Nice sports coat. Where'd you get it?
July 31, 2006 5:22 PM   Subscribe

Men's Fashion Filter: Where can I buy a sports coat like this (Washington, DC area would be nice)?

Ignore Stanley Tucci. I'm just interested in the coat. ;-)

This is very reminiscent of 1940s material. What is this type of tweed-type pattern called? I've actually been trying to describe it for years. Is this donegal wool?
posted by Taken Outtacontext to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The "pattern" almost reminds me of untreated denim. Closest I could come to was checked tweed but that's obviously not right. If you know of a bespoke tailor, I'm sure they'd have no problems identifying the fabric and pattern from a picture.
posted by junesix at 7:33 PM on July 31, 2006

Looks like flecked wool to me. This is (potentially) confirmed by this article (search for "Tucci").

As for where to buy such a suit, much less in the DC area, I have no idea. Google searches turn up a few flecked wool items for sale on eBay, but none that look like that.
posted by cerebus19 at 9:24 PM on July 31, 2006

i posted a comment here about 5 mins ago, and now it's gone. so if this is a double, pardon me. What i wrote was:

go see Devil Wears Prada (not a recommendation, just a suggestion if you are desperate for the jacket). Wait for the credits and look to see which designers supplied what to Tucci (Tucci's dresser). I know that patricia field did the costume design, but there is no way that tucci's jacket from the pic would be found at her store (btw, does she still have a store in the village?). Maybe if no one pops into this thread to give a more direct answer, you could try to contact Patricia Fields' people for leads?
posted by naxosaxur at 12:41 AM on August 1, 2006

Best answer: A coworker of mine's husband is William Field Jr. of Field English Custom Tailors at 1742 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. The phone number is 202-333-2222. Will's father, who started the buisness, recently passed away but Will is very experienced and has been running it himself for a while now. I can't tell you what kinda fabric that is but if you need a good suit made from it or if you just want to ask someone who has a lot of experience then maybe you should call them up.
posted by emmatwofour at 7:51 AM on August 1, 2006

Think cerebus19 got it with flecked wool. These flecked wool hats (1 2) and this raw flecked wool fabric look very much like the material in Tucci's suit.
posted by junesix at 8:27 AM on August 1, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks Emma for the lead. Will give him a call.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 10:10 AM on August 1, 2006

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