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post #17746 of 19908
Pliny has a few oyster suits made up, and he speaks quite highly of em.

Hopefully your experience with Isles is the exception, rather than the rule. That sounds quite distasteful.
post #17747 of 19908

I have a suit from one of the Oyster grey hopsacks. Sorry, I don't recall the number. It's a solid fabric: soft hand, good visual texture. nice drape, holds a crease well. Like Concordia, I might also like Lesser better at the same weight, but then it's more down to which color you prefer.

post #17748 of 19908
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Great stuff, I wish I had known about these places when I visited Rome last year. If you have any more recommendations for similar shops in Paris and/or Rome, I'd be grateful if you could share them.

 

Also, did you ever get an answer to your queries regarding Gorina? I noticed a fair number of Gorina bolts in Lafayette Saltiel here in Paris, but have been unable to unearth further details on the status of the firm.

 

Ahh pity that, I threw those pics up here as there doesn't seem to be much of a directory or travel guide on here.  Au Bonheur des Dames, 1-3 Rue Livingstone, at the Marché Saint-Pierre near the foot of Montmartre is great as well and has end of rolls for the French design houses from E12/m. 

 

Piccolo on Chiaia in Naples has the full assortment but also has a big stack of off-cuts or 'tagli' literally 'cuts' which are 2m for E25. 

 

I didn't get any bargains on this trip as to get the whacky patterns in linen you can only really get them in Esposito it seems plus I was drunk on sartorialism at that point.  Alberta will post overseas as well if you know your glove size and also do 'su misura'  if you post them a hand draft.


Am traveling to Paris this summer and thinking about looking for some fabrics (primarily jacketing).  Above from some time ago was the only reference I could find searching this thread, are there any other shops that are recommended?

 

Thanks!

post #17749 of 19908
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Am traveling to Paris this summer and thinking about looking for some fabrics (primarily jacketing).  Above from some time ago was the only reference I could find searching this thread, are there any other shops that are recommended?

Thanks!

From @Dirnelli:



I think he recommends some others on his Tumblr...
post #17750 of 19908
This just got added to the unfunded pile, vintage single-width Harris Tweed which is probably 40 years old:

post #17751 of 19908
I know hemp has some enthusiasts here, I have this coming in for a sportcoat or two and won't be using it all if anyone is interested:




really, really nice navy hopsack, also bought quite a bit and I will not be using it all if anyone is interested:




obviously not for the current season but I always liked off white cords so I snatched this up to offer for the fall:




really wanted to get this plaid but its doublesided and too thick I thought, the pattern makes for a great sportcoat and so hard to find in linen but unfortunately had to pass on this:




and lastly put this VBC french blue hopsack up on B&S

post #17752 of 19908
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plaid looks cool. What's the issue, too heavy?
post #17753 of 19908
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plaid looks cool. What's the issue, too heavy?

I thought you were fundamentally opposed to patterned linen.
post #17754 of 19908
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I thought you were fundamentally opposed to patterned linen.

I am actually. But I like that big B&W plaid for a summer jacket. I actually have something like it in half linen, half silk. The slubs save it from looking cheesy and the linen saves it from wearing too hot.
post #17755 of 19908

Would you mind explaining your objection to patterned linen? So many have wondered for so long ...

post #17756 of 19908
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it's for women
post #17757 of 19908
too heavy, too thick.
post #17758 of 19908
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too heavy, too thick.

That's what she said.
post #17759 of 19908
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too heavy, too thick.

But heavy linen drapes so fantastically and works perfectly for Northern Europe - it was in the low 20s today in London and I was very happy indeed in 14oz linen.
post #17760 of 19908
I have a PRL wool/silk/linen in a cream/black oversized glen plaid that's about 10 ounces. Nice and slubby, not cheesy at all. Surprisingly tame.
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