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post #8851 of 11098
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

If that situation called for white or dove grey pants.
Or Madras Bermuda shorts. Not for heavy use in central London, but there are other places in the world.
post #8852 of 11098
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Originally Posted by tcbrgs View Post

I have around 30-40 summer jackets, I think I have most of the plains covered. Thinking the top blue one for night time, bars etc. The reason I am showing these fabrics especially is because I was offered them for virtually nothing

30 to 40 summer jackets. Jesus.

Given that fabric cost tends to be a fraction of overall cost, I'd sacrifice the fabric price difference to get whatever cloth I liked most.
post #8853 of 11098

I'm definitely in the experimental phase of jackets. I went through a phase of buying unstructured linen/cotton etc jackets, still have two around the office from last summer ha. As a general rule I dislike structured odd jackets for summer

 

post #8854 of 11098
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post


30 to 40 summer jackets. Jesus.

Given that fabric cost tends to be a fraction of overall cost, I'd sacrifice the fabric price difference to get whatever cloth I liked most.

Yes of course, these fabrics are from this years season, and quite liked the two blues

post #8855 of 11098
30 - 40 Summer season jackets??? And I thought I had a problem! :^)
post #8856 of 11098

Ha not 30-40 a season, that's the total I have now, tend to go for 8-10 per season. It's not actually as expensive as it sounds, the fabric is cheaper (cotton/linen), and as it's unstructured mtm (some rtw altered), that also saves on cost

post #8857 of 11098
I don't think those check patterns are very summery. I would opt for the bottom cloth, or similar slubby silk-linen cloths, if you are looking to show off and already have the basic covered.
post #8858 of 11098

Can anyone recommend any summer jacketing books, linen/cotton/silk etc in interesting designs perhaps? Maybe some Italian ones which I'm less acquainted with

post #8859 of 11098
^ IMO pure linen and cotton look far better as solids (or stripes in the case of seersucker). I think you'll have better luck finding a patterned jacketing in a lightweight wool or some sort of blend.

Afraid I cannot recall the name of the book (will update if I manage to find it), but I had a lovely odd jacket made in a very lightweight wool from a Loro Piana book last summer.
post #8860 of 11098
Loro Piana
post #8861 of 11098
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ IMO pure linen and cotton look far better as solids (or stripes in the case of seersucker). I think you'll have better luck finding a patterned jacketing in a lightweight wool or some sort of blend.

Afraid I cannot recall the name of the book (will update if I manage to find it), but I had a lovely odd jacket made in a very lightweight wool from a Loro Piana book last summer.

 

I tend to agree with that. All my patterned jackets are usually mixes of cotton/linen/silk

 

@Despos thanks will try get hold of some bunches

post #8862 of 11098
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Originally Posted by tcbrgs View Post

Can anyone recommend any summer jacketing books, linen/cotton/silk etc in interesting designs perhaps? Maybe some Italian ones which I'm less acquainted with

I'd take a look at Harrison's Mirage book (linen/silk/wool blend). You and I definitely move in different circles...I don't even _have_ 8-10 odd jackets for all seasons, let alone summer.
post #8863 of 11098
Got it. 30 - 40 is still intense! My closet is already overflowing into the spare bedroom with less than half that.
post #8864 of 11098
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

London Lounge Brown Barleycorn tweed now funded. Really comfy fabric that feels like I'm wearing a cozy blanket. Heavy stuff at around 19oz. Perfect for today's weather. Made by a MBT. Is it as good as Steed? No way, but still very nice and the fabric is stellar.

AppleMark



In all of your jackets, Steed and MBT, your left side is lower than the right.

Otherwise, it looks good.

Rob
post #8865 of 11098
Yep. That's just the way my shoulders fall plus my stance. I'd rather be more comfortable and keep it at minimal padding than to add something there to compensate. I am what I am!
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