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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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Any recommendations for a good fall/winter weight flannel for a sport coat?

I don’t think I can bring myself to pull the trigger at Fox Bros price point (I’ll see what my tailor can get it for, but I’m not too optimistic it’ll be much cheaper...)
What are you looking for in terms of color/ pattern/ weight?
 

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What are you looking for in terms of color/ pattern/ weight?
probably leaning towards a winter standard navy blazer with patch and flap pockets, a distant second choice would be a larger grey PoW check with patch pockets

not sure how weight impacts warmth with flannel as compared to tweed, but would guess somewhere in the 370-500g/m range...would most likely wear between late oct and early March in the northeast
 

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probably leaning towards a winter standard navy blazer with patch and flap pockets, a distant second choice would be a larger grey PoW check with patch pockets

not sure how weight impacts warmth with flannel as compared to tweed, but would guess somewhere in the 370-500g/m range...would most likely wear between late oct and early March in the northeast
 

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probably leaning towards a winter standard navy blazer with patch and flap pockets, a distant second choice would be a larger grey PoW check with patch pockets

not sure how weight impacts warmth with flannel as compared to tweed, but would guess somewhere in the 370-500g/m range...would most likely wear between late oct and early March in the northeast
Porter and Harding glenroyal is what you want.
 

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Not a fan of using flannel as a jacket. Has a suit connotation. It has a fuzzy mill finish but no interesting texture for an odd jacket/blazer.
Doesn't work with that many types of cloth for trousers.
Navy flannel is a total lint magnet.

Loro Piana Jackets & Trouser book 685 has three good patterns to consider

Basket weave
Herringbones
Dense twill weave in 5 shades of blue. Color doesn't come thru well but you can see
the weave
LP Twill.jpg

W.Bill Phoenix book has good choices of Barleycorn pattern in a few navy shades
 

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Not a fan of using flannel as a jacket. Has a suit connotation. It has a fuzzy mill finish but no interesting texture for an odd jacket/blazer.
Doesn't work with that many types of cloth for trousers.
Navy flannel is a total lint magnet.

Loro Piana Jackets & Trouser book 685 has three good patterns to consider

Basket weave
Herringbones
Dense twill weave in 5 shades of blue. Color doesn't come thru well but you can see
the weave
View attachment 1440678
W.Bill Phoenix book has good choices of Barleycorn pattern in a few navy shades
thanks for the input! I really like that twill one!

I used to have a heavier doeskin blazer in high school that I wanted to try and re-create, but a little more on the casual and comfortable side
 

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probably leaning towards a winter standard navy blazer with patch and flap pockets, a distant second choice would be a larger grey PoW check with patch pockets

not sure how weight impacts warmth with flannel as compared to tweed, but would guess somewhere in the 370-500g/m range...would most likely wear between late oct and early March in the northeast
I really like the Bateman-Ogden Apollo book, which might offer something appropriate. I had my blazer made in navy twill, but they also have each color in hopsack and barathea weaves at 415 - 430 grams.
 

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Any recommendations for a good fall/winter weight flannel for a sport coat?

I don’t think I can bring myself to pull the trigger at Fox Bros price point (I’ll see what my tailor can get it for, but I’m not too optimistic it’ll be much cheaper...)
Hainsworth navy serge
 

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Anyone know where I can get a full list of Marling & Evans Natural bunch? M&E is on vacation until Aug 24th.
 

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thanks for the input! I really like that twill one!

I used to have a heavier doeskin blazer in high school that I wanted to try and re-create, but a little more on the casual and comfortable side
Loro Piana isn’t the only company making a twill cloth like this. You can find it in other lines. Drapers has it.
 

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