Help anybody? In search of sturdy twill overcoating
Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:42 AM
I might have some reconstructing work to do and am looking for a very sturdy, rather heavy (like in the old times) overcoating with a quite pronounced twill weave. It shouldn't be too shiny but would better have a somewhat fuzzy surface. Though that's not sure yet. I don't know if it should look like new or rather like the worn thing.
Colour is dark brown, with a little greenish tint it seems.
Must be a nice material (collar is trimmed with fur) and can be expensive, I suppose.
It has to take the iron well...
Thanks a lot in adance!
Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:38 AM
This one may not be it, but they have other qualities.
If you want the worn thing effect, you can try putting a sample in the washing machine at 60°C. Guy Hills from Dashing Tweed did it with one of his tweeds, to make a jean-like trousers, the result is pretty impressive (I think he actually boiled the wool, but it may be too much).
Another idea, since it's a dark brown you're after, you can also buy a lighter brown overcoating, like a whipcord, and ask a colorist to dye it darker. Dying will take its fee, but it might be worth it since you will be able to get a better colour (the greenish tint will be difficult to find off the shelf).
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:15 AM