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post #11056 of 11694
Quick sales notice. Acorn is offering free shipping on orders over 100 GBP with the checkout code SHIP. Code lasts until the end of September.

http://www.acornfabrics.com/
post #11057 of 11694
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Quick sales notice. Acorn is offering free shipping on orders over 100 GBP with the checkout code SHIP. Code lasts until the end of September.

http://www.acornfabrics.com/
Interesting. My last shipment from them to HK cost nearly 50 quid. So that's a nice savings, if you were planning to have all that made up.

I know that Acorn's taken some heat on this board from Carl-- has anyone recently tried the Grasmere or Cambridge cloths?
post #11058 of 11694
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Interesting. I know that Acorn's taken some heat on this board from Carl-- has anyone recently tried the Grasmere or Cambridge cloths?

I've had some shirts made from Grasmere and like them. From what I remember, Carl has mostly said that Acorn is OK, but not amazing, cloth, which I would agree with. I don't really care for super luxurious shirtings anyway, TBH. Obviously all up to taste.
post #11059 of 11694
A bit of a newbie question, but wanted to confirm with you guys:

I am planning to order single width cloth (74cm). Do I just double the amount I usually order for standard width (150cm)? So if I need 2 meters of standard width cloth for a sport coat, order 4 meters of single width? Or do I also need to add a factor (i.e. 2m x 2 + 5%)?
post #11060 of 11694
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

A bit of a newbie question, but wanted to confirm with you guys:

I am planning to order single width cloth (74cm). Do I just double the amount I usually order for standard width (150cm)? So if I need 2 meters of standard width cloth for a sport coat, order 4 meters of single width? Or do I also need to add a factor (i.e. 2m x 2 + 5%)?
I always buy extra. Something unexpected may happen in the CMT process.
post #11061 of 11694
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Originally Posted by Maccimus View Post

I always buy extra. Something unexpected may happen in the CMT process.

Well, I do not mean in general how much more one needs compared to the bare minimum quoted by the tailor, but rather if one should plan an extra margin since the cloth is only single width.
post #11062 of 11694
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

A bit of a newbie question, but wanted to confirm with you guys:

I am planning to order single width cloth (74cm). Do I just double the amount I usually order for standard width (150cm)? So if I need 2 meters of standard width cloth for a sport coat, order 4 meters of single width? Or do I also need to add a factor (i.e. 2m x 2 + 5%)?

Yes, double the amount if it's a single width cloth plus extra if it's checks, to be sure check with your tailor.
post #11063 of 11694
Diework, I'm looking forward to the brown fresco in the coming months, should be a good one
post #11064 of 11694
I am looking for some cavalry twill in tan or beige. Any recommendations? I ordered a pair of trousers in H&S brown cavalry twill from my tailor and am quite happy with them, but since I will be going CMT this time around, I am looking for a different source. Huddersfield carries cavalry twill, but I have not found the exact shade I am after. Any other suggestions?
post #11065 of 11694
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

I am looking for some cavalry twill in tan or beige. Any recommendations? I ordered a pair of trousers in H&S brown cavalry twill from my tailor and am quite happy with them, but since I will be going CMT this time around, I am looking for a different source. Huddersfield carries cavalry twill, but I have not found the exact shade I am after. Any other suggestions?
Porter & Harding?
post #11066 of 11694
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

I am looking for some cavalry twill in tan or beige. Any recommendations? I ordered a pair of trousers in H&S brown cavalry twill from my tailor and am quite happy with them, but since I will be going CMT this time around, I am looking for a different source. Huddersfield carries cavalry twill, but I have not found the exact shade I am after. Any other suggestions?

I'd order swatches from HFW anyway since the colours on their website and in real life differ a lot.
post #11067 of 11694
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

I am looking for some cavalry twill in tan or beige. Any recommendations? I ordered a pair of trousers in H&S brown cavalry twill from my tailor and am quite happy with them, but since I will be going CMT this time around, I am looking for a different source. Huddersfield carries cavalry twill, but I have not found the exact shade I am after. Any other suggestions?

If you like the H&S fabric and your tailor can make good trousers with it, why not stick with it? Unless you are going with a different tailor when doing CMT. Messing with a good thing can sometimes be far more costly in the long run.
post #11068 of 11694
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very awesome
post #11069 of 11694
Hi guys - any experience with H&S Techlana? How does it hang and perform? Is it a good summer cloth?
post #11070 of 11694
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Hi guys - any experience with H&S Techlana? How does it hang and perform? Is it a good summer cloth?

This would be interesting to note.
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