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Anyone know the quality of saks fifth avenue's house brand flannel pants? Looking for a good quality flannel at a decent price.

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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

I also agreed Fox is a lot nicer than VBC, the Fox is going to drape better, more durable depending on the weight and hold a better crease.

It's a shame but the mid grey was offer at 40% off only two weeks ago I think the discount code have expired now.

Yeah, had decided to buy some after seeing dieworkwear's post a few weeks back, but code didn't work when I tried today. Damning myself for not buying a few yards straight away.
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In the market for a better blue/navy Hopsack. Is there consensus as whose is the nicest?
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In the market for a better blue/navy Hopsack. Is there consensus as whose is the nicest?

Smith's Steadfast and Harrisons Oyster bunch are two of the better ones. Do a forum search a lot has been written on the subject here.
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Thanks.

I am tempted to order the 370g mid gray and french blue from fox, although it's quite a bit more expensive I think than VBC. The cloth itself costs more than half of the full price of a suit in VBC flannel the tailor quoted me, so it is something I should consider.

I think I bought out all their stock of 370g mid grey and French navy, they won't be available till Nov.
post #11046 of 12511
Oops, I mixed it up, I bought the 300g not 370g, sorry tongue.gif
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Just got hold of some very nice Holland & Sherry Gamekeeper Tweed district check jacketing, which is being sent straight to Cad & The Dandy. Which I guess means it isn't really an unfunded liability... smile.gif


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 8/18/14 at 7:38am
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I'd check out lessers 16 & 13oz books as well as the smiths steadfast and botany book. The steadfast book has some really nice hopsacks
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BTW, folks, I have a couple of unfunded liabilities I need to liquidate... if any wants to PM me with an offer, please do. Both lengths were originally bought from @edmorel, so quality is guaranteed!

 

  • 3.5 meters of blue herringbone 100% cashmere, made in England. This is a lovely cloth, very soft hand, and the pale blue-grey and navy blue herringbone resolves to a delightful mid-blue.
  • 4 yards of navy Irish linen, 12oz weight. Exactly what you'd expect - a quality linen suiting.

 

I have no more details than this on the manufacturers and there is no named selvedge.

 

EDIT: both are now sold even before I got round to putting them on B&S. Apologies for using this thread as a sales thread. I had only meant to gauge intererest!


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 8/18/14 at 10:42am
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Interested in the linen - would love to see some pics.
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Edited by FlyingMonkey - 8/19/14 at 6:52pm
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My latest unfunded liabilities:



The Winter Tasmanian
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Saw a fabric today in a surplus stock store that says fresco, not branded other than made in England (and possibly "hight twist" before fresco). It's a looser weave and softer than the Minnis fresco I've handled, more like hopsack. I though fresco was proprietary to Minnis? Any thoughts on what it is?

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Can anyone comment on the qualities of Dugdale's New Fine Worsted vs. Harrison's Frontier? I met with Patrick Chu yesterday expecting to order a suit in Frontier which is good for fall/winter/spring here, but ended up choosing the Dugdale's. Now wondering if I made the correct choice.
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No experience with Frontier. But Dugdale NFW tailors well and holds the crease in the trousers etc. It is a good summer cloth.
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