Mild Climate Tailoring: Light Navy Hopsack
October 19th, 2015
The first week of the AOS Tailor Shop was a whirlwind. We’ve already accumulated hundreds of clients and almost sold-out a few of my favorite fabrics in the collection (like the Rust Hopsack, Ivy Glenplaid, and Camel Hair Topcoat). The outerwear was a big hit, proving how difficult it is for a guy to find a custom-made overcoat that is high quality and well designed.
One of the most popular requests we received in our first week was for more lightweight fabric options. We heard from several guys on the West Coast and in the South who, due to their warm climates year-round, simply can’t wear flannels and tweeds. Well, gentlemen, this new addition to the collection is for you.
The light navy hopsack is a beautiful wool/silk/linen fabric imported from Italy. The high-twist of the yarn combined with the loose texture of the weave make it a very lightweight and breathable cloth. A soft breeze passes right through this thing. It’s perfect for warm weather occasions such as beach weddings, tropical evenings, or summer business meetings.
A textured hopsack fabric makes for a perfect lightweight sport coat. If you’re thinking about updating your stodgy navy blazer to something with a little more sex appeal, we’ve got you covered.
All of our jackets are unpadded with natural soft shoulders, making them a perfect match for a suave “casually tailored” look, like this linen henley + rust hopsack trouser combo.
The best part about investing in a bespoke 3-piece suit: adding a dozen outfit combinations to your wardrobe. For example, lose the jacket and go with the waistcoat and trousers for a “business casual” look that is simple, refined and unexpected.
Having bespoke garments that are cut to properly fit your body type makes this type of look (which relies heavily on quality tailoring) much easier and more powerful. Garments that are cut to flatter your body shape can make a world of difference in your overall appearance. This is the essence of bespoke tailoring; using cloth to improve the visual aesthetic of your unique shape and proportions.
- Vintage Christian Dior sunglasses via Kings of Past
- Burgundy linen scarf Vintage
- Salmon Bengal Stripe Oxford Shirt
- Vintage Watch with Crocodile Band by Rolex
- Theirry II Loafers by Cobbler Union
Of course, our lightweight fabrics are meant to be mixed and matched. For example, the Light Navy Hopsack Jacket is a perfect compliment to the Silk Tweed Houndstooth Waistcoat and the Dark Chocolate Trousers.
I should say one more thing about the Light Navy Hopsack fabric. Like a few others in the collection, this one is extremely limited in quantity. We only have enough of this cloth to make about 10 suits. Once they’re sold, this fabric is not coming back. Consider this one 1/10.
Make sure to check out all of the lightweight options in our F/W collection: Rust Hopsack, Dark Chocolate, Silk Tweed Houndstooth, and Graphite Nailhead. Keep in mind we can make any jacket in a Double-Breasted or Single-Breasted model, it’s your choice, it’s your bespoke suit. Looking forward to your fittings.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,