Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sander, Jul 15, 2014.
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What a difference! Memories of Worsted Alsport.
And a twill shirt, too, it seems. Well, I never.
I run hot. Twill is out of the question. Just looking at is painful.
I would say that's a rather optimistic estimate. My order will take about 8-9 months, as it looks right now.
No, but I think Kotaro adjusted it slightly.
What an eye! Correct.
The cloth is a heavy wool, which Kotaro had a limited amount left in his showroom in Florence
"shooting" jacket for a photographer. Will be black moleskin, thinking of doing black elbow patches.
Such a tease.
This thread makes me happy.
I'm new here, and a novice when it comes to classic menswear.
Having trouble finding great fit in RTW, and I'm now considering bespoke. Don't own any sport jackets so I'm thinking of making one. Was thinking about a blue/navy flannel with patch pockets. But since it's extremely pricey to go this route I would like to investigate other options as well, so that my final decision is well grounded.
Style wise I have a pretty good idea what I want.
I live in Scandinavia so the climate is quite cool.
Saw some lovely cloth at FOX which was on the heavy side.
What are the pro/cons between 8 oz or 18 oz?
As I understand, flannel isn't the most durable fabric and this worries me a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions for other type of fabrics? Preferably something that doesn't look to formal.
Hope I didn't hijack the thread. I have made an appointment at a tailor in November and will be posting pictures here later.
I'd be thankful for any help.
That fabric is really nice, but it's probably better for suits than sport coats.
Pros and cons between lighter and heavier weight fabrics: heavier will drape better, but it's also warmer (that could be a good or bad thing). Really a matter of preference, although most people on this forum lean towards heavier fabrics when they can. An 18oz flannel would be quite warm.
Worsted flannel will be a little harder wearing than woolen flannel, but some find woolen flannel to be a little more handsome. Fox makes great fabrics. They're as hardwearing as the Minnis flannels I've tried, but no fabric will last forever.
There's a thread on this forum called "Unfunded Liabilities." You may find it helpful for cloth questions/ discussions.
I have an 18 oz DB suit from the London Lounge Fox series and it is seriously heavy winter suiting.
Drapes like steel.
Will outlive your interest in it
Comfortable in zero degree Fahrenheit weather with biting wind
Hot to wear indoors if you have modern indoor heating
Pants are scratchy unlined until you break it in.
Wearable only below 50-60 degrees F
Is there any chance the tailor is Zaremba?
I had a fitting with him this morning for an upcoming suit. Really nice guy that visits Stockholm quite frequently. The finished products I've seen him produce seems to be of a really good quality/price ratio. I also commissioned a new waistcoat + matching trousers in flannel. Made sure the waistcoat could coordinate well with the suit if I should like to wear it as an odd waistcoat to the suit. It seems to me most forum members don't like the look of a waistcoat + matching trousers without a jacket, but I personally like it and I am looking forward to the finished product.
I have no experience with flannel so I can't attest on the durability of the fabric, but the heavier the longer the lifetime should be. Also since you're commissioning a jacket you probably don't have to worry too much about the lifetime of it since they don't wear as fast as trousers.
Not really bespoke but I also had a fitting with Bestetti today for a pair of Mavericks in his Novecento line, unfortunately I didn't take any pictures.
Tomorrow I will travel to Gothenburg to meet Robin Pettersson for my first fitting for this B&Tailor suit.
First fitting for B&Tailor suit via Robin Pettersson Tailor
Nearly finished up my velvet jacket. Cloth is Scabal.
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