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post #8911 of 12536
If anyone has a trouser length of the Slewfoot brown fresco that they would be willing to sell, I would be more than grateful. I was foolish enough to purchase only jacket length, and of course, I now want the matching pants.

Aaron
post #8912 of 12536
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Originally Posted by _AMD View Post

If anyone has a trouser length of the Slewfoot brown fresco that they would be willing to sell, I would be more than grateful. I was foolish enough to purchase only jacket length, and of course, I now want the matching pants.

Aaron

Aaron,

 

I think Derek is putting together a re-run in something very close to the Slewfoot brown fresco. Not sure when it will go out, but that may be a possibility to purchase a suits length should you not be able to find the original. 

 

David-

post #8913 of 12536
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What are you trying to convey by using "dry"?

fabric doesn't really have any give, finish is very matte, but hangs like none other
post #8914 of 12536
Are there any books out there that have some wide scale tweed twills like the ones seen below? Been pondering one for a while for either a 3-piece suit or am overcoat in dark gray.

Anyone? Despos? Bueller?



post #8915 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Are there any books out there that have some wide scale tweed twills like the ones seen below? Been pondering one for a while for either a 3-piece suit or am overcoat in dark gray.

Anyone? Despos? Bueller?



http://www.ardalanish.com/retail/tweeds/other-tweeds
post #8916 of 12536
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Thanks! The twill there seems a touch soft in terms of color and feel based on the photo. Will ask them for a swatch as photos are always deceiving. The ones above seem to have a bold color palette with weight around 16oz. Just a guess though.
post #8917 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Are there any books out there that have some wide scale tweed twills like the ones seen below? Been pondering one for a while for either a 3-piece suit or am overcoat in dark gray.

Anyone? Despos? Bueller? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Try the Marling & Evans Naturals range:



I ordered a swatch of this stuff thinking it would be a nice trousering, turned out to be more of a rough tweedy jacketing.
post #8918 of 12536
Thanks and will look into that as well. I recall someone posted those a whole ago (perhaps you). Thanks for the refresher!
post #8919 of 12536
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If you got it like that, it's all you player.
True indeed.
post #8920 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Tailoring Question

Is it possible to lower the gorge on an existing sportcoat? Assuming you have more of the same fabric, I'm thinking a tailor could re-cut the back of the collar and then move the lapel down a bit where the bottom half of the gorge is located.

Is this possible? Despos? Anyone?

Very doable. You trying to return to the 80s?
post #8921 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Correct! It is this LL Corn Shetland I will be lowering. Quite high as you can see and I have a handful of fabric leftover which should (hopefully) make it easy enough to lower 1+ inch.

don't mess with that collar. it looks great as is.
post #8922 of 12536
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

don't mess with that collar. it looks great as is.

+1,000,000
post #8923 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Are there any books out there that have some wide scale tweed twills like the ones seen below? Been pondering one for a while for either a 3-piece suit or am overcoat in dark gray.

Anyone? Despos? Bueller?




A cloth similar to the one Alec Guinness has is in a Scabal book, maybe 12/13 ounce. I made it up as a sport coat for Kirby at the Hanger Project. The cloth used for Kirby is sold out and I think it is in from an older book that may not be available at present.

My father was a tailor and the first jacket he made for me was that twill pattern in cream and cinnamon. It was fantastic. This picture brought back memories of wearing that jacket.

Does anyone else think the lower picture looks like Jodie Foster when she madeTaxi Driver ?
post #8924 of 12536
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

A cloth similar to the one Alec Guinness has is in a Scabal book, maybe 12/13 ounce. I made it up as a sport coat for Kirby at the Hanger Project. The cloth used for Kirby is sold out and I think it is in from an older book that may not be available at present.

My father was a tailor and the first jacket he made for me was that twill pattern in cream and cinnamon. It was fantastic. This picture brought back memories of wearing that jacket.

Does anyone else think the lower picture looks like Jodie Foster when she madeTaxi Driver ?

I was going to reference an old New Orleans spiritual (Perfectly apt for this early part of the Mardi Gras season), but the gender of the tailor is wrong.
post #8925 of 12536
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Originally Posted by tcbrgs View Post

And this is my new double sided odd jacket, unlined - and it's a flannel. I love it but smile.gif





That's high and tight. Just the way it should be.
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