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post #17026 of 20294
^ Don't do it. It's one thing to compromise with a BlazerSuit where you use it for a suit and jacket, but I wouldn't do it for an extra pair of trousers.
post #17027 of 20294
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Drapers 5-Star book is now withdrawn and discontinued.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.

Cock. Hadn't heard that yet. Did your rep mention what will replace it?
post #17028 of 20294
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ Don't do it. It's one thing to compromise with a BlazerSuit where you use it for a suit and jacket, but I wouldn't do it for an extra pair of trousers.

 

On reflection most of my 2 fer and 3 fer projects have been failures eg my  buggy-lined blue herringbone Donegal blazer with brown and green overcheck, Pagoda shoulders, throat-latch, sports back and ticket pocket..

post #17029 of 20294

post #17030 of 20294

I'm looking for some worsted flannel too, but can't seem to find anything.

 

I'm looking for a bold stripe with char or slate navy background. but all I see are relatively subtle stripes and/or dark sombre navy.

 

Closest I've found look-wise is this:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/806/the-290-flannel/290g-navy-pin-stripe

 

But I want something less saturated. I've found some in Huddersfield that seem close, but they are too heavy for my liking.

 

I guess it'd be something like this:

 

AppleMark

 

 

I also like a more densely packed stripe like the first one. Could this just be normal navy and it tends to look darker on swatches, and I am probably alright just picking up any navy chalkstripe in worsted flannel?

 

Somehow also tempted by this, but it doesn't look very flannelly at all:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/916/directors-cut/navy-stripe-hopsack

post #17031 of 20294
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I'm looking for some worsted flannel too, but can't seem to find anything.

I'm looking for a bold stripe with char or slate navy background. but all I see are relatively subtle stripes and/or dark sombre navy.

Closest I've found look-wise is this:

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/806/the-290-flannel/290g-navy-pin-stripe

But I want something less saturated. I've found some in Huddersfield that seem close, but they are too heavy for my liking.

I guess it'd be something like this:

AppleMark





I also like a more densely packed stripe like the first one. Could this just be normal navy and it tends to look darker on swatches, and I am probably alright just picking up any navy chalkstripe in worsted flannel?

Somehow also tempted by this, but it doesn't look very flannelly at all:

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/916/directors-cut/navy-stripe-hopsack

What about this:
It is a dark blue going into grey in real life, very unique.
I am considering this exact cloth for my first DB suit next winter.

Edit: took another picture that show the blue hue better in between two different shades of greys

post #17032 of 20294

I am looking for something specifically that stands out as less sombre, so the char/slate blue element is important for me, but I don't like the more saturated purply blue of say this one: 

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/137/flannel/fox-flannel-classic-navy-chalk-stripe

 

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And more looking for something like this:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/919/flannel/290g-navy-narrow-pin-stripe-fox-flannel

 

I did just order swatches from all these, but none of them look perfect.

post #17033 of 20294
The Drapers Lady San Felice & Flannels book has the smaller scale version.
post #17034 of 20294
Havent been here for some time...

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Of course, the new H Lesser Super150's and Harrisons Frontier are also included.

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post #17035 of 20294
By the way guys, Do you know where I can find source(s) for good quality dupioni silk suiting online or locally in Hong Kong? I don't mind buying online / over the phone but it will be greatful if they can provide samples or website pages where I can check them out.

Been dying to get a length of dark grey or navy blue for a long time.
post #17036 of 20294
Anyone know of a nice, casual PoW/Glenplaid pattern (medium scale) in a light brown or taupe color?

Ideally, either wool or lightweight flannel. I would even love something in a blend.
post #17037 of 20294
I think I'll get this linen/silk made up as a safari jacket. Thanks Derek.



post #17038 of 20294
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

By the way guys, Do you know where I can find source(s) for good quality dupioni silk suiting online or locally in Hong Kong? I don't mind buying online / over the phone but it will be greatful if they can provide samples or website pages where I can check them out.

Been dying to get a length of dark grey or navy blue for a long time.
The best Dupioni silk was produced by a mill that is now part of the Zegna group ( Tessitura Di Novara). I think the actual mill has been shut down but the machines and know how should have been transferred to another production site. Worth asking your local Zegna agent/distributor
post #17039 of 20294
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

The best Dupioni silk was produced by a mill that is now part of the Zegna group ( Tessitura Di Novara). I think the actual mill has been shut down but the machines and know how should have been transferred to another production site. Worth asking your local Zegna agent/distributor

I have seen Tessitura Di Novara in the Zegna book recently but they are not stubby at all, rather like plain weave fabric in 260 gram.

Anyway thank you for the tip and I can refer the question to my tailor.
post #17040 of 20294
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have seen Tessitura Di Novara in the Zegna book recently but they are not stubby at all, rather like plain weave fabric in 260 gram.

Anyway thank you for the tip and I can refer the question to my tailor.
They have probably lost the know-how then, but the stuff that you see in vintage pictures was most probably made by Novara.
Was the fabric you saw marked Dupioni?
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