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Windowpane fabric advice

tim_horton

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I'm thinking of having a windowpane suit made, since I haven't found any OTR that I like. Can anyone give advice on good fabric books for this? I'm thinking something three-seasonal wool, maybe closer to the lighter end - definitely not winter weight, I'd rather add a heavy jacket than sweat. The suit is not intended for formal business occasions, though I may wear it to work from time to time.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
H&S Peacock is good if you want it to be bold.

Peacock is jacketing, OP wants suiting.
 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
H&S Peacock is good if you want it to be bold.

Originally Posted by Despos
Peacock is jacketing, OP wants suiting.

NYR, I should have specified in my post, I'm probably leaning towards the conservative side. I'm thinking charcoal/gray or navy background with a more subtle windowpane, though I'm kind of fishing for ideas, which is why I wanted to look through a few fabrics and see if anything jumped out at me. And yeah, it's for a suit. I will keep the Peacock in mind, though, thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
Peacock is jacketing, OP wants suiting.

Some guy here recommended Lesser Golden Bale to me once, and I have one windowpane in and another that will be ready for fitting in September.

Both are worsted flannels.


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Originally Posted by jasonmarshalljazz
huddersfiled has some nice ones. i have a suit in navy and a length in black for a rainy day.

JMJ, sorry that I never got back to you. Thanks for your kind comments, and no, I do not have one of those.


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Have a look at Andrew Roger's flickr page for more ideas
 

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Originally Posted by tim_horton
I'm thinking of having a windowpane suit made, since I haven't found any OTR that I like. Can anyone give advice on good fabric books for this? I'm thinking something three-seasonal wool, maybe closer to the lighter end - definitely not winter weight, I'd rather add a heavy jacket than sweat. The suit is not intended for formal business occasions, though I may wear it to work from time to time.

Thanks in advance.


Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Some guy here recommended Lesser Golden Bale to me once, and I have one windowpane in and another that will be ready for fitting in September.

Both are worsted flannels.


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You like it, the Golden Bale?
 

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17
Not sure of the provenance but I like this one from PG. It looks like this one was made up as a sportcoat but it actually strikes me more as suiting.

That looks great. A while back I had seen a navy suit with crimson/red hued pinstripes, and while I wasn't looking for a pinstripe suit I really liked the color scheme. If I can find something like this in a not-too-heavy fabric it might be the winner.

EDIT: though in hindsight, light blue striping would probably look better on me...
 

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Apropos had a pretty sick one in the Unfunded Liabilities thread... Found it:
 

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The Lesser 11/12 oz bunch has a few subtle windowpanes.
 

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Michael Alden makes some well-observed points about the relative merits of windowpane patterns on different cloths in this London Lounge thread: http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum...hp?f=32&t=7363 I think Michael's a bit harsh on poor Luca (wearing one of his more retiring looks, no less), but I agree with him that the boldness of the pattern is best rendered softly in a nappier cloth. Accordingly, all thee of my windowpane suits are chalkstripe on flannel.
 

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