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post #9976 of 10778
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I think jrd pasted this as a reference before. I believe it was from Attolini. With apologies to the original poster (name forgotten).
Any ID on this fabric?
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It's not exactly the same it's has added blue overcheck but I quite like the look of this one from Holland & Sherry Sherry II bunch.
post #9977 of 10778
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

Quick question: is there something fundamentally different between jacketing and suiting please?

You mean in terms of fabrics being interchangeable? Many fabrics can be used for both suiting and jacketing as far as material goes. Some things - such as Shetlands or loose open weave tweeds - are not ideal for suiting as the trousers can start to sag and look after a while. I am going by hearsay, but that seems to make sense. Of course, many fabrics just "look" like they should be either for a jacket or a suit.
post #9978 of 10778
Thread Starter 
I would give a narrower explanation than that. Basically, the only types of cloth that can (or should) go either way are certain tight tweeds (as you say, no Shetlands) and blue flannels or worsteds with some texture.

Otherwise, it's one or the other.

And tweed suits, which can look very nice in the abstract, stand out WAY more than a tweed jacket, and will get much less use, so think carefully before you order.
post #9979 of 10778
Anyone have experience with the Harrison's Mystique bunch? I've been impressed by Fine Classics and Frontier, but much less impressed with Premier Cru. Wondering where Mystique fits.
post #9980 of 10778
@Manton
What tweeds would be ok for a suit but not for a SC?
post #9981 of 10778
Thread Starter 
It's more the other way, there are tweeds that are OK for a coat but not a suit. Probably any suiting tweed would be OK for a coat, though not the best coat. Think like "Glorious Twelfth"
post #9982 of 10778
Ok, yes, I agree.
post #9983 of 10778
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post





It's not exactly the same it's has added blue overcheck but I quite like the look of this one from Holland & Sherry Sherry II bunch.

 

 

Thanks. I had that one earmarked already :)

post #9984 of 10778
@unbelragazzo

Would this LL blue with navy windowpane be ok for an SC? Or is it more of a suit fabric?
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As a suit. @Slewfoot
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post #9985 of 10778
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post #9986 of 10778
Thread Starter 
The problem with that as a coat is that it would be hard to pair with odd trousers. Light gray ... sure. Not much else.
post #9987 of 10778
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The problem with that as a coat is that it would be hard to pair with odd trousers. Light gray ... sure. Not much else.

The LL agnelli is very grey-blue

What about a more blue saturated cloth like the one below? Would that help with the pants contrast?

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I could see it being worn with light and mid grey flannels,tan flannels, tan cords, and maybe very heavy weight khakis


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Edited by jrd617 - 4/26/14 at 2:43pm
post #9988 of 10778
Thread Starter 
easier to pair, certainly
post #9989 of 10778
Some blue SC tweeds I can't decide on


Callum Maclean unfortunately sold out of the cloth below. It was my first choice (Butt of Lewis 211)

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Lovat has this Kirkton. Got a sample and I found it to be too bright

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http://www.intweed.co.uk/goods-for-sale/blue-tweeds-moleskins/medium-weight-lovat-mill-kirkton-tweed-584

Also find the LL herringbone on top hereto be too bright

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LL Barley is slightly better

http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11308
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Vox and C&A have used W Bill donegal

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That anonymous windowpane. Now that I see it next to the Lovat Kirkton, it's probably too bright as well. That BOL tweed might be the perfect shade

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Edited by jrd617 - 4/26/14 at 3:08pm
post #9990 of 10778
Seriously depressed about missing out on the BOL stuff. Hope he reweaves it...

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http://www.buttoflewistextiles.co.uk/products.html
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