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This is not the most appropriate thread to ask but I don't know where to ask otherwise.

Does anyone know of any maker (either RTW, MTM or bespoke) doing something in the line of the Arnys Forestière?

A jacket (not a piece of knitwear) meant to be be slouchy, unpadded and most probably uncanvassed, with country connotations but wearable in the city. Most italian mid-tier makers (and Loro Piana too) make uncanvassed jackets but they normally retain a classic sportcoat desing.

I am aware of Berluti doing a repro of the original Arnys and also know the Teba jacket, but I'd like to know of alternatives. Mandarin collars, shirt cuffs, etc.

I bought a linen Forestiere jacket on sale from Berluti and they were able to give me old Arnys buttons. I prefer the linen to the corduroys which don’t seem to look right on me. One day I hope to get a tailor to copy the coat. I think it is a nontrivial exercise because of the details of the construction.
 

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I bought a linen Forestiere jacket on sale from Berluti and they were able to give me old Arnys buttons. I prefer the linen to the corduroys which don’t seem to look right on me. One day I hope to get a tailor to copy the coat. I think it is a nontrivial exercise because of the details of the construction.
Thanks for your comment. I guess the construction is not canvassed, is it? Can you elaborate about the construction? The French factory that makes it should be still around...
 

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Just commissioned a Polo coat. All the usual details: DB, peak lapel, half belted back with two buttons, flapped envelope pockets.

Went with the Bactrian Babycamel from the Loro Piana coatings book about 550 grams I think. I'm a little worried it will be a little too light weight but my tailor assured me that camel wears warmer than wool. I did note that the cashmeres in this book were of a similar weight.

Has anyone used this cloth before?
 

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Just commissioned a Polo coat. All the usual details: DB, peak lapel, half belted back with two buttons, flapped envelope pockets.

Went with the Bactrian Babycamel from the Loro Piana coatings book about 550 grams I think. I'm a little worried it will be a little too light weight but my tailor assured me that camel wears warmer than wool. I did note that the cashmeres in this book were of a similar weight.

Has anyone used this cloth before?
I made a coat in this last year in the Denim Blue/ Off-navy color, in DB configuration. It wears warmer than wool in the same weight in my opinion, but feels very light. I dont know if it wears as warm as cashmere, but its probably close. I should note that the cheapest 100% cashmere in that book is over double the price, some are 3 times the price of the Camel. The difference in feel and warmth between the Camel and Cashmere does not warrant such a price premium in my opinion and you'll be very happy with the cloth.
 

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I visited Joseph Genuardi's studio in Hoboken for a final fitting yesterday. Both pieces were satisfactory and ready for delivery. I was going to spend the rest of the day in Manhattan, so Mr. Genuardi will ship them to me on Monday.

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The blue Fresco suit came out very striking. Mr. Genuardi did about as much as one can with my sack-of-potatoes physique.

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Mr. Genuardi seemed particularly pleased with the brown wool-linen-silk-mohair hopsack sport coat. It has much less structure than the suit jacket, but the fabric has ample body and a rather interesting feel.
 

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I visited Joseph Genuardi's studio in Hoboken for a final fitting yesterday. Both pieces were satisfactory and ready for delivery. I was going to spend the rest of the day in Manhattan, so Mr. Genuardi will ship them to me on Monday.

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The blue Fresco suit came out very striking. Mr. Genuardi did about as much as one can with my sack-of-potatoes physique.

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Mr. Genuardi seemed particularly pleased with the brown wool-linen-silk-mohair hopsack sport coat. It has much less structure than the suit jacket, but the fabric has ample body and a rather interesting feel.
GREAT JOB!
 

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Those look great.
 

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I visited Joseph Genuardi's studio in Hoboken for a final fitting yesterday. Both pieces were satisfactory and ready for delivery. I was going to spend the rest of the day in Manhattan, so Mr. Genuardi will ship them to me on Monday.

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The blue Fresco suit came out very striking. Mr. Genuardi did about as much as one can with my sack-of-potatoes physique.

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Mr. Genuardi seemed particularly pleased with the brown wool-linen-silk-mohair hopsack sport coat. It has much less structure than the suit jacket, but the fabric has ample body and a rather interesting feel.
These look great and I am particularly fond of the lapel shape on them. I hope you enjoy wearing them!
 

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Currently thinking about fall trousers in a lighter shade of brown, khaki or stone. I wear our flannels so quickly that I am going to search for something in a heavy cotton. Any of the experts here have any recommendation of what fabrics to look for? I want to be prepared before going to my tailor.
 

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Currently thinking about fall trousers in a lighter shade of brown, khaki or stone. I wear our flannels so quickly that I am going to search for something in a heavy cotton. Any of the experts here have any recommendation of what fabrics to look for? I want to be prepared before going to my tailor.
If you like the drape of flannel/ wool, but want something more durable, I really like whipcord. Holland & Sherry's Dakota book has some nice options.

Otherwise, if Stoffa has your trouser pattern/ measurements, they have some excellent "peached cottons," which is basically like a brushed cotton hopsack. If you go bespoke, Brisbane & Moss is popular for cotton.
 

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If you like the drape of flannel/ wool, but want something more durable, I really like whipcord. Holland & Sherry's Dakota book has some nice options.

Otherwise, if Stoffa has your trouser pattern/ measurements, they have some excellent "peached cottons," which is basically like a brushed cotton hopsack. If you go bespoke, Brisbane & Moss is popular for cotton.
Thank you, exactly the kind of advice I was looking for.

And yes, I love flannel but my thighs just destroy them. I’m lucky if they last one winter, which makes them an expensive indulgence.
 

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I visited Joseph Genuardi's studio in Hoboken for a final fitting yesterday. Both pieces were satisfactory and ready for delivery. I was going to spend the rest of the day in Manhattan, so Mr. Genuardi will ship them to me on Monday.

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The blue Fresco suit came out very striking. Mr. Genuardi did about as much as one can with my sack-of-potatoes physique.

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Mr. Genuardi seemed particularly pleased with the brown wool-linen-silk-mohair hopsack sport coat. It has much less structure than the suit jacket, but the fabric has ample body and a rather interesting feel.
Both look great. Congratulations. On your next commission, maybe see how a lower buttoning point would look. Not positive that it would look better but it’s the one thing I might experiment with. Again, great job.
 

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Both look great. Congratulations. On your next commission, maybe see how a lower buttoning point would look. Not positive that it would look better but it’s the one thing I might experiment with. Again, great job.
I commissioned a corresponding cooler weather suit and blazer at that visit and intend for them to have a different style then my first commission, so perhaps that will be one of the differentiating elements. The suit will be in grey Holland & Sherry Dakota and the blazer in navy Bateman Ogden Apollo (# AA10). (Both will have peak lapels, but a more structured, broadly 'English' look and the blazer will have a hook vent)

Here’s the second piece that will be ready for my first fitting next week. It’s LL linen.
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That's magnificent! I especially like the profile of the lapels, which seem to play nicely with the shape of the shoulders. The choice of cloth is impressive and I wish I were up to choosing something that daring. I've only just graduated from plain, matching linings to moderately striking paisley ones, but maybe I'll do a mild glen plaid some day. That check is a pattern that at once seems unimaginably wild to me, but that I also can't get out of my head and might one day just need to have something in it.
 
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