on it appealing. Do you have any suggestions on books to look at?
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Where are these linen bunches from?

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I like the idea of a slubby silk-wool blend. While the third option is probably too light in color, I find the slubs on it appealing. Do you have any suggestions on books to look at?

With texture but not exactly slubby Drapers has a great book of wool/linen/silk blends, some double faces that will be very suitable for unlined jackets...
post #8348 of 10913
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Originally Posted by tcbrgs View Post

Where are these linen bunches from?

1. Harrisons Mirage
2. Loro Piana - seasonal collection, not in a book. Fabrics come on a swatch
3. Cacciopoli
4. Loro Piana - same situation as (4)
5-6. Not sure
post #8349 of 10913
I'm w/ Manton - if you must, go with #3
post #8350 of 10913
I don't care for any of those. The darker blue one is the least bad, if you don't mind the coat looking like an uppity jean jacket.
post #8351 of 10913
Axe - I have something very similar to the first one and like it a lot:

http://ivorytowerstyle.com/post/31865906753/new-sportcoat-from-napolisumisura
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I cannot afford one. smile.gif

 

Try reading

 

They have libraries now

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But I do like 4 the most then 2 then 1....the blue would look great with white trousers,  Have it made up with white buttons and you'll be styling and be sure to wear white bucks

post #8355 of 10913
Sean, Jos. A. Bank called. Something about a style infringement lawsuit. Anyway give them a call back when you get a chance.
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