Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
I think Trini is kidding..
wanting some quick feed back - Has anyone got any experience with making trousers from twed. specifically, how would I go getting some flat fronts with this Donegal?
It's about 450 g or 15 oz with a soft finish. I'm already getting a jacket in this, not sure bout the pants
I think the softer, looser weave (hand-loomed?) Donegals such as W. Bill won't make long-lasting pants, but other harder finished Donegals such as Thornproof would be fine. I'd ask the tailor what they think first.
Btw, that's a nice color swatch.
Nice? That must be the most boring Donegal I have ever seen.
I like it.
I think its nice too. Best bet would be to ask you tailor. At 15oz it be a solid winter pant I'd imagine and you always have the versatility to break up a donegal suit. Think about a waistcoat as well. I have two Donegals in the works now, both made into three pieces.
Someone's been watching sharkweek!
Ah okay - good point. Perhaps a grey thornproof - if i can get them to match
cheers - that's my goal, something v. conservative
thx - not really sure about that weight because of the difficulty in getting good creases. keen to see yo pics when u have em
getting ready for fall/winter:
Zegna blue 90%cashmere/10%linen birdseye
Zegna Navy blue/white houndstooth 100% cashmere
Navy/white barleycorn, 100% cashmere
Zegna 90% wool/10%cashmere loden with rust windowpane
Doubleface 100% cashmere twil, brown on one side/grey on the other
Charles Clayton 90% wool /10% cashmere navy herringbone
Dark grey wool/cashmere herringbone flannel
ed - those for you or panta?
Loden windowpane for a jacket?
I'd make pants from that cloth or even a suit.
I actually just dribbled from the corner of my mouth whilst looking at those, your a bad man Ed!
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