Just a friendly reminder that next week is the last week to get in on two cloth runs I’m organizing. The first is a slubby, silk/ linen blend inspired by a raw silk sport coat I saw on Taka from Liverano & Liverano (pictured below); the other is a navy houndstooth Fresco that’s both wrinkle resistant and highly breathable. Both are my way of getting summer fabrics with a bit more pattern and texture – things we appreciate in the fall/ winter seasons but struggle to find during the warmer months.
When I originally designed these, I had sport coats in mind – although they can also be used for casual suits (ones where the jacket and trousers can be worn as separates). A few readers, however, have emailed me with project ideas I never even considered. One is thinking about turning his silk/ linen blend into a double-breasted summer suit; the other is planning to use the same fabric for a field jacket (see Eidos for inspiration). Both sound fantastic and are making me reconsider what I’m going to do with my lengths.
Note, given the nature of custom runs, once the fabrics have been produced, there won’t be any more available. We’re running exactly the amount needed to fulfill the pre-orders – nothing will be held as stock. If you’re interested in joining, you can read more about the projects here. Of course, you can also email me with any questions.
Pictured below: both swatches, along images that hopefully give you an idea of what these might look like when made into jackets (note, those jackets are not made from the same fabrics I’m running). The third image of the swatches below has also been brightened up to show off the texture. For best color representation, see the image at the top of this post.