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It's 9.5 oz. And this stuff if really expensive relative to most woolen fabrics.
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OK then we are largely in agreement, except I would argue that while some two-tone mod suits are 'poly blend crap' (I see a lot of polyester-viscose which can look horribly shiny/oily) there are some nice mohair/wool blend two tones but you have to dig deep for them. Out of interest what weight is the Dormeuil Tonik? I saw a nice silver gray mohair in the Holland and Sherry swatch book which was 8 oz. Perfect for the Texas summer heat!
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It's 9.5 oz. And this stuff if really expensive relative to most woolen fabrics.
Yeah, a little pricy (like most Dormueil stuff). Harrison's Cape Kid (and others) has a good selection of nice mohairs. Also William Halstead. FWIW, I like two-tone/iridescent fabrics. IIRC Drapers had some cool stuff too.
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Tonik= Dormueil. It's their trademark. (I have a dark green in the 90%) "Tonik/Tonic" used in "mod" circles is the name for shiny poly blend crap that looks really pimptastic. Looks totally different from real mohairs. The two tone look doesn't show on the black as you need different warp and weft color yarns to get the effect with mohairs.

OK then we are largely in agreement, except I would argue that while some two-tone mod suits are 'poly blend crap' (I see a lot of polyester-viscose which can look horribly shiny/oily) there are some nice mohair/wool blend two tones but you have to dig deep for them.

Out of interest what weight is the Dormeuil Tonik? I saw a nice silver gray mohair in the Holland and Sherry swatch book which was 8 oz. Perfect for the Texas summer heat!


Tonik is not the trademark of Dormeuil but of the Mill in Bradford called John Foster from which it was invented by a Mr Gallimore and bought by Dormeuil who at that time did not weave their own fabrics. (Now they weave their fabrics at their own mill which is called Minova in Leeds but for sure John Foster would be the best place to go to get this cloth for cheaper prices than the merchants like Dormeuil. All they do is order cloth from mills like John Foster, Minova, William Halstead and Charles Clayton and raise the prices to sell to tailors. My advice would be to go direct to the mill and cut out the middle man.

 

These days in the industry William Halstead are regarded as the best producers of Mohair in the world with companies like Zegna copying their desings in certain markets around the world.

Try www.Williamhalstead.co.uk and go direct to the mill.

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