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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.
It's impossible to explain--the recipe of yarn, weave, and finish. If one ingredient is slightly off, the cloth is sub par. Those of us picked up some of the old Lesser 9.5/10 will be forever spoiled-- it really was that exceptional. Again, I don't have the words. There's plenty of worsted panama cloth out there. Mediocre goods. Frontier doesn't come close. As much as I liked the Lesser 9.5/10, I thought Rangoon was superior to the Lesser 8/9 oz. panama. The finish...
Maybe Harrison's will bring back the Lesser 9.5/10 panama. I hope so. I'd also welcome an 8/9 oz. worsted hopsack suiting cloth.
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