- Apr 10, 2011
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Hard to tell from the photo, but that fabric looks like an odd material for a sport coat to me.Looking for some advice. A few months back, I picked up some of EdMorel's Cashmere/Silk Zegna x Vacheron Constantin cloth. I think it's 51% Silk/49% Cashmere in a fairly muted dark blue barleycorn.
It has an incredibly smooth handle, It's a beautiful fabric, but I'm struggling to decide what to do with it.
I have a jacket's length (would be too delicate to wear as a two piece).
The three options I'm currently weighing up are:
1.) Standard Sport Coat - I generally only wear very soft Neapolitan style 3r2, so something like that.
2.) Single Breasted Peak Lapel jacket. Not something I've ever done, but I figured this fabric has a certain formality about it, so it could work. I was thinking a one button with jetted pockets. Not sure when I'd wear that though.
3.) Alternative evening wear DB Shawl - 4 on 1 with jetted pockets, something along the lines of this. I picture a jacket with a white shirt and charcoal pants. Possibly with a silk bandana tied round the neck on an open collar (although I understand that is almost certainly a bit too rakish for this thread/forum!)
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Would love some ideas/input!
Personally would be wary of getting a single-breasted peak lapel unless I've seen a few examples from the tailor that I like. IMO, that's a hard style to cut well. I would also only do it for something like a summer evening jacket, like one made from midnight silk.