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post #17191 of 19896
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Also, was curious if anyone had experience with Dugdale's Few Fine Worsted line? Looks to be their stab at a fabric-esque weave.
Would that be the Fresco-esque New Fine Worsted?
post #17192 of 19896
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@sebastian mcfox if memory serves, you also had a blue Dugdale 2 piece made up? Do you recall which fabric that was?

 

Also, was curious if anyone had experience with Dugdale's New (thanks Conc) Fine Worsted line? Looks to be their stab at a fabric-esque weave.


I did - I'll have to double check which book it was from

post #17193 of 19896
I have two suits from the New Fine Worsted book. One is great, drapes wonderfully, resists wrinkles, wears cool--though maybe not as cool as Fresco. The other seems flimsy, wrinkles badly, and wrinkles don't drop out after a day or two of hanging. Can't explain the difference. The suit that wears well is a navy solid while the other is a blue glen plaid.
post #17194 of 19896
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

I have two suits from the New Fine Worsted book. One is great, drapes wonderfully, resists wrinkles, wears cool--though maybe not as cool as Fresco. The other seems flimsy, wrinkles badly, and wrinkles don't drop out after a day or two of hanging. Can't explain the difference. The suit that wears well is a navy solid while the other is a blue glen plaid.

I concur. My navy solid is top (8954). My charcoal is less good, a lot less drape but still breathable. Charcoal is 8962. All in all still like the cloth, but I would say it's not a very consistent bunch.
post #17195 of 19896
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

I have two suits from the New Fine Worsted book. One is great, drapes wonderfully, resists wrinkles, wears cool--though maybe not as cool as Fresco. The other seems flimsy, wrinkles badly, and wrinkles don't drop out after a day or two of hanging. Can't explain the difference. The suit that wears well is a navy solid while the other is a blue glen plaid.

Extraordinary. But I've noticed the same kind of inconsistency in two (harrisons) Oyster cloths ... One Birdseye (good). One plaid. (less body, more 'flimsy'). confused.gif
post #17196 of 19896
1. Quite interesting. Any thoughts on what might account for this?
2. Aside from making it seems as though I fail to gasp a basic English word, how do you mean "flimsy?" As though the weight is not equal, or something else.
3. In any event, I'd be curious to see pics of any and all (NFW & Oyster). A picture's worth a hefty amount of words, as they say
post #17197 of 19896

Hi gents, anyone knows where can I source some of this "Corduroy Tweed" fabric by Hertling for Epaulet from a few years back? Would love to make a sportcoat with this fabric.

 

http://sartoriallyinclined.blogspot.com/2010/09/corduroy-tweed.html

 

post #17198 of 19896
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

1. Quite interesting. Any thoughts on what might account for this?
2. Aside from making it seems as though I fail to gasp a basic English word, how do you mean "flimsy?" As though the weight is not equal, or something else.
3. In any event, I'd be curious to see pics of any and all (NFW & Oyster). A picture's worth a hefty amount of words, as they say

Haven't got a clue what accounts for the difference. By flimsy, I mean the fabric lacks body relative to its weight and doesn't drape as well as it might. I don't know that pictures would show anything. It's more a question of how the fabric feels.
post #17199 of 19896
For what it's worth, the request for pics was simply to see "real" images of the cloth...as opposed to swatches on Dugdale's site.
post #17200 of 19896
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@sebastian mcfox
 if memory serves, you also had a blue Dugdale 2 piece made up? Do you recall which fabric that was?

Also, was curious if anyone had experience with Dugdale's New (thanks Conc) Fine Worsted line? Looks to be their stab at a fabric-esque weave.
I have two suits made of, quite breathable and they keep well when traveling, good two seasons (extended) garments. Too airy for winter, but, depending on construction, will be pleasant enough for mild summers.
post #17201 of 19896

Anyone have ideas on how much cloth is needed for a flat cap? I need to know a safe amount to ask the Shanghai operation (which will not make caps) which is making me a 3 piece suit, so I can supply it to another tailor who will make the cap.

post #17202 of 19896
Why not ask the tailor who is making it?
post #17203 of 19896

He also is not a cap maker, expertise is shirts and suits, but he is willing to see if he can copy a cap that I already own. I just want to get a number so that I have something to compare his estimate with, when I get arround to bringing him the cap to look at. But you are right, he should be able to tell me.

post #17204 of 19896
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Anyone have ideas on how much cloth is needed for a flat cap? I need to know a safe amount to ask the Shanghai operation (which will not make caps) which is making me a 3 piece suit, so I can supply it to another tailor who will make the cap.


Just out of curiosity, who are you using in Shanghai? I used to live there, and still visit from time to time. There's a huge range of quality in bespoke tailoring there, all the way from the South Bund Fabric Market (crap) through to WW Chan, Ascot Chang etc.

post #17205 of 19896
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He also is not a cap maker, expertise is shirts and suits, but he is willing to see if he can copy a cap that I already own. I just want to get a number so that I have something to compare his estimate with, when I get arround to bringing him the cap to look at. But you are right, he should be able to tell me.

Lawrence & Foster will make tweed caps from customer-supplied fabric. A half meter is required for one cap; just a little over that will make two.

http://lawrenceandfoster.co.uk/
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