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I have a sport coat in that cloth. Not from Lovat, but a Russell check. I like it partly because it's associated in my mind with an author I really like. But I find it somewhat difficult to wear -- sort of horse blankety, a bit yellow, and maybe a bit too old school for my taste. I don't think it's a bad cloth, but I do think it's particular and somewhat hard to wear.

As a coat, I would find it too much. For a Bal, I would just go with a more subtle pattern -- a chunky herringbone, a large scale brown/ black houndstooth tweed, maybe even a Donegal.
Dear Sir, do you the following fabric by Fox , would bemore suitable for a Balmacaan ? Thank you.

 

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Dear Sir, do you the following fabric by Fox , would bemore suitable for a Balmacaan ? Thank you.

I have that swatch here. Personally, I would want a darker fabric because I think it would be easier to wear. But if you're interested in a tan coat, I think it could be a good option.
 

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I have that swatch here. Personally, I would want a darker fabric because I think it would be easier to wear. But if you're interested in a tan coat, I think it could be a good option.
Thank you for your reply . I see this is a shetland wool . Do you think it is a fabric , similar to the Marling Evans Natural Colection? Thank you.
 

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Thank you for your reply . I see this is a shetland wool . Do you think it is a fabric , similar to the Marling Evans Natural Colection? Thank you.
I've only handled a couple of fabrics in that collection and they were jacketings, not coatings. Unfortunately can't say since didn't handle the coatings.

You can purchase swatches from Fox, however. They're like $2 or so. You can purchase them off the website.
 

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I've only handled a couple of fabrics in that collection and they were jacketings, not coatings. Unfortunately can't say since didn't handle the coatings.

You can purchase swatches from Fox, however. They're like $2 or so. You can purchase them off the website.
Thank you.
 

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Woah, your tailor also works in leather?? I would have thought it‘s a different skillset! Very impressive.

I also like the design.
Different tailor. Semi retired bespoke leather maker
 

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Oh, I see. I‘m hard to fit OTR so I really want to get a bespoke suede coat, but there don‘t seem to be many leather makers around.
 

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In the film "Men of the Cloth" Joseph Centofanti fits a customer for a Bal coat in Russel Plaid. I remember the jacket specifically thinking it would be a bit too bold, but it looked great in the film. I tried (quickly) to find a clip, but I couldn't.

-DL
David there are some clips of the film that you mentioned. I have to say that I like Lovat’s Russel plaid far more away.
 

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