Don't know if I'll stand by this opinion later, but I've been toying with the idea of getting a maremmana jacket made at some point. If the weight was right, I can imagine it being good for that type of project, even though the style seems to be mostly made with corduroy.
Milstil and Archival Clothing had something on the jacket a while ago, although the second blog has apparently taken the post down. My colleague Jesse at Put This On "reblogged" it once though.
As aside, I agree the gorge on that jacket is a bit high. Nice looking piece, but would be made nicer, IMO, if the gorge was lowered an inch.
I'm trying to decide what type of fabric I want for my first semi-bespoke solid charcoal suit, to be used for business affairs in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm thinking of the following:
-Smooth worsted "hard finish"
-slight amount of surface interest
-Don't want twill, herringbone, or hopsack
-Most likely from Smiths Woolens
What I'm less sure about is the specific type of weave I want. I've seen samples, but not being experienced in this area, it's hard to translate a sample into how the full suit would look and feel. What I would like is for the weave to complement the characteristics that I'm trying to project: sophisticated, smooth, business (think Harvey Specter). Any tips? Thanks.
I just ordered something with Harrisons Fine Classics 47353. Might be too twill-y for you but I quite liked the sample.