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 Yes (according to PayPal, at least), the AUD is now only worth $0.85 USD. I suspect that there'll be a lot less overseas kopping in the coming months.
  This is all remarkably similar to the experience that quite a few people had with Signore Ambrosi. Thankfully, working with The Armoury appears to have brought him into line and, as I understand, he's actually now making the products that he promised to provide to people in return for payment, and as a bonus, he isn't abusing people who contact him to ask for the clothing for which they have paid and for which they have patiently been waiting. Perhaps Prisco needs to...
 Based on my experience, I'd say a mohair blend, depending on the weave and the colour. I've had some Super 180s suits from Corneliani and Zegna in the past and they haven't had any sheen at all. I've also got a couple of sharkskin suits and they don't really have a sheen to them. The sharkskin weave gives them a very slightly mottled, slightly textured look, but no sheen.
 That is understandable, as they're both good. If you were saying that you'd rather listen to Nickelback than the Stones, then that would be something that I just don't get.
I'm not OH, but I'll chime in with my $0.02.   I had a light grey mohair suit a while back and yes, it did have a bit of a sheen to it. Not too showy, but definitely not as matt as plain wool.   I've also got a brown glen plaid suit in a wool/mohair blend and whilst the fabric has a bit of stiffness and structure to it, courtesy of the mohair, it doesn't have a sheen.
To add to what Oscar Hunt said, I've got a couple of jackets from Brooks Brothers in a wool/silk blend (one of them might have a bit of linen or something similar in it, too). I really like the fabrics. They are soft, comfortable to wear, and the slightly more open weave (one is quite like hopsack) means that they are not too hot in summer. I haven't had any problems with them wearing more quickly than other jackets - in fact, they seem to be very durable.
I don't know what the heck is going on in the last few pictures, but they look great. When I retire, I think that I'd really like to become a rural Italian warlock - it sounds like an excellent choice for a career change.
Unless that's triple-paned glass, I can't help but think that place would be absolutely freezing in winter. Large expanses of glass and large, open rooms with small, inefficient fireplaces. Let's hope that they've got under-floor heating.
      Seriously, though, as GF pointed out, BB stocks bleeding madras sometimes.   I even picked up a bleeding madras shirt from Land's End as part of their summer range a couple of years back.
 These are actually by SF member Brianpore.  He's got them listed at a cheaper price in a thread on the B&S forum, along with another pair of Marlows in a 10.5 and several other pairs of cordovan shoes.
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