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you're looking for shetland tweed
Maybe, although usually shetland tweeds aren't that great for trousers. I have a suit in Shetland tweed from Moon and the trousers are ok but I would like something a little bit more robust ideally. Maybe something made of Cheviot wool, with a slightly more dense weave (albeit still spongy).
 

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Maybe, although usually shetland tweeds aren't that great for trousers. I have a suit in Shetland tweed from Moon and the trousers are ok but I would like something a little bit more robust ideally. Maybe something made of Cheviot wool, with a slightly more dense weave (albeit still spongy).
Check out P&H Glenroyal if you want a tweed herringbone suit.
 

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Cross-post from bespoke shoe thread

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Check out P&H Glenroyal if you want a tweed herringbone suit.

I have a tweed suit from P&H Thornproof. While that's not the same as Glenroyal, neither is very spongy. This makes them excellent suiting material, but I would like something a bit softer and spongier, like the old denser and heavier Harris tweeds. Some LL tweeds have hit a good balance between softness and sturdiness.
 

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I have a tweed suit from P&H Thornproof. While that's not the same as Glenroyal, neither is very spongy. This makes them excellent suiting material, but I would like something a bit softer and spongier, like the old denser and heavier Harris tweeds. Some LL tweeds have hit a good balance between softness and sturdiness.
LL currently has a wonderful blue/gray herringbone that they are trying to get enough commitments on. Have you looked at that?
 

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LL currently has a wonderful blue/gray herringbone that they are trying to get enough commitments on. Have you looked at that?
Yes, and that's pretty much what I would want, assuming it gets made... If not, the question is what alternatives are available.
 

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Yeah it's the shape and fineness that irks me a bit.

It's not that big of visual deal breaker - and I was fully aware of these stylistic points before I ordered - but something about a delicate buttonhole on a relatively rough surface doesn't sit well with me. But I know I'll forget all about it as I wear it more often.
 

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The tailor's killing me with these teasers. Will post a full fit pic when I pick it up in a couple of weeks.
This brown herringbone linen will be an extremely useful jacket!

I'm of two minds about the way he sews the lapel buttonhole though...

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The cloth looks gorgeous.

Agreed, I also would prefer a thicker buttonhole on that fabric instead of a Milanese, but it looks very neat and well executed. And certainly not a deal breaker, as you later said.
 
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Yeah it's the shape and fineness that irks me a bit.

It's not that big of visual deal breaker - and I was fully aware of these stylistic points before I ordered - but something about a delicate buttonhole on a relatively rough surface doesn't sit well with me. But I know I'll forget all about it as I wear it more often.
Hmmm…. I like the buttonhole. I like the fineness. If I wanted something rugged, it wouldn’t be bespoke.
 

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