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post #17956 of 19918
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I don't actually know. Maybe a dozen jacketings and two dozen shirtings?

Three sport coats in the queue. Possibly another two going in by the year's end.

Ballin! Do you order all your cloth to plan out the combinations? Also, please add this to the queue.

post #17957 of 19918
^ I can't even begin to reckon with shirtings. I have a shit ton of that simmonet Goddard chambray that was subsequently determined to have 20% poly. And I now only use charvet so I couldn't CMT even if I wanted to. Can't even bring myself to open the box of shirtings. A complete waste.
post #17958 of 19918
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

Do you order all your cloth to plan out the combinations?

No, that sounds a little OCD, even for me. Some of what I buy is from tailors' books; some is from cloth I've found. I'm sure like everyone else in this thread.
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^ I can't even begin to reckon with shirtings. I have a shit ton of that simmonet Goddard chambray that was subsequently determined to have 20% poly. And I now only use charvet so I couldn't CMT even if I wanted to. Can't even bring myself to open the box of shirtings. A complete waste.

Really? If you ever want to offload that SG chambray, let me know. I love that stuff.

I have a few lengths from when Grunswald had their sale. Had about six shirts made from it; kept the rest for posterity. Also have a small stack of beefy oxford cloth that I really like.
post #17959 of 19918
^ it's yours. I will open the box and let you know what I have.
post #17960 of 19918
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

Just how many unfunded liabilities do you own, and what's next on the queue? More importantly, how much closet space do you have?

I don't actually know. Maybe a dozen jacketings and two dozen shirtings?

Three sport coats in the queue. Possibly another two going in by the year's end.


But when will be able to order the Kylnadrochit tweed!

post #17961 of 19918
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But when will be able to order the Kylnadrochit tweed!

I'm working on it! Actually really interested in that fabric myself.
post #17962 of 19918
Unless you have a tailor that accepts a customer's cloth and does not have access to a particular book, I don't see the point to ordering cloth from an existing book to stash.
post #17963 of 19918
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Unless you have a tailor that accepts a customer's cloth and does not have access to a particular book, I don't see the point to ordering cloth from an existing book to stash.

Depends on how much you're saving.
Edited by lordsuperb - 5/30/16 at 8:52pm
post #17964 of 19918
I like the SG poly chambray too. The color and mottling is unique and pairs well with many other clothes. Too bad I missed the Grunwald fire sale.
post #17965 of 19918
Can the SG chambray still be purchased directly from SG?
post #17966 of 19918
Im interested in the chambray
post #17967 of 19918
In the spirit of culling fabrics that I've had for more than 5 years and never made up, here are a jacket length of the scabal sage green tweed from the original shetland and donegal book, aa jacket length of bronze/brown tweed with green check from the original scabal shetland and donegal book and 4 meters of the london lounge navy mistral.

Trade me something interesting. Trade me summer jacketing.




post #17968 of 19918

Nothing of worth to trade unfortunately, but definitely keep us (aka me lol) apprised if you decide you are willing to accept money for the LL Mistral!

post #17969 of 19918
Random fabric-related gripe: I had Adamley send me three silk swatches so that I could see if some of their offcuts were suitable for a dressing gown. Gave them my UPS account number and asked them to ship it the most economical way possible.

They ended using some kind of international two- or three-day service, and declared the package at 2 lbs. (For three swatches??). So I'm now having to pay $150 for three swatches that didn't even turn out right for a project.

Talk about expensive fabric.
post #17970 of 19918
UPS should not charge you for the dimension or weight entered - the quoted rate is indicative only. they scan and weigh all packages when they process them at the facility and adjust the rate (up or down) on the basis of the actual dimensions and weight.

The express shipping part sucks
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