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post #10291 of 11721
The oatmeal herringbone looks fantastic, which mill made it? I wonder if we can get it made in a slightly lighter weight.
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^ Molloy

 

 

It does look nice

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Originally Posted by forex View Post

The oatmeal herringbone looks fantastic, which mill made it? I wonder if we can get it made in a slightly lighter weight.
I see Molloy and Sons tag there.
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And here's my next bespoke coat by Pirozzi of Naples. This is an old fabric that I found from Vecchio Drappiere of Milan. It is a fabric that weighs more than 700 gr. But the best thing is that double. In fact, the outside will do it in pictures and I'll keep it in solid colors. The lapels are undecided whether to have them checked, or if you get them at odds. So solid as the inside.

What do you think?

post #10295 of 11721

Wasn't sure where to ask this, so I figured I would go to the cloth thread.

 

I was looking at some fabric samples, and I saw an interesting navy one that paired herringbone and twill with a wide, light blue pinstripe. The herringbone's chevrons alternated in directions with each paired stripe. Unfortunately, the picture I took was too low resolution to be any good (macro fail), so I reproduced the pattern in Paint:

 

 

Note that it's actually a solid color aside from the pinstripes, I just changed it so you can see the pattern better.

 

Has anyone seen a stripe like this?

 

While I'm here, is there anything wrong with it? (It looked interesting in the binder.)

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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post






And here's my next bespoke coat by Pirozzi of Naples. This is an old fabric that I found from Vecchio Drappiere of Milan. It is a fabric that weighs more than 700 gr. But the best thing is that double. In fact, the outside will do it in pictures and I'll keep it in solid colors. The lapels are undecided whether to have them checked, or if you get them at odds. So solid as the inside.


What do you think?

thats really nice find!

I am seriously jelly of those who can have relatively easy assess to this Milan fabric shop.
post #10297 of 11721
Hello guys,
Anybody familiar with Reiser & Livaditi shirting? I have two hair stripe shirts from them that I like very much, but I cannot find any info as far as their complete offerings and how they compare to other mills. I tried their website, but, as it is usually the case with these companies, it sucks...
Thank you in advance
post #10298 of 11721
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OK guys - sorry for the delays on this flannel project. It turns out Fox couldn't weave the color we liked on the earlier samples as a heavier woolen, only as an 11 oz worsted. They've gotten back to us with this yarn, which they can make up as a heavy woolen. It's a touch less brown than the earlier swatch, but I think very nice. Let me know what you think. If you're interested you can also PM me or email david@nomanwalksalone.com.




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We will definitely ask about getting a swatch. Fox has been very cooperative and helpful, so I think there's a good chance this could be done. But if it's an extra step in production we might as well look at yarns first and start with something that looks auspicious.

It's creamy, but a touch more brown than that. Here are a couple of pics on top of the LL oats jacketing, which is itself kind of a natural linen color. I'd say the yarn is a shade browner




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OK guys, here's the deal. Fox says that they can weave a sample for us, but it will add substantially to the eventual cost and the time until delivery of the final product. So we're just going to have them go ahead and make up a full 30m. This will be a woolen flannel in a 14/15 oz weight.

If you preorder, you will be sure to get your order filled. Whatever is not preordered, we will sell afterwards on a first come, first served basis. If you'd like me to snip off a bit of the yarn sample I have and send it to you before ordering, let me know via PM or email (david@nomanwalksalone.com) before I leave town on Thursday and I will be happy to do that.

Price will be $140/m shipped in the US/Canada, same as stocked Fox Flannels. Delivery is estimated to be early September.
post #10299 of 11721

This is exciting - this is our first Fox Flannel x NoMan collab cloth - it's going to be a killer flannel :slayer: 

 

Who wants to have his name etched in history as being in on our first collab cloth?

post #10300 of 11721
David / Greg - thanks for organizing, but I'll pass.
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David / Greg - thanks for organizing, but I'll pass.

No worries - to be clear, those who expressed interest earlier are in no way obligated to pre-order. For those who are just finding out about the project now or to refresh the memory of those who are curious, here is why I wanted to make this cloth and why I am excited about it now. Light grey flannel makes a fantastic fall/winter trouser. Although it is increasingly hard to find as a nicely made woolen in a heavier weight, there are still sources for it. A light brown is just as good to my eye, but impossible to find (I know because I've been looking for the last few months and there's nothing in the right shade, weight, and make). For someone like me who loves flannel trousers but wants neither to wear grey trousers every single day nor deal with cream flannels, which attract too much both attention and smudges, a light brown is ideal.

Here are a few examples of how they could be worn:



(from voxsartoria)



(from Gents Gazette)



(ad in 1936 Fall Apparel Arts)



(AA page from 1934 Summer/Resort wear issue, back when flannel was a summer fabric - quoted from the caption: "The fawn colored slack, of course, comes in as a successor to the grey flannel slack, which was just about eligible for a pension anyway." Neckerchief optional.)
post #10302 of 11721
That last one worn by the golfer could work. Otherwise, I think it's a bit of a statement that I don't necessarily need to make in the winter.
post #10303 of 11721
Pictures other than illustrations from 80 years ago would help contextualize this.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

That last one worn by the golfer could work. Otherwise, I think it's a bit of a statement that I don't necessarily need to make in the winter.

You really think the light brown trousers as worn by Leo are that much more of a "statement" than light grey? Chinos in this color are completely unremarkable. I don't see why making it flannel would be so conspicuous. That's partly why I like the fabric so much - it's not flashy at all. It looks like something that there should be plenty of, yet there isn't.
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Pictures other than illustrations from 80 years ago would help contextualize this.

I will be on the lookout for more pictures and post any I find. Derek's post here has some, although some of those pics are of trousers significantly darker than what these will be. Spoo's pic with the croc belt gets close, although those are still a little darker than this cloth.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

You really think the light brown trousers as worn by Leo are that much more of a "statement" than light grey? Chinos in this color are completely unremarkable. I don't see why making it flannel would be so conspicuous. That's partly why I like the fabric so much - it's not flashy at all. .
Well, I don't get much use out of very light light grey trousers either. Slavic thighs, and all that. I'm wearing some now (the light grey LL Brisa), but it's a mostly sunny day and I'm off duty. Even today, I can't help wondering if my shoes are too dark (or too brown). So while I'd happily wear this pair or the fabric you're proposing with a slightly lighter-than-navy blazer or tan-colored tweed, it would definitely be because I were going someplace to be social. The same general category as my cream flannels or yellow gabardines.

Generic chinos I do wear, but proper flannels seem to require more care and attention. A swatch might dispel all my fears...
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