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btw why do you think it's inappropriate for HK summer?

 

I live in UK mostly anyway, but I'm curious.

post #10007 of 12526
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Some things - such as Shetlands or loose open weave tweeds - are not ideal for suiting as the trousers can start to sag and look after a while. I am going by hearsay, but that seems to make sense.

Kinda wish I'd known this before I ordered 5m of the chocolate herringbone shetland to make a suit.

Oh well.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Kinda wish I'd known this before I ordered 5m of the chocolate herringbone shetland to make a suit.

Oh well.
5 = 2.5 x 2. Put a sport jacket in the bank. Either that, or have a very relaxed suit for the proverbial museum visits on Sunday.
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Kinda wish I'd known this before I ordered 5m of the chocolate herringbone shetland to make a suit.

Oh well.

Dude, were you born last night or at night? Send me half of it, I will turn it into a 3 patch sport coat.
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Aaaaw, the light blue with windowpane (TW20) is just too nice. Such a shame it didn't move forward in the remake edition frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Either that, or have a very relaxed suit for the proverbial museum visits on Sunday.

I'm not sure it's any easier to walk without bending your legs in a museum than out on the street.

But I'll also admit that I've never tried.
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Anyone have 2.5 meters of the solid grey or solid light blue Harrison's anniversary tweed they want to part with? They are all sold out. Alternatively, leads on similar cloth would be highly appreciated.

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TIA
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

btw why do you think it's inappropriate for HK summer?

I live in UK mostly anyway, but I'm curious.

I have both swatches and I find the one by Dugdale is too 'hairy' for the humid summer. Also it is slightly too ichy when worn with some sweat. I don't think it will keep me dry but rather stuffy and sweaty.

However, in UK this is probably a good summer cloth with the UK breezy summer wind.
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post


I have both swatches and I find the one by Dugdale is too 'hairy' for the humid summer. Also it is slightly too ichy when worn with some sweat. I don't think it will keep me dry but rather stuffy and sweaty.

 

I totally agree with this. My personal preference is the Lesser 8/9oz 

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Anyone have 2.5 meters of the solid grey or solid light blue Harrison's anniversary tweed they want to part with? They are all sold out. Alternatively, leads on similar cloth would be highly appreciated.



TIA

PM'd


Edited by borbor - 4/30/14 at 1:42am
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My new liabilities, Scabal Majestic Super 100s, 3m for USD 154.



Is it a good deal?
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Mr Fishball ypu have to show me those place where I can get vintage fabrics... the scabal above is fantastic.
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Anywhere, you just have to take time to search around. wink.gif
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wanted to pass along a good experience with the Harris Tweed people at www.harristweedandknitwear.co.uk

I picked up a coat length of what they list as cloth #227 that both InTweed and Huddersfield sell as cloth #8193

the price was almost half (£35.00) of what the other two were charging ( £68.00), and I obtained swatches from all three to verify that it's the same one

it's being turned into a camel coat alternative, inspired by this Sartorialist post

note: their shipping calculator produces huge shipping fees to US, but they were kind enough to send it Royal Mail and it got here quickly with no issues for much less.

this is a picture of the cloth swatch sitting next to the London Lounge Herringbone shetland. It's got olive and darker browns in the weave - really beautiful cloth in person (about 500 grams in wt), lots of mottling of earth tones, and it really lights up in direct sunlight

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coat project inspiration (wanted an alternative to Cosentino or vicuna fabric and a darker shade more wearable in business settings):
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the cloth in light near a window (not direct sunlight) - lots of depth of color that my camera cannot accurately pick up. In other words, it's better than it looks in person.

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Edited by NorCal_1 - 4/30/14 at 9:57am
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thought people might find this interesting. for this week's NY visit, Huntsman is carrying a 32 ounce wool for a "british warm" double breasted overcoat. Below is a sample. The fabric feels like it could stop bullets. It would be perfect for holding out in a foxhole during the middle of winter. Amazingly, they brought a sample of the coat, which was hand-stitched. It looked like you would have to push the needle through with a hammer. I think the Hunstman guys got a real laugh telling the coatmaker that they were planning to get a bunch of orders for it in NY and Chicago.

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