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I have a lighter-than-navy hopsack from Drapers and a true navy hopsack from Caccioppoli. Both are great.

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I realize it isn't the same cloth but have you looked at the Hartwist 32102? Similar colors / scale from what I can tell.



No way those are similar scale. The one you posted looks much smaller.
post #15648 of 19918
And in the mean time, Fox releases another new collection. They're quite on a roll recently. I must say, a few rather nice checks in this one.
http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/cat/113/the-290-flannel
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And in the mean time, Fox releases another new collection. They're quite on a roll recently. I must say, a few rather nice checks in this one.
http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/cat/113/the-290-flannel

Mid-grey gunclub check and midnight glen check both look awesome. I'm usually skeptical of lighter flannels, but might make an exception for one of those.
post #15650 of 19918

I just discovered Sultan's Fabrics ( http://www.sultansfinefabrics.com/ ) here in Toronto. Aside from being able to order from the major books (I saw books and/or product from H&S, LP, Scabal and Dormueil, etc ) when I did my first dry run at the store today) there is a lot of stuff already in their racks and the 10 OZ. Cashmere and 11 OZ Merino Wool below caught my eye. The particular mills aren't mentioned in the listing I took these pics from. I just know the stuff is Italian.

 

Anyway, I thought I'd post these for your consideration and see if there's any feedback as I get set to transition from OTR for sport coats to using a local tailor.

 

 

post #15651 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

I just discovered Sultan's Fabrics ( http://www.sultansfinefabrics.com/ ) here in Toronto. Aside from being able to order from the major books (I saw books and/or product from H&S, LP, Scabal and Dormueil, etc ) when I did my first dry run at the store today) there is a lot of stuff already in their racks and the 10 OZ. Cashmere and 11 OZ Merino Wool below caught my eye. The particular mills aren't mentioned in the listing I took these pics from. I just know the stuff is Italian.

Anyway, I thought I'd post these for your consideration and see if there's any feedback as I get set to transition from OTR for sport coats to using a local tailor.


I have never ordered from them, but I was browsing their website a few months back and really liked this:

http://www.sultansfinefabrics.com/products/forest-green-with-purple-lilac-overchecked-wool-cashmere



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post #15652 of 19918
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I realize it isn't the same cloth but have you looked at the Hartwist 32102? Similar colors / scale from what I can tell.

Hm, thanks. Not sure about that peachy color, but I should probably order a swatch.
post #15653 of 19918

Are you in Toronto/GTA? It's nice to have found a place where the actual fabric is on hand either in books or on bolts as opposedonline pics. Of course it'll also be nice to avoid shipping and exchange rates if I do end up making purchases.

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Are you in Toronto/GTA? It's nice to have found a place where the actual fabric is on hand either in books or on bolts as opposedonline pics. Of course it'll also be nice to avoid shipping and exchange rates if I do end up making purchases.

No I'm not. I'm in California. If you ever stop by again and think of me though, snap a photo of the cloth and do give me your impressions! smile.gif
post #15655 of 19918
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I have a lighter-than-navy hopsack from Drapers and a true navy hopsack from Caccioppoli. Both are great.


100% wool?

post #15656 of 19918
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Gents, I'm looking for fabric for a casual navy blazer/odd jacket. I would like some interest to the weave like a hopsack or a very pronounced serge. I hope to find something very versatile (maybe like the LL ultimate blazer fabric) and in approximately the same shade and depth of colour like the Minnis 520 fresco. Any recommendations? smile.gif

I have a Harrisons Oyster hopsack suit that I like. Often use the jacket as a sport coat. Also have a wool-cashmere blend hopsack from Caccioppoli. It's OK, but a bit fragile. Don't think I would advise against it, but I also wouldn't recommend it.
post #15657 of 19918
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There's an interesting-looking hopsack in the new Barbera for Lesser collection that I'd like to see more of.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I have a lighter-than-navy hopsack from Drapers and a true navy hopsack from Caccioppoli. Both are great.

Thanks a lot to both, will check it out. However, I'm a bit concerned with the weight of the Barbera for Lesser, but will have to see it IRL.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I have a Harrisons Oyster hopsack suit that I like. Often use the jacket as a sport coat. Also have a wool-cashmere blend hopsack from Caccioppoli. It's OK, but a bit fragile. Don't think I would advise against it, but I also wouldn't recommend it.

Thanks a lot, the Harrison Oyster could be just what I was looking for, as I'm looking for something versatile and sturdy. Initially I was looking for something both soft and sturdy, which is why I was interested in the previous LL offering in angora/lambswool, but the very dark navy made it a no go for this. If there was interest we could of course produce something similar in the tones of Minnis 520, but I guess fabric for a navy blazer will be a hard sell…

Cheers,
SKM
post #15658 of 19918
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I have a lighter-than-navy hopsack from Drapers and a true navy hopsack from Caccioppoli. Both are great.


100% wool?

Yep
post #15659 of 19918
X-post from the A&S Expats thread. Just ordered a SC from Steed in bamboo from the Portofino IV book. Pretty excited to see how it comes out, as the cloth was highly recommended by Matthew.

post #15660 of 19918
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X-post from the A&S Expats thread. Just ordered a SC from Steed in bamboo from the Portofino IV book. Pretty excited to see how it comes out, as the cloth was highly recommended by Matthew.
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Really interested in how this comes out as the Bamboo form that book has been on my list for a while. Looking forward to seeing the results and your impressions.

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