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they sent me the swatch for the Dusk and it's very different...more of a greyish ashy color in person, not the brown/olive/rust of the Taransaybelieve me when I tell you, the Taransay is specialI'll try to take a picture of the vest I had made with it in the light tomorrow and post itthe best comparison is to put it side-by-side with a normal brown herringbone that uses only 2 yarns in the weave (standard today) versus the 4-5 yarns in the Taransayhuge difference
Thanks for the suggestion, Eustice, but I'm afraid it still very differentlook close -> the Malloy uses just two yarns - one olive and one brown - both with red Donegal flecks in themthe Taransay one I have from Bookster uses 4 or 5 yarns: one brown, one black, one rust, one olive and possibly even a 5th - another darker olive (hard to tell)
^it isn't just the color, it's the 3D effect of the weaveI want to make a country suit out of it, Manton, not a business suit (ala NOBD's herringbone country suit)Specifically, I want to give it to Mina to make a patch pocket sport coat + matching pants to wear together on weekends or as separatesre: Scabal, do you have a number for it so I can search their catalog? it's rare to find herringbone tweeds with 4 or 5 yarns used in the weave (rather than the usual 2)there is...
QUESTION: do any of you know the guy who runs Bookster (tweed-jacket.com) by any chance (his name is Peter)? last year they used to sell a brown/olive tweed called Taransay that was stunning. I ordered enough for a vest just to guage what it looked like before commiting to a larger order, was floored by what I received. When I went to order 10 metres more for a suit and a coat, it was sold out. I emailed the owner who told me that he couldn't promise that doing another...
has anyone given their Filson trucker (tan) a wash to make it look more distresed, less waxy, etc, andmake it more breathable??? how does it look? pics would be helpful as would any experience with shrinkage if nobody has, I'll try it with mine and report back, but I can't believe nobody hasn't tried it yet I washed my Belstaff Roadmaster (3 times in hot water, air dryed) and it looks fantastic now and breathes a lot better. The wax is still there, but just not as thick...
I'm a 42/42 chest and ordered an XL a week ago and just returned it for a Large. Haven't received the Large yet, but the XL was definitely too big
given the fit of the XXL Brad now, I would say the answer is.... yesit's such a slim cut that, for me, I went for the slightly larger size so I could fit a sweater or hoodie underneathjust make sure to try it on before buying because while the chest and shoulders would still work sizing down on the Brad, the arms may not - they are very slim, and if you work out at all, the arms will be the problem fit areabtw, it seems to me that the Panther is cut more full (like...
^ can you provide a close-up picture of the fabric? maybe take a picture of the pocket for instance? it's hard to guage the color and fabric from that distance
I'm a Large in Roadmaster and an XXL in Brad the Brad's are very slim fitting btw, I'm a 42/43 suit size
for those of you in size Small (only size left), this vest is fantastic so well made, and fits TTS
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