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I haven't seen too much fading in my linen, but then I also tend to wear pure linen tailored clothing in lighter colors that IMO better reflect its more casual nature. A 50/50 or thereabout wool / linen blend is probably a better choice for darker colors.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Does anybody experience their linen suits fading in color?

I have a pair of linen trousers from Holland & Sherry linen that lost a lot of colour, just like their cotton did.
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I'm a guinea, I sweat like it's my job. Also, the sweatiest part of my body is my knees for whatever reason, days like yesterday I sweat right through my trousers at the kneecaps. It's so bizarre.

Yesterday was brutal, my shirt was a quilted quicker picker upper

My cacciopolli linen trousers did not fade after washing, and actually settled down and became softer
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I had a cotton/mohair suit that every place I would sweat faded badly after not too long. I realize this is common for cotton. I remember the dry cleaner mentioning linen as another fabric that he's seen doing this. Just curious if it is a high end vs. low end thing.
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I am look for a dark on light pinstripe flannel. I know Fox did one for London Lounge: http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/225/london-lounge/london-lounge-graphite-warp-stripe

Is anyone familiar with any other options I might look at? It seems a rare pattern.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had a cotton/mohair suit that every place I would sweat faded badly after not too long. I realize this is common for cotton. I remember the dry cleaner mentioning linen as another fabric that he's seen doing this. Just curious if it is a high end vs. low end thing.

From what I understand, certain fabric types (linen / cotton) are inherently worse at keeping their color / avoiding fading than others (namely wool). I suspect that this is exacerbated by lower quality fabrics but I don't think the problem will go away entirely. This is less of an issue with light tans and greys but a bigger deal with something like navy that at least in theory is supposed to be conservative and formal. I don't generally really want to spend good money on something that is going to fade over time (full disclosure, I do have a RAF blue navy blazer in linen but will probably get my next one made out of Fresco or at least a linen wool blend), especially as I end up buying more expensive things.
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Fading I think looks really cool, if it is sun related and somewhat uniform, but if I am walking around with a navy suit with pinkish hue underarms, crotch, and knees I'm going to look like a real idiot.
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Anyone able to ID this cloth? Still available?
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Huntsman house tweed.
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Exclusive to Huntsman?
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Originally Posted by ctp120 View Post

Exclusive to Huntsman?
Yes, and it costs $2,000/m. But the tailoring is free.
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Thread Starter 
I have a cotton suit that began its life as olive and is slowly fading to tan. It is in its 10th year at this point.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Yes

Thanks. Anyone have suggestions of something in similar colors and scale? Cloth books to browse?
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Originally Posted by ctp120 View Post

Thanks. Anyone have suggestions of something in similar colors and scale? Cloth books to browse?

Or maybe it's time for the forum to start producing its own tweed to rival LL and huntsman.
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Wouldn't mind if we did start doing some unique suitings.
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