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Formosa x NMWA GMTO Operation Giacca Estiva Poll

From which fabrics would you be interested in making a sport coat?

  • Beige linen

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Tan linen

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • Light brown linen

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Medium brown linen

    Votes: 4 7.3%
  • Navy linen

    Votes: 8 14.5%
  • Portofino brown with blue and cream checks

    Votes: 9 16.4%
  • Brown herringbone

    Votes: 5 9.1%
  • Beige herringbone

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Santorini brown checks

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • Dugdale beige cotton

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Caccioppoli blue Solaro

    Votes: 7 12.7%
  • Drapers grayish brown with blue checks

    Votes: 9 16.4%
  • Drapers green windowpane

    Votes: 10 18.2%
  • Drapers green

    Votes: 11 20.0%
  • Drapers brown

    Votes: 5 9.1%
  • Inky blue wool and hemp

    Votes: 15 27.3%
  • Drapers mohair

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Beige airy hopsack

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • Dusty brown airy hopsack

    Votes: 7 12.7%
  • Blue and brown PoW

    Votes: 10 18.2%
  • Perfect summer gun club

    Votes: 24 43.6%
  • Brown with cream checks

    Votes: 4 7.3%
  • Dark brown hopsack

    Votes: 5 9.1%
  • Navy hopsack

    Votes: 14 25.5%

  • Total voters
    55

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For the planners among you looking forward to next spring already...here are some options for MTO sportcoats to be made by Formosa. Pricing will vary slightly by fabric, but will end up somewhere in the $1600ish area. Hope I haven't overwhelmed you with choices, but I found a lot to love.

All pictures are taken with Rota light gray trousers underneath.

Vote for which ones you might be interested in.

Linens:

Carnet group shot:


Beige:


Tan (would be awesome as a double-breasted, although seems like people are shy about them):


Light Brown:


Medium Brown:


Drapers navy linen (heavier than the Carnet):



Delfino Portofino brown with blue and cream checks, hemp silk and cashmere:



Portofino brown herringbone:



Delfino Santorini beige herringbone:



Delfino Santorini brown checks:



Dugdale beige cotton:



Caccioppoli solaro (could get made up on either side, each person could decide separately):



Drapers Estate in Seta e Lino (wool/silk/linen mixes)

Drapers grayish brown with blue and brown checks:



Green windowpane:



Green:



Brown:



Delfino inky blue wool and hemp:



Drapers mohair (would look great as an "evening blazer" with peak lapels, one button):



Drapers Airy hopsack (stuff feels great)
beige:



dusty brown:



Ok...Caccioppoli Golden book...get ready because I like about half this book


Brown and blue POW:



Perfect summer gun club:



(I have a jacket in this one):


Brown with cream checks:




Dark brown very open weave hopsack:



Navy hopsack:

 

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I love summer
 

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Voted for Beige linen, and Drapers brown (wool/silk/linen mix).

Drapers brown looks like it has an amazing texture.
 
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Think small sizes 44EU 34US
 

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For the planners among you looking forward to next spring already...here are some options for MTO sportcoats to be made by Formosa. Pricing will vary slightly by fabric, but will end up somewhere in the $1600ish area. Hope I haven't overwhelmed you with choices, but I found a lot to love.

All pictures are taken with Rota light gray trousers underneath.

Vote for which ones you might be interested in.

Linens:

Carnet group shot:
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Ha, of course my eye gets drawn not to one of the actual choices, but the two light blue swatches off the the right in the first pic . . .
 

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Ha, of course my eye gets drawn not to one of the actual choices, but the two light blue swatches off the the right in the first pic . . .

Well everything is a choice if enough people get behind it. I think those look better as swatches than as jackets though.
 

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Lulz...I didn't mean to be flippant - there are a lot of fabrics that look great as a 3"x3" square but then when it's all over you, you realize it's too much. Bright colors like those are often in that category IMHO.

The dull greens on the left hand side could be good, but I think the Drapers dark green I listed is better. If you definitely want linen though, they would be a good choice.
 

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I like the Linen choices at the top of the list.
The patterns, however, are extremely disappointing. They look like
the Isaia and Zegna stuff that my local Saks and Niemans
peddle ". Italian for the American Country Club member".
market. Nothing subtle or interesting.


Look at some of the patterns from O'Connells- I don't mean the
madras. Ignore the "trad" cut of their jackets and focus on
what to me are interesting, textured fabrics. Not like the oversized
plaids and bold checks that are shown above.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/home.php?cat=255
 
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