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post #17581 of 19905

Red jackets are for winners.

 

post #17582 of 19905
Unless you play golf
post #17583 of 19905
The wine hopsack cloth is a great reminder why I stopped buying cloth in anticipation of one day having it made up. So much temptation to buy a one off or vintage piece at an attractive price. Yet I find that there are great cloths in existing books that are there when I want something made. I have a closet full of cloths that seemed to have been a great idea and value when I bought them, yet sit in storage bins to this day. Every once in awhile when I do a cleaning /purging, I look at these cloths and conclude they were a waste of money (and valuable closet space) since it is doubtful I will ever fund these liabilities. I could see being tempted by this wine hopsack ten years ago and then discarding it right about now. Just my view and I recognize you may feel differently and have a different experience.
post #17584 of 19905


Red jackets work just fine given the right context and texture.
post #17585 of 19905
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

The wine hopsack cloth is a great reminder why I stopped buying cloth in anticipation of one day having it made up. So much temptation to buy a one off or vintage piece at an attractive price. Yet I find that there are great cloths in existing books that are there when I want something made. I have a closet full of cloths that seemed to have been a great idea and value when I bought them, yet sit in storage bins to this day. Every once in awhile when I do a cleaning /purging, I look at these cloths and conclude they were a waste of money (and valuable closet space) since it is doubtful I will ever fund these liabilities. I could see being tempted by this wine hopsack ten years ago and then discarding it right about now. Just my view and I recognize you may feel differently and have a different experience.

i.e. those london lounge cloths.
post #17586 of 19905
Funny you mention those. I was a buyer when the LL began. i am sitting on a number of those cloths. Good news is that I can probably sell them at some point and recoup some of my cost.
post #17587 of 19905
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Funny you mention those. I was a buyer when the LL began. i am sitting on a number of those cloths. Good news is that I can probably sell them at some point and recoup some of my cost.

Do you have the city gun club?
post #17588 of 19905
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Funny you mention those. I was a buyer when the LL began. i am sitting on a number of those cloths. Good news is that I can probably sell them at some point and recoup some of my cost.

 

Yeah if you are looking to sell...what do you have?

post #17589 of 19905
Not selling anything right now, but will post if I do. I have some of the original runs like the gun club.
post #17590 of 19905
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Funny you mention those. I was a buyer when the LL began. i am sitting on a number of those cloths. Good news is that I can probably sell them at some point and recoup some of my cost.


If you're sitting on lengths of LLFL05 (light grey summer flannel, 4+ meters), or LLTW12 (brown shetland with crimson windowpane, 2.5 meters), I will give them a good home and put them to good use. Possibly before I make up the rich wine hopsack.

 

So far I've bought 4 lengths of Fox's end-of-bolt offerings. The only one not made or being made is this latest one. If it turns out I never have it made up it's hardly a big deal, possibly worth it for the lively banter it caused in this thread!

post #17591 of 19905
I don't have those. I do like my LL cloths. No regrets with any of them and I hope one day to make them up and enjoy them as finished products. I just have had to slow down my purchases and fundings. Not enough space to store the finished products and not enough days in the week to wear everything. First world problems for sure, but I have to be more prudent and disciplined about these things.
post #17592 of 19905
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I don't have those.

 

So the search continues...

post #17593 of 19905
Which one is the city gun club?
post #17594 of 19905
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Which one is the city gun club?

 

 

post #17595 of 19905
I have a length of that. Willing to trade for something cool.
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