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Minerva Blue Merino Wool Doeskin Waistcoat

 

This is an unusual blue in a sumptuously soft pure merino wool flannel from AW Hainsworth. This is a fabric that really grabs you when you see and handle it – hence its name, Doeskin! 

 

The term ‘Doeskin’ originated from the similar appearance and feel of the fabric to the skin of a female deer. Along with the practical purpose for allowing rain to run off the surface in the direction of the nap, the light is captured on the face finish and bounces off the surface to create a lustrous sheen.

 

A warmer weight textile, this fabric has a magnificent handle and a wonderful colouring.  Made from 100% Merino tightly milled wool which we also offer in a delicious gold.

 

This outer is available to order in our Tailored and Classic Cuts in sizes 36" to 54", with any of our collar types.

 

We suggest two alternative linings for this outer, a Pewter silk from EdNerat, or a Gold viscose from our own selection.  If you prefer something else altogether, just check the custom box and let us know what.

 

Outside we suggest a Navy Corozo button for this outer, as shown in the pictures. You are of course free to chose others.

 

Customising your Waistcoat

 

Our lining and button recommendations are set out in the menu, but you are of course free to choose alternatives. Custom sizing, button and lining choices should be added when you reach the cart.

 

Should any additional charges arise from size and length alterations or your choice of lining (a silk lining will add £30 to your order) we will advise you of these and wait for your agreement before commencing your order.

 

Photographs

 

The Waistcoat in the pictures shows the Minerva Blue Merino Wool Doeskin made in up the Classic Cut with a Low Nehru Collar. We have lined the waistcoat in a Light Navy Viscose and used Blue Corozo Buttons.

 

The Maker

 

This outer has been woven carefully in Yorkshire by the wonderful AW Hainsworth who have been busy weaving cloth since 1783. Best known (perhaps) for clothing royalty and dressing the military for full-dress ceremonial occasions, their cloth has embellished and enriched the furnishings of palaces across the world for centuries.

Minerva Blue Merino Wool Doeskin Waistcoat

£500.00Price