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post #18616 of 19898
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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post

I do have the Mirage it's a nice open weave and we put the books over the top of each other and they were identical. Felt exactly the same in hand as well. The Drapers was double the price.

 

Double you say? Oh, that book must have been intended for sale in Australia then.

post #18617 of 19898
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Funky Scottish windowpane tweed?

 

Killin' dat, rock it

post #18618 of 19898
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


I understand. I didn't know that majority of people use remote tailors.
I am using a local tailor, I like the results, love to support local artisans, plus I somehow can't get my head around planning a year ahead what I'm gonna wear :-)

For example, first fitting for the suit made of your run of navy houndstooth fresco should happen next week ...

 

Agreed, I think the premise that "most" people use traveling tailors is rather a leap.

post #18619 of 19898
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

If its the one I'm thinking of it does. is it a solid color and came in lots of colors 2 years ago? I have a Navy and a burgundy suit in that quality that are holding up well.

Yes. It was in their naturals bunch. Beautiful stuff. They don't make it anymore. I searched everywhere but it has disappeared.
Interesting you made a suit out of it. Post a pic when you can please.

I have a solbiati suit in the same dark brown but cotton. Solbiati is now loro piana as you know so difficult to get the cloth cheaply.
post #18620 of 19898
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Speaking of Olive - has anyone had something in olive Solaro made up? I saw a great looking suit in olive Solaro in a small shop in Modena last week

 

 

This is the wool version. Picked up the fabric last summer from Caccippoli.

post #18621 of 19898

Can anyone introduce a bit about the fabric from england SCATEX ? I cant seem to find any info about it on the internet? Anyone had experience using this fabric for their suits?
Thanks.

post #18622 of 19898
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Originally Posted by jay628 View Post

Can anyone introduce a bit about the fabric from england SCATEX ? I cant seem to find any info about it on the internet? Anyone had experience using this fabric for their suits?

Thanks.

It is a Chinese made fabric. You can get from Hong Kong fabric shop under hkd 300 per yd .
post #18623 of 19898
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Originally Posted by whippet View Post

Yes. It was in their naturals bunch. Beautiful stuff. They don't make it anymore. I searched everywhere but it has disappeared.
Interesting you made a suit out of it. Post a pic when you can please.

I have a solbiati suit in the same dark brown but cotton. Solbiati is now loro piana as you know so difficult to get the cloth cheaply.

I made two for myself actually and many for my clients. Loro Piana had a similar quality this summer but in a more limited range of colors. The LP is 60% linen and 40% silk, its a bit less sleek and more softer in feel and look. Here is a suit in the new LP and a couple of trousers, Ill try to dig out a picture of the Dormeuil in a suit.




post #18624 of 19898

They look wonderful. They have a certain matt finish and a shine at the same time which i quite like.

I have the same blue jacket. Though I have one button, 3 patch pockets and widers lapels.

 

yes i saw the loro piana fabric, quite similar. Dugdale Bros has the Cascade collection which is 50/50 linen and silk but much rougher

post #18625 of 19898
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

No plans at the moment, but I'm working on navy and olive versions.

Olive green would be amazing because literally all olive greens I can get are cottons.
post #18626 of 19898
I would be in for olive green...would prefer a darker green.
post #18627 of 19898
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Originally Posted by driving glove View Post

I would be in for olive green...would prefer a darker green.

I'd rather go for olive drab. uhoh.gif
post #18628 of 19898
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Originally Posted by hirschlederne View Post


I'd rather go for olive drab. uhoh.gif

 

agreed. olive drab is awesome.

post #18629 of 19898
I'd vote for something... Ahem... Greener. Like this year's Rota pants in WSL through NMWA. Only a bit heavier cloth.
post #18630 of 19898
Finished up this dark green Dormeuil mohair and silk a couple weeks ago. Starting to see much more in the way of colors in the books these days.



Its actually a bit darker but the iPhone in HD comes up brighter
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