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Spring/Fall Flannel?

J. Cogburn

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I am thinking about ordering a three-piece bespoke Cambridge grey flannel suit for my shoulder season rotation. I am unsure, however, whether a 10-11 oz flannel is really worth it because I have been given to understand that flannel at that weight does not hold its shape very well at all. Do any of you have any experience with such light-weight flannel or thoughts regarding particular mills for such a cloth?
 

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Drapers.

No, it is not rock solid cloth. But it's fine. Flannel is supposed to be soft and slouchy anyway.

Wears far hotter than similar weight worsted.
 

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^^ I have a suit in 9/10 oz Drapers flannel and it is VBC super 120 s flannel rebranded as Drapers
 

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I tend to favor cloths that are decisively winter or summer. In-between specimens like lightweight flannels just don't make much sense to me: it will wear too warm in the spring and summer, but it won't have the look or feel of a more traditional flannel, either.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
I tend to favor cloths that are decisively winter or summer. In-between specimens like lightweight flannels just don't make much sense to me: it will wear too warm in the spring and summer, but it won't have the look or feel of a more traditional flannel, either.

I could not wear a 400 g flannel today but the 11/12 I am wearing is fine.
 

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OP, you should know that Manton is hot in almost any cloth. Probably due to a high metabolism as he is a thin man. You should also know that a 3pc in 10-11 oz flannel can quickly turn into a 1 season suit. And by 1 season I mean worn 1-2 times yearly.
 

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FWIW, I was walking around Boston this weekend, with temps ranging from high 40s to high 50s F, in my LL triple check horseblanket 3-piece SB, with only the addition of a silk scarf to be comfortable. The cloth is a 13-14 oz. flannel.

--Andre
 

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