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Date: 7/10/11 6:17 PM

My husband wants me to make a white dinner jacket for him for our next cruise. I was thinking of a lightweight white wool, but can't find it. Is there another fabric that someone could suggest? He is 60 years old.

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Subject: fabric for a mans white dinner jacket Date: 7/10/11 6:26 PM

How about linen?

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Date: 7/10/11 6:29 PM

I showed him a piece of linen. He didn't like how it wrinkled easily

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Date: 7/10/11 6:58 PM

Rosen & Chadick has several wonderful light weight white wools. You can google them and give them a call. they have been doing phone oders and mail orders since before your grandma was born.

Fine smooth light weight wool isn't cheap...but it is wonderful.
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Date: 7/10/11 7:00 PM

Definitely use summer weight (also called tropical weight) wool. A formal dinner jacket is not actually white; it's more of a ivory/light cream color. If you use white-white, he'd look like a chef or a dentist. Not the look you want.

When he wears a white shirt with his "white" dinner jacket, there should be a definite contrast between the white shirt and the ivory jacket. Also, ivory or light cream wool should relatively easy to find. Hope that helps, Lily

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Date: 7/14/11 10:45 PM

thanks for the replies. I will definetly keep this info in mind. and I want to give that store a call next week.

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