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Here is a good source for learning about different cloths and how they are woven. This link is specific to sharkskin, herringbone and houndstooth.

http://textilesmithing.com/2011/02/22/weaves-with-animal-names


I like sharkskins in Harrison's Premier Cru Book. 11 ounce if that will work for you.
post #8507 of 12525
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Maybe you can find Loro Piana N16987. Picture may not look like it's navy but it is.
From my favorite range of jacketings at present.

 

Is that the material we discussed for a navy sport coat last fall? We should get on that.

post #8508 of 12525
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Here is a good source for learning about different cloths and how they are woven. This link is specific to sharkskin, herringbone and houndstooth.

http://textilesmithing.com/2011/02/22/weaves-with-animal-names


I like sharkskins in Harrison's Premier Cru Book. 11 ounce if that will work for you.

 

Out of curiosity, do you remember what we used for my sharkskin suit?

post #8509 of 12525
I've got a Samuelsohn dark grey flannel suit with a decent cut. Wool-cashmere blend.

Lately I've been thinking the fabric is kind of a mutt. It's a fine, thin flannel and will probably wear out quickly. Wrinkles easily compared to my chunkier odd flannel pants.

Do you all prefer flannel suits in the heavier, chunkier cloth?
Edited by jrd617 - 2/8/14 at 11:58pm
post #8510 of 12525
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I've got a Samuelsohn dark grey flannel suit with a decent cut. Wool-cashmere blend.

Lately I've been thinking the fabric is kind of a mutt. It's a fine, thin flannel and will probably wear out quickly. Wrinkles easily compared to my chunkier odd flannel pants.

Do you all prefer flannel suits in the heavier, chunkier cloth?

I prefer all my suits in heavy chunky cloth, not just flannel. Can't comment on wear, yet, but they feel much more substantial.
post #8511 of 12525
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

In addition to Lessers/Harrisons, look at Smiths (14oz Steadfast, and 13oz Botany).

The Botany has a wide selection of sharkskin in multiple different shades.
post #8512 of 12525
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I've got a Samuelsohn dark grey flannel suit with a decent cut. Wool-cashmere blend.

Lately I've been thinking the fabric is kind of a mutt. It's a fine, thin flannel and will probably wear out quickly. Wrinkles easily compared to my chunkier odd flannel pants.

Do you all prefer flannel suits in the heavier, chunkier cloth?

I've got flannel in 16 oz and 11/12 oz. The heavier stuff does not have as sharp a crease but has nice drape due to the weight. The lighter stuff behaves more like regular suit material but has the texture of flannel. I have not had either for decades so can't comment on the ultimate durability but the heavy stuff looks like it will outlast me.
post #8513 of 12525
Lightweight flannel sucks IMO, heavy stuff is much better, at least 14oz
post #8514 of 12525

Still wondering what navy fabric might be right for an odd jacket. I saw a twill one (all wool and looking kinda rough) - does that count? Vox' coherent combinations thread doesn't include it:

 

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The navy blazer and other solid navy odd jackets done in classic serge, hopsack, flannels, but also cashmeres, camel hair, linen, cotton, silks.

 

Looks like this, just in navy:

 

 

 

The availabe hopsacks are all to light in color...

post #8515 of 12525
Been wanting a great tan wool suit for forever, but have never been able to find a perfect OTR one. This Armani Collezioni number from a 2008 GQ issue (pre-SF for me) put the idea in my head. (I think the Armani was actually cotton)

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http://www.gq.com/style/suit-guide/200802/milo-ventimiglia-heroes-khaki-business-suits-slideshow#slide=1

Almost bought a tan Canali once, but it had pleated pants. And I bought an RLBL once, but then got rid of it after realizing the cut wasn't for me.

Minnis Fresco seems like the fabric to it in if you're going bespoke.

Can anyone confirm if this Vox suit was Minnis "Wheat" Fresco 0519?


0519.jpg

https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/22

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Edited by jrd617 - 2/9/14 at 5:25pm
post #8516 of 12525
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Here is a good source for learning about different cloths and how they are woven. This link is specific to sharkskin, herringbone and houndstooth.

http://textilesmithing.com/2011/02/22/weaves-with-animal-names


I like sharkskins in Harrison's Premier Cru Book. 11 ounce if that will work for you.

Nice article. Agree about the supersized houndstooths, they look like a digital photo zoomed in.
post #8517 of 12525
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Nice article. Agree about the supersized houndstooths, they look like a digital photo zoomed in.

+1. That's a great article despos. Thanks for sharing it
post #8518 of 12525
What counts as super-sized houndstooth? Manton rails against the small modern version, though my preference runs to smaller over large.
post #8519 of 12525
LL one is sized pretty well Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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