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Fabric for a Jacket
I picked up some cloth at one of my local fabric shops the other day for a very good price. It’s nothing fancy—no Holland & Sherry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, J.J. Minnis, or anything like that, but it is pure wool, medium weight but quite breathable, and a perfect weight for an unstructured and unlined Spring/Summer jacket. 2 1/2 yards (the fabric is 62” wide) is the perfect amount for such a jacket, and it was priced to sell at $20 for the full 2 1/2 yards.
I’ll either hold on to it until my next trip to Beijing where I can drop it off at the local tailor I use there, or I might consider giving Luxire a try. Many folks over on StyleForvm have had great success with having unstructured jackets made by them, and I believe the cost is something around $200 if you provide your own fabric. Very affordable for a custom jacket (with lots of handwork too from pictures I’ve seen), and if the shirt I recently received from Luxire is anything to go by, I’d think the jacket would be well worth the price.
Though the updates likely won’t be too frequent, I will post whatever pics I can get of this process if and when it begins to unfold…

Fabric for a Jacket

I picked up some cloth at one of my local fabric shops the other day for a very good price. It’s nothing fancy—no Holland & Sherry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, J.J. Minnis, or anything like that, but it is pure wool, medium weight but quite breathable, and a perfect weight for an unstructured and unlined Spring/Summer jacket. 2 1/2 yards (the fabric is 62” wide) is the perfect amount for such a jacket, and it was priced to sell at $20 for the full 2 1/2 yards.

I’ll either hold on to it until my next trip to Beijing where I can drop it off at the local tailor I use there, or I might consider giving Luxire a try. Many folks over on StyleForvm have had great success with having unstructured jackets made by them, and I believe the cost is something around $200 if you provide your own fabric. Very affordable for a custom jacket (with lots of handwork too from pictures I’ve seen), and if the shirt I recently received from Luxire is anything to go by, I’d think the jacket would be well worth the price.

Though the updates likely won’t be too frequent, I will post whatever pics I can get of this process if and when it begins to unfold…

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