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post #16861 of 19905
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

^ I haven't had issues with Loro Piana fabrics that would support the frequent criticism on this board that they don't wear well. I've had one pure cashmere jacket for about five years and there is some pilling, but I beat it to hell and it does fine. No doubt they have many fabrics where they are going for softness and luxury as opposed to hard wearing toughness, but moonbeam and Lamlana strike me as falling in that category as well and those seem to be popular.

I have no problem with Loro Piana fabric. They make some great stuff. It's the 100% cashmere that concerns me due to wear issues. I prefer camelhair for overcoats for this reason. Still soft and luxurious, but is hard wearing.
post #16862 of 19905
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Anyone know if you can buy direct from Moon?

JRD mentioned that they stopped selling direct.
post #16863 of 19905
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

JRD mentioned that they stopped selling direct.

I've been trying to figure this out for some time.
post #16864 of 19905
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Several great options in the Harrisons overcoating book. I have one made in 83905 and it performs very well.

http://merinobrothers.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=74_89&product_id=679

Awesome, thanks.
post #16865 of 19905
I paid a visit to Cotswold Woolen Weavers yesterday, the retail arm of Marling & Evans. I thought a few members might be interested to see some photos.

Their store is in Filkins, a small village halfway between Lechlade and Burford in the Cotswolds, perhaps 75 miles West of London.



Production takes place elsewhere but they have a museum room containing various old looms and tools





Upstairs is the archives. They purchased the stock of England's last horn button maker a few years back so have all their old archive books too











In the store they sell lots of things including Woolen blankets



But most importantly cloth by the metre, and discounted cut lengths





Great Breanish style tweed



Heavyweight with an overcheck



And most other things you can think of







They also have a store selling clothing made with their own cloth, and a great tearoom. Well worth the trip out from London, especially if combined with a trip to Oxford or just to look around the Cotswold villages.
post #16866 of 19905
That's really awesome, thank you for sharing.
post #16867 of 19905
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

That's really awesome, thank you for sharing

 

+1.  I would like to visit when I have a trip to UK.

post #16868 of 19905
Whatever happened to the rerun of the Breanish large scale glenplaid?
post #16869 of 19905

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post #16870 of 19905
Donelgal with an overcheck? Where did that come from?
post #16871 of 19905
Thread Starter 
that's a barleycorn, I don't really think it's a donegal
post #16872 of 19905
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Whatever happened to the rerun of the Breanish large scale glenplaid?

 

There is great new Fox like that btw (of course a different hand/feel as Breanish)

post #16873 of 19905
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

 

There is great new Fox like that btw (of course a different hand/feel as Breanish)


It's sooooooo good.

post #16874 of 19905
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

There is great new Fox like that btw (of course a different hand/feel as Breanish)

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It's sooooooo good.

LINK?

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post #16875 of 19905
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The blue/grey barleycorn in the lower right corner looks really sweet. Would look great as a short spring/autumn overcoat icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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