Light or heavy flannel in a bespoke suit ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Andersen1863, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Andersen1863

    Andersen1863 Member

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    I recently tried to answer the question.
    9 oz is definitely on the light side when it comes to classic flannel suits. In that category nothing can be sculptured and wears like a 14 oz "dry" flannel. The trouble is that most people find them to warm to wear.
    The idea and making of this paticular suit was based on a few specific requests from the customer.
    He wanted a smooth, easy worn suit with a charked check and a fresh look.
    The cloth is a very soft merino wool that melts around the shoulders but it is just heavy enough to get a nice fall. There is no padding in the shoulders and we stryved to keep that whole soft feel thoughout the making, aiming for the suit to become a second skin .
    We added the genuine horn buttons for the suit to conect well with brown suede shoes and threw in the vertical button hole on the lapel to get some attention from those who notice the details.
    To compensate for the lack of durability he ordered two pair of trousers .
     


  2. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    That's a great looking jacket - quite like the vertical lapel button-hole as a small detail, I've never seen that before.

    As it stated he ordered 2 trousers: how is the durability of a 9oz flannel?
     
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  3. jasonsmith

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    anderson,

    nice look jacket. however, i notice the inside pocket (last picture) seems slanted. is it the angle of the photo taken, or is the inside jacket pocket indeed slanted? if so, is there a reason it is not straight?

    just curious. other than that, the jacket looks nice.

    jason
     


  4. Andersen1863

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    The durability is actully quite allright, though the softness of cloth makes the trousers crease easy .
    But the trousers are often the weak link in a soft cloth suit and two pairs generally double the lasting.
     


  5. Andersen1863

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    The inside pocket IS slanting . We allways do that to make the access to the pocket easier .
     


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