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Any time linen is added to shirting it gets insanely expensive.
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SEEKING SOURCES for (Darker) Olive POW w/ Rust overcheck wool for odd jacket???


I'm close to pulling the trigger on a vintage NOS (darker shade) olive Prince of Wales w/ rust overcheck section of cloth (90%/10% wool cashmere) to make up into an odd jacket, but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a good alternative in the most recent books (Ariston? Cacciopoli? H&S, LP? C Barbera?)

for those of you who have seen this combination, can you recommend mills and / books I should look at to know I've made the best choice

Much appreciated

NorCal_1
post #9093 of 11416
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Originally Posted by DocBrendon View Post

Hi

I'm looking for a fabric for a summer sports coat in a light colour. I've had success with Minnis Fresco in the past, but this time I was thinking of predominantly linen, but with a bit of either wool or silk woven in to hopefully limit creasing slightly. Alternatively, I've noticed with OTR trousers that linen in a twill weave seems a bit more crease resistant than the usual plain weave linen. I know that creasing is part of the charm of linen, but I am nonetheless keen to experiment with a blend.

I tend to buy from Huddersfield Fine Worsted (Minnis, Hardy) and then sent the fabric to my tailor, but they don't seem to have any linen-based blends, or pure linen in a twill weave. I couldn't see anything from Harrison either. Can anyone suggest a source or book with such a fabric, ideally one that sells to the general public?

Many thanks

Brendon

Brendon,

 

Although it is not on their website, HFW have a bunch called 'Portofino' which has some items with linen; and other blends, e.g. bamboo (!). I'm not sure how readily available it is, but last year I saw a very attractive 'look book' advertising this line in a now defunct tailors here in the UK and HFW may be willing to send you swatches if you ask. I've always found HFW agreeable to deal with, even though I'm just a retail customer rather than within the industry.

 

Best wishes

 

David

post #9094 of 11416
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Any time linen is added to shirting it gets insanely expensive.

 

Try Baird McNutt on their cut-length site http://jhannaltd.com/

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Eminent funding for 10 of these...



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Who sells a "blue" gunclub / district check like the ones below?

One of the cloths is tagged John G Hardy, but there's nothing like it in the Hardy Minnis lineup right now


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post #9097 of 11416
Hardy riviera range used to have it.Zegna also has something similar
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After trying and failing at picking out a suitable summer sportcoat, I think I am going to play it safe and get another linen suit made up. I already have a navy W. Bill (bottom swatch in the first picture) and am leaning towards something in tan/khaki. The darkhorse is the W. Bill 60142 which is a lighter blue than the one I have. Thoughts?


W. Bill - Lighter than navy


W. Bill - Khaki


Cacciopoli - Khaki - more yellow than the W. Bill - more of a "British Khaki"
post #9099 of 11416
How do those khakis work with your skin tone?

I'm not mad at the lighter than blue W. Bill tho.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Who sells a "blue" gunclub / district check like the ones below?

One of the cloths is tagged John G Hardy, but there's nothing like it in the Hardy Minnis lineup right now


28cm0b8.jpg

The top two fabrics in the picture are from Hardy's sadly discontinued Riviera range (I have three jackets in it, including one in the fabric on the top left, and would have bought many more). As it happens, I do have a length of Worsted Alsport in a similar pattern that I might consider parting with. It's the second from the bottom on this picture:

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Who sells a "blue" gunclub / district check like the ones below?

One of the cloths is tagged John G Hardy, but there's nothing like it in the Hardy Minnis lineup right now

That's my pic- it's from their old Riveira book. Draper's has something very similar.
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

That's my pic- it's from their old Riveira book. Draper's has something very similar.

thanks. do you know the Drapers book it's in?
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This is the closest I could find. But I have not seen in person.

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Holland and Sherry has the one on the bottom right. Has some cashmere in it though.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

thanks. do you know the Drapers book it's in?

Sorry - I don't remember. They only have a couple of lightweight jacketing books, so it should be easy to find at the tailors.
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