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Looking for jacket fabric suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gusvs, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    I am about to order a jacket in a fabric similar to this (not me in the picture). I am thinking to get a quarter lined jacket to use in fall, winter & spring (I like the softness of unlined jackets). Does anyone have any specific recommendations on fabric maker/book for a navy windowpane? My tailor has H&S, Harrisons, Drapers, Dormeuil and Edwin Woodhouse.

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    No one?
     


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    Moonbeam is getting great reviews. Edwin DeBoise at Steed has made several jackets with the stuff and is a believer in its qualities. The cloth is lambswool which is hard wearing despite the soft hand. There are a number of blue colorways.

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  5. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess the Angora (20%) is mixed in to add softness?
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    That's me in the photograph. The fabric is a hard finished Carlo Barbera fresco...I'm going to guess around 10oz...something intermediate between the usual English frescos.

    The hand of the fabric is not soft at all.

    In terms of construction, that jacket is half-lined.

    I hope that is helpful.


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    Moonbeam is getting great reviews. Edwin DeBoise at Steed has made several jackets with the stuff and is a believer in its qualities. The cloth is lambswool which is hard wearing despite the soft hand. There are a number of blue colorways.

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    Yes, he does love Moonbeam.


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  8. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    That's me in the photograph. The fabric is a hard finished Carlo Barbera fresco...I'm going to guess around 10oz...something intermediate between the usual English frescos.

    The hand of the fabric is not soft at all.

    In terms of construction, that jacket is half-lined.

    I hope that is helpful.


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    Thanks, it is very helpful indeed (and thanks for the picture!). How does the unlined part of the jacket work out, will it stick to the shirt for example?
     


  9. voxsartoria

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    Thanks, it is very helpful indeed (and thanks for the picture!). How does the unlined part of the jacket work out, will it stick to the shirt for example?

    You're welcome. The fabric doesn't stick in warm weather. I attribute this to the hard finish and the relative weight of the fabric.

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    I checked out Harrisons Moonbeam today, it seems very nice. Does anyone have experience with it?

    http://www.harrisonscloth.com/harrisons_moonbeam.html


    I've made several from this bunch and it makes up really well. Just sent this to a customer in Vancouver but I didn't want to let it go. It feels like cashmere. (I'm modeling)



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    Edwin DeBoise

    www.steed.co.uk


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