We wanted to design a Flannel Suit for quite some time now and a few weeks ago, we finally decided to take action. This post is a brief on how we went about designing it and you can also take a look at the final result.
The Flannel cloth is unique in its feel. To be called actual flannel it must be woven using carded yarn, but mostly worsted wool yarn is used which is then put through a special process which gives it the rough and textured look of Flannel.
The Grey Flannel cloth we chose for this fabric was from the Drago Rugby Series (Click to see the available choices online). It comes in a medium weight of about 350gsm. This weight drapes wonderfully for both the jacket and the trouser.
Since the weight of the cloth was on the higher side, we opted for a lighter canvas construction, owing to the South East Asian climate that we typically wear it in.
- 2 Button Single Breasted style
- Notch Lapel with a width of 3.75″ and a higher gorge point
- Barchetta Chest pocket
- Jetted Side pockets with a ticket pocket
- Functional sleeves with 4 buttons
- Black Horn Buttons
- A hand stitched lapel buttonhole (Milanese style) in red silk with a grey bartack.
The lapel buttonhole is the only touch we added in order to provide a slight contrast and flair to the outfit.
The Trousers were designed as follows:
- Flat Front
- Extended Waistband with a 5″ overlap and 2″ width
- Black Horn Button
- Two jetted Back pockets
- 2″ Cuffs at the Hem
The 2″ wider waistband with the 5″ overlap and the 2″ cuffs would stand out subtly without garnering unwanted attention.
Below are a few images of the final result. Did we do justice to this fabulous cloth?
As a bespoke atelier we carry fabrics from many reputed mills such as VBC, Drago, Holland & Sherry, Ariston, Ermenegildo Zegna and more. The prices vary in a range depending on the wool count of the fabric, the weave and the brand. We invite you to check out the prices here.
You should also take a look at our gallery showcasing some of our suit commissions here.