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Chan will bring along specific books if you email well in advance of a tour. They'll even obtain a book they don't have if it's from a merchant they already use.

Yeah, I know. Thanks anyway, though.
post #317 of 354

Found a better pic on the net of the cloth I ordered

 

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tkani_hollandandsherry_15_08_11_1200_62.jpg

post #318 of 354
Nice, aj_del.
post #319 of 354

Thanks. 

 

Its quite light for a 'tweed' at 11-12 oz and quite reasonably priced at around 110 USD a meter through my tailor. 

 

In case anyone is interested in seeing more donegals from this book, you can find some images at http://sunnok.livejournal.com/47799.html. Go down to the bottom of the page and then scroll up. 

post #320 of 354
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Found a better pic on the net of the cloth I ordered

 

Click for larger pic 

tkani_hollandandsherry_15_08_11_1200_62.jpg


looks a bit bright?
post #321 of 354

The base color or the flecks ? Its for a sport coat rather than a suit 

post #322 of 354
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

Thanks. 

 

Its quite light for a 'tweed' at 11-12 oz and quite reasonably priced at around 110 USD a meter through my tailor. 

 

In case anyone is interested in seeing more donegals from this book, you can find some images at http://sunnok.livejournal.com/47799.html. Go down to the bottom of the page and then scroll up. 


Anyone want to help me procure some lengths from this book?
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The base color or the flecks ? Its for a sport coat rather than a suit 


the flecks. if it works with your complexion, all is good.
post #324 of 354

I am not really a believer in the theory of complexion etc. I am dark brown ... 

post #325 of 354
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Anyone want to help me procure some lengths from this book?


Would love to help you out but Indian authorities have made it ridiculously difficult to accept paypal payments. 

 

But, IIRC, H&S takes direct orders and should be able to help you out. You can find pics of all the cloths in this book on the link I posted in the last page. H&S London also sent me sample last year of one entire book which their Indian distributor was reluctant to do. 

post #326 of 354
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I am not really a believer in the theory of complexion etc. I am dark brown ... 


i guessed that hence this is your complexion. no worries.
post #327 of 354
I think my yearlong saga of finding the right fabric for a tweed jacket is nearing its end.

I was initially looking for a brown herringbone in just the right shade (which was proving maddeningly impossible to find), and wasn't really considering Donegal because I thought it was too plain. After ordering some swatches from Bookster, though, I think I'm a convert.

Right now, I've narrowed things down to the P&H brown thornproof:
Brown%20Thornproof_jpg.jpg

Or the Magee brown Donegal:
BROWN-FLECK-DONEGAL_jpg.jpg

The overall color effect is nearly identical in person, though the P&H is more "finished" and has a higher contrast between black ground and light brown highlights, while the Magee is hairier and more subtly heathered. The Magee is also weighted towards (more rustic?) orange and green flecks, compared to the mainly red and blue in the P&H. Weight-wise, the P&H is denser and heavier (at 560g), while the Magee is lighter and less dense (450g), which may end up being the more important consideration living in Osaka (where daytime temperatures don't drop below 70 until late October and it is rarely below freezing).

Decisions, decisions...
post #328 of 354
I like them both. Brown sportcoats are very versatile if, like me, you wear a lot of blue: will always look good. (There are other colour options as well, of course.)
post #329 of 354

I lean towards brown hues as well so those are good.

post #330 of 354
I don't see that Magee donegal on Bookster's cloth gallery - is it from another source?
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