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Highs today in the upper 90s. Almost zero wind. I know, I know, the old refrain: "Stop complaining. You'd be hot if you wore linen shorts and a t-shirt. Don't sacrifice the (sacred) drape!" It's days like today I'd like to pen a friendly letter to Antich. Please weave a super 90s (or even 100's) high twist plain weave worsted that's actually porous. A (very) open weave. Similar to Minnis Fresco 0500, but a 7 oz. weight. I don't care what it's called. Too many...
@epaulet Is there a version of the Southwick Cambridge model (undarted, single breasted, natural shoulder, center hook vent, etc.) that features 3/8 lining (sleeves and very top of the back only)? The standard Cambridge lining is 1/2, but I'd much prefer the 3/8. Many thanks in advance.
Speaking of linen, has anybody given Yorkshire Fabric a go? https://www.yorkshirefabric.com/collections/derry Not just for linen, but any/all cloth. I've sent emails but no reply, which doesn't inspire confidence.
Any opinions on John Hanna (Baird McNutt) Milltown? http://jhannaltd.com/collections/milltown/products/milltown-new-indigo
Heavy linen? No thanks. It's 90 plus degrees in the Northeast today. My 8 oz. Robert Noble silk-linen blend jacket is great, but I can't imagine anything heavier. You can get that stubby-tweedy look (either linen, silk-linen, or worsted-silk-linen) in 8 oz. cloth. Robert Noble and Baird McNutt are my favorites. Magee weaves some great looking tweedy-stubby linen--classic glen check patterns. They did the classic brown-cream with blue overcheck PoW for their jackets. ...
Here's an ad circa the early-to-mid 60s. Rosenberg of New Haven. http://theivyleaguelook.blogspot.com/2011/04/indian-madras-blazers-1964.html I suppose it stands to reason that any cloth that can be woven so as to render a tartan/plaid can be woven as a solid. http://www.ivy-style.com/indian-summer-this-is-your-madras-being-made.html
Thanks. Paul Winston (Chipp) sold navy madras blazers way back when, and apparently Rosenberg (New Haven) sold them, as well.
Anybody know of a source for Indian madras cloth? Solid navy.
sorry, that's redundant-- "Plain weave panama." The problem is that ten years ago, we were spoiled with/by a number of good options. The Scabal Smart book was great.
Let's see how "Fresco Lite" turns out. I hope the time they're putting into this means there will be more than two shades of blue and three shades of grey. The fact that they bid farewell to Rangoon and turned attention to high supers Italian made cloth speaks volumes. Nobody's doing a really excellent plain weave panama nowadays. Nobody.
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