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@UrbanComposition - and everyone else who has contributed - thank-you for the kind of thread that I thought had vanished from SF! Wonderful stuff.
 I got hold of a very similar patterned vintage Reid & Taylor cloth a couple of years ago, but where yours seems to be be red, mine was more orange, in fact in general it had a strongly 'orange' feel to it. I had a feeling that it would be more suitable for a woman's suit, and in the end I decided to give it to a very talented friend of mine who makes her own clothes. She made a lovely long skirt and short jacket. The fabric has a very textural hand and a nice weight to it.
A question for folks here: unfortunately, one of my favourite and most worn ties - a raw silk from Conrad Wu - accidentally ended up in the wash. The fabric seems okay, but it's messed up in all kinds of ways: the lining is twisted inside the tie, the stiching is pulled and the shape is skewed. Any tips and tricks for how to carefully restore a tie to full health?
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 Great! I'm very happy for you. I don't think I was saying that anyone else shouldn't be satisfied, only asking if there was anyone who felt the same as me: that the colour wasn't quite what they expected. The only reason I mentioned you is that you posted what seemed to me to be a very accurate depiction of the colour. As the saying goes, YMMV.
 You aren't 'throwing me under a bus': rust is not what I would call it in your picture or in real life. For reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_%28color%29 And here is the pantone shade in question: 
Is anyone at all disappointed with their tie? I have no problem with the manufacture -  it is well-made as one would expect from Panta. However, the colour is not what I expected at all. I have the same one as @Andy57 above, and his picture is pretty accurate. The colour was described as 'rust' and looked like I would expect rust to look as it did in the swatches - a deep orange-brown. However, as you can see in the picture, the tie is more like a salmon pink + brown, and...
It was entirely your choice to insult someone for no good reason, twice now, rather than simply responding in a neutral, polite or more friendly way.I'm quite comfortable with being wrong now and again, and happy to be corrected and to learn. I am also reasonably sure I'm neither a moron nor illiterate.
Well, aren't you just a little ray of sunshine...
 It would be depressing if it were true, but it's not. It is not only possible to develop cavity-walled brick building to the highest standards of energy performance, it is being done even in the unimaginative UK. And it's certainly not 'illegal in modern building codes'. Check this example: http://www.pmcarchitects.com/blog/the-first-uk-cavity-wall-passivhaus/ I'm building a passive house right now BTW, and sitting here at a table with the Chair of the Canadian Passive...
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