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post #17011 of 19908
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Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx

I have the sample book and will be ordering various shades of grey for odd trousers as I have had feedback from a friend with the same problem as me in wearing out the croch area of trousers, that Harrisons is much more resistant than Fox (the latter only lasted me a season and half of average fortnightly wear, and also did not hold shape well at all...)

 

I don't really know what to make of that .:satisfied:   thanks for the info tho! I'm thinking of grey odd trews too..

post #17012 of 19908
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I don't really know what to make of that .satisfied.gif   thanks for the info tho! I'm thinking of grey odd trews too..
I have sporty thighs as my tailor put it and cannot use delicate fabrics for my trousers, hence I need to stay away from 2x1 or wollen flannel. The Fox Brother Worsted flannel was a bit of a disappointment to be honest, whilst a friend that experienced both, and with the same sporty thighs and issue, has recommend me the Harrison range. It has a different hand to be fair (less soft then fox's) however I do not really care if it last better.
post #17013 of 19908
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I like the Draper's hopsack.
Is that their 12/13oz hopsack?
post #17014 of 19908
If you're getting books from Drapers, recommend getting the five star book. I like it a lot and recently read that it's Lorenzo Cifonelli's favorite as well.
post #17015 of 19908
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Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx

I've heard good things, better than the 290g stuff from Fox...take a look at Smiths luxury flannel book, they might have something you're looking for
post #17016 of 19908
Minnie seems not to have the classic solids in their 12oz worsted range anymore, but it is a very useful quality. And the new book looks surprisingly woolly.
post #17017 of 19908
I agree entirely that "Drapers" Five Star is a good book to have, but only for the informed customer.

Also not all wholeseller are willing to give out generous amounts of books unless they can assure that they will have regular orders with tailors.

By the way, does Drapers have any books that are catered for Asian climates? My limited experience tells that Drapers aren't very known for their tropical offerings.
post #17018 of 19908
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I have sporty thighs as my tailor put it ...
This, right here, is worth the price of admission for SF
post #17019 of 19908
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This, right here, is worth the price of admission for SF


But is it worthy of a #StyfoDude quote?

post #17020 of 19908
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Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx


I have a suit made from a worsted flannel by Harrison's. Thinking about it, I might have two. But the one I'm thinking of specifically has a lovely soft hand and is in the 10/11oz range, I think. The other is heavier and has a harder feel to it. The lighter one is very comfortable to wear.

post #17021 of 19908
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Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx

It's nice. I have a navy blazer made up in it. Think it would make fine trousers too, though I tend to prefer the visual effect of woolen flannel for trousers.
post #17022 of 19908
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I agree entirely that "Drapers" Five Star is a good book to have, but only for the informed customer.

Curious What makes this book good only for the informed customer? Any pitfalls?

post #17023 of 19908
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Curious What makes this book good only for the informed customer? Any pitfalls?

Since most individuals are aware of the "regulars" for dry worsted material most traveling tailors tend to bring Holland & Sherry, Harrison's, and H. Lesser. I find out about Drapers 5-Star after searching through all of my tailor's fabric books. It has the same hand as the H Lesser 13 oz and Harrison Oyster.
post #17024 of 19908

Drapers 5-Star book is now withdrawn and discontinued. Draper's rep was in cleaning up the sample books and discarded this book yesterday.  Hobart sample book preceded 5-Star ands was every bit as good or better.

post #17025 of 19908
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Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx


I have a suit made from a worsted flannel by Harrison's. Thinking about it, I might have two. But the one I'm thinking of specifically has a lovely soft hand and is in the 10/11oz range, I think. The other is heavier and has a harder feel to it. The lighter one is very comfortable to wear.

 

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Harrisons worsted flannel - any views?  thx

It's nice. I have a navy blazer made up in it. Think it would make fine trousers too, though I tend to prefer the visual effect of woolen flannel for trousers.

 

thanks- I'm trying  to kill two birds with one stone really-  lite grey suit with useful odd trews.  Not sure I should go with the compromise tho, as I don't like belt loops for a suit, or side adjusters for odds.  (and I'm not ready to cross the bridge to braces)

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