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post #16936 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

I have a pair or trousers in the Fox "cricket white" 290gm flannel. They are superb summer trousers and surprised me by how well they work even on fairly warm days. Highly recommended.

I also have a couple pairs of pink trousers, in linen and in cotton. I think they'd go pretty nicely with that glen plaid.

It seems incongruous to wear flannel in summer, but I suppose considering the weight they are meant for warmer temperatures. I think I would feel very nervous wearing white, though - seems like they would get dirty just looking at them! BTW, are they really white like snow, or more of an off-white?

I suppose pink works in cotton and linen. I've only had one pair of linen trousers made up and generally prefer wool instead.
post #16937 of 19906
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Scabal has lots of nice options.

You've already mentioned them in your post, but Brisbane Moss are indeed good. Sadly Dugdale recently saw fit to discontinue all their decent cords and replace them with poly blends that are adequate but no better.

If you are after a finer / more luxury fabric then Zegna CashCo is pleasant.
post #16938 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

It seems incongruous to wear flannel in summer, but I suppose considering the weight they are meant for warmer temperatures. I think I would feel very nervous wearing white, though - seems like they would get dirty just looking at them! BTW, are they really white like snow, or more of an off-white?

Fox's "cricket white" is not pure white. It's really cream-colored, off-white.
post #16939 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

Fox's "cricket white" is not pure white. It's really cream-colored, off-white.

How do you rate the durability of the 270g Fox flannel? I might be a tad apprehensive given its relatively lightweight nature.
post #16940 of 19906
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Looking for a nice cord fabric in a British tan shade and olive shade. Any ideas?

In addition to the options mentioned above, Hunt & Winterbotham's Eskdale bunch has some nice corduroys. Available through HFW, but as usual, their website photos aren't the greatest. All the images are a bit washed out, so you're better off ordering samples.
post #16941 of 19906
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

How do you rate the durability of the 270g Fox flannel? I might be a tad apprehensive given its relatively lightweight nature.

The "lightweight" cricket white is a worsted flannel so it's possibly a bit more sturdy. But I can't honestly say. I am pleased with mine and they seem plenty durable. Although I'm not going to be digging ditches in them, either.

If what you're really asking is if they keep their shape, then, yes, I would say they do.
post #16942 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

In addition to the options mentioned above, Hunt & Winterbotham's Eskdale bunch has some nice corduroys. Available through HFW, but as usual, their website photos aren't the greatest. All the images are a bit washed out, so you're better off ordering samples.

HFW = Huddersfield Fine Worsted?

Cheers, man. I'm determined to find the right cord swatches for my project.
post #16943 of 19906
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

HFW = Huddersfield Fine Worsted?

Cheers, man. I'm determined to find the right cord swatches for my project.

Yes, Huddersfield Fine Worsted.

https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/19

I have a suit made from 9289. Slightly stiffer than the cashmere-cotton blend corduroys from Zegna, but it breaks in over time.

When getting the item made, you might want to specify which direction you want the nap to run. A downward running nap will give a darker and richer color; upward running will be lighter. Most tailors will do downward running by default, but you never know.
post #16944 of 19906
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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 


Me three.  Who and how are you guys getting it made up?  Sounds like you are both Steed clients?  And Bay Area?  So maybe no vest? 

 

I got 4.5M, so thinking with a vest (NYC-based so this winter aside, I find vests useful), also thinking style-wise 2 patch, welted chest, maybe even spalla camicia shoulders. 

 

I am on the fence on this makeup.  The fabric feels like it will look better in a more "casual" make up, but I have settled on keeping suits to flap pockets and plain shoulders and SCs in the patch and camicia shoulder style.  I feel like, from my research, 5-8 years ago the patch pocket for suits was a more contentious debate on here with many feeling it was an absolute non-no.  Now i feel there is more ambivalence here and virtually no one outside SF even notices or appreciates the difference, even in pretty formal NYC finance settings. That being said an argument for patch is if you want to use is as an odd jacket as well and I don't really see that happening with this fabric very often, given the look of the fabric and my general sense I'll always feel there are superior choices in other SCs.

 

Anyway, i welcome input from all.  I also know @gdl203 has some thoughts based on a quick conversation we had.  Looks like he split the difference here  - shirtsleeve shoulder but flap pockets?

 

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Photo 1 of 1Flannel for those crispy city days.

 

Vox's rig (dont know how to copy a photo from IG)
https://www.instagram.com/p/_x138YIQSV/
 

@UrbanComposition - Did you have Mina make this up?  I can't see, but I assume if so, that you went 2 patch?

 

 

 

I don't know who is going to make it yet.  I just started my first jacket with Steed and would like to wait until I have the finished product to begin more.  I'll be doing flap hip pockets on mine.

post #16945 of 19906
I quite like this SC worn by Ethan (image lifted from dieworkwear's blog):



I found something similar in B&S, made by Carlo Barbera:



Unfortunately, it is sold out. It is also a linen/silk blend and I am searching for something in wool.

Any suggestions?
post #16946 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

Any suggestions?

Not really the same, but vaguely similar.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/510000/loro-piana-gunclub-fabric-and-holland-and-sherry-linens-tweeds-flannels/0_20

@edmorel may have other stuff.
post #16947 of 19906
A complicated set of events at one merchant (not one mentioned here a lot):
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Huddersfield Cloth
An announcement from Huddersfield Cloth
As of the 2nd of February 2016, Mr Rian Taylor has come to an agreement and resigned from Huddersfield Cloth Ltd. Along with his PA Dawn Kendall, they are no longer associated with the company in any way.
Be assured everyone else in the company is still here and continuing as normal.
As part of Mr Taylor’s settlement, we have agreed that he will be able to continue servicing existing customers and sharing the use of our current selected ranges as he develops new ones under his own branding and bunch book titles.
Many of you have already expressed that you wish to stay with Huddersfield Cloth Ltd and continue your relationship with the same team and brand you have grown to know and trust, and for that we are grateful.
Huddersfield Cloth Ltd has now moved into a larger mill premises, giving us greater control on stock levels, shipping, quality and an even quicker dispatch time.
We have been told by a few customers that they have received a “Newsletter” suggesting a change of branding for Huddersfield Cloth Ltd. This is not the case and certainly not sent from us.
If you have been told or received similar emails please let us know as the sender is deliberately misrepresenting themselves. To add to the confusion we are aware Mr Taylor has decided to trade under the names Huddersfield Worsted, Huddersfield Textiles or simply Huddersfield.
Again please understand we are in no way associated with any of these brands and there have been no changes to the team or business at Huddersfield Cloth Ltd outside the exit of Mr Taylor and Dawn Kendall. Any orders placed with them will not be the responsibility of Huddersfield Cloth Ltd and will not be under the brand Huddersfield Cloth.
We look forward to continuing our relationship and introducing you to some exciting new ranges as well as updating the old favorites soon.
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post #16948 of 19906
@Danl check out Lanificio di Pray, which I've seen do a brilliant shepherd's check.
post #16949 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

I quite like this SC worn by Ethan (image lifted from dieworkwear's blog):
Any suggestions?

 

If you want summer weight, this is moderately close

 

Caccioppoli / CP350113

 

43% LANA, 32% SETA, 25% LINO

240 g/m

 

 

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post #16950 of 19906
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Originally Posted by dan'l View Post

I quite like this SC worn by Ethan (image lifted from dieworkwear's blog):



I found something similar in B&S, made by Carlo Barbera:



Unfortunately, it is sold out. It is also a linen/silk blend and I am searching for something in wool.

Any suggestions?


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