Newc's Bespoke Adventure.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Newcomer, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    It's a W Bill barleycorn fabric and it's a really nice weight. Light enough to be worn in the summer, but will be great most of the year.

    I went in asking Chris about making another jacket and this was his suggestion. As you have learned, it's always worth listening to his suggestions.
     


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    Newcomer Senior member

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    Isn't that the truth. Moreover, at the end of the day, he is the one making the jacket. He has a much better idea of what tailors better than I -- for obvious reasons! I am coming back to Chicago in November and am strongly debating whether or not I want to get something else made. You are making a strong case for a sport coat.
     


  3. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    I have him working on a gray herringbone tweed jacket and a mid gray flannel suit—both were fabric suggestions he made while we were starting work on this jacket. That is also how I got him started on the pants in the photos, he pulled out some fabric he likes and that he has been using for years and I said "let's do it."

    Frankly, I would just go in and update him on how you are dressing, what gaps you may have in your closet, and ask him what he suggests.
     


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    Newcomer Senior member

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    Yeah I think we may do some sort of navy nailhead or Birdseye next. Unfortunately, I have enough holes in my wardrobe that we could go on for days with ideas...

    Grey herringbone tweed sounds great.

    One thing we discussed last time was a rust barley corn. It was lovely, and worked well with my complexion. That is one I am strongly thinking about.
     


  5. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    The tweed is more appropriate for my climate than yours. :)

    Put one navy nailhead/birdseye suit and one rust barley corn jacket on the schedule!
     


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    Do you have details on the W Bill and the pants? I think I'm going to DTO this. [​IMG]
     


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    DTO?
     


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    Patrick R Senior member

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    You would need to ask Chris. I only know the jacket is W Bill and the pants are Scabal. He will have the details though.
     


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    Lurk moar.


    @Despos The jacket code, especially!! [​IMG]
     


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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    If you do barley corn for a jacket, try to find a larger scale. Looks much better for odd jacket IMO.
     
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  11. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    I agree with this advice as matching general conventions (particularly on this forum), but personally I prefer this scale pattern for what I wear. A larger scale would just sit unworn in my closet.
     


  12. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Gotta pick what works for you obviously, but my opinion is largely based on my irrational hatred of small barley corn but love of large barley corn rather than convention or SF group think. Can't quite figure out why I like one so much but not the other, just how my eyes react to it.
     


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    I think contrast, not just the size, of the barleycorn is important for jacketing. Here is a high-contrast barleycorn by Molloy for comparison.


     


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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    I'd agree on that as well.
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Suit is finished

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