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post #15841 of 19898
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

No worries padawan one day you may be able to bridge the gap between the ordinary (you) and extraordinary (me).

Much like how you shun brown sport coats because your complexion, I shun purple sport coats because of mine. frown.gif
post #15842 of 19898
You're a classic man, learn to embrace the dandy.

post #15843 of 19898

What is going on in this thread?

post #15844 of 19898

Those are some pretty bland retiree tweeds

post #15845 of 19898
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Those are some pretty bland retiree tweeds


WTF is a retiree tweed?

post #15846 of 19898
Imagine if these guys were wearing tweed. What tweed would they be wearing?

post #15847 of 19898
Obviously those patterns were too bland even for them in their advanced age. They stay keeping it gangsta with the sweater and rugby shirt.
post #15848 of 19898
Hi, anyone know the source and number of this nice jacketing? Or something similar? I'm starting my next project for a beige plain jacketing with lots of texture. Is it linen?

post #15849 of 19898
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

Its worth remembering that VBC is nearing 400 years in the milling industry, so its reasonable to make the argument that they know what they are doing. Its also worth remembering that their largest customer is Zenga, who are renowned for "their" cloth. I think the cost to procure a noticeably nicer cloth is very high.

With that being said, there seems to be a premium placed on "English" cloths on SF, even if that cloth is objectively lower quality that cheaper Italian alternatives. Or even funnier, when that "English" cloth is made by the Italians smile.gif

Full disclosure, my current favorite suitings book is the Classics II book from Huddersfield, with Winter Tasmania from Loro Piana a close second. Both of these books are significantly more expensive than any of my orders from VBC.

I have a suit made from their Perennial range (worsted suiting, 260 gms) that turned out very well, and I've since ordered another suit in the same design but in a different colour. However I still prefer my vintage H. Lesser 9.5 and Smith Woolens Blue Riband suits, which have a very dry finish (the VBCs are somewhat shiny) and in my view hang better than the VBCs I have. For these qualities, I am willing to pay the premium for English business suitings from Harrisons and the like.
post #15850 of 19898
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Originally Posted by obama View Post

Hi, anyone know the source and number of this nice jacketing? Or something similar? I'm starting my next project for a beige plain jacketing with lots of texture. Is it linen?

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/sport-coats/light-brown-herringbone-hemp-silk-cashmere-single-breasted-sport-coat-8-9-oz-cloth.html

post #15851 of 19898
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Originally Posted by CrimsonWave View Post


I have a suit made from their Perennial range (worsted suiting, 260 gms) that turned out very well, and I've since ordered another suit in the same design but in a different colour. However I still prefer my vintage H. Lesser 9.5 and Smith Woolens Blue Riband suits, which have a very dry finish (the VBCs are somewhat shiny) and in my view hang better than the VBCs I have. For these qualities, I am willing to pay the premium for English business suitings from Harrisons and the like.

I also have a suit and some trousers from the Perennial book and am very pleased with them. In my opinion, the cloth is on the light side and is probably closer to 8 oz. My experience with English cloth is that it tends to run heavy, which would account for the better drape. In any case, I think we are on the same page.

 

:cheers:

post #15852 of 19898
Thanks veni. That colour is nice but I prefer subtle cross weave texture to herringbone.

Anyone has any idea on what the fabric is? This photo seems famous in the community.
post #15853 of 19898

Fabric is 867/5309 from the M. LLIB collection.

post #15854 of 19898
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Fabric is 867/5309 from the M. LLIB collection.

Pardon me, what is M. LLIB stand for? Brand name? Thanks Sprout.
post #15855 of 19898
Question: For overcoating fabrics -

What is (in your opinion) the best overcoating fabric? I was looking around at cloth from Minnis, Fox Bros, and Harrisons. I like the idea of going with harrisons since I was going to place an order with them anyways, but are they markedly better than Minnis or Fox? I am asking because their prices seem to be quite a bit higher than ordering from Fox or Minnis in the same weight range. This seemed odd to be as I was under the impression that Minnis and Fox were already some of the "pricier" fabrics.

Or is there a better way to order rather than from Isles Textile group here in the USA?
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