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If no one asked Mark at The Armoury I can do so. I'm curious to see a swatch of the fabric.
Tough to say, but probably right around the same.
If the 78 Beychevelle is well stored I can't see it being over the hill. I haven't had in around 7 years, but recall it being very nice, classic, old school Bordeaux. Publications like Parker and Wine Spectator always err on drinking the wine on the young side for fear that some customers will think it's declining if held too long. I usually think that if they say the wine will drink best between 2020 - 2030 that it will usually just start to get going around 2030.
Flannel is definitely best around 15oz+. The LL flannel scares me a bit due to the fact that there is no porosity to it (most LL cloths you an actually see through the threads when held against a light, but not the flannel). I have some lightweight stuff and it's a bit flimsy. You can tell the heavier stuff will last a lifetime if taking care of it.
It's true that temperature is more important than humidity. But humidity is underrated in the grand scheme of things. The main reason that vintage bottles coming out of Europe taste so good is because the humidity levels are very high. 90-ish-%. Labels deteriorate, but the corks stay solid and moist and therefore prevent any oxygen from getting in the bottles making the wine seem as fresh as possible. I had some last night stored this way and they were some of the wines of...
Have you felt great old vintage cloth in your hands against similar modern cloths to do a comparison? Or is the above comment just based on conjecture? If the latter that reminds me of people without kids who feel the need to pass judgment on others and their parenting.
You will. Soooo...
The LL / Molloy is kind of a cream / light tan melange plus dark brown. It's very nice in person, but a melange of just light tan like the Reid would also look great. FWIW, it's one of the sportcoats I've been most complemented in just the few short months I've owned it. Whichever way the final order goes I'm sure it'll be a hit. Enjoy!
Funny as I really like the marled / mottled look. It gives it more character. I also think it's rarer to see larger scale barleycorn than small scale. If any RTW item is going to be barleycorn it would almost certainly be smaller scaled. The larger scale has a more authentic old school tweed feel to my eye. Neither is right or wrong. Just preference.
jrd - great pics! Is it wrong that I think the LL Shetland base is the best fabric? I do like (and own) some of the frescos and the birdseyes are nice, but I prefer a more navy / RAF Birdseye as opposed to gray, but that's just me. My advise is follow your gut and not what anyone on the forum says. Everyone is in a different state of evolution in their wardrobe and much of what anyone says is based on their tastes and what they have in their closet. Go with what you need...
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