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Mr. Six

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can someone recommend a nice beefy dark grey wide herringbone fabric with some body to hang well for a balmacaan?

i like these:


but has anyone made one from magees tweed and speak to their quality?

edit: i didn't like vbc, drapers, marling and molloys overcoat offerings and did not manage to take a look at harrisons.
This sport coat is from a Magee tweed. It’s pretty soft and drapey. I don’t know about the ones you posted, though. They’re likely heavier and could be different yarns and weaves. If they’re like my sport coat, I think they’d create a billowy, flowing coat, which could be quite nice. But they wouldn’t be a firm, straight silhouette, if that’s what you’re aiming for.



 
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Hunting overcoat?
 

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Hunting overcoat?
It's a traditional Tuscan overcoat called a Casentino. My Naples tailor apprenticed a few years in Tuscany and learned how to make it there. I'll use it to walk around on cold days when I'm wearing a sweater (jumper).
 

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Cool, it looks very warm.
 

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Cool, it looks very warm.
Thanks. It has tons of texture so it should retain heat pretty well even though it's not a particularly heavy fabric. It's 625g if I remember correctly. I guess that Tuscany never gets too cold.
 

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It's a traditional Tuscan overcoat called a Casentino. My Naples tailor apprenticed a few years in Tuscany and learned how to make it there. I'll use it to walk around on cold days when I'm wearing a sweater (jumper).
I thought Casentino was the type of wool (therefor could be used to make any style of coat). That sort of shaggy nubbyy wool.

Either way, that thing is KILLER!
 

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I thought Casentino was the type of wool (therefor could be used to make any style of coat). That sort of shaggy nubbyy wool.

Either way, that thing is KILLER!
Thanks. Casentino is absolutely a type of fabric that is sine qua non to a Casentino coat. You cannot have a Casentino coat without Casentino fabric. But, as I understand it, a jacket made of Casentino fabric is just that: a jacket made of Casentino fabric. A Casentino (as a noun not an adjective) is a coat made with Casentino fabric that has other characteristics, e.g., double breasted, half belt, turn up cuffs (I chose not to do that element), etc.
 

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I have a Casentino overcoat (unlined) that I picked up from the Rubinacci OTR line a couple of years ago. Really like it a lot.
 

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Thanks. Casentino is absolutely a type of fabric that is sine qua non to a Casentino coat. You cannot have a Casentino coat without Casentino fabric. But, as I understand it, a jacket made of Casentino fabric is just that: a jacket made of Casentino fabric. A Casentino (as a noun not an adjective) is a coat made with Casentino fabric that has other characteristics, e.g., double breasted, half belt, turn up cuffs (I chose not to do that element), etc.
I appreciate this thorough explanation. Thank you.
 

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