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Material for a crease proof sports jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by robinchee, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. robinchee

    robinchee New Member

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    What would be the best material for a crease proof and hardy sports jacket? Its meant to be left in my car boot and worn whenever I need to look a bit smarter than normal.

    - Zegna Traveller
    - Zegna Traveller Micronsphere
    - Zegna High Performance Cool Effect
    - Loro Piana Tasmania
    - Others ..

    Thanks for your help ..
     
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  3. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known Member

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    Anderson Little makes a great navy sports coat for about $150.00 that is a high quality blend of polyester and wool. I know that sounds bad but it's not. You can stuff that sports coat into an attache case all day, and it will still come out wrinkle free.

    I'm not saying that it will take the place of a $1,500.00 bespoke coat...but for a wardrobe staple that can take abuse, it's hard to beat.
     
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    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Anderson Little makes a great navy sports coat for about $150.00 that is a high quality blend of polyester and wool. I know that sounds bad but it's not. You can stuff that sports coat into an attache case all day, and it will still come out wrinkle free.

    I'm not saying that it will take the place of a $1,500.00 bespoke coat...but for a wardrobe staple that can take abuse, it's hard to beat.


    x2 on the Anderson Little blazer. I wear one as my travel coat on planes and it won't wrinkle, no matter which midget-sized coach seat I am stuffed into.

    Frankly, I wouldn't put a Zegna coat in the car trunk, that just seems wasteful.
     
  5. robinchee

    robinchee New Member

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    Any idea whether the Anderson is a structured jacket with shoulder pads? I'm looking for something unstructured without shoulder pads. Nice thing seems that they have my size 38S ..

    Well, actually I may need two jackets .. one to throw in the car, another to wear to informal dinners and less high end concerts, conferences etc. For the latter, I also don't want to look to formal, so I like a good quality unstructured jacket. What of the initially mentioned materials (zegna, lora etc) would be good?

    Thanks for the replies. Really appreciate.
     
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    Dunhill features Mohair blazers/sportcoats that are crease resistant. Zegna makes them.
     
  8. Nicola

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    Zegna's traveler line of stuff (are you asking about buying the fabric or the traveller line of jackets) is aimed at people travelling all day. There are various blends etc all aimed at a jacket intended to hold up to that sort of abuse.

    But throwing it in the car trunk?

    I'd guess the Cashco stuff would be better then some of the lighter weight traveler stuff. But cashco is basically fall/winter.
     
  9. robinchee

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    Zegna's traveler line of stuff (are you asking about buying the fabric or the traveller line of jackets) is aimed at people travelling all day. There are various blends etc all aimed at a jacket intended to hold up to that sort of abuse.

    But throwing it in the car trunk?

    I'd guess the Cashco stuff would be better then some of the lighter weight traveler stuff. But cashco is basically fall/winter.


    I'm asking about the fabric. Cos I may get bespoke or MTM and I need to chose the material. Unfortunately for me, I'm rather small with a short body with a lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis), and most off the rack does not work for me. I almost got a Z Zegna jersey jacket, but they determined my body was too short for them to make alterations without affecting the patch pocket. I'm in Singapore so, need something suitable for summer.
     
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    Take a look at the H&S Fresco/Crispaire book. The yarns have a lot of twist on them which improves their crease resistance.

    The Fisher 209 wool-mohair book is also highly recommendable. Likewise, their New Fine Worsted range.

    All of these are highly suitable for summer wear.
     
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    I'm asking about the fabric. Cos I may get bespoke or MTM and I need to chose the material. Unfortunately for me, I'm rather small with a short body with a lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis), and most off the rack does not work for me. I almost got a Z Zegna jersey jacket, but they determined my body was too short for them to make alterations without affecting the patch pocket. I'm in Singapore so, need something suitable for summer.

    Go to Iris tailor and have them make you something - you can slect a cloth and use their advice.
     
  13. mlongano

    mlongano Well-Known Member

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    Any idea whether the Anderson is a structured jacket with shoulder pads?

    Yes, the Anderson Little is a normal structured coat with shoulder pads.
     
  14. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    Zegna Traveler is very good.
     
  15. robinchee

    robinchee New Member

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    Thanks guys for the great inputs. I'm got a good idea of how to followup from here.
     

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