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post #17986 of 19906
You are right, I was mainly looking at the gray, which does not seem to be there.
post #17987 of 19906
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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

In which bunch of Dugdale, are those included?
It is a new bunch, successor of Cape Breeze (but includes some Cape Breeze). New bunch not yet on web.
http://www.dugdalebros.com/news/english-mohair-bunches-available
post #17988 of 19906

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking for a navy hopsack cloth with the next features:

 

- The darkest navy blue possible.

- The loosest weave possible.

- No matter the weight.

 

What do you recommend? I would like to buy it directly from the mill/merchant, I have looked at W. Halstead and Drapers but it is very difficult to discern the features I am looking for.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #17989 of 19906

In searching for a North American source for Fresco, I noticed that Gladson carries a book called Fresco II, but it has completely different swatch numbers than the Fresco II collection on the Huddersfield Fine Worsteds site. Does anyone have experience with this stuff, and is it one and the same as Minnis Fresco? I did note that Gladson has some sort of relationship with Minnis; are they perhaps licensing the name for their own batches?


To further my confusion, the Sartorio Formosa stuff that NMWA sells is described as Minnis Fresco, but lists the "Gladson version" of the swatch numbers.


For those unfamiliar, this is what I'm getting at:


Gladson's Fresco


NMWA Fresco suit
 

post #17990 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Johnsson View Post
 

In searching for a North American source for Fresco, I noticed that Gladson carries a book called Fresco II, but it has completely different swatch numbers than the Fresco II collection on the Huddersfield Fine Worsteds site. Does anyone have experience with this stuff, and is it one and the same as Minnis Fresco? I did note that Gladson has some sort of relationship with Minnis; are they perhaps licensing the name for their own batches?


To further my confusion, the Sartorio Formosa stuff that NMWA sells is described as Minnis Fresco, but lists the "Gladson version" of the swatch numbers.


For those unfamiliar, this is what I'm getting at:


Gladson's Fresco


NMWA Fresco suit
 

 

Both HFW and Gladson are part of US company HMS.  So those Frescos are the same stuff.

Minnis is the brand under HFW.  For some reason, in Japan the same cloth is better known as Martin and Son's

I think it totally depends on HFW's branding strategy.

post #17991 of 19906
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

In which bunch of Dugdale, are those included?
It is a new bunch, successor of Cape Breeze (but includes some Cape Breeze). New bunch not yet on web.
http://www.dugdalebros.com/news/english-mohair-bunches-available

Thanks.  I noticed new bunches are not ready in the web.  such No. 150 which contains new mohair.  does this bunch include this particular cloth?  I did not notice it when I quickly took a look at 150 bunch at tailor shop.

post #17992 of 19906
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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post
 

 

Both HFW and Gladson are part of US company HMS.  So those Frescos are the same stuff.

Minnis is the brand under HFW.  For some reason, in Japan the same cloth is better known as Martin and Son's

I think it totally depends on HFW's branding strategy.

 

As far as I know, Martin & Sons actually invented Fresco, and this was later repurposed as Minnis after the mill was subsumed into the larger group.

post #17993 of 19906
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bamboo View Post
 

 

Both HFW and Gladson are part of US company HMS.  So those Frescos are the same stuff.

Minnis is the brand under HFW.  For some reason, in Japan the same cloth is better known as Martin and Son's

I think it totally depends on HFW's branding strategy.

 

As far as I know, Martin & Sons actually invented Fresco, and this was later repurposed as Minnis after the mill was subsumed into the larger group.

U are correct.  It seems HFW is using Martin and Son's brand name again.  I started to see Fresco label with Martin and Sons name on it.

post #17994 of 19906
How do you guys store your odd pants?

Like this?
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Or like this?
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Cheers,
SKM
post #17995 of 19906
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

How do you guys store your odd pants?
  Bar hanger (Click to show)
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I use the felted bar style of hanger as I don't have the space and height to use the clamp style hanger. I'm not convinced that the clamp style has much utility, either.

post #17996 of 19906
I use clamps with the cuff up.
post #17997 of 19906
Interesting, I always thought the clamped version was better at pulling out wrinkles...

And now to something completely different: Does anyone know an online supplier of Dugdale cloth?

Cheers
post #17998 of 19906
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Interesting, I always thought the clamped version was better at pulling out wrinkles...

And now to something completely different: Does anyone know an online supplier of Dugdale cloth?

Cheers


Dugdale? I'm fairly certain they will sell direct without too much fuss.

post #17999 of 19906
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Dugdale? I'm fairly certain they will sell direct without too much fuss.

Hmm, their webpage just says trade only :/
post #18000 of 19906

I prefer the second version with the felt. 

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