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Anybody know the difference between w bill linen vs london lounge linen?
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

Anybody know the difference between w bill linen vs london lounge linen?
A couple of ounces and a bunch of dollars.

While W Bill is well-made and more substantial than what most people think of when they talk about linen, the LL book takes it even further. Which doesn't mean that you'll want to choose the latter, or pay up for it. But it is a different animal.

Color choices are good in each collection, although somewhat deeper and richer in LL.
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Originally Posted by fassbinder View Post


honestly the fabric looks italian to me. not sure why all the suggestions are for english jacketings. i would think you would have better luck looking at the drapers, loro piana, zegna, caccioppoli, artison books.

 

Good advice. It does look Italian.

 

On this forum, there's a very strong preference for English fabrics and an often mistaken belief that Italian fabrics are inferior. Edmorel is one of the few voices that speaks up for the Italian fabrics. I recognize that they aren't for everybody, but they shouldn't be dismissed so easily either.

post #10564 of 11663
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

A couple of ounces and a bunch of dollars.

While W Bill is well-made and more substantial than what most people think of when they talk about linen, the LL book takes it even further. Which doesn't mean that you'll want to choose the latter, or pay up for it. But it is a different animal.

Color choices are good in each collection, although somewhat deeper and richer in LL.

Thank you .
post #10565 of 11663
For those interested, the tobacco brown Fresco run is ready to go. Below is the swatch. It much like the run @Slewfoot organized, in that it's a 10oz cloth with a a mixture of yarns to give it some visual depth (dark browns mixed with mid-browns), but it has a slightly less reddish cast. I think it came out really, really well.

Cost is $70/ meter (VAT excluded), and delivery will be $47 from the UK. If you've already PM'd me about this, wait later today and you'll receive a message from me. If you haven't PM'd me, but are interested, let me know.

I'm collecting orders until July 11th. Hopefully we'll meet the requisite 80 meters for a custom order. If we do, I'll then submit our group buy to Huddersfield.


Edited by dieworkwear - 7/1/14 at 11:00am
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So I fiiiinnnnnalllly got my finished suit in this fabric recently. Turned out great! Light enough for a casual Summer sportcoat and the color works well for a nice Fall suit. It's a winner!
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

For those interested, the tobacco brown Fresco run is ready to go.

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Cost is $70/ meter (VAT excluded), and delivery will be $47 from the UK.

[snip]

I'm collecting orders until July 11th. Hopefully we'll meet the requisite 80 meters for a custom order. If we do, I'll then submit our group buy to Huddersfield.

Any idea if we can lump orders together to combine shipping? The Pound is killing the Dollar right now, so every little bit helps.
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Tobacco Brown Minnis Fresco vs the standard 518 Brown Minnis Fresco...

Does anyone have clothing made up from the 518 brown? And maybe more importantly, does anyone have something made from each (e.g., a Slewfoot tobacco brown sportcoat and a standard 518 brown sportcoat)? I have a suit length of the standard 518 brown, but I'm interested in the tobacco. What are the pros/cons of each?
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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

Any idea if we can lump orders together to combine shipping? The Pound is killing the Dollar right now, so every little bit helps.

Probably not, to be honest. They were reluctant to take on individual shipments like this, so I'm not sure I can get them to do even more specific individual shipping quotes. It's a pretty flat $47 fee, assuming you're ordering no more than 5 meters. After that, the shipping price might actually go up.
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Vox has made up both brown frescos.
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518 has been discontinued to the best of my knowledge and is too dark IMO. Slew's looks much better.
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Below are some photos of Vox's brown Frescos. The first one is the 518, and the others are from the run Slewfoot organized.

Mine is closer to Slewfoot's run, but with less of a reddish cast. IMO, it'll go really nicely with cooler greys and blues, as well as any of the cream linens and olive chinos that someone might have in the closet.






Edited by dieworkwear - 7/1/14 at 2:07pm
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If we're messing about with Hardy/Minnis, we should think about a re-do of the 15/16 oz grey frescoes. Right now, the only colors in that weight are Oxford grey and navy blue. A mid grey that could go with the blazer and a charcoal for a 3-season business travel suit would be very nice options.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

If we're messing about with Hardy/Minnis, we should think about a re-do of the 15/16 oz grey frescoes. Right now, the only colors in that weight are Oxford grey and navy blue. A mid grey that could go with the blazer and a charcoal for a 3-season business travel suit would be very nice options.

Perhaps I'm being daft, but I can't even see the navy blue 15/16oz on their site at present? If it's there could someone be so kind as to share a link?
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

Perhaps I'm being daft, but I can't even see the navy blue 15/16oz on their site at present? If it's there could someone be so kind as to share a link?
#533, the last one in the book.
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