- Jul 29, 2019
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Could you guys please help me find a nice cloth for my new outerwear project?
Saw too much swatches (mostly online at the moment unfortunately) lately and I need some help.
I am thinking about a navy / dark navy balmacaan.
I want a coat that is easy to wear, comfortable, easy to put on or to take off.
So most likely a mid-weight cloth (Between 450gr to 710gr?) with some natural stretch.
It would allow me to withstand cold mornings during springs over a shirt and during colder winter days, I would do with some layering.
I do not like herringbone pattern but I like a soft twill.
I like merino wool and maybe a bit of cashmere.
Fox heavy midnight flannel
Color wise, I like this one a lot . Not sure if it's a good match for a coat? It's in flannel and they mention jacketing but the weight is about 530/560 which is similar to other coating cloths but maybe it's not the only factor? My apologies, I still have so much to learn about cloths.
Fox Classic midnight coating
I like this one also but not as much. It looks warmer and I prefer the colder and deeper blue from the first link.
Moons navy overcoat
This one I actually saw at my Tailor's.
The picture does not really show the cloth nor its color well.
It's actually rather like this:
Of course, I am open to suggestions and I am willing to learn from you and your experience.
I think Fox is coming out with a coating bunch that is wool and cashmere blend soon. If you can, wait for that.
Edit: Here's Doug with some samples. 50% Wool 50% Cashmere