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i read that and thought it was good info. i've heard that some tweed tears at the seams under the stress of the knee, others don't. I'm presuming Rick has chosen tweed that's been developed for use as a trouser. But, that does still leave the question of whether it drapes well or bags out, etc. etc.

The hardiness of tweed is what appeals to me about these—kind of like the dress equivalent to denim maybe in that it's hard wearing, a little less formal, and has a texture that's appealing (or maybe covert/cavalry twill would be more akin).
Yeah, I would argue that covert/cav twill would be more similar to denim as a cloth. Of course they're gonna drape much more cleanly since they're wool as opposed to denim, but the texture of cav twill especially with its double twill weave can be apparent. Besides, denim's a twill weave too.

On the flip side, I've got a pair of Gap x David Hart donegal tweed trousers from the GQ capsule years back. It's bagged out in the knees for sure, though that's more a function of how slim the cut is (2014 #menswear woot). For some odd reason they actually feel more formal than the covert twills I have...can't really put my finger on why though...

YMMV of course. Maybe the lack of crease-holding ability that tweed has is the kind of rumpled denim alternative you're looking for.
 

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Thanks! Added 1/4" to the shoulders, 1/2" to the waist. Then the sleeve length. Otherwise 42R contemporary Neapolitan.
Yet, those minimal changes gives me the impression that the jacket fits much better than your usual stuff (not saying that your usual stuff is ill-fitting). I don't understand how simply adding to the shoulders and waist gives off such a different silhouette but interestingly, this jackets feels less "stocky" (for lack of a better adjective - I'm sorry, English isn't my main language). Maybe I'm picturing some of your jackets that aren't S&M Neapolitan fit, though.

Anyway, great jacket, you're lucky that such small changes give such a great finished product.

On a side note, for those who ordered MTO, what was the rough turnaround time?

(I wanted to comment on the WAYWRN thread but thought it might be best posted here.)
 

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Yet, those minimal changes gives me the impression that the jacket fits much better than your usual stuff (not saying that your usual stuff is ill-fitting). I don't understand how simply adding to the shoulders and waist gives off such a different silhouette but interestingly, this jackets feels less "stocky" (for lack of a better adjective - I'm sorry, English isn't my main language). Maybe I'm picturing some of your jackets that aren't S&M Neapolitan fit, though.

Anyway, great jacket, you're lucky that such small changes give such a great finished product.

On a side note, for those who ordered MTO, what was the rough turnaround time?

(I wanted to comment on the WAYWRN thread but thought it might be best posted here.)
I agree. Just a small tweak for an improved fit. Thanks!

Mine was about 7 weeks for trousers, 8 for the jacket.
 

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Regarding custom suits and jackets, has anyone found that their jackets came without a fabric label nor a monogram (if you requested one)?
 

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