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i don’t comment about cloth that much because I don’t use many of the mills spoken about here or the cloth types popular here.@Despos what are the characteristics of your ideal type of fabric to work with when making a topcoat (lighter weight overcoat)? More specifically:
what is your preferred fabric weight range? Do you prefer cloth 16/17 oz range or heavier cloth?
also, what wool compositions do you tend to prefer? Lambswool, cashmere, Escorial, vicuña, wool/cash blends, or other wool blends.
What was the cloth type and weight for the high neckline coat you made? If I recall correctly, it was for someone who lived in a very cold region.i don’t comment about cloth that much because I don’t use many of the mills spoken about here or the cloth types popular here.
Light weight top coats we’ve made were 13-14 ounce sport coat cloth. Have made 10-11 ounce top coats too. Have only made a couple topcoats over 18 ounces In all my years of business.
Have only a few clients who wear very light weight cloth, less than 9-10 ounce and have fewer clients who like cloth over 13-14 ounce.
my personal cloth preferences differ by cloth type. Sweet spot for cloth weave and weight is different for each cloth and application.
Looks cozy AF!Made this wrap coat in 2016. Double faced Loro Piana cloth.
Tone on tone plaid, black on a charcoal ground. The other side is the same solid charcoal grey as the ground of the patterned side.
Hard to see in the picture; lapels, collar and cuffs on the sleeves are solid grey. Body is the plaid side of the cloth. Used both sides of the cloth on the belt, a solid side and a plaid side.
Client related many comments and compliments on this one. He told me about a man who actually crossed the street in the middle of the block in London to get a closer look and comment about the coat.
Hat is from Optimo in Chicago.
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@ConcordiaWould think about a different fabric, but a very nice coat!
Client wanted to utilize the double face cloth is a unique way,You may well have squeezed maximum juice from it. But I'd have tried to find a different cashmere-- more British in flavor.
Client wanted to utilize the double face cloth is a unique way,
therefore; contrasting collar, lapel and cuffs.
Vary rare to find a plaid double face cloth and the other side a solid with the same ground color.