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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

The Chai

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I have no experience with Dormeuil. I just funded this 3-piece in a regular fresco from HM. I am wondering if I can expect a similar drape from Fresco Mohair.

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The short of it is yes...perhaps even more drape than regular fresco or most mohair blends. The only fabric I have encountered which surpasses this is the 3 ply halstead mohair.

I would get the fresco mohair fully lined...it can be scratchy as hell
 

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Thank you. Very helpful.

The short of it is yes...perhaps even more drape than regular fresco or most mohair blends. The only fabric I have encountered which surpasses this is the 3 ply halstead mohair.

I would get the fresco mohair fully lined...it can be scratchy as hell
 

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Had been thinking of having a jacket made up in this style that @UrbanComposition just posted. Cucinelli makes a similar one that had been the original inspiration.
Trying to decide on fabrics to grab some swatches from and wondering if any of you guys have any suggestions on a wool/cashmere blend or brushed jersey fabric that might have some stretch to it.

I do a fair number of one day trips for work so I’m envisioning a completely unstructured jacket I can kind of ball up on flights and then pull out and can bounce between looking like a sweater/jacket on days when all I fly with is my briefcase.
I have had Hitchcock do a few in that style, but with four buttons in front and not five. That means it is basically a 3-button with a high waist, that can easily be turned into a closed coat. Good use for a tweed, and meshes very well aesthetically with his softer shoulders, etc.
 

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Thinking about getting a brown suit and I'm between the two Standeven fabrics below. Wondering if I can get some feedback: do you prefer the darker brown with subtle mottling or the lighter brown with more mottling?



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The lighter brown as a suit



 
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I'd say the lighter one. I think the darker one would end up in "neither fish nor foul" territory and not get much wear. The lighter one seems like a great casual suit fabric with lots of character--like something that Camoshita would make up.
 

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+1. I had to make a similar choice but in shades of grey (no pun intended). The lighter shade (grey in my case, brown here) should result in a distinctive but tasteful garment. The darker version would be just another suit, without much personality.



I'd say the lighter one. I think the darker one would end up in "neither fish nor foul" territory and not get much wear. The lighter one seems like a great casual suit fabric with lots of character--like something that Camoshita would make up.
 

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Had been thinking of having a jacket made up in this style that @UrbanComposition just posted. Cucinelli makes a similar one that had been the original inspiration.
Trying to decide on fabrics to grab some swatches from and wondering if any of you guys have any suggestions on a wool/cashmere blend or brushed jersey fabric that might have some stretch to it.

I do a fair number of one day trips for work so I’m envisioning a completely unstructured jacket I can kind of ball up on flights and then pull out and can bounce between looking like a sweater/jacket on days when all I fly with is my briefcase.

This is one of our most iconic styles and Brunello always talks about it more as a cardigan than a jacket. Different iterations exist but I love these two cause theyre very relaxed and can be easily worn over knitwear etc. I dont really see it as a proper jacket, I think its best over t shirt or knitwear.

btw that foto you sent must be pretty old cause we have increased the proportions (also across all jackets and trousers btw)
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Can I get recommendations for a black/white or grey herringbone tweed jacketing? I am looking something quite spongy, medium weight and with quite a wide and clear herringbone so that it doesn’t resolve too immediately to mid-grey.

Something like this:

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And not like this:
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Have seen Sherry Tweed 8818029 mentioned but it looks a bit too ‘mid-grey’:

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bernoulli

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Can I get recommendations for a black/white or grey herringbone tweed jacketing? I am looking something quite spongy, medium weight and with quite a wide and clear herringbone so that it doesn’t resolve too immediately to mid-grey.

Something like this:

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And not like this:
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Have seen Sherry Tweed 8818029 mentioned but it looks a bit too ‘mid-grey’:

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This is Molloy Donegal 0702/7 which looks to dodge the mid-grey issue better than the Harris equivalent . Probably a bit too scratchy though.

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Can I get recommendations for a black/white or grey herringbone tweed jacketing? I am looking something quite spongy, medium weight and with quite a wide and clear herringbone so that it doesn’t resolve too immediately to mid-grey.

Something like this:

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And not like this:
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Have seen Sherry Tweed 8818029 mentioned but it looks a bit too ‘mid-grey’:
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let me suggest kenneth mackenzie:
fabric is about 400g and feels really nice.
contrast isn't that stark but it still doesn't appear washed out or something (contrast IRL is just a bit higher than the picture from their homepage shows)
i was looking for something similar in weight and size to the LL brown shetland herringbone and this comes rather close.
i also had a look at wbill, h&s, hfwltd harris tweeds, moon among others and nothing else was as nice as the mackenzie.
will have it made up after my LL jacket is finished.
:)
 

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Dear @Aloysius16,

The Holland & Sherry fabric that you posted above does not satisfy your own criterion of a wide herringbone: they used to cite in their site that the width of the herringbone in this particular line "Sherry Tweed" is 5/8 inch, thus quite slim.

I am not for scratchiness or for coat-weight jackets, should you wish to contemplate an urban mid-weight jacketing fabric, I do have a pointer.

Best,

Dimitris
 

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