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post #17596 of 19905

Would love everyone's thoughts on this ...

 

I'm thinking of purchasing one or both of these cloths to have suits made from:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/956/vintage-bolts/charcoal-worsted-windowpane (a little light, which concerns me)

 

and/or

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/897/vintage-bolts/onyx-micro-windowpane (heavier than the above but still light)

 

Both are fantastic fabrics but I'm concerned about the light weight, durability, etc. 

 

Note: I'm somewhat of a newbie at this so do let me know if I'm about to make a huge mistake!

post #17597 of 19905
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Originally Posted by paborden View Post
 

Would love everyone's thoughts on this ...

 

I'm thinking of purchasing one or both of these cloths to have suits made from:

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/956/vintage-bolts/charcoal-worsted-windowpane (a little light, which concerns me)

 

and/or

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/897/vintage-bolts/onyx-micro-windowpane (heavier than the above but still light)

 

Both are fantastic fabrics but I'm concerned about the light weight, durability, etc. 

 

Note: I'm somewhat of a newbie at this so do let me know if I'm about to make a huge mistake!


That first one is awfully light. It's a worsted, so it would be more durable than a flannel. The second one is a flannel and is the same weight as Fox's Queens Award bunch, which I have not seen in person. My advice would be to talk to your tailor. Some tailors do not like to work with cloth as light as that worsted, even 290gm is pushing it for some. What were you thinking to get made? I would think your application would be of critical importance, too.

post #17598 of 19905

Yeah, I'm concerned about #1. Sitting here looking at a swatch and I can literally see through it.

 

For both, thinking of getting a two-piece single breasted made.

post #17599 of 19905
Featherweight, especially the suiting. Be careful.
post #17600 of 19905
I got a swatch of the second one and I think it's too light. I don't think it's going to hold its shape well and decided against purchasing a length. I think the Harrisons Mystique book has something similar to the first cloth and might be a better option.
post #17601 of 19905
Heavyweight cotton (370-400 g) is pretty cool for cotton. That is all.
post #17602 of 19905
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

I have a length of that. Willing to trade for something cool.

Money?
post #17603 of 19905
^ no. Fabric.
post #17604 of 19905
What about...money fabric?

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post #17605 of 19905
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


Money?

 

 

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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

^ no. Fabric.


I dunno. Money is pretty cool.

post #17606 of 19905
If the fabric isn't produced anymore, that might be more interesting than the money.
post #17607 of 19905
I just browse through The Merchant Fox website.

I am astonished by the cut length price of their flannel.

There are so many other choices of business flannel suiting fabrics , in virtually the same colour, in a much more reasonable price.
post #17608 of 19905
That's the retail price though, not the trade price.
post #17609 of 19905
I guess not too many non-trade people can get the trade price
post #17610 of 19905
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

If the fabric isn't produced anymore, that might be more interesting than the money.

But with enough money, you could probably get the fabric remade. eh.gif
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