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post #16876 of 19906
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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 #16877 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post



LINK?

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I'll take a pic of the swatch

post #16878 of 19906

No link here, Greg just showed me the swatch last time I was there right after I had talked about taking a break from orders for a bit since I had most of what I really needed/wanted. He made a liar out of me instantly.

post #16879 of 19906
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I'll take a pic of the swatch
Is it on their website (and what book)?
post #16880 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


LINK?

I assume Greg means this?

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/886/fox-tweed/somerset-glen-check-tweed

I can also take a pic of the swatch later, but I thought the scale was too big for a SC (although Breanish is also pretty big). Also comes in a darker brown.

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/885/fox-tweed/tonedale-glen-check-tweed
post #16881 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I assume Greg means this?

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/886/fox-tweed/somerset-glen-check-tweed

I can also take a pic of the swatch later, but I thought the scale was too big for a SC (although Breanish is also pretty big). Also comes in a darker brown.

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/885/fox-tweed/tonedale-glen-check-tweed

 

 

The one I like a lot if neither of those actually.  Same quality but different color way (see pic below).  The pattern is very big, but that's the idea of such a jacket (similar to that old Breanish)

 

post #16882 of 19906
Ooooh. I really like that.

More importantly, how do I get my hands on it?
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post #16883 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Ooooh. I really like that.

More importantly, how do I get my hands on it?

 

Maybe ask your tailor to order it for you?

post #16884 of 19906
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Maybe ask your tailor to order it for you?

LOL - he gets me to do the ordering [no lie]

Is there a swatch #?
post #16885 of 19906

ha ha, yes it's BCC9 A2561/11

post #16886 of 19906
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

ha ha, yes it's BCC9 A2561/11

Awesome - thanks.
post #16887 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Knox View Post

Of course heavier cloth drapes better. There's no great magic there. That simple logic aside, the white whale is a lighter, porous cloth that tailors and drapes well.

I have no idea who decided to do away with the H. Lesser 9.5/10 book. It may be that, like the Rangoon, the yarn, weave, and finish were so unique--a one-off, historically speaking--that it simply cannot be replicated. Frontier is not a good substitute. Nor is Crispaire, or, now that I've taken a closer look and feel, the Scabal Smart book.

It was the best cloth of its kind. It was the best potentially "year-round" cloth. And no effort's being made to bring it back.

I'd be interested in hearing from those who've attempted the Rangoon remakes. What made Rangoon so unique was the finish. Anybody can do a plain weave with good yarn, but it's the finish that makes the cloth. Can it be replicated?

The Rangoon remakes that I've done are all from available yarns so not all colours are possible (unless the order is 700 metres minimum). Finishing is done by WT Johnson as it had been going back as far as 8 years. Prior to that Minnis used to do its own finishing. These details were made known to me by the guys at Minnis.
post #16888 of 19906
I'm going to cautiously put my head above the parapet and say that I not a big fan of Rangoon. I have two suits tailored by different houses from the original end run of Minnis Rangoon and I am not impressed with the way it drapes. Much worse than Airborne (which is lighter weight I think).
post #16889 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post

I'm going to cautiously put my head above the parapet and say that I not a big fan of Rangoon. I have two suits tailored by different houses from the original end run of Minnis Rangoon and I am not impressed with the way it drapes. Much worse than Airborne (which is lighter weight I think).

What do you prefer?
post #16890 of 19906
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

What do you prefer?

Airborne is fantastic, but also discontinued I think. I'm a big fresco fan too.
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