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Are these bal boots on the blanketed horse ghost?
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You like Lesser but you insinuat that they are ripping people off, then you deny that, then you insinuate it again. With friends like you ...
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Please excuse my interrupting here. I like Lesser Cloth, haven't had any real issues with their cloth.

Occasionally, from other makers, plaids, arrive and the weft is twisted, meaning the plaid is not totally squared up. have never had this with a Lesser cloth. The cloth responds to the iron very well and tailors well.

The sweet spot in the line is 11 to 13 ounce. The tropical worsted is good but not better than other lines. Above 13 ounce, I have no experience. The main line is good, honest cloth. Golden Bale is Luxe but other lines have caught up. I would just as soon use Escorial in the mid weights and would prefer Escorial in the lighter weights. Golden Bale flannels have a beautiful finish but I prefer the H&S Victory Flannels. If Golden Bale were priced as the regular Lesser cloth and the regular cloth more in line with other cloths I would consider Lesser a good value. Have not been disappointed with the results of any Lesser suit I have made and if you like the finish and hand of the cloth, use it, but I can't say it is unequaled by what else is available.

And your experiences of other such as Smiths woolens or Fox?

I have a few samples from the latter and they're just sublime...They do look more fragile than the Minnis samples but i will wear that suit twice a month...

I 'm waiting for my Golden bale sampels to arrive...
post #79 of 280
Lesser tropical is way better than any other I have used. The only one that compares was the old Minnis Rangoon, but it is almost all gone. Very said, that was excellent stuff.
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And your experiences of other such as Smiths woolens or Fox? I have a few samples from the latter and they're just sublime...They do look more fragile than the Minnis samples but i will wear that suit twice a month... I 'm waiting for my Golden bale sampels to arrive...
Minnis' woolen Flannels don't have a soft feel to my hand, they feel a bit 'wirey' but the finish on the darker coloured ones is beautiful.
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Minnis' woolen Flannels don't have a soft feel to my hand, they feel a bit 'wirey' but the finish on the darker coloured ones is beautiful.

I do prefer softer fabrics but woolen flannels need to be solid to survive the test of time...

Minnis samples are rougher...

For the sb 3 piece , i want a solid dark dark grey but for the db , I want a softer flannel...
post #82 of 280
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Lesser tropical is way better than any other I have used. The only one that compares was the old Minnis Rangoon, but it is almost all gone. Very said, that was excellent stuff.

Lesser tropical is too dry.

Didn't care for Rangoon. A bit coarse if I recall.

Must say I rarely, if ever, use tropical worsteds, not a fan.
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I do prefer softer fabrics but woolen flannels need to be solid to survive the test of time... Minnis samples are rougher... For the sb 3 piece , i want a solid dark dark grey but for the db , I want a softer flannel...
Some of the H&S flannels are soft. Viceroy I think is one book. There is a H&S flannel with mink, I have a pair of trousers made out of it, that's very soft
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Some of the H&S flannels are soft. Viceroy I think is one book. There is a H&S flannel with mink, I have a pair of trousers made out of it, that's very soft

I have no experience with Holand &Sherry but i like the feel of the Fox samples...
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I have no experience with Holand &Sherry but i like the feel of the Fox samples...
Fox was known for it's lightweight flannels. They were always thought of being somewhat delicate. That may be something to consider. Hop over to Somerset and have a look at the mill, they have a mill shop.
post #86 of 280
Lesser is probably my favorite cloth. I have over a dozen suits in various weights and find myself using it constantly for most everything but flannel, fresco and mohair.

For flannels, Mr. Despos has gotten me hooked on the H&S Victory, it makes up superbly. In my experience, Minnis and Harrison's flannels have also tailored extremely well.
post #87 of 280
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Lesser is probably my favorite cloth. I have over a dozen suits in various weights and find myself using it constantly for most everything but flannel, fresco and mohair.

For flannels, Mr. Despos has gotten me hooked on the H&S Victory, it makes up superbly. In my experience, Minnis and Harrison's flannels have also tailored extremely well.

Who do you recommend for mohair?
post #88 of 280
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Who do you recommend for mohair?
I really like Harrison's and Scabal also has some excellent options. Edit: I would also add Smith's Finmoresco to that list!!
post #89 of 280
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Fox is very much a niche brand with low visibilty and it shows up in very few places. It's lovely however. But it's the least "tough" of the major flannels.

Not to mention that the sales & customer service has been some of the worst on the planet, making it almost impossible to buy so it's hard to find.
post #90 of 280
So ... Lesser isn't necessarily a Cloth of a Lesser God.
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